What to Expect When Shopping for New Flooring
Are you unsure what to expect when it comes to pricing for new flooring? Too cheap and it probably won’t hold up well… and if it seems too expensive, is it worth it or are you getting ripped off? Here are a few pointers you should keep in mind when shopping around.
The range of hardwood flooring is quite large. You can expect hardwood to be anywhere from $2 a square foot to about $30+ a square foot for the higher end products. Recent research shows that consumers are gravitating toward engineered hardwood floors over solid wood. Engineered wood tends to be more durable when it comes to water damage were as solid wood floors usually have to be torn out and redone if a flood occurs. Even better, engineered wood is more affordable than solid wood.
On average, a consumer pays about $7-$12 a square foot for quality hardwood with an additional installation price of about $2 a square foot.
Carpet can be priced by the square foot or by the square yard. This may seem confusing, but all you have to do is divide the square yards by 9 to convert it into square feet. On average, carpet ranges anywhere from $2 a square foot to $5+ a square foot based on quality. With carpet, you’ll have to consider pricing for padding as well if it’s not already included.
Padding is typically anywhere from $2 a square yard to $6 a square yard. In addition, installation should be somewhere around $1 to $3 per square foot.
Since there are so many different types of tile – the pricing varies greatly from $1 a square foot to around $25 a square foot. Glazed tiles seem to be on the cheaper end – at around $1 a square foot. Granite, marble, and porcelain are a little bit higher end and usually start anywhere between $2 and $4 a square foot. Luxury Vinyl Tile, or LVT, is very up and coming for consumers looking for durable, price friendly, and aesthetically pleasing floors. LVT comes in a wide range of colors and textures and can be made to look identical to hardwood. The price range for LVT is around $2.50 to $4.50 a square foot.
Ayoub sells all types of flooring, stop by one of our showrooms in Chantilly or Falls Church, VA to speak with one of our knowledgeable sales associates – they’d be happy to assist you!