Looking to save money on new flooring? These ideas can help! Then look at more frugal home improvement projects.
Do you have scratched or stained flooring? Are you past the toddler stage at home and want to freshen up your carpets (raising my hand). Or do you have a weird spot where there are four types of flooring all at once (scroll down for my embarrassing photo). It may be time for new flooring!
However, flooring can be really expensive. Whether you purchase carpet or hardwood, you could spend thousands to redo your entire home. The good news is–there are ways to save money on new flooring. We've been in our house for 9 years this month, and we're finally looking to update our flooring.
Ways to Save Money on New Flooring
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Update the Flooring You Have
While your hardwood may be scratched or your carpet stained, you may be able to save it. There are products on the market that will repair scratches in hardwood.
If you have several scratches, or hate the color of the stain, you may be able to have the floors sanded and restained. This is much cheaper than installing new floors.
The same goes for carpet! You may be surprised at how a professional cleaning makes your carpets look brand new.
Choose Flooring That Meets Your Needs
If you're going to purchase new flooring, you need to carefully consider your needs. For example, if you have dogs, make sure you choose flooring that will stand up to nails and the occasional accident.
If you have children, and want carpet, choose carpet that is stain-resistant. This ensures that your flooring will last longer, saving you more money over the long-term.
Consider the Life of New Flooring Options
Hardwood flooring can be a great option because, when well taken care of, it can last for decades. If you're going to put new flooring in your home, don't you want something that's going to last?
If you would prefer carpet, look for brands that have a warranty. Remember, you want to save money, but buying cheap flooring will cost you when you have to replace it a few years later.
Comparison Shop for the Best Price
Once you know the type of flooring you want, take the time to comparison shop at home improvement and flooring stores in the surrounding area. While one store may have bamboo flooring for $4.99 a square foot, another may charge $6.99. Saving even a $1 per square foot can make a huge difference, depending on the amount of space you're covering.
Get Free Installation
Last, but not least, getting free installation can save hundreds off the price of new flooring! Home improvement stores often have free installation during special deals. A number of flooring companies offer free installation all the time. You need to consider the cost of installation when choosing your flooring.
If your home needs new flooring, you should consider these strategies before spending your hard earned money. First of all, you need to choose a flooring that meets your needs and then consider the life of the flooring. You then need to compare the prices. Lastly, don't forget to consider the cost of installation. All these tactics can help you save money on new flooring?