Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Floor Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Floor Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Floor Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?
Costs, materials and best practices for the example Floor Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Floor Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).
|Project description||Remodel existing flooring Common options include stone, tile, wood, vinyl, carpet, cork and paint. Floor preparation tasks ensure a solid, noise free base.|
|Project size||300 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$3,047 - $3,554|
|Material cost||$1,670 - $1,948|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Floor Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Floor Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Floor Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Floor Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Floor Remodeling projects commonly employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly materials. It is often the case that existing components and materials can be recycled or reused in the Floor Remodeling project.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Floor Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Floor Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Floor Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Floor Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Remove Carpet||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.47 - $0.78 per square foot|
|Remove Flooring||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.78 - $1.30 per square foot|
|Remove Tile||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.84 - $1.40 per square foot|
|Install Subfloor||Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$2.66 - $4.67 per square foot|
|Repair Floor Structure||Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$47 - $83 per square foot|
|Repair Dry Rot||Carpenter||1 to 4 d||$326 - $557|
|Prepare Basement Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$8.88 - $15.10 per square foot|
|Refinish Hardwood Floor||Wood Flooring Installer||2 to 5 d||$2.81 - $4.83 per square foot|
|Install Laminate Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$7.19 - $12.35 per square foot|
|Install Hardwood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$8.75 - $15.28 per square foot|
|Install Wood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$9.66 - $16.95 per square foot|
|Install Oak Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$8.75 - $15.28 per square foot|
|Install Marble Floor||Tile Contractor||1 to 2 d||$17.84 - $30.51 per square foot|
|Install Bamboo Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$6.70 - $11.60 per square foot|
|Install Linoleum Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$2.71 - $5.00 per square foot|
|Install Cork Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$4.61 - $8.34 per square foot|
|Install Underlayment||Tile Contractor||1 d||$2.82 - $4.78 per square foot|
|Install Prefinished Hardwood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$9.28 - $16.37 per square foot|
|Install Base Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.56 - $7.86 per linear foot|
|Install Baseboard||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.56 - $7.86 per linear foot|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Floor Remodeling project plan.
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