How much would it cost to put in a wood, wood laminate, or tile floor?
I want to put in a new floor–approx. 200 sq ft.. What would the approx. cost be for: wood, wood laminate, or tile (stone, ceramic)–including supplies? I’m looking for cost in US dollars using medium quality products.
wood laminate flooring comes as price per square foot. The room or area size is 200 square foot., but you have to take in the reality of corners, wasted materials, etc due to pattern and cutting sizes. In Nevada our flooring costs are running 99 cents to 5.00 a square foot for the flooring. Average 10-15 year flooring should be $1.50 give or take a square foot. Watch you local ads , usually have sales on it. Always buy more than you need. Laminate flooringh comes in packages that vary in amounts. For your are, I would say purchase 2 extra packages. Always can return 1 if not opened. The rule is also to open 2-3 boxes and use 1 of each box and keep the rotation going to assure the same pattern, and to vary the color difference from package to package.
Other costs wil be to buy the pad that goes under the floor. Depends on what type of flooor ypou have. Wood floor or cement flooring. Make sure you lay pad and tape the seams good to keep the moisture out. The major cost is the add on pieces as in going from carpet to flooring, edgeing, corners etc. Ask what the costs on those are before buying the flooring. They can run 25.00 a piece most come 4 foot long some 8 foot. A good amount to say materials for your 200 sq foot would be a good 400 dollars. Buy a special saw blade to cut it. They are 15-20.00 each, has to be able to cut smooth or you will have chips in the ends . I put in 3500 square foot floor multi layer rooms and I ended up 3 planks to many. But always want to keep on hand so as to damages you can replace., and not have to worry about discontinued items. Remember to measure twice cut once. Good rule is to lay the plank down where it need to go and mark there, Keep all cut pieces and scraps till yopur all done, yopu may need a small piece somewhere. Remember to offset the planks, and to keep 1/4 inch from walls. Make sure the fit is good before moving on to next row. Is Hell to have to go back in middle and put together pieces that were not set right. You have to undo all way back to that spot and start over. Do not nail or glue any of it down as it needs to expand and contract with the weather.
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