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I want to replace the old carpet in my living room with hardwood floor and replace the vinyl floor in the kitchen with tiles. Could anyone tell me the per square foot cost for each? Also, what would be the removal cost for the carpet and vinyl? Many thanks

Carpet is easy to remove yourself or should be done for at most a few hundred dollars by installers no matter what floor type you choose. Especially now when home decor sales have gone down due to lower home sales.

Vinyl flooring is about $1 to $2 a square foot to remove if it is glued and it depends on what subflooring it is adheared to.

Tile installation seems to vary by region but averages between $4.50 and $6.00 a square foot to install. If you can find by asking around, a good tile installer with good references, you should be able to get them to do your installation on the side without taxes for $2 to $3 a sq. foot. It will depend on how much they want the extra work.

Wood flooring installation, for real 3/4 inch solid wood floors stained and finished to your favorite finish should run no more than $8.00 a square foot for the best grade. Beware of inferior grades being pushed off on you.

Read up about the different grades so you can sound eduacated when calling. This will help you to know what you want to get and will help prevent someone from giving you a wood grade lower than what you want.

2 Responses to “hardwood Floor installation cost?”

  1. HandyMam Says:

    Carpet is easy to remove yourself or should be done for at most a few hundred dollars by installers no matter what floor type you choose. Especially now when home decor sales have gone down due to lower home sales.

    Vinyl flooring is about $1 to $2 a square foot to remove if it is glued and it depends on what subflooring it is adheared to.

    Tile installation seems to vary by region but averages between $4.50 and $6.00 a square foot to install. If you can find by asking around, a good tile installer with good references, you should be able to get them to do your installation on the side without taxes for $2 to $3 a sq. foot. It will depend on how much they want the extra work.

    Wood flooring installation, for real 3/4 inch solid wood floors stained and finished to your favorite finish should run no more than $8.00 a square foot for the best grade. Beware of inferior grades being pushed off on you.

    Read up about the different grades so you can sound eduacated when calling. This will help you to know what you want to get and will help prevent someone from giving you a wood grade lower than what you want.
    References :

  2. ~Jen~ Says:

    Lol I can see the $$$$ flying out the window!

    If you can I would suggest that you remove all the old flooring yourself. Its gonna save you several hundred dollars. We did ours, he was going to charge and extra $500 just for pulling up the carpet and vinyl and then hauling it off, we did both, and saved some money.

    As far as the hardwood installation, get ready to write that check! lol I’m not sure at how many square foot your looking at doing, but I had 1400 sq ft of hardwoods put down, and it cost me $2450.00! plus the cost of the hardwood. I think the standard is anywhere from $1.75 to $2.50 a sq ft.

    I’m not sure about the tile, but I think its about the same. I would check to see if you could find someone that does both, and let them give you a quote on doing both the hardwoods, and tile. But honestly think about doing the removal yourself, its gonna save you a good bit. And if you don’t have a truck to haul it off with, you can look in the yellow pages and rent a dumpster, they’ll bring it out and leave it for a few days, then pick it up all for one price.

    Good Luck!

    Ps, cost will depend on your area too.
    References :
    Just recently did my floors,

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