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2. Plan

Gather measurements, develop a budget and
select the flooring product that's perfect for you.

What is the cost difference between the different types of flooring?

While flooring cost plays an important role in your selection, lifestyle and use should not be forgotten. Consider how you use the space. Do you have children or pets? Is the room near an exterior door with a lot of foot traffic?

With so many flooring types and options available, the price of flooring can vary within each category. By setting a budget, you can begin to narrow your flooring selection. After you have determined a budget, it’s best to consult with a local Carpet One Floor & Home expert. For example, you may discover you can get the hardwood "look" that you love in a lower-cost flooring option such as laminate or luxury vinyl tile. A Carpet One Floor & Home consultant can help you discover flooring choices that fit within your lifestyle needs and budget.

hardwood flooring for bedroom
Hardwood

The longest-lasting, durable flooring option; can be on the higher-end of most budgets. Rich, warm look and feel Ideal for dry areas — not for places with a lot of moisture Installation is a skilled art; get best results by hiring a professional installer.

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laminate wood flooring
Laminate

Very durable, lower-cost alternative to hardwood. Comes in a variety of finishes designed to mimic the appearance of wood, stone and even marble. Can be installed on top of an existing floor. Great for active households, including those with pets and children.

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Carpet

One of the most popular flooring options with the widest variety of material types. Ranges from affordable synthetic versions to high-end 100% wool. Materials needed for installation that adds to the cost: cushion, tackless strips, knee-kicker, carpet stretcher, seam roller. Warm, comfortable and helps with noise.

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tile flooring options
Tile

Available in many different colors, patterns and sizes. A common go-to for bathrooms and kitchens, due to great looks and easy clean-up Typically a labor-intensive installation process.

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vinyl flooring
Vinyl (LVT)

Generally considered to be the most affordable and easiest to install. Versatile; can imitate the look of high-end flooring. Easy to maintain.

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