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How many boxes would you have to buy of Laminate wood flooring to cover a 10×15 room?

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if it says it does 16sq ft per box?

I have a 1400sq ft home. and the math a did at 50 bucks a box, it would be well over 5k to do my home?

and at that price how does anyone afford to do wood flooring… even the fake kind? Am I figuring it wrong?

Are you doing one room or a whole house?? Your question suggests one room 10 X 15= 150 sq ft. You would divide that by the square footage listed on the box. In your example 16 sq ft= 9.37 or 10 boxes @ 50.00 = $500.00. To do the whole house could very well be $5000.00 for materials alone. Add to that the cost of the underlayment about $60.00 for a 100 sq ft roll. Are you sure you were looking at laminate and not engineered wood flooring? Laminate flooring cannot be refinished. Once it is scratched it’s scratched! Engineered wood can be refinished once. I would suggest shopping around a bit more.

3 Responses to “How many boxes would you have to buy of Laminate wood flooring to cover a 10×15 room?”

  1. boredstiff8 Says:

    you would need 88 boxes plus a rule of thumb add another 10% for cuts and mistakes thats about 100 boxes = 5 grand yup i beleive its right
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  2. Troy Says:

    I’m a little confused by your question. 10 X 15 = 150, always calculate about 10% waste when buying hardwood, so 150 X 1.1 = 165. If the wood you’re using has 16 SF per case then 165 / 16 = 10.31 so in this case you will need 11 cases of hardwood.

    The average person can’t afford to install 1400 sf of hardwood. It is expensive. I work in the flooring business and I can confirm that 1400 sf of an inexpensive laminate, installed with good padding, 1/4 round and transition pieces would cost out to about $5,500. Most of the customers I have that ask for hardwood usually end up getting carpet which for the same amount of space would start around $2,300.00
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    http://www.laminatereviews.com

  3. loomylady Says:

    Are you doing one room or a whole house?? Your question suggests one room 10 X 15= 150 sq ft. You would divide that by the square footage listed on the box. In your example 16 sq ft= 9.37 or 10 boxes @ 50.00 = $500.00. To do the whole house could very well be $5000.00 for materials alone. Add to that the cost of the underlayment about $60.00 for a 100 sq ft roll. Are you sure you were looking at laminate and not engineered wood flooring? Laminate flooring cannot be refinished. Once it is scratched it’s scratched! Engineered wood can be refinished once. I would suggest shopping around a bit more.
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    20 years in the flooring business

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