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How much does it cost to replace flooring? Tile, wood & carpet

Kukun's flooring cost estimator is a useful tool to help you calculate your floor replacement costs and ROI instantly. The calculator works on the basis of relevant parameters that affect the total flooring cost.

Simply enter your specifications and the result will give you a realistic estimate of your cost to replace flooring, right away!

Getting an estimate through Kukun’s flooring replacement cost estimator is simple. Just follow the steps below to get the total remodeling cost instantly.

1. Select the type of flooring you currently have:

  • Carpet flooring
  • Engineered hardwood
  • Solid hardwood
  • Laminate flooring
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring
  • Luxury vinyl tile flooring
  • Ceramic tile
  • Porcelain tile
  • Stone tile
  • Herringbone flooring
  • Mosaic flooring

2. Enter the square footage of flooring that needs replaced

3. Choose the type of flooring you want to install from these options:

  • Tiles (ceramic tile/porcelain tile/luxury vinyl tile/stone tile/luxury vinyl plank flooring)
  • Wood (engineered hardwood/solid hardwood flooring)
  • Carpet (carpet flooring)

4. Select the finish level for your new floor:

  • Builder grade
  • Mid grade
  • Luxury grade

5. Enter your address to calculate the recoup value

(You can rest assured, we do not share this information. It just helps us give you a better cost estimate as labor and material prices vary widely by geography.)

And there you go! An estimate for your flooring replacement cost and recoup is ready!

With this free estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional for their floor replacement services. Moreover, you can easily explore each contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, and view their previous permits.

Your house’s flooring is an important part of its appeal. A great-looking, quality floor will improve the look, value, and comfort level of your property. Once you make the commitment to replace your flooring, you need to know how much of an investment you require for this home renovation

A floor replacement cost estimator helps you organize your home improvement project and effectively manage milestones and costs. You can set a realistic budget for your home renovation while ensuring that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of the project.

The average floor replacement cost runs between $7 and $30 per square foot depending on the type of flooring material that needs to be replaced or installed.

Since a replacement project involves the removal of old floors, its disposal, and prepping for and installing the new flooring, the pricing is significantly more than new flooring installation costs. Keep in mind that the cost to tear up old flooring and dispose of it is approximately $2 to $4 per square foot.

The final flooring cost depends on the total square footage of the floor, the flooring material cost, the scope of renovation, your zip code, local labor costs, and other finishing details.

Getting the correct measurement of square footage is crucial for a floor installation or replacement. You also need to accommodate floor registers, stairs, pipes, corners, and alcoves.

Here's how to measure a room size and flooring cost:

  • 1. Note the width and length of your floor.
  • 2. Multiply the width by the length.
  • 3. Multiply this by the cost of the floor material.

The type of flooring material you use is perhaps the most important factor in determining the total cost to replace flooring. Here are some popular flooring materials, their pros and cons, and cost per square foot.

Flooring material Cost per square foot Pros Cons
Hardwood flooring $10 to $18
  • Rich-looking, adds value to a home
  • Easy to maintain
  • Beautiful patterns available including, herringbone, crosshatch, plank style, staggered, or parquet
  • Long-lasting
  • May warp in moisture
  • Needs regular sanding and refinishing
  • Expensive
  • Noisy flooring
Engineered wood flooring $6 to $20
  • Resistant to temperature fluctuations and moisture
  • Wide variety of options available
  • Easy to clean and install
  • Suitable for under-floor heating
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • It’s not all solid wood
  • Not much customization is possible
  • Cheap quality adhesives can lead to early deterioration
Laminate flooring $6 to $9
  • Easy to install and replace
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to clean with regular flooring products
  • Usually has a good warranty
  • Cannot be refinished, must be replaced if damaged
  • Does not add value to your home
  • Not waterproof
  • Needs to be tightly sealed or else moisture may cause swelling
Tile flooring $2.50 to $10
  • Available in a wide variety (ceramic, porcelain, stone, clay, glass, and handmade tiles)
  • Durable, long-lasting
  • Easy to clean and repair
  • Water resistant
  • Hard, cold-to-touch surface
  • Installation, replacement and repair require special tools
  • Needs to be sealed every few years
  • Can be slippery if wet
  • Not a DIY project
Vinyl flooring $3 to $10
  • Can be installed over your old floor
  • Waterproof
  • Quite durable
  • Soft surface
  • Easy to maintain
  • Adds no value to the home
  • Difficult to remove
  • Tears or gouges can occur easily
  • May fade in direct sunlight
Carpet flooring $1 to $3
  • Available in various colors, patterns, and styles
  • Soft, warm, and comfortable
  • Economical flooring option
  • Absorbs noise
  • Seams may show if not professionally installed
  • May develop wear patterns in high-traffic areas
  • Prone to staining
  • May attract bugs and dust mites

Wooden flooring renders a feeling of warmth in a room. The natural material is not just pleasing to the eye, it’s durable and long-lasting, too. The thickness of solid wood floors can range from 3/4” to 5/16”.

Here are some popular wood species with their costs per square foot.

Wood species Cost per square foot
Brazilian walnut wood $5 to $9
Pine wood $2 to $4
Hickory wood $3 to $6
Maple wood $3 to $6
Red oak wood $2 to $6
White ash wood $5 to $6
Bamboo wood $2 to $4

Planning your floor replacement will make the remodeling work easy and quick. Here are some tips and tricks for a seamless replacement:

  • Set aside a realistic budget for your project with a margin of 20%t extra.
  • Ensure that flooring is the last project to be completed if you’re planning a complete home renovation.
  • Have a good idea of the total square footage that needs floor replacement.
  • Choose your flooring material according to the traffic flow, not just for how it looks.
  • Work with expert flooring contractors to add to the beauty and value of your home.
  • Make sure that the floor installer removes the old floor completely and levels the surface before installing a new one.
  • Ensure they dispose of old flooring properly.
  • Check your local building code for permit requirements.
  • Get a warranty or guarantee and a written contract from your contractor with details of the schedule, deadlines, and payment information.
  • If you’re not in a hurry to remodel, try to avoid the busy spring and summer seasons

These steps will help make your flooring removal and replacement project smooth and hassle-free.

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