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#1 ArieleMoonfire

Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

Can anyone give me a rough idea how much it would cost to rip up the carpets and polish the floorboards in a small 3 bedroom house? I'm talking unit size really. Carpet is in all three bedrooms, the lounge and hallway. original.gif

#2 *Jess*

Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:35 AM

We've just done this. We ripped up the carpet ourselves, it took less than half a day, it was really simple and then got someone in to sand and polish the boards. We did 3 bedrooms, hall, emtrance and a large living area, all up around 80sqm for $2000. This included a stain though also as our boards were pine and we wanted a more walnut colour than yellow iykwim. They have come up fantadtic, i definitely with not miss thed carpet.

We found him through service central.

Good Luck!

#3 svdb

Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:51 PM

Not sure if you're still looking for answers on this one.  

Obviously the taking up of the carpets is the easy part and you can do this yourself.  Sometimes under the carpet there are nail type things you will need to pull out, and that can be a bit tedious depending on how many there are.

If you get someone in to do the floors you'll find the prices vary a lot depending on who you get to quote.  Our neighbours had some guy come in and do their 3 brm, lounge and kitchen for under $2000, and he did a great job.  

We did our slightly bigger, 3 brm, 2 living area & kitchen ourselves.  We hired a floor sander for a weekend which cost us a few hundred dollars.  I won't lie, it's HARD work, but it's not difficult once you get the hang of it.  Putting the stain on is easy, although DH did that part because I was PG at the time and the fumes are toxic.  The hardest part about doing the stain was choosing the colour!

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