It’s a simple reality: you need to figure in the cost before you can commit to a new project. The two biggest factors when planning a budget for new flooring are space and product, but the details can make a big difference.
Obviously, type of flooring you choose will make a bigger impact on your budget than anything. The great news is that there are lots of options and styles in every price range. In fact, this is the best place for you to have ultimate control over the cost of your renovation.
How Much Do You Need?
Before you have any idea where to start your flooring budget you need to determine how much space your new flooring will need to cover.
The standard many people do for a ballpark range is to take your home’s listed square footage and add 10% to that number – but it’s far from precise.
To get a general idea with a simple length x width of each room to find the square footage you’ll be working on. Doing quick and dirty measurements yourself just to get your budget started is a good idea. However, it’s best to have a floor installation professional come and do a more precise measurement when you’re ready to get your project started.
For one thing, these estimates are free – at least you can schedule a free estimate with us. So, you really have nothing to lose. Our measurements figure in transition areas, hallways, closets which tend to get forgotten when you’re just looking for a general idea plus areas like bay windows that aren’t exactly square and a little harder to measure.
What Else Does a Professional Estimate Include?
The biggest reason that a professional estimate is the best way to determine the cost of your floor renovation is that we include all the little details. Every project is different. Looking at your home is the only way to determine what your project will require. Your estimate should include everything needed to complete the project. Including: labor for removal, installation, and clean-up, repair or replacement of subflooring if needed, all materials needed for install including: moulding, adhesives, grout, sealant, etc…
Removal of your current floor will figure in, but to what extent will depend on the type of flooring you have and how it was installed. For example, if you have wall to wall carpeting it could be very simple to remove, or very labor intensive if it was glued directly to the subfloor from corner to corner. Trust us, we’ve seen some wild things!Have questions? Ready to get started, but need some help? We’re here to help!