If you’re not sure what home renovation flooring materials are right for your project? In our home flooring material guide, we’ll discuss a few common flooring options, how they’re used, and which might be right for you based on the room you’re renovating. We’ll also cover a few estimated budget figures for the material cost of the types of flooring. However, in most situations, it can be difficult to estimate the cost of flooring as there’s so many variables.
With our new flooring department, we can help get you an estimate for your flooring renovation – quickly and easily. We have the capacity and the expertise to help you install floors for any situation – even commercial projects – just contact us directly for commercial work. Let’s get started and talk about all things flooring!
Common flooring options for home renovations
There are hundreds of different flooring options for home renovations. However, for the purpose of our home renovation flooring article, we’ve narrowed things down a bit.
A large part of the deciding factors will come down to the purpose or use of the flooring and your budget for flooring. As you’ll see below vinyl plank can be a great choice for most applications in your home. It’s become popular as it can work in a living space, in the kitchen, and anywhere between. This can create a unified main floor if the same flooring flows throughout the open-concept space.
Some clients will want other materials used for specific rooms that are perhaps, more traditional. Carpet in the bedrooms is still a fabulous choice. Using tile could be an entire subject in of itself is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces where there is going to be a lot of wear, tear, and water/splash potential. If your budget allows for it, not only are there many options for tile in materials but even how we can install the tile, can lead to near-endless options.
No matter your style preferences or budget, you can trust that when you work with Dash Builders, we’ll help you find the best options for your home renovation. We have fantastic relationships with flooring suppliers in Winnipeg and can navigate the purchase of the flooring you would like on your behalf…
And now, without any further delay, here are the most common and popular flooring options for renovations in Winnipeg homes.
Vinyl plank flooring
Vinyl plank is also rising in popularity. It’s highly versatile, very durable. There are many types, patterns, and colours – it’s nearly impossible to not find something to love. Due to the ease of installation, it can help reduce labour costs comparative.
It’s typically used for kitchens, halls, and bathrooms, but can be used anywhere in your home. The price range varies anywhere from $2.50-$15 per square foot or more, so most people can find a vinyl plank suitable for their needs within a price they can afford.
Due to the wide range of application, cost, and its overall durability – we recommend this as the choice of flooring in nearly most situations. When taken care of, it can outlast laminate 3 or 4 times longer.
Solid wood flooring
Solid wood is expensive at up to $10-$35 or more per square foot but is very long-lasting and can be refinished multiple times. It’s typically used for kitchens, halls, and bathrooms, but can be used anywhere in your home.
Engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood uses a composite material with a real wood veneer on the outside. It’s cheaper than solid wood at about $3-$20 per square foot but provides a similar appearance. It can be used throughout the home but is particularly popular in hallways, entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Laminate plank flooring
Laminate planks have a wood-like appearance but are made of plastic and composite materials. Laminate is cheaper than both solid and engineered wood at $2-$7 per square foot for the flooring. While it has some of the same benefits as other flooring materials on this list and it appears to look like wood, we’ll always recommend a vinyl plank over a laminate plank. Laminate wears out much quicker and can result in a less attractive appearance even in a couple of years.
Tile is usually used in bathrooms and kitchens due to its unbeatable water resistance but may be used for living spaces in some cases. It’s also commonly used in utility rooms, entryways, and mudrooms. It tends to be quite expensive, usually starting at about $10 per square foot for material, but it can go up in price drastically depending on a variety of factors and attributes. And tiling can also increase labour costs as it’s a more involved, multiple-step process to install.
Carpet is available in literally hundreds of thousands of styles, from thin, low-pile carpet to lush shag carpet, and pricing can vary widely depending on the type of carpet you choose, with most types costing between $3 to $11 per square foot. Usually, it’s used for living spaces like living rooms and dens, as well as bedrooms. For obvious sanitary reasons, it’s not used for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms or kitchens. Carpet is particularly good for upper-level rooms and areas, since it helps dampen sound and will not be as exposed to as much wear, tear, staining, and dirt.
Understanding the process of a flooring renovation
Not sure how the flooring renovation process works? Here’s what to expect when you hire Dash Builders.
Demolition of your old flooring
First, we will carefully remove and dispose of the old flooring material to prepare for the new flooring installation.
Next, the subfloor will be assessed, inspected, and repaired if necessary, to ensure long-lasting results.
Membrane and waterproofing
Kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas exposed to water will require an additional waterproofing membrane for the best results, even with the water-resistant flooring material.
We will closely inspect the floor and look for high or low spots, and level the entire substructure to ensure the result is completely level and even.
Flooring installation and cleanup
After preparation is complete, the team at Dash Builders will install your floor, then finish it and clean it up. Then, we’ll remove our tools and supplies, and make sure your home looks like we were never there – except of course for your new floors!
Need to replace flooring? Looking for other home renovations? Contact Dash Builders Today!
Dash Builders is always here to help with Winnipeg home renovations – including flooring. You’ll be surprised how quickly and effortless having our team change out your floors can be. We complete flooring in many homes – either as a standalone service or part of a larger home renovation. No matter the job type, you can rest assured your flooring will be installed correctly and will be done so with quality that will last.
So, whether you’re renovating a single room and need new flooring, or if you’re looking to renovate your entire home, we’re the team to call – 204.509.7574. Contact us now to get a quote and get started with Dash Builders today!