Laminate flooring is a great choice for homeowners who want the look of real hardwood at more affordable costs. Like traditional wood, laminate flooring is available in a variety of colors to complement virtually all design styles. This guide will walk you through The Home Depot’s selection and provide average laminate flooring installation costs.
Average Total Project Cost: $3.80 - $4.80 per square foot
• Installation: $2.00 - $3.00 per square foot
• Materials: $1.50 per square foot
• Underlayment: $0.30 per sq. ft.
During the initial consultation, ask for a complete estimate that includes the flooring, the underlayment and the installation costs such as materials and labor.
Projects can range in price based on complexity and customer needs, like the removal of existing floor or subfloor preparation.
Laminate flooring can vary significantly in price. The national averages are as follows:
• Laminate: $0.79 to $3.00 per sq. ft.
• Underlayment: $0.29 to $0.79 per sq. ft.
Please note: Laminate flooring always requires an underlayment. It’s important not to skip over that cost when estimating the total price of installation.
There are two main types of laminate flooring: plastic and engineered wood. Customers should be aware that these two styles vary in price, and each one offers different benefits to homeowners:
When choosing laminate flooring, make sure to observe how the boards adhere to each other and to the underlayment. Some types are self-adhesive, while others require additional supplies for installation.
Removing all furniture from the room prior to installation day is an easy way to save money on your flooring installation. If furniture removal is required, the overall costs usually rise by $35 for up to six large pieces of furniture.
During most installations, the existing flooring must first be removed. On average, this process will cost homeowners $1.95 per square foot of old flooring. This rate depends on the existing flooring type and the amount of effort required for removal.
The Home Depot offers a stunning selection of laminate for your home. Top-rated installation services are available in many areas nationwide. Our professional installers are licensed, certified and vetted with background checks. They show up wearing an official Home Depot badge, so you’ll know we sent them. We are transparent about our products, so you know exactly what’s being installed in your home. The Home Depot also offers financial assistance options, like project loans and specialty credit cards, to help make your dream home a reality.