Pricing Flooring

by April Reinhardt
(last updated July 27, 2015)

Flooring can be one of the most costly areas of home improvement, since most flooring costs more than five dollars per square foot, and that's not including the installation charge! Most people find it easier to simply visit their local carpet store go through the traditional methods of selecting flooring with a salesman, and then arranging for a time of installation. It might be worth your time, however, to shop around for the best price for your flooring. By conducting a little research when pricing flooring, and then either installing it yourself, or hiring a handyman to install it, can save a lot of effort and frustration. Here are some points to consider and some good ideas for pricing flooring and getting the best bang for your buck:

  • If you are looking for something to lay against the cold basement floor in your laundry room, then you really don't need a fancy carpet or professional installation for vinyl flooring. Instead, you can pick up a roll of vinyl flooring and install it with double-faced carpet tape.
  • Locate all of the discount flooring wholesales and retailers in your area and then go price the flooring you want. Mention to each proprietor that you can get the same flooring for a lower price at a competitor, and he may match that price.
  • If you've found the flooring you want, at an acceptable price, yet the installation price is stopping you from sealing the deal, consider installing the flooring yourself, if you have the know-how, or hire a handyman to do it.
  • Perform an online search for the type of flooring you want, and you may find a direct-sale liquidator who will ship the flooring to you at wholesale costs. Such online shops list their prices for the flooring up front, so you may cost compare from the comfort of your desk.
  • Habitat for Humanity has excess flooring and you can negotiate a good price for it while benefiting a good cause. Find your local Habitat for Humanity and call the director about pricing flooring.

Visit your local library or bookstore and peruse the magazines and books about coloring. The magazines will most likely be littered with ads of flooring manufacturers, and you can note the contact information (most have web sites) and then perform online searches when you get home to get the best pricing on flooring. Or, you can simply call their toll-free number and speak with a representative about their flooring prices.

Author Bio

April Reinhardt

An admin­istrator for a mutual fund man­age­ment firm, April deals with the writ­ten word daily. She loves to write and plans to author a memoir in the near future. April attend­ed More­head State Uni­ver­sity to pursue a BA degree in Ele­men­tary Edu­ca­tion. ...

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