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How to plan your home flooring renovation
If you and your family are tired of creaky, cold, uneven floors, it’s time for a change. Flooring renovations can help achieve your interior design goals and increase energy efficiency. To fulfill your unique flooring needs, enlist the help of a qualified flooring contractor. Follow these three steps to begin the planning process for your floor renovation:
How much does it cost to install new flooring?
Floor renovation costs depend on your square footage, the flooring materials used, and the skill and labour involved for your specific project. Flooring installation will cost on average $6-14 per square foot with the use of standard materials. Installing underlayment, subfloor, or in-floor heating can all increase installation costs. Consult with your flooring installation contractor about achieving your flooring vision within your budget.
|Type of renovation||Predictable budget|
|Economic||$6,400 to $8,700|
|Standard||$7,500 to $11,000|
|High end||$17,000 to $23,000|
What are the different types of flooring materials?
Hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring are two popular choices. Hardwood is typically the more expensive option, but many homeowners find the investment well worth the beauty and durability of hardwood. Engineered hardwood is less expensive and can better withstand humidity and every day wear and tear. Vinyl and laminate flooring are two other choices that provide the look of hardwood a fraction of the cost. Many property owners choose vinyl or laminate in rental properties and for basements, where replacement costs are lower should water damage ever occur.
Natural stone, porcelain tile, and ceramic tile are ideal for bathrooms, entryways, and other wet environments. These flooring material types are on the higher end of the cost spectrum and require care, time, and skill to install.
Concrete flooring is the ideal choice for your garage floor or basement renovation. This is the best flooring for a space that houses heavy machinery due to its high load tolerance. For a warm, cozy space, you can also incorporate radiant heating.
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How to choose the best flooring option for your home
When the time comes to install new flooring, the choice between different types of flooring can be overwhelming. Consider the factors below when narrowing down your options. The best flooring for your home will combine your personal aesthetic with the practical concerns of your environment.
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