Here are some tips for getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to cheap floor covering options.
If you are on a budget, but you are a fan of hardwood floors, take heart! There’s still an option that many people don’t know about. Just ask for utility, builder or rustic grade. It is one hundred percent real hardwood, but much, much cheaper. Since it is often irregular, split and splintered, it’s not always the best option for high traffic areas, unless you have it finished and sealed. It’s great for a rustic, cabin feel.
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)
One of the cheapest floor covering materials is vinyl tiles. In addition to the savings you will have in purchasing the materials, it’s also possible to save hundreds on installation. Since luxury vinyl tiles are small and easy to work with, it is quite possible to put them in as a DIY project!
Another tile option that is known to be a cheap flooring option is the carpet tile. It may not be the fanciest option, but if you need something affordable, it’s great. You can easily find and install peel and stick tiles of carpet in an array of different colors, usually solid. They are a particularly good choice for a home office or hobby room.
Cheap floor covering doesn’t mean that it has to look cheap! For instance, laminate flooring can actually be quite affordable if you opt for thinner cuts and fewer “extras”. Thinner laminate is most often classified as below 8 mm, usually 4 mm being the lowest. It is also a cheaper option if you don’t need an underlayment under your floor covering. Extras can all include embossing that is especially deep and dimensions that are not usual.
If you would like to further discuss ideas for cheap floor coverings, feel free to stop by Cherokee Floor Covering’s showroom, located in Woodstock, GA.