Installing laminate flooring, painting walls

Updated: 29 March, 2022 seen 222

During the weekend I did a lot at our Vilgāle apartment, fixed some electric plugs, painted walls, and installed the floor, but first things first - it was agreed to save huge on the floor by choosing laminate instead of parquet.

We paid less than EUR 9/m2 for laminate and saved on installation as I did it myself. Parquet would cost about EUR 40-50/m2.

I chose DEPO store in Riga to buy the floor and tools

Buying laminate flooring at DEPO store in RIGA
Buying laminate flooring at DEPO store in RIGA

In total paid EUR 378 for about 32m2 laminate, figure saw and wooden fiber boards (the green ones)

Removing trash
Removing trash

Before proceeding, I had to remove 9 bags of trash from the room

Installing laminate flooring and IKEA lamp
Installing laminate flooring and IKEA lamp

Looks quite cozy already. Unfortunetly that afternoon there was a very heavy storm and our village was cut off from the electricity so I had to pause any works (figure saw needs electricity)

Laminate floor installed in bedroom
Laminate floor installed in bedroom

Unbelievable, the room looks very good. There are still some details to finish, but I'm already very happy

Installing laminate flooring in living room
Installing laminate flooring in living room

Later i will add tiles for the kitchen area

Our Vilgāle apt at the end of March 2022
Our Vilgāle apt at the end of March 2022

I'm looking to resume works here in June 2022

Cost so far:

  • Water plumbing: EUR 60
  • Sadales Tīkls: EUR 60
  • Electrician: EUR 155
  • Architect: EUR 800
  • Removing walls and floor: EUR 775
  • Chalk removing, / wiring: EUR 500
  • Wall plastering/frame for drywall ceiling (bedroom): EUR 875
  • New windows: EUR 1,252 
  • Window replacement: EUR 200
  • Estrich floor with an underfloor heating system and all plumbing: EUR 1,916
  • Rock wool for the ceiling, drywall constructions, drywall, and some wiring: EUR 866
  • Plastering bedroom and living room: EUR 1,200
  • Chimneysweep: EUR 30
  • More drywall, rock wool, electric cables, plumbing, and others: EUR 1094
  • Doors for bedroom and bathroom: EUR 291.58
  • More sauna, more drywall, more plumbing, more wiring EUR 1,992.56
  • More sauna, more drywall, more electricity: EUR 370
  • more plastering: EUR 340
  • Paint and tools (paintbrush, rolls, gloves, scotch): EUR 74.86
  • 27 Liter of ready-made plaster, dozen of electricity plugs, rolls, screwdrivers: EUR 45
  • Paint for walls, additional electricity plugs and switches: EUR 50
  • Laminate flooring and tools: EUR 378

TOTAL: EUR 13,325