The costs for installing flooring for a room vary depending on the type of flooring you choose. Real wood flooring will usually be the most expensive. Carpet, laminates and vinyl are more affordable options.
Carpet installation costs
Carpet is a wonderful addition to any room and instantly conveys an inviting, homely character. The feel of soft carpet under your feet is always welcoming and relaxing after a long day.
Carpet fitting will typically cost around £3.00-£6.00 per square metre of material. Additional charges may be incurred if the carpet needs to cover irregularly shaped surfaces or tricky corners. Curved stairways and internal window bays require meticulous care from the fitter.
If you need the old carpet removed first, that will cost around £2.50-£4.00 per square metre.
Real wood installation costs
Real wood flooring is timeless and elegant and will add character to any room. Real wood flooring complements both modern and traditional designs. The beauty of wood is that each piece has its own unique and distinctive grain.
Real wood flooring requires skilled fitters to ensure a flawless finish. The labour costs for an average sized living room is around £800.00
Additional costs can include: the cost of removing old floor coverings, fixing floorboards and removing and replacing floorboards.
Remember that after the floor is laid it will be difficult to reach heating pipes or access cables underneath, so it is advisable to check these before starting work.
Laminate flooring installation costs
Laminate flooring is an affordable way of evoking the natural beauty of real wood without the price tag. It is practical and durable and very easy to maintain. Laminate flooring is water resistant and spills can easily be mopped up without any damage. The laminate is made of many layers of compressed fibreboard which actually makes it more resistant to dents than real wood.
The cost of laying laminate flooring in an average room of 4 metres x 4 metres will be around £300.
Again you need to factor in the cost of removing and disposing of any old flooring.
Vinyl flooring installation costs
Vinyl tiles have been popular since the 1940’s. With vinyl, you have few worries about accidents as it can withstand a dropped mug without a single scratch. Vinyl is an excellent choice for rooms exposed to moisture like kitchens and bathrooms. It is extremely water resistant and if correctly installed will keep moisture out completely. Vinyl is very easy to clean and it repels bacteria and dust mites.
The cost of installing vinyl in an average sized room is around £120.
It is important that the sub floor is clean and level prior to installation. If this is not the case, the floor will need to be levelled, which can cost around £120.
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At Cherry Carpets, we have a team of expert fitters who can fit carpets, real wood, laminate and vinyl. Whatever flooring you choose, we can guarantee you a flawless finish.
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