I’ve had some serious back problems and I don’t want to trigger a relapse in my recovery. I’m expecting my flooring to arrive soon but I’m worried – is the box of laminate flooring heavy?
– LeAnn M.
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing back problems. On the surface, laminate flooring does not seem very heavy. However, when stacked carefully into a box and packaged up to avoid dame while en route to you, the boxes can becomes a little bit heavier – though not dangerously heavy.
As a general rule of thumb, laminate flooring is about 1 to 1.5 pounds per square foot. When put on a pallet, this seemingly light weight skyrockets up to around 1,750 pounds. The important weight, however, is the weight of each box as that is what you will be lifting when you first get your shipment.
Manufacturers and distributors, like Bestlaminate, know that it is impossible for anyone to lift the weight of a skid. Each box usually has about 18 – 30 sq. ft., so you can expect a box to average 30 to 35 pounds. All you will need to do is unwrap the skid and unload the skid box by box.
Most people are able to lift this amount of weight without much problem. However, if you’re concerned about your back, we encourage you to talk to your doctor before trying to lift the box of laminate flooring yourself.
You might want to recruit a little bit of extra help when moving your flooring off the pallet, setting up your flooring to acclimate, and/or lifting each box to install.