Carpet and Laminate Flooring for Your Home

By: Danny Lipford

Two options that come to mind when considering an inexpensive flooring material for your home are carpet and laminate. Here are some of the pros and cons of each.

  • Carpet: This is generally the least expensive flooring available at around $1 a square foot ($10/square yard). However, laying carpet is not a very do-it-yourself friendly project, so you will probably need to add in the cost of installation into the price. Carpet is available in a number of textures and colors.
  • Laminate: This synthetic wood flooring is a DIY-friendly option for flooring that cost around $2 per square foot. Be sure to add into that the cost for any accessories like threshold strips and quarter round. Laminate is a floating floor with the pieces locking together without the use of glue or nails. This makes laminate easy to install as well as simple to remove if needed.

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Carpet and Laminate Flooring for Your Home