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:
Luxury vinyl plank flooring
Luxury vinyl tile flooring
2. Enter the square footage of flooring that needs replaced
3. Choose the type of flooring you want to install from these options:
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.
Cost per square foot
$10 to $18
Rich-looking, adds value to a home
Easy to maintain
Beautiful patterns available including, herringbone, crosshatch, plank style, staggered, or parquet
May warp in moisture
Needs regular sanding and refinishing
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
$6 to $9
Easy to install and replace
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
Needs to be tightly sealed or else moisture may cause swelling
$2.50 to $10
Available in a wide variety (ceramic, porcelain, stone, clay, glass, and handmade tiles)
Easy to clean and repair
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
$3 to $10
Can be installed over your old floor
Easy to maintain
Adds no value to the home
Difficult to remove
Tears or gouges can occur easily
May fade in direct sunlight
$1 to $3
Available in various colors, patterns, and styles
Soft, warm, and comfortable
Economical flooring option
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.
Cost per square foot
Brazilian walnut wood
$5 to $9
$2 to $4
$3 to $6
$3 to $6
Red oak wood
$2 to $6
White ash wood
$5 to $6
$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.