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`TC = ( "L" * "W" ) " at " "UP" " `

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The **Flooring Material Cost** calculator estimates the cost of flooring needed to cover an area based on the unit price per square foot.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**L**) Floor Length - (
**W**) Floor Width - (
**UP**) Unit Price (e.g. $1.98 per square foot)

**Flooring Material Cost (TC):** The calculator will compute the flooring material cost for the area in U.S. dollars. However, this can be automatically converted into numerous other currencies (see list below) via the pull-down menu next to the answer.

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) |
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Type |
Store | Date | Premium | High | Mid | Low | Economy | |

Ceramic Tile | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $15.16 | $7.25 | $2.26 | $0.99 | $0.59 | |

Hardwood | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $6.99 | $5.09 | $4.19 | $3.69 | $3.09 | |

Hardwood Laminate | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $5.09 | $4.09 | $2.49 | $1.39 | $1.09 | |

Carpet | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $4.29 | $3.24 | $2.22 | $0.82 | $0.67 | |

Carpet Tile | Menards | 8/2/22 | $3.37 | $3.02 | $2.48 | $1.32 | $0.67 | |

Carpet Padding | Menards | 8/2/22 | $1.59 | $1.49 | $1.17 | $0.4 | $0.26 | |

Linoleum | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $4.79 | $3.89 | $2.03 | $1.0 | $0.66 | |

Linoleum Tile | Home Depot | 8/2/22 | $3.99 | $1.79 | $1.39 | $1.29 | $0.66 |

The Math / Science

The formula for Flooring Material Cost is:

TC = A ⋅ UP

where

- TC = Total Cost of Flooring
- A = Area covered in flooring material
- UP = Unit Price per Area (e.g., $2.45 per square foot)

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