Replacing flooring in your home

A living room with replaced hardwood floors.

Flooring Basics

Are you thinking about replacing flooring in your home? There are a lot of things you need to consider before changing your home flooring. You want to consider the costs, benefits, and downsides of each type of flooring before you commit. Here is a list of the most popular types of flooring, and some estimates on what they might cost.

Before and after photos of replacing hardwood flooring.

Wood Flooring

Depending on the type of hardwoods you go with, it could cost you anywhere from $3 to $12 per square foot. Engineered wood will cost you a little less. On top of the cost of materials, you will need to pay to get it installed which will likely run you in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. The best place to put hardwoods is in a living room. It looks good and is stylish.

Four different types of wood flooring for replacing old floors.


There are many different types of tile. It can range in price from $1 to $20 a square foot. Professional installation can run into the hundreds of dollars depending on the size of the area. Since tile is water resistant, it is perfect for a bathroom or a kitchen.

Replacing wooden flooring in a restaurant.


Again, this ranges in price, but I have seen it anywhere from $0.50 to $3 a square foot. You will also have to pay for installation. Laminate is great for high traffic areas such as a foyer or any room with a lot of activity because of its durability.

A living room with wood floors and furniture in need of replacing flooring.


The cost of carpet varies greatly depending on the quality. However, standard carpeting and padding is between $2 and $5 per square foot. The best location for carpet is low traffic rooms, such as bedrooms, to minimize the dirt that gets trapped in it. It also gives bedrooms a more cozy look and feel.

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A living room with beige carpet and a chair being replaced.

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