Deciding to buy new flooring for your space is an exciting time – there are so many fun decisions to make, from the type of flooring you pick to the colour that best matches your walls. However, there is also the other side of a project like this that we don’t like to think about as much – the budget we have to work with. With all of our budgets being a little tighter in recent days, all it takes is a little bit of knowledge and savvy to ensure that you can have the flooring of your dreams without putting a strain on your bank!
We’ll help you every step of the way with this guide, explaining all the different costs you should budget for, as well as how to save up for that budget, and some cost-saving efforts you can make to keep the costs down. You can also speak to our expert floorologists, whether you pop into your local Tapi store or even organise a free home visit for us to come to you and talk all about budgets.
The first step you should take when budgeting for new flooring is to take stock of how much you can reasonably afford to spend on the entire process. Every penny needs to be accounted for when it comes to purchasing something big for your home, and flooring is no exception! Here are our top tips to help you out:
When you’re creating a budget for new flooring, there are going to be several things you need to keep in mind that will cost you money, such as:
You will also need to budget for our delivery and care package, and potentially for the removal of your old flooring.
Different floorings will have different costs, and the cost will also vary depending on the size of the room and where the floor is going to be laid. You could also expect that it will cost more to put flooring down in a room that is an unusual shape or to put down flooring in a more complicated pattern such as a herringbone or chevron style. We have indicative costs of how much it can cost to buy and fit your new flooring with Tapi on our fitting services page.
There are extra costs on top of your flooring that you will need to remember to budget for, including:
There are some ways you can ease the strain on your budget, by saving money in some areas. You can try:
If you want to take the next step to make your new flooring dream a reality, then pop into your local Tapi store today to chat with our friendly floorologists – they’re always happy to help! We’re so keen to get your new flooring sorted for you, that you can also arrange a free home visit for our experts to come out and see your space to help you decide which flooring works best in your space.