Looking at all of the available flooring product options can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices to be made, and this is a big investment into your home. Each flooring surface has its own advantages, and of course price point. Knowing what to expect when pricing out your flooring install can help you make decisions about what type of flooring to choose, and you also want to learn about the benefits of each flooring surface. Your Home Depot Flooring Associate can answer all of your in depth questions about the products available, and what will work best for your unique needs.
Home Depot Flooring Installation Cost Estimator – The Home Depot offers a fantastic cost estimator tool that will give you a great idea of how much your flooring installation will cost. Read below for a more general idea of product pricing.
Carpet Price Range: $0.65-$7.00/SF
Carpet offers a level of warmth and comfort that other flooring products do not. It can actually help you with energy costs as the material holds heat in the winter, and it delivers a comfortable space for families to gather. Carpet comes in four main styles – texture, twist, loop (Berber) and pattern. Textured carpet offers a smooth style and traditional look, and is great for high traffic areas such as living rooms and hallways. Twist carpet delivers a modern look and great durability and is great for bedrooms and media rooms. Berber is ideal for use in rec rooms, basements and workout rooms. Patterned carpet offers a distinctive look for stunning visual impact, and is a wonderful choice for dining rooms, formal rooms and basements.
Tile Price Range: $1.25-$7.50/SF
Tile floors are highly durable and generally resistant to abrasions and wear over time. It is fantastic for use in wet areas or areas where the moisture level is too high for some other flooring products. Tile comes in a wide range of sizes, colors, styles and materials. In addition to ceramic tile, there are also porcelain and natural stone products. Ceramic is easy to clean, waterproof, sturdy, and a great value. Porcelain is durable and water resistant, offers no-slip grip and is strong enough for outdoor use. Natural stone is a beautiful product, and great for creating a pattern.
Hardwood Price Range: $3.00-$6.50/SF
Solid wood adds elegance and refinement to any space. They are a great investment into your home and add value to your property. Hardwood is also known to make a room look more spacious. Many colors are available and you have your choice of several hardwood products including natural wood, engineered hardwood and bamboo flooring. As natural wood ages, it looks more beautiful, and can be sanded and refinished to renew the look of your floor in the future. Engineered hardwood is able to be used in areas with slightly higher moisture as it is less affected by heat and humidity. Bamboo is highly durable and easy to maintain, it is environmentally friendly and more cost effective than hardwood.
Vinyl Price Range: $0.65-$4.00/SF
Vinyl flooring has come a long way since the yellow linoleum of years passed. It is a highly durable product that fits most budgets and is very easy to maintain. There are so many colors and styles available that there is sure to be an option that fits your sense of style. Many styles imitate other flooring products, and do a good job of it too. Vinyl tile can look like natural stone or ceramic tile, and some styles are installed with grout to complete the look. Vinyl planks on the other hand are crafted to look more like wood products, and are available for installation in multiple patterns. Sheet vinyl is a more traditional approach, but new styles and colors give it a more modern look.
Laminate Price Range: $0.60-$3.85/SF
Laminate flooring is a great way to get the look of a more expensive product without the big price tag. Modern laminate products can look like wood, ceramic or natural stone products. They are easy to clean and maintain and is resistant to stains and smudges, as well as color damage from UV light. It acclimates to your home’s temperature quickly, and with the exception of carpet, can be installed over just about any existing floor type.
Each flooring surface has a wide price range, and you must consider the cost of installation on top of the price of materials. Also, add-on services such as existing product removal, floor leveling, and installation of quarter round will affect the total cost.