Breaking down a flooring installation price quote

  • Flooring
  • Published: 21 January, 2015
  • Updated: 14 May, 2021
Choosing flooring

Breaking down a flooring installation price quote

There are different flooring types to choose from for your house. They basically vary in functions that meet specific needs of certain households. A crucial disparity factor that many often overlook as insignificant, however, is the price. This may be on the bottom of your list, but it’s still important to consider rates.

Among the expenses you’ll be making for your flooring is the installation. The price for this service usually depends on the contractor, the type of flooring material, and the size of the floor. Breaking down price quotations will help you determine an approximate value on the project.

The price quotation that a contractor gives you serves as the binding contract as well, once you agree on its content. That is why it’s important to have every important detail included in the quotation, so you can avoid additional and surprise expenses.


Will the preparation process comprise of sub-floor repairs or just plain installation? The pricing is logically higher if the contractor will take care of the current flooring. It may require specifics such as soundproofing, as well.

To make the most of their services, see to it that your contractor has the means to move pieces of furniture. This lessens the trouble of doing it yourself or finding another company to do it for you. Apart from moving, they should be the ones to place back to the original position.


Will you supply the materials? Make sure you have a clear understanding with the contractor of what materials, apart from the flooring plates, are included in their installation service. There should be a clear list of things, prices, and quantity. A comprehensive breakdown should always include the sales tax.


Guarantees or warranties as essential as well; these ensure not just the initial work, but the quality of the flooring in the years to come. Save yourself the worries and have greater peace of mind by making your contractors include it on the price quotation. Understand that not everything here is practically included in most quotes.

Installing the flooring on your own relatively saves you more money, but getting a professional to work on the installation process is perhaps more practical, given their experience and skills. At FloorVenue, we offer a variety of installation solutions carried out by our qualified team to suit your needs. Contact us now to see the significant difference that we can make for your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are four main methods of installation, all of which will impact the labor cost.

  • Floating Flooring: The price of flooring installation is between $20-30 per square meter for floating floors.
  • Direct-Stick (Glue + Nails): Would normally be $40-50 per square meter. Meanwhile, Glue down installation flooring will typically cost upwards of $50 per square meter.
  • Glue Down: installation is usually used on vinyl flooring, typically ranging from $30 – $40 per square metre.
  • Screeding: For installation of tile flooring, cement screeding will be required, usually at a widely varying cost of $30-120 per square meter.

The cost of hiring flooring installers will vary based on the worker’s quality and past experience as well as the size of the job. For a typical home, you should expect to pay between $25 and $35 per hour.

At FloorVenue, the majority of our floor installations vary between $20 – $40(+GST)/sqm depending on whether it’s a floating floor or direct-stick.

Feel free to give us a message if you want a free quote or measure up.

On average, a typical homeowner of an 60 – 100 square metre area would have to spend between $2,500 and $8000 for the installation of a new flooring.

The cost will undoubtedly be influenced by a number of factors. The most common ones include the type of flooring and size of the home.

  1. The first step is to measure the area which you intend to renovate with flooring.
  2. Multiply the length by the width to get your square metres. For instance, if your room is 12 metres long by 12 metres wide then you will need 144 square metres of flooring (12×12=144).
  3. You will always want to purchase extra flooring to cover offcuts, adding 10% to the final calculation is recommended preventing any unnecessary delays in the installation of your floor.
  4. Once you know the exact amount of material you need, simply multiply it with the quoted price per square metre for a ball park price.

FloorVenue offers free on-site inspections and measure up as we are here to assist you in your next project!

With so many laminate flooring options on the market, prices will have a wide range. However, you can expect to pay approximate $1500 – $2500 for installation of laminate flooring.

This will be added on to the cost of buying the laminate flooring material which typically comes at a cost of $20 – $50 per square meter.

The exact cost for installation in your home depends on the quality of your materials and whether you do it yourself (DIY Guide Here) or leave to a professional installer.

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