Most homeowners dream of replacing their old floors with pristine, new flooring, but with inflation, many cannot afford to pay top dollar.
Can you have it all: Can you get new floors and not break the bank?
Fortunately, you can save money on your flooring project in many ways, so it leaves more money in your pocket. Read on to discover how you can save money on new flooring.
The 5 Ways to Save Money on Your New Floors
As experienced flooring installers, we are well-versed in all things flooring, so we wanted to share a few pointers on how to drive down your new floor costs.
Hire a Professional Flooring Installer
Hiring a professional flooring installer may seem counter-intuitive, but we can assure you if you’re laying expensive flooring like hardwood or tile, the last thing you want is to make a mistake. When you’re dealing with pricy materials, mistakes can be very costly. However, if you want to save on labour fees, it is relatively DIY-friendly to lay vinyl sheet flooring.
There are two things you want to keep in mind when you’re considering hiring a professional flooring installer:
- Bringing in a professional will increase the cost of your project, so make sure you budget for the extra expense.
- Not every flooring contractor is created equally. If you’re serious about hiring a flooring installer to do your floors, research nearby flooring contractors by calling for a free consultation. Narrow down the search by cross-referencing the flooring experts in your area with their social media accounts—do they have a HomeStars, Facebook, Google Reviews, or Houzz rating? If so, are their rating and customer experience positive?
If you’re in the market for a flooring installer, contact us, the Brothers Flooring, for a free consultation!
Buy Flooring that’s In-Stock
When shopping around for flooring, hone in on what’s available versus what isn’t in stock or hard to find. This means when you go to the home improvement store, shop what they have on the shelf, not what’s discounted or not there.
You can save even more by buying flooring when it comes on sale. So make a mental note, or write down the flooring you’re interested in and wait for it to go on sale—if you have time.
Some other ways to save on flooring through a retailer is by asking:
- Do they offer a bulk discount?
- Is there a damage discount?
- Will you save money if you pay in cash?
- Are there any group discounts available?
Shop at a Clearance Flooring Outlet
There are many discount flooring retailers available that sell end-of-season or retired flooring materials. These locations are excellent for saving big bucks on your flooring renovation.
However, you can save a lot through flooring liquidators, but only if they have enough available! If you’re lucky, they may have additional locations and can ship them to you. If not, be mindful that you only investigate flooring choices they have large quantities of.
Buy Affordable Flooring
A simple trick to reducing flooring costs is choosing affordable flooring materials. For instance, if you want hardwood flooring but your budget won’t allow it, consider having your flooring installer lay wood-look laminate or luxury vinyl plank—both are more affordable options.
Another thing to consider is ensuring that your flooring material matches your lifestyle. For instance, you wouldn’t install a white carpet if you have small children. If you have young children or pets or entertain a lot, you’ll want durable flooring that can contend with high levels of wear and tear. If the abovementioned sounds like you, your best flooring options are laminate, luxury vinyl plank, engineered hardwood, tile, or natural stone tile.
Get A Free Flooring Consultation
The final way to save on flooring costs is by determining whether your new floor aspirations are well founded—do you really need new floors or simply want them? For instance, if you have hardwood or tile flooring and are unsure how much life is left in your flooring, you should call a flooring installer that offers free consultations to determine this for you. What if your hardwood only needs sanding and refinishing, or your tiles just need new grout; then why pay for new flooring?
Hiring a professional flooring installer to refinish or repair your floors is much less expensive than installing new ones!
You’re in luck; the Brothers Flooring offers free consultations. With over 20 years of experience, we can help you decide whether you need new floors or if your old floors need some TLC.
How to Save on New Flooring Costs
Every homeowner wants a relaxing space, just like every consumer wants to feel like they’re getting a deal on their flooring; the real question is: Can you have both? The answer is yes; you can save on new floors if you take the time to research before you embark on your renovation project.
If you’re looking for additional ways to save or to find out whether your floors should be repaired or replaced, call us the Brothers Flooring for a free consultation!