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What is the Easiest and Cheapest Flooring to Install?

We have been in the flooring industry for over 25 years, and we have heard many different questions and concerns. And, one of the most common questions we get is, ‘what is the easiest and cheapest flooring to install?’ And we want to give you the answers. So check out this guide to learn more.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the cheaper options that come in sheets or planks. This flooring costs about $2.50 to $5 per square foot. Homeowners spend about $2000 to install vinyl on their floors. The price varies depending on the brand, style and design. If you want some inspiration or choose your flooring, check out our flooring product catalog. If you want to install luxury vinyl, you need about an intermediate skill level. You will most likely need to measure and cut planks to fit into the space. You will also need to know how to prep the room and subfloor. However, you do not need an even subfloor to install this flooring. Luxury vinyl uses the glue, floating or the peel and stick method. No matter the method, you will need to read the instructions.


A DIYers favorite flooring to install is laminate flooring. And why do homeowners like to do this flooring on their own? Because it has a pretty simple installation method. The most common way to install this flooring is the click and lock method. So essentially, the floors fit together like a puzzle. You do not necessarily need additional supplies to get it done. Laminate flooring is about $1.50 per square foot, which is a great option for a homeowner who wants floors that look like hardwood flooring but have affordable pricing. You can check out our selection of laminate flooring in our recent product catalog.

Valor Home Services


At Valor Home Services, we have a soft spot for carpet. While not many homeowners prefer to add this flooring into your home, it is an affordable option we cannot forget to mention. Carpet costs about $2 to $5 per square foot. The installation method can be a little more difficult, especially if you go with the wall-to-wall method. There are also peel and stick tiles that are great for people who want to make unique designs. All you have to do is prep the subfloor and then peel and stick the carpet down.

Additional Features to Keep in Mind

With any flooring options pricing and installation, there are additional features that you need to keep in mind. The pricing of your floors can change depending on the team you are working with, the brand you buy and the equipment and supplies you will need to install it. The installation method level difficulty depends on what method of installation you use, the room and the equipment you will need to use.

Which one of these easiest and cheapest flooring do you want to install? And while it may be easy to install these flooring options, we do not want you to have to handle accidents. Mishaps can cause you to spend more time and money. Instead, leave all your flooring needs to the stress-free flooring experts in your community — Valor Home Services. We can help you find the right flooring with our mobile showroom as well as install it. Plus, we have warranties where we will check on your floors every year and make any repairs that are needed. If you are interested or want to learn more information, give us a call today.