How much does a vinyl floor cost?

Learn about the costs and options for various types of vinyl flooring.
If you're looking to replace your raggedy kitchen or bathroom floor on the cheap with something that'll give it a palatial, elegant feel, consider installing vinyl flooring. You can buy vinyl flooring in sheets, tiles that require glue, or self-adhesive, peel-and-stick vinyl tiles.

Vinyl offers a number of advantages compared to other flooring materials. Vinyl flooring is:
  • Durable

  • Great for bathrooms, entry halls, and playrooms as it protects these high-traffic areas from mud, water, and other things that might stain.

  • Easy to maintain and clean.

  • A resilient material (meaning, it's softer than hard flooring)

  • A material that can mimic the texture, color, patterns, and feel of any type of flooring.

  • Less costly than most other flooring alternatives.

  • Easy to install if you're a do-it-yourselfer.

Typical Costs for Sheet Vinyl Flooring Installation Services

  • Low-End Estimate: $170 for 100 square feet

  • High-End Estimate: $585 for 100 square feet

  • These prices include the costs for labor and materials.

  • Sizes range from 6' to 12' wide.

  • Sheet vinyl flooring is expected to last 20-30 years if it is of good quality and properly installed and maintained.

  • Sheet vinyl flooring does not need waxing, buffing, or polishing. Cleanup is easy with a regular broom or vacuum, backed up by an occasional mop with a special vinyl floor cleaner.

Typical Costs for Vinyl Tile Flooring Installation Services

  • Low-End Estimate: $0.80 per square foot

  • High-End Estimate: $1.00 per square foot

  • These prices include the cost of materials only. Installation services typically cost $4 to $6 per square yard.

  • Tiles generally come in 12" x 12" or 18" x 18" pieces. Colors generally come in neutral shades that can blend with many different types of decor/design.

Typical Costs for Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Flooring Installation Services

  • Low-End Estimate: $0.80 per square foot

  • High-End Estimate: $0.50 per square foot

  • These prices include the cost of materials only. Installation services typically cost $4 to $6 per square yard.

  • Peel-and-stick vinyl flooring is the cheaper option to consider. However, it?s not a long-lasting flooring option, especially in bathrooms that aren?t ventilated properly or in heavy-traffic kitchens.

Additional Costs for Vinyl Flooring Services

  • Replacing the Subflooring

    Low-End Estimate: $22?per?4'x8' sheet of plywood?

    High-End Estimate: $27?per?4'x8' sheet of plywood?

    Experts recommend that you put down a new subfloor if the prior one that was installed is sagging or in poor condition. Otherwise, the new vinyl floor will take on the dimensions of the old subfloor.

  • Removing Old Vinyl/Flooring

    Low-End Estimate: $0.75 per square foot

    High-End Estimate: $1.00 per square foot

What to Expect from Vinyl Flooring Installation Services

Professional vinyl flooring installers will:
  • Remove any old floors or carpeting (if applicable)

  • Prepare the old floor to ensure a sound, flat base

  • Cut a full-size paper template

  • Cut and nail down a smooth plywood underlayment (if applicable)

  • Cut the vinyl to precisely match the template

  • Glue it and roll it for permanent adhesion (if applicable)

More About Vinyl Floors

Watch a video about vinyl flooring and select color options as you learn more about what works best for you.

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