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Originally posted 19th July 2016

Last updated 22nd February 2023

The Cost of Laminate Flooring

Hard-wearing, versatile and available in a range of styles, the cost of laminate flooring is extremely budget-friendly for your home

Chris Payne

Flooring Surveyor Factory Direct Flooring Ltd

6 min read
Written by Expert

As one of the more hard-wearing flooring options on the market, and available to buy in an ever-changing variety of patterns, colours and styles, laminate flooring is a fantastic choice for all sorts of homes.

Even with its high levels of durability, immense variation and ease of installation, laminate is still an extremely cost-friendly option. Here, we take a look at all the costs associated with laminate flooring, from purchase through to maintenance.

How much does laminate flooring cost?

The cost of laminate flooring can vary from as low as £4.75 per square metre to £45.37 for speciality waterproof laminate flooring, which is completely resistant to all household moisture issues.

You can use our MyProject tool to quickly check the cost of your preferred laminate flooring.

Types of laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is typically available in two different styles: plastic laminate and engineered wood laminate. While they may look similar, plastic laminate is totally artificial while engineered wood is made from layers of real wood glued together, with an acrylic finish coating the top layer.

As a result, the price of engineered wood tends to be higher, although paying that little bit extra can add character, warmth and value to a home, making the additional spend worthwhile. Housebuyers may pay more for the look of real wood – something worth considering if you are looking to sell in the near future.

image of laminate planks

Which rooms is laminate flooring suitable for?

Laminate flooring is incredibly durable, making it a good fit for any room in the home. As it’s suitable for many more conditions than solid wood, you can use this flooring in the bathroom and kitchen.

However, if this is your intent, you will need to purchase a specific type of laminate with a higher level of water resistance. This will typically be a plastic laminate, rather than engineered wood.

Our laminate flooring prices

By delivering directly from the factory, we provide customers with the best flooring options at the best prices. Whether you’re looking for a low-cost option or something a little more luxurious, our laminate flooring ranges are 79% cheaper than the high street on average.

If a customer finds the same product cheaper elsewhere, we’ll guarantee a price match. Take a look at our price promise to find out more.


We offer plenty of choice for customers who are looking for a cost-effective yet durable laminate floor.

Popular choice: Prestige Century Oak Grey 7mm V-Groove Click Laminate Flooring


Our mid-price ranges are ideal for bringing a touch of character to your home, or for areas liable to wear and tear.

Popular choice: Prestige Oak Grey 8mm V-Groove Laminate Flooring 


Looking for something stylish or more hard-wearing? Our high-end laminate is still a lot cheaper than on the high street.

Popular choice: Prestige Plus 12mm Silver Oak Plank AC4 Click Laminate Flooring

How much does laminate wood flooring cost?

Laminate wood flooring tends to vary in price, and this is typically determined by the thickness. No matter the cost, you can expect the luxurious look of a timber floor combined with a hard-wearing and low-maintenance surface that will last for many years.

Our range of 8mm wood-effect laminate flooring is priced at £16.27 per square metre – a price you’ll struggle to beat anywhere else.

View our range of laminate wood flooring 

Commercial laminate flooring cost

Not only is laminate flooring a great option for your renovation projects, it’s also a very robust and durable option for commercial buildings.

Whether you work in an office, hospitality or retail environment, our range of commercial laminate flooring should help you stand out and create a space that’s appealing for both customers and employees.

Our prices start from £12.43 per square metre, but with our price promise, we guarantee to match the price if you find an identical product cheaper elsewhere.

Smart purchases with your laminate flooring

As with all wooden or imitation wood floors, installing underlay is always recommended. Underlay provides a barrier between your new laminate flooring and the sub-floor which helps with soundproofing, moisture protection and the lifespan of your flooring. Finally, consider installing beading and skirting boards to really improve the look of your beautiful new floors.

How much does it cost to have laminate flooring installed?

Laminate flooring fitting price

The cost to install laminate flooring is often higher than the price of the product. However, our range of flooring is designed to be easily fitted by anyone, provided you have the right tools.

This, along with the fact we deliver the flooring directly to you from the factory, means you’ll enjoy a significant cost saving on your flooring.

image of fitting laminate

Laminate flooring maintenance costs

Scratch-resistant and able to withstand the majority of spillages that occur in the home, laminate flooring is relatively easy to take care of. As with most floors, scratches and fine marks can be avoided by brushing regularly. Taking heeled shoes off before walking on this floor and clipping the claws of household pets can help to ensure your laminate floors stay sleek and scratch-free for as long as possible.

If you have caked your laminate flooring in mud, a simple solution of vinegar and water usually lifts this dirt right off and leaves an appealing shine behind. Resist the temptation to use a lot of cleaning products, particularly soapy ones, on your laminate flooring. Soapy cleaning solutions are often the culprit behind dull floors as they leave a residue. Avoid using lots of water on your laminate flooring or being tempted to air-dry floors. Always dry your laminate flooring after wiping with a damp mop to prevent the boards from warping.

Related: How To Clean Laminate Floors

Laminate floor repair cost

If you’ve followed the steps we’ve detailed above, your laminate should have a long life with minimal maintenance concerns on your part. However, if you have accidentally left a scratch or dent in your lovely laminate flooring, or created an irreparable stain, you’ll need to consider repair costs.

Fortunately, our laminate flooring at Factory Direct Flooring is very simple to fit, featuring the Uniclic jointing system. This means you can simply remove the offending laminate and replace with new planks if you have an accident.

The overall cost of laminate flooring, from original installation to any repairs, is extremely low. With our range of styles in this product, we’re sure to have the right floor for your home, at a cost that suits your budget.

Read more: How Do I Restore My Laminate Flooring? 

Cost of replacing laminate flooring

If you’re looking to replace your laminate flooring, either with another laminate product or a different type of flooring entirely, you’ll need to consider the cost of the new flooring and installation.

Most laminate flooring is easy to remove yourself, which can make replacing it less expensive. The remainder of the cost will be determined by the price of your new flooring and any associated installation costs (if it’s not something you can fit yourself).

MyProject Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our MyProject flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in metres or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

We highly recommend adding an extra 10% for wastage for the installation process.

Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

Laminate flooring quote

If you require any more information on laminate flooring and the costs associated with this item, please feel free to call one of our flooring experts on 0330 100 00 15.
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About the Author

Chris Payne, Flooring Surveyor

Chris has been with the company over 23 years he has a wealth of experience in his roll as Flooring Surveyor. Most of his daily routing is inspecting all sorts of floors so that we can establish suitability for installation. This sort of experience is very important as nearly 98% of problems start with the subfloor.