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mikeshecky 131 July 17, 2011 at 06:09 AM in Home & Home Improvement (5) More Home Depot Deals
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I was in Home Depot and was looking at floors. Noticed the small sign that said $397 for whole house laminate install. This is for basic installation, which they usually charge $2/sf for.
The only "catch" was it had to be a special order. Asked what that meant, and they told me whatever is not in stock. Which was most of the laminate, particularly the nicer stuff. I was told this promo literally just started this week, and they don't know how long it will last. If you like what they have in stock, you can always find a similar piece that is special order - and it will still be cheaper after labor is included.

Unless you enjoy doing this yourself, this seemed like a great deal to me. Just saved me about $1,500.

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I am including some further info to help answer some of the questions regaridng this post:

1 - Laminate is ugly, hardwood is better, etc. Laminate floors aren't for everyone. Cheap laminate floors look, well, cheap. A nice hardwood floor does typically look nicer. This deal is not to debate which floor is for you. Instead, it is a deal for those who are looking to have someone install laminate floors for them, through Home Depot at a discount.

2 - What does the $397 Basic Installation cover? What is the fine print? Well, it covers BASIC installation. Literally to put the floors down, that's it. They typically charge $2/sf for this and virtually never discount labor. But they are now trying out a deal similar to the whole house carpet promo. The larger your job, the better this deal is for you. I'll break down the other labor fee's ina bit.

3 - They must have increased all the other fee's and materials then... As far as I can tell, they haven't. All of the fee's quoted prior to the sale are the same, and the laminate is the same price as before. That may change in the future, but hasn't for me.

4 - Other labor charges: I assume each market varies, but these were the other fee's that I saw:
- $397 for whole house basic installation
- $ 79 Delivery Fee (to the driveway)
- $ 20 2nd person fee if > 20 items
- $ $1.50 per piece Carry in Fee.
--> I believe youc ould choose to have it delivered to the store, and bring it to your home and avoid these fee's. Listing them so those that want to see each fee can see what it may cost them
- $ 50 Heavy furniture fee (per room)
- $ 50 Excess furniture fee (per room, if excessive furniture)
--> You can obviously choose to move the furniture yourself
- $ .38 per sf to rip up and haul away carpet, if you choose to have them do it.
- $112.50 per step, on box steps
- $ 1.25 per sf to have them install shoe moulding / quarter round

5 - Is this promo nationwide? A few peoplpe said their area did not offer this promo. It is likely a promo that is regional for now.
Areas it is available:
- South Florida

Areas it is not available:
- Austin, TX
- Greenfield, MA
- Hadley, MA

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Quote from mikeshecky View Post :
I was in Home Depot and was looking at floors. Noticed the small sign that said $397 for whole house laminate install. This is for basic installation, which they usually charge $2/sf for.
The only "catch" was it had to be a special order. Asked what that meant, and they told me whatever is not in stock. Which was most of the laminate, particularly the nicer stuff. I was told this promo literally just started this week, and they don't know how long it will last. If you like what they have in stock, you can always find a similar piece that is special order - and it will still be cheaper after labor is included.

Unless you enjoy doing this yourself, this seemed like a great deal to me. Just saved me about $1,500.
i suspect there must be some other "fine print" limitations... i mean the labor is going to be drastically different for a 1500 sq ft condo vs 10000 sq ft mansion.they would have a lot of disgruntled floor installers if they had to do 10000 sq ft for $400!!
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i suspect there must be some other "fine print" limitations... i mean the labor is going to be drastically different for a 1500 sq ft condo vs 10000 sq ft mansion.they would have a lot of disgruntled floor installers if they had to do 10000 sq ft for $400!!
The pricing for whole house carpet installs began this way. (Fixed installation cost regardless of amount installed). After a few months, they raised the price of the materials (carpet, padding) to cover the cost of larger installations. I watched the cost of a 2700 s. ft. of carpet install go from $6k to over $8k. So, if there isn't any "fine print", and they haven't raised the cost of materials to compensate for the labor costs, this laminate special may be a great deal.
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Poop, just installed 700sf ourselves our the course of 2months or so, $400 woulda been totally worth it lol. Than again we got an amazing deal for pergo, 8mm with attached padding @ $1/sf so cant really complain
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Re fine print: there wasn't much. It had to be a special order (not in stock) and had to be a home, not a business. I took a picture of the sign and the flyer, I'll post it in a bit.

Re: increasing the cost of the floors. We saw the floors last month and this month - exact same price. I'm sure at some point they will slightly increase the laminate though. So getting in earlier helps.

Don't feel too bad for the installers. As usual with any of their installations, they nickel and dime you. But that's what makes this deal so great. If you are completely not handy like me, I'm hiring them anyway. Saved me $1,500 vs last week. No brained. If you are handy, you could do everything yourself that isn't included in the basic installation. But for $400, let them do the floor installation. The bigger the install job, the slicker the deal is...
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Quote from theOriginalGuru View Post :
i suspect there must be some other "fine print" limitations... i mean the labor is going to be drastically different for a 1500 sq ft condo vs 10000 sq ft mansion.they would have a lot of disgruntled floor installers if they had to do 10000 sq ft for $400!!
Assuming that HD are looking at the price for the complete package, the simpler the install, the better. a 700 sq.ft condo will have lots of nooks and crannies and be a pain to install for the small quantity of flooring they sell. Bigger homes will have larger runs of flooring which are simpler to do.
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i suspect there must be some other "fine print" limitations... i mean the labor is going to be drastically different for a 1500 sq ft condo vs 10000 sq ft mansion.they would have a lot of disgruntled floor installers if they had to do 10000 sq ft for $400!!
My guess is if you own a 10,000 sq ft mansion, your not putting laminate in it.
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My guess is if you own a 10,000 sq ft mansion, your not putting laminate in it.
True. Even my small house I put laminate in 2 rooms Had it for over a month. I couldn't take it - ripped it all out and installed real hard woods. I could never 'not see' the seems. Laminates are really just another name for linoleum.
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My guess is if you own a 10,000 sq ft mansion, your not putting laminate in it.
L O L

You never know, I've seen some McMansions that were tossed up at the peak of the boom that had some ridiculous features. 4500 sqft homes with insert showers and linoleum kitchen floors. Wtf?
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Basic installation is just that, install laminate only. Doesn't include removing old carpet and padding. Leveling or fixing sub-floor if uneven, etc... Don't know what special order laminate cost?
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Basic installation is just that, install laminate only. Doesn't include removing old carpet and padding. Leveling or fixing sub-floor if uneven, etc... Don't know what special order laminate cost?
good point. With this promo, "leveling the floor" just got a whole lot pricier.
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I could be in the wrong place with this question, kindly pardon me.... .
Can I special order carpet from Home Depot or Lowes and go pick it up from my local Does Home Depot or Lowes store?
I can install it myself with my brother and don't want to pay for installation.
Other online sites have exorbitant shipping prices...
Please chime in if you have any experience like this.
Thanks in advance.
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Labor is the money maker, somehow, they will make their money. Add-ons, extras, unforeseen problems.
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I could be in the wrong place with this question, kindly pardon me.... .
Can I special order carpet from Home Depot or Lowes and go pick it up from my local Does Home Depot or Lowes store?
I can install it myself with my brother and don't want to pay for installation.
Other online sites have exorbitant shipping prices...
Please chime in if you have any experience like this.
Thanks in advance.
You can definitely order and install yourself. Again, you could choose to do all the labor yourself, have them do all the labor, or if it is a big job have them do just the basic install part for $397 and finish the job yourself.
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