Jul 07, 2021 | Flooring Canada
The thought of installing new floors can be daunting. Not only does it turn your house into a construction zone, but the cost is always top of mind and a factor that might hold you back from getting the floors of your dreams. The truth is, installing new floors doesn’t have to be a hassle, and it doesn’t have to break the bank either, especially when you have experts on your side. The key to a smooth installation is going into the floor shopping process informed. And luckily, with Flooring America, you have the tools to do just this.
Getting familiar with the ins and outs of your current space is a great starting point. Once you know the flooring section you are ready to replace, it’s time to take out your measuring tape to see how large the space is. It is important to remember that flooring is sold in square feet, and it is best practice to purchase extra flooring. The additional flooring will give you wiggle room for any errors and make for an easy replacement or repair down the road if any damage occurs.
The demolition of tearing up your old floor comes at a cost, and so does the disposal of your old flooring materials. Therefore, to make sure your estimate is as accurate as possible, don’t forget to include the cost of demolition into your budget. Of course, you could also do the demolition yourself, but be sure to dispose of the old flooring properly according to the rules of your city or town.
If you plan on having a professional install your floors, obviously, there is a cost to consider. However, it’s also essential to recognize that other installation factors can also affect your budget. For example, if you are planning on installing wood or laminate flooring, installation options to consider are nailing, stapling, gluing, or having it be a floating floor; each may vary in cost. Similarly, for carpet, you can’t forget that the type of pad you choose to lay under your carpet will factor into the total price. Fortunately, you can track all of these items in My Project Planner on Flooring America’s website which helps you create your project, save your inspiration, connect with experts and track previous projects.
Last but certainly not least, the flooring type you choose will play a role in the cost. Not only does the type of material you choose affect the price, but also, of course, there are high- and low-grade options under each category of flooring you’ll want to consider. For example, luxury vinyl is much less expensive than hardwood flooring, but there’s also a price range within hardwood floors, some costing much less than others.
If you have a dream floor in mind but are budget conscious, we recommend talking to an expert at Flooring America. Our specialists will be able to give you insights into what floors fit your budget and design vision. Even better, our estimates are free! Come into your local Flooring America today, and let the experts help you find the flooring that’s right for your budget.