2021 Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring Comparison Guide.
2022 Laminate Flooring Installation Costs + Prices Per Square Foot.
What is the Cheapest Flooring to Put Down?
What is the cheapest flooring to put down?
Don't do anything.
I have to have flooring.
Do you know the origin of the term dirt poor? Those are the people so poor that the floor was dirt, no clapboards or stone floors in the house.
What's a cheap option for today?
Hit the re-Store by Habitat for Humanity. They have a lot of secondhand building material, and the purchases fund new home construction for the needy.
I've heard of Seconds and Surplus, but I don't know which charity they support. What if I just want to know the cheapest floor to put in?
Vinyl and laminate are ultra-cheap. However, vinyl gets ripped up by heavy furniture.
I've seen it get ripped up when a high chair was pushed around.
Hopefully not by the toddler. But vinyl is often less than a dollar per square foot.
I'd love to get tile put in.
Unless you buy everyone's artistically painted tiles and literally walk all over them, you can't get cheap tile.
I've heard that wood floors are durable and affordable.
Rustic wood floors might be, especially if you hit a lumber liquidator. The wood floors are solid wood, but they aren't stained or sealed.
So you can walk on it, but spilled drinks will soak right in.
And you risk splinters if your little one scoots bare butt across the floor.
Are you speaking from experience?
That was on wooden playground equipment, actually, and we don't discuss it with outsiders. If you want to get tile, try carpet.
That's a contradiction.
Buy carpet tiles and make a floor. If you don't care if they have a crazy quilt look or off shades, you could carpet a whole house that way.
I've seen carpet tiles used as throw rugs and foot cleaners for years.
You can do a whole house that way.
I don't know if that's better or worse than the dirt floor idea.
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