I've been getting several questions about flooring costs, so I've put together a few articles and websites that I think are fairly helpful. There are several calculators out there to help narrow it down to your specific flooring type.
One of the major sources of data for this subject is the World Floor Covering Association. Their website is http://www.wfca.org.
Another good site to check out is FIXR at https://www.fixr.com/costGuides.html#group_6. They have a calculator that allows you to enter your zip code and see a percentage comparison between your zip and the National Average by flooring type.
Out of the many calculators out there my favorite is https://homewyse.com/. The reason being it is the simplest to understand and use for the average consumer. Pick the flooring type, enter your zip code, and the number of sqft. And it will adjust to local average labor rates, and give you an itemized breakdown of an avg bid.
Out of the many articles out there one of the best at breaking it down "barney style" for those of us who have served. Is on home advisor, http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/flooring-costs-overview/…. They also have several good articles on weighing the pros and cons of different materials.
As a final thought, material qualities vary greatly and so do the prices. You get what you pay for. If you want a manufacturer product with a 30 year warranty, make sure the individual installing it is installing to manufacturer standards. You have a choice in flooring contractors, some people take short cuts, some people don't carry the proper licensing and insurances, much less pay taxes. Others try to raise the industry standards with an uncommon level of pride in everything they do. I understand budgets play a significant role in what can be done, that is why I am working on financing options that should be available later this spring. Choose wisely.
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Here is some more helpful advice for tile installation. However I would add a caveat to their push for memberships and certifications. There are several Associations that offer memberships and certification courses. It has been my experience that these organizations tend to act more like a labor union. Tennessee is a right to work state with minimal unions, so you are less likely to find members here than you would in somewhere like Michigan or New York for the simple fact that it is commonly viewed as an unnecessary expense with minimal return in this state.