Vinyl flooring is relatively easy to install and can be used to cover a wide variety of different surfaces, such as wood, tile, and concrete. Vinyl is versatile in that it comes available in many styles and colours, which makes it an ideal flooring option for home flooring projects in rooms like the bathroom or kitchen. But how much does it cost per square metre? And what factors will influence the overall price for installation? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Vinyl Flooring cost per square metre
When it comes to cost, vinyl flooring is among the most competitive, particularly when compared to other flooring materials such as ceramic tiles or porcelain.
Vinyl flooring supply and demand are also dependent on the area that you live. In some regions, you may be able to get hold of vinyl flooring for as little as $30.00 AUD per square metre. In others, you may end up paying up to $90.00 AUD per square metre. Of course, these numbers depend on a number of other factors as well, such as the quality of the vinyl product itself, the size of the room you are working with, and whether you wish to install it yourself or hire a professional. Check out our range of vinyl flooring here.
Vinyl flooring cost per square foot
The cost of vinyl flooring per square foot can average anywhere between $3.00 AUD and $8.00 AUD.
What factors Influence the Cost of Vinyl Flooring?
The cost of having vinyl flooring installed professionally can tend to be expensive. That said, the vinyl flooring itself is often the most expensive part of the process. But there are many factors to consider:
Vinyl flooring can vary in thickness. The thicker the vinyl tiles the more they will cost and the thinner, the cheaper. This is typically due to the quality of the vinyl tiles (thicker typically being of higher quality).
Having said that, thicker vinyl flooring can often be trickier to install, so you should always bear this in mind before rushing in and making your bulk purchase.
Naturally, the larger the vinyl tile the more expensive it will be. Such sizes are typically measured as 10 x 10 cm or 20 x 20 cm for example (normally 1 square metre = 4 tiles).
Of course, the installation itself will influence the total cost. If you wish to hire professionals to handle the installation for you then you will need to factor in the labour costs. If you decide to DIY the installation, then you can indeed save money.
The vinyl flooring labour cost involved will depend on where you live and how much work is involved with the project.
It isn’t always the case, but sometimes if you have done much of the prep work yourself (i.e., ripping up old carpet and levelling the sub-floor appropriately), you may be able to get a cheaper rate for installation. That said, if you can do all that then you’re a handy little DIY enthusiast and since you are already halfway there you might as well continue with the installation yourself.
- Should you DIY your vinyl flooring installation? – DIY is clearly the cheapest way to install vinyl flooring on your property. However, you will also need plenty of time available and of course, the know-how, equipment, and ability to get it done properly. If you have little experience then you will be running the risk of making mistakes, which could ultimately end up costing you more than simply having a professional take care of it for you. That said, if you have the time, the tools, and you’re fairly confident in your ability to measure up, cut accurately, and lay the flooring with patience and precision, then you can indeed save yourself some money.
The style and detail of the vinyl flooring
Another thing that can influence the overall cost of your vinyl flooring is the style and level of detail. Vinyl flooring is available in a wide variety of styles and colours, with varying levels of detail. If you want a more intricate design with additional features such as borders and skirting boards, then the total cost of the installation will be higher. If you’re simply looking for something nice, simple, and tasteful, then you can save some money. It all depends on how you want the flooring to look and feel in your home, and how you’d like it to sit with your existing or desired décor.
Is vinyl flooring worth it?
Is vinyl flooring worth the investment? Absolutely. But of course, it all comes down to personal preference and circumstance. If you want a cheap alternative with great durability, then vinyl flooring is a wonderful option. For example, vinyl flooring has an exceptionally long life. In fact, with a top-quality product and proper installation, vinyl flooring can last up to fifty years with very little in the way of maintenance and upkeep.
Then again, there are other equally suitable alternatives to vinyl. For example, if you’d like a more environmentally sustainable option, then bamboo flooring is rather cheap and highly sustainable.
This often comes as a surprise to most people as when comparing something like vinyl flooring to a naturally grown product, one would be inclined to assume that vinyl would have less of an environmental impact. That said, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth, which is why it is so cheap and sustainable.
However, vinyl flooring is significantly easier to maintain, does have a longer life, and can be effectively recycled. Ultimately, it all comes down to your tastes.
In conclusion, vinyl flooring is an excellent flooring option that lasts long and can cost anywhere from $30 to $90 AUD per square metre. Whilst there are a number of factors that influence the final cost – with some careful planning and some research, you shouldn’t have any issues finding an excellent deal!
At DIY Flooring, we have some of the most competitive prices on the market. Take your time to browse through our broad selection of vinyl flooring options – we have something to suit all budgets.
If you find yourself spoiled for choice or can’t quite decide which style of flooring is best suited to your property, then please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We’re always happy to help.