Consider flooring a long-term investment, something that you’ll touch more than any aspect of your house, and it might just last for the life of your home. Types of flooring, of course, run the gamut. The type of flooring your install should reflect your tastes and your lifestyle. Do you need something that’s easy to clean? Or is it more important that it fit the character of your house? Do you have allergies? Even once you decide on a material, you won’t be able to calculate costs until you settle on the quality of the materials and the level of expertise that’s needed to install it. Find more…
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Concrete Floor Cost
Depending on the level of complexity, concrete floors can cost as little as $2 to $6 a square foot or be as expensive as $15 to $30 a square foot. Most decorative concrete floor installations are quite cost-effective, especially if you have an existing concrete slab that’s all ready for staining, polishing or application of a decorative coating or overlay.
As the chart below shows, the average per-square-foot costs of basic stained or polished concrete floors are competitive with what you would expect to pay to install linoleum, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile and high-quality carpeting. For more complex decorative concrete floor installations involving multiple stain or dye colors, decorative sawcuts and patterns, and custom graphics, you might pay the same or even less than you would for quarried stone, such as marble, granite or slate, and high-end wood floors, such as walnut, teak and cherry. Find more here…
How Much Did It Cost To Buy & Install Your Hardwood Floors?
The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning.
The cost estimate includes:
- Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
- Costs to prepare the worksite for Hardwood Floor Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
- Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
- Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Hardwood Floor Installation jobs.
The cost estimate does NOT include:
- Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems – or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
- Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
- General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Hardwood Floor Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
- Sales tax on materials and supplies.
- Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.