Flooring Calculator estimates your cost to replace or refinish different types of flooring: hardwood, laminate, engineered, linoleum, carpet or tile.
You can estimate prices for multiple rooms at once (it needs to be the same material).
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This calculator is designed to be very detailed, and takes into account most aspects of floor installation.
If you have different types of flooring to be installed or removed, we recommend running this calculator several times, for each room individually.
You can also get 3-4 free estimates
from licensed contractors in your area.
How To Use This Flooring Calculator
To get accurate pricing, you will need to consider several options and aspects.
1. Select Flooring Material
After you make your initial selection, you will see additional options. For example, if you choose Hardwood, you will get options for: Oak, Cherry, Birch, Bamboo, etc.
2. Choose Material Quality
Again, we will use hardwood as an example. It is usually divided into 3 grades or quality levels:
1) Clear or 1st Grade
2) Millrun or 2nd Grade
3) Rustic or #2 Common (3rd Grade)
As for cost, clear
is the most expensive and rustic
is the least expensive.
3. Additional Rooms
Click "add room" for additional rooms. If you do not have room sizes, but have the total square footage to be replaced, enter your size * 1. This will however skew results for the "trim" calculation. Once you select the material you want, an additional field will appear, with more choices for a particular flooring type.
4. Room Sizes
It is only possible to calculate one material at a time. However, you can do multiple rooms at once. Enter the size of each room where flooring will be installed. If you have more than 3 rooms, click "Add Room" for each additional room that you need to calculate.
4. Old Flooring Removal
This is an optional and sometimes unnecessary expense. For example, if you have hardwoods and want to install carpets, we recommend NOT to remove the existing hardwood. It acts as a solid subfloor, and can be later restored to it's original condition, if you decide to do so.
If you want to install new hardwood and you already have hardwood, laminate or tile flooring, you will need to remove those. To add this cost, select the type of existing floor that you need to remove.