The Flooring Calculator has several useful functions to compute the area, material amounts and costs for flooring. The materials include hardwood, hardwood laminate, ceramic tile, linoleum tile, linoleum sheets (vinyl), carpet tile, and wall to wall carpet. The functions are listed in the instructions below, and the price comparison tool estimates the cost between a large variety of flooring options from fine hardwood to common vinyl (linoleum) at several price points and using recent pricing surveyed from Lowe's or HomeDepot.to use the calculator.
INSTRUCTIONS: The Flooring calculator provides very useful calculations and data for estimating and planning a flooring project. The equations include the following:
One should use the pricing for flooring materials that can be bought locally. However, the following prices are for different flooring materials and price points in the United States:
|Flooring Pricing Survey Data (U.S. dollars per square foot)|
Note: Local pricing can often be the best due to sales and liquidations. In this case use Cost with MY Pricing formula.
These equations are for estimation purposes only, and the user may realized significantly different realized costs based on local pricing, application and numerous other factors.
Furthermore, vCalc does not endorse or recommend any product or service provider. All references herein are for information only.
If you are a "do it yourself" (DIY) kind of person and willing to do the installation of the different flooring types, the main cost is the materials. This calculator helps with calculating the materials needed, and in providing an estimate of the cost of the materials based on recent pricing and your area specifications. Use this calculator to see if you can afford a higher quality or longer living flooring material. Enter your dimensions and then click through the material options to see how much the material costs would be for the area you've defined.