Price Guide: Flooring Materials
Last modified: 2019/02/04 | Approximate reading time 4 mins
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.
The average price of flooring materials
|TYPES OF FLOORING MATERIALS||AVERAGE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT|
|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
$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
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 $
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.
To find out about the average prices of different home renovation projects, check out our Home renovation price guide.
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