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Check with your provincial authorities to find out about current recommendations for renovation projects. In some parts of Canada, contractors are allowed to present quotes and carry out renovation projects starting in the upcoming days and weeks.

For example, in Quebec, all renovation projects will be allowed to start on May 11th 2020. In Ontario and Alberta, there is no set date for construction and home renovations to be relaunched. As such, strict guidelines are still in order. Please consult your provincial government website for specific information.

In the meantime, RenoQuotes is here to put you in touch with our network of contractors. We encourage clients and contractors to follow the rules and guidelines enforced by provincial authorities.

Consult our article for tips on how to organize your project remotely: How to Receive Quotes Remotely

Be sure to check out the following article for general information about renovations during this extraordinary situation: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19


Guidelines vary from one province to another. As the information is changing daily, we encourage you to consult your local government website for specific information.

In any case, you will have to adapt your practices when presenting quotes and carrying out the work. In some areas, only remote communications are permitted. For advice on how to present a quote remotely, check out this article: 3 tips to present quotes remotely

If you meet with a client in person and start working on a project, strict hygiene and social distancing measures must be adopted. Here's another article that could interest you: What you need to know about construction sites reopening

Do you need financial help for your renovation company? Check out this article: Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses

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Price Guide: Flooring Materials

Last modified: 2020-03-10 | Approximate reading time 4 mins

Léa Plourde-Archer

Thinking of changing your flooring material? Of course, you're already thinking of the budget you will need to set aside for this renovation project. To find out what you should expect and make a choice that suits your budget, here's a look at the average price of floor materials.

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The average price of flooring materials

Traditional hardwood (oak, maple, cherrywood, etc.)

$4 to $7/ square foot


For installation: $ 2 per square foot for a nailed floor 

* In condos, the installation of a soundproofing membrane is required, it costs between $ 1.50 and $ 3 per square foot (material only)

Exotic hardwood (mahogany, Jatoba, etc. )

$7 to $10/ square foot

Engineered wood

$6 to $9/ square foot


$5 to $7/ square foot


$2 to $5/ square foot for the tiles

$7.50 to $9 for floating floor material


$1 to $3/ square foot


$2 to $7/ square foot

For installation: $3.50 to $4.25


Starting at $3 per square foot

For installation: $3.50 to $4.25

Stone (granite, marble, quartz, slate, etc.)

Starting at $4/ square foot


Smooth concrete: varies depending on the maker

Polished concrete: 9$ per square foot

Stamped concrete: 13$ per square foot

Prices include installation


$4 to $12 per square for vinyl tiles

5$ per square foot for vinyl rolls

For installation: 0.50$ per square foot


Rolled linoleum floor: $2 to $5 per square foot

Tile linoleum floor: starting at $5 per square foot

For the installation of rolled linoleum floors: 14$ per square yard

For the installation of tile linoleum floors: $0.50 to $1 per square foot


$3 to $5 per square foot, plus $ 0.50 to $1 per square foot for the underpad if needed

for the installation of a glued carpet: from 0.50 $ to the square foot

for the installation of a Berber carpet: $ 0.75 per square foot

for the installation of a carpet with a carpet pad: 0.50 $ per square foot

* Additional fees apply for the installation of a carpet in an open staircase


$2 to $12 / square foot

Floating floors

From $1 to $7 per square foot

For polyethylene foam under the floor: plus or minus $0.15 per square foot

For installation: between $1.25 and $2.50


From $2 to $5 per square foot for rolls

Starting from $5 per square foot for tiles

For the installation of roll Marmoleum: $ 14 per square yard in addition to the sealer

For the installation of marble Marmoleum: from 0.50 $ to 1 $

Living room floor

Cost of installing a new floor

Installing a brand new floor can cost approximately $1.50 to $4.00 per square foot depending on several factors, namely the company, the complexity of the work, the size of the surface and the type of material. Usually, companies that sell floor coverings also offer installation services For more information about floors, check out the following articles: "Choosing your hardwood floors: the materials" and"Choosing your hardwood floors: characteristics", "How to install floating floor", "How to choose your floating floor: the characteristics". 

Cost of installing a subfloor layer 

Note that a subfloor often takes the form of plywood panels, of fiberboard panels or chipboard panels. Subflooring layers contribute to soundproofing and thermal insulation, in addition to blocking humidity and limiting the proliferation of mould. Therefore, your flooring material will avoid experiencing premature deterioration. 

Know that it is sometimes possible to keep the old subfloor, but replacing it is often recommended. In that sense, it will be important to ask the contractors that you meet about the cost of removing and installing a new subfloor. There are too many factors that cause the price to vary for us to present an exact number, so we strongly advise that you ask for quotes.

To find out about the average prices of different home renovation projects, check out our Home renovation price guide. 

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