Laminate Floor Cost Calculator – How Much Does Laminate Flooring Cost?

Do you want to see how much laminate flooring will cost for your room or rooms? Use our easy-to-use laminate flooring cost calculator to get an approximate cost based on square footage and laminate floor quality.
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Laminate flooring is getting more and more popular.

In fact, based on monthly search volume in the USA, laminate flooring is almost twice as popular as hardwood flooring (see our floor type popularity chart below the calculator).

Laminate Floor Cost Calculator

Below is our simple laminate floor cost calculator that gives you an approximate cost estimate for how much laminate flooring will cost for your room or rooms.

Related calculators: Hardwood cost calculator | Carpet cost calculator

Disclaimer:  The calculator is meant to be used as a rough guideline.  The actual cost may be higher or lower depending on many variables.  Labor costs vary by region.  The cost estimate provided is not a quote for services; we do not provide services, broker services or sell services.

Floor Type Popularity Chart

The chart below may surprise you.  The floor data surprised me. I thought hardwood would be the flooring type most in demand, but it’s not.  In fact, hardwood is 4th – after laminate, carpet and vinyl.  The reason is simple – hardwood costs quite a bit more than laminate and vinyl.  As for carpet, there are distinct benefits to carpeting that the other flooring options don’t offer (I particularly like carpeting in bedrooms and basements).

Floor Type Popularity Chart

What determines the cost of laminate flooring?

Several factors go into the cost of laminate flooring.  They include the following:

Features

If you want scratch and/or water resistant it costs more.  These are good features to get and are a big benefit of laminate over hardwood – it’s tough and durable nature.

Thickness

Thickness is a huge determinator of the cost.  The thicker the laminate, the more expensive it is.  Thickness ranges from 5 mm to 11+ mm.

Rating

If you go with commercial grade (AC4), it will cost more than residential grade (AC3).

Plank width

To a certain extent, plank width can impact price.  Typically wider will cost more per square foot (but not always).  This is a weak cost factor, but there is some correlation between width and cost.

Installation costs

Installation typically costs more in urban areas where the cost of living is more expensive.  This is particularly true in high-cost regions such as the Northeast and Westcoast of the United States.

Laminate vs. Hardwood vs. Carpet Cost

To give you an approximate difference in the costs among laminate vs. hardwood, below are some example comparisons.

The following comparison is based on mid-grade installed by professionals.

  • Laminate: $4,000
  • Oak Hardwood: $6,000
  • Maple Hardwood:  $9,000
  • Cherry Hardwood: $6,000
  • Pine Wood:  $4,500
  • Teak Hardwood: $10,000

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