Many of us don’t have any idea about the cost and expenses it takes to go through an
essential home renovation, let alone a complete home remodeling. While planning
remodeling or renovations of the house, the main or first thing that pops up is often the
flooring. It is important to plan the budget and understand the market costs, uses and
installations of different types of flooring required to update your home fashionably and
effectively.

Prior to installing the new flooring, the very first step would require the demolition and
disposal of the existing floor. While it’s true that in many instances a floor is not required
to be removed prior to new installations, it is more often than not the best option to
ensure a long-lasting and smooth finish. The average cost of demoing existing floors is
estimated around $1.25 per square foot with the assistance of a professional. Following
this procedure, you will need to prep the new surface for installation.

Floor underlay
There is an assortment of floor underlayment available that addresses various
requirements from vapor barriers and protection to sound control and comfort.
These items range in cost from $0.20 to $5.00 per square foot.

Lamination
Laminating the main floors is a common demand of homeowners when
renovating their homes because of the durability, ease, and affordable prices.
The flooring is made from layered materials that have been melded through a
lamination cycle. The top beautiful layer is a great picture that can mirror the
appearance of wood. There’s additionally a fiberboard center (regularly MDF)
and a layer of melamine resin. This will cost roughly $1.00 to $4.00 per square
foot in material and $1.50 to $2.50 in labor, accepting your subfloors are
unblemished.

Vinyl Planks
Vinyl is an extremely budget-friendly and flexible material which is why it is used
more and more widely within home renovations. Additionally, it has come a long
way in durability with water-proof or water-resistance qualities that make it a
superior choice against hardwood. It is a plastic look-alike and offers a great
range of styles. If you are considering vinyl as a renovation for the main floor,
expect to pay between $3.00 to $6.00 per square foot in material and $2.00 to
$2.50 in labor costs. Keep in mind though that the best vinyl planks will compare
in price similar to hardwood at $10.00 or more per square foot.

Tiles
While looking for tiles, you might go for ceramic, porcelain, or even natural
stones. The priciest ones will be the natural stones and generally cost $15.00 or
higher per square foot without installation. Considering a professional installation
as well, it will take an additional $5.00 and up per square foot. While the price is

high, the finish is stunning and durable. Tiles that are man-made cost less. They
generally range from $5.00 and to $10.00 per square foot. If you go for ceramic
or porcelain, it will be estimated around $3.00 and $7.00 per square foot.

Wood
Typical hardwood is evaluated at around $10.00 per square foot. Expect a figure
of at least $5.00 per square foot for installation if recruiting an expert. In many
cases, if you have good-quality hardwood floors and wish to restore them, it will
generally cost less per square foot than replacing them.

Flooring renovations are an excellent way to upgrade interiors and keep them up-to-
date with the latest design trends. With some strategic tweaks, you can create a much
more stylish and valuable property. Contact the experts at Kay2 Contracting today and
let us help you with a budget-friendly plan for your flooring renovation.