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How do I figure out how many yards of carpet I need?

How do I figure out how many yards of carpet I need?

Here’s a simple formula for calculating your carpeting needs and cost: Multiply the length and width (in feet) of each room to be carpeted. Next you will want to calculate your overage so multiply the total by 1.1 to make sure you don’t run short. Divide the total by 9 to get square yards.

Can you lay laminate flooring without removing baseboards?

Nope. Start by putting the baseboard end of the flooring under the first baseboard at an angle. Then slide the long edge of the flooring under the other baseboard, straightening the flooring piece into place.

Should baseboards be installed before flooring?

Baseboards are often installed before flooring, since they must be finished in place with either stain or paint and this is much easier without worrying about staining the hardwood, tile or carpet. Cut the baseboard to the correct lengths using a handheld cutting tool.

Which comes first carpet or baseboard?

Generally, the installation of carpet or baseboard is easier for whoever installs first. Some professionals may have a strong preference, but ultimately baseboards can be installed before or after carpet.

Which comes first floor or trim?

The answer to the question is, “do the floors first!” Here’s why: Removing and replacing flooring or carpeting is dirty work. If you paint first, and then do floors, there is a good chance that a lot of dirt, dust, sawdust or tile/stone dust will end up on your freshly painted walls and trim.

Is MDF or Pine better for baseboards?

Real wood, even a softwood, is stronger than MDF. Because primed and painted natural wood is only marginally better than MDF at standing up against moisture, PVC is your best bet for highly wet spaces. Finger-jointed pine offers a low-cost way to purchase real wood baseboards.

Is it expensive to replace baseboards?

The average cost to install new baseboards typically ranges between $350 to $575 on average. When it comes to trim and baseboards, the average price per linear foot is usually between $4 and $6 for the most basic designs.