We all have noticed that we have been spending a lot more time at home these days. This may lead to you realizing all the work your home needs.
Doing home renovations can be fun but can also seem stressful if you don’t know where to start. You may have a long list of questions about flooring installation but we have you covered!
Keep reading to find out all you need to know about flooring installation costs.
One of the first steps is deciding on which type of materials you want for your floors. You should first research the type of flooring you want and get your budget. For some ideas, you can check out some of the best floors for your home here!
Remember there is going to be a large price difference if you were to install wood floors compared to laminate floors.
Softwood floors will cost between 1-6 dollars per square foot while your exotic woods like mahogany can cost upwards of $15 per square foot.
If you want the look of real wood floors but don’t love the cost you can always go for the laminate wood floors. Laminate wood floors will cost anywhere from $2 to $8 per square foot.
As you can see even the type of wood you put down will make a huge price difference.
If you are deciding on tile either for inside or outside rooms there is also a price difference. If you have tile already down you will have to tear this up to get ready for the new tile which will be an added cost.
If you’re looking at ceramic tile that’s going to be around $3 to $10 per square foot while glass or slate tiles go upwards of $15 per square foot.
You may be looking to put down carpet in the bedrooms or living rooms. When installing carpets the price varies due to the materials the carpet is made out of.
For cotton carpet, it will go around $6 to $7 per square foot while your high-end wool carpets will go anywhere from $4 to $20 per square foot.
There are many flooring options to choose from each with their own price ranges. Making sure you know what you want will help you visualize the cost of the project.
DIY or Professional
It may be tempting to just do the floors yourself since it will be cheaper since you are not paying for labor but unless you already have experience installing floors this may leave you with some errors that need to be fixed later.
Take into account when you do the job yourself you’re going to have to remove and dispose of the old floor, which if you have tile can be a large job itself, you also will have to put down a first layer that goes under the flooring.
So although it may be cheaper you’ll want to consider how much work you’re going to end up doing. Hiring a professional may be the way to go to make sure you have near-perfect flooring.
Flooring Installation Costs
As you see there are a variety of factors that go into flooring installation costs. As long as you have a budget and know what you are getting into with installing floors you’ll be good to go!