How Much Does It Cost To Install Flooring?


(2,500 sq.ft. of wood parquet flooring)
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Flooring Costs

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Flooring material is the interior face of the building floor structure that must withstand the expected traffic and provide the aesthetic and comfort needs of the occupants.

The cost to install average roofing depends upon type, material and finish grade, covered area, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.

Type and cost summary

In the following table the Cost figure is based on average flooring for a 2,500 sq.ft. home with partitions and 500 linear feet of baseboard; and includes transport, material, equipment, and waste.

Type Pros Cons Cost
Vinyl sheet Lowest cost Tearing $8,431
  Easy to clean Shorter life  
    Plain appearance  
Laminate plank More durable Creaking $14,116
  Moderate cost Color matching  
Wood parquet Durable Maintain finish $14,783
  Moderate cost    
  Color matching    
Bamboo plank Durable Maintain finish $15,742
  Style Creaking  
  Color matching    
Wood plank Durable Maintain finish $17,151
  Style Creaking  
  Color matching    
Carpeting High comfort Cleaning $18,589
  Insulating Is absorbent  
  Color matching Less durable  

Other considerations and costs

  • Typical upgrades and accessories are reviewed in the related Cost Guide.
  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • The work area must be free of all furniture and other objects.
  • During contractor inspection the homeowner should be informed of any repair concerns like rot, and any cost to adapt the existing structure.

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DIY considerations

  • This project may be suitable for the well-prepared DIY.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(2,500 sq.ft. of wood parquet flooring)
  • New York, NY$25,287
  • Bronx, NY$20,780
  • Brooklyn, NY$17,319
  • Philadelphia, PA$21,606
  • Washington, DC$18,748
  • Atlanta, GA$16,962
  • Miami, FL$15,427
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$16,160
  • Minneapolis, MN$18,958
  • Chicago, IL$22,088
  • Houston, TX$22,782
  • San Antonio, TX$15,293
  • Austin, TX$17,317
  • Denver, CO$14,631
  • Phoenix, AZ$15,436
  • Las Vegas, NV$16,942
  • Los Angeles, CA$19,090
  • San Diego, CA$17,323
  • San Jose, CA$20,925
  • Seattle, WA$15,319

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