Flooring installation can be expensive. If you hire a professional to install the flooring for you, then that would make the project even pricier.
In the past, carpeting and hardwood flooring were the only options homeowners have. While there is no denying that hardwood and carpet are beautiful, they can be quite expensive. Today, however, there are a wide variety of flooring options in the market. If you are willing to make some compromises and you know where to look, you will find that you can add some pizzazz to your living space without breaking the bank.
Carpet Tile Flooring
Carpet tiles go for as little as $1.10 per square foot in home improvement stores. Since this type of carpeting does not require specialized tools, you can easily install it yourself; thus, avoiding installation fees. You can just grab a bag of carpet tiles and stick it to any clean, smooth surface. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Unlike wall-to-wall carpet, you don’t need to rip out the entire carpet when it gets stained or damaged. With carpet tiles, you can just replace the tile itself since they are sold per square.
Laminate flooring costs $7 -11 per square foot, including installation cost. Now, you may be wondering why laminate is included on the list. If you dig deep enough and know where to look, you may discover that the market is flooded with cheap laminate flooring. In fact, some are sold for as low as $0.50 per square foot.
If you want the look of hardwood, but you’re hesitant because of the cost, you might want to consider laminate flooring. This mimics the look of wood floors, but without the steep cost.
Bamboo is not only a great low-cost alternative to hardwood flooring, it is also environmentally friendly. In addition, bamboo acts as a hostile environment that can limit the growth of mold and mildew. It is also slightly more resistant to moisture as compared to hardwood floors.
Bamboo floors are usually sold for about $2 – 5 per square foot. You can sometimes buy it for less.
Contact Denver Carpet and Flooring today to know more about wallet-friendly flooring options.