Budgeting for a New Floor

Replacing old tired flooring can add a great fresh feel to any room in your home. Often said your floor is?your fifth wall. You can make it dramatic and a focal point for the room or you can blend it in with your?d?cor to tie everything together. Creating a budget for your new floors takes some thought as different?flooring types vary in cost. There are many factors to consider when deciding on what type of floors to?choose.

Carpeting for years was the most popular choice throughout the home. Times however have changed?and today, most homeowner prefer hard surface floors in their main living areas, dens, and basement?playrooms. Carpeting is usually the choice for bedrooms where most people prefer the soft warm feel of a?cozy carpet.
 Fabrica River Song
Fabrica River Song ? A classic striated pattern goes with a variety of decors.

Things to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for a New Floor

Carpeting is usually your most cost efficient option simply because installation related costs are usually?far less and carpet can be installed over a variety of sub floor types. Hardwood, tile, and other hard?surface floors require more complex installation that cost more and usually involve floor prep, sub floors,?moldings, and door transitions which all add to the bottom line cost.

The size of the area you are looking to cover obviously is a factor. A larger living room is usually more?costly than a smaller bedroom. Flooring is sold and measured in square feet so it is a good idea to measure?you rooms to get an idea of what your cost would be. Hardwood flooring that is ?on sale? for $8.99 s/f?installed does little to help you budget if you have no idea of the size of your room.

Remember there usually other costs to keep in mind when creating your budget. Consider the additional?work that most remodeling and replacement project entail. For example will you be removing and?disposal of any existing flooring or moving of furniture. If not these are costs that need to be added in.

Another thing to factor in your costs is what is the reason for new flooring? Are you selling a home and?want to spruce it up? Are you renting to tenants? These factors greatly affect your budget. In both the fore?mentioned cases, you can likely spend far less for these reasons. However are you doing a kitchen and?bath remodel and have new cabinets, granite counter tops, etc? In this case you probably want to budget?more than just the typical big box store $1.99 s/f laminate?flooring

At Floor D?cor we are experts at helping you create a budget and stay within a budget. During our?exclusive design consultation we can help you find the right products that fit your exclusive needs.
Mirage Maple Hardwood
Mirage Maple Hardwood Flooring makes a real statement in this open floor plan kitchen dining area.
At Floor D?cor we offer a complimentary in home design consultation where we will bring samples to?your home, take room measurements combined with a detailed estimate for your flooring project. Call?today to schedule your free no obligation in home measure 203-298-4081.
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