Many homeowners wonder how much a new floor should cost and whether they should go for budget options or get what they really want.
And other homeowners worry about getting over charged by less than reputable contractors. How do you know a good from a bad deal when you have it in front of you.
If you have these concerns, or you’re simply curious how much that new floor is going to cost you, it’s a good thing you’re here. We can help.
The three main types of flooring homeowners install are hardwood, carpet, and tile, so we’ll cover these popular floors today.
Price Range: $2-$30/sq. ft. depending on whether you buy engineered hardwood or real hardwood
Approx. Installation Cost: $2/sq. ft.
Average Total Cost: Homeowners pay $2,000 on average, but it depends on how big of space you’re installing flooring on and which hardwood you’re buying
Why Homeowners Like It: It’s extremely durable, very beautiful, and very easy to clean
Engineered hardwood floors are the way to go if you don’t want to pay the price of hardwood floors. Engineered hardwood is different, but it looks and feels like actual hardwood floors. So it’s a popular alternate for actual hardwood.
Both kinds of hardwood are easy to care for, clean, and love. And they are stunning in just about any home.
Price Range: $2-$5/sq. ft. and an additional $2-$6/sq. ft. for padding (unless it’s already included in your carpet price tag. Cost range fluctuates according to the quality of the carpet
Approx. Installation Cost: $2-$6/sq. ft.
Average Total Cost: Homeowners pay $1,000-$1,500 on average, but it depends on how big of space you’re installing flooring on as well as they type of carpet you’re installing
Why Homeowners Like It: It’s warming, comfortable, cozy, and has a variety of colors and designs to choose from
Beware too-good-to-be-true deals. They usually are really too good to be true. They usually give away cheap and thin carpet padding and you end up paying more out of pocket to get it fixed later.
Price Range: $1-$25/sq. ft. The most common tiles (glazed ceramic, porcelain, granite, and marble start between $1-$2/sq. ft. Mosaic and others are at the high end with $25/sq. ft.
Approx. Installation Cost: $6/sq. ft.
Average Total Cost: Homeowners pay $1,000-$6,000 on average, but it depends on how big of space you’re installing flooring on and what kind of tile you’re buying
Why Homeowners Like It: Easy to clean, durable, and a variety of designs and colors
Beware of cheap installation costs with tile. The installers may not be qualified. Within 3 years you’ll notice cracking and your tile flooring will fall apart. You’ll end up paying more to fix the installation than you’d pay to get it installed right the first time.
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