Originally posted 19th July 2016
Last updated 6th February 2023
The Cost of Vinyl Flooring
The durability and cost of vinyl means it is perfectly situated to stand up to heavy footfall spaces and still look brand new
Extremely suitable for all sizes of room and all budgets, vinyl flooring or LVT is quick and simple to install, attractive in design and low on cost. It also comes in a really wide range of styles and designs, with everything from wood, marble and tile effect looks. But what is the cost of vinyl flooring? We’ve taken a look at all the costs that may arise from installing this type of flooring in your home.
Vinyl flooring is incredibly simple to install, needing only an adhesive to secure it. Cushioned vinyl comes in the form of a singular sheet which is easily unrolled to fit any shape of room. There are also luxury vinyl floor tiles, which require individual placement but are just as easy to fit in your home. Here you can see vinyl flooring being installed and the finished effect.
When fitting vinyl, there is little cost beyond the original floor itself. Vinyl needs a clean and uniform surface on which to be installed but it can be placed onto subfloors or on top of old, existing floors in your home. Once your vinyl has been applied, try to avoid walking on it as much as possible within the first 24 hours to prevent warping and don’t move furniture back until the adhesive has cured, which typically takes 1-3 days.
How much is vinyl flooring?
The cost of vinyl flooring can range from £5.70 per square metre up to £26.37 per square metre for extremely realistic wood and marbleised tile effects from leading brands.
You can use our MyProject tool to quickly check the cost of your preferred Vinyl flooring.
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Types of vinyl flooring
One of the biggest benefits of vinyl flooring is just how versatile it is thanks to the huge range of designs and styles that you can choose from. From wood and tile effects to mosaic and chevron patterns, we have a stylish and practical solution for every floor.
Take a look at our full range of vinyl floors.
Which rooms is vinyl flooring suitable for?
Vinyl flooring has a great range of features. It’s water-resistant, durable, sound-absorbing, easy to clean and warm underfoot. That makes it suitable for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, hallways and even conservatories.
Our vinyl flooring prices
For a floor that’s so low in cost, there’s an unbeatable range of styles to choose from. That includes different tile looks and shades, marble effects, beautiful wood grains and block colour styles. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s something in our range for every budget and style.
By buying your vinyl flooring direct from our factory, you’ll receive the best vinyl flooring options at unbeatable prices. Whether you’re looking for a low-cost solution or something a little more luxurious, you’ll save an average of 69% when buying your vinyl flooring from Factory Direct Flooring rather than the high street. And, in the unlikely event that you do find a cheaper product elsewhere, we’ll match their price.
We offer plenty of choice for customers looking for a vinyl floor that’s both durable and cost-effective.
- Ecostep Oak Havana Vinyl Cushion Flooring - £5.95 per square metre
- Ecostep Mist White Vinyl Cushion Flooring - £5.95 per square metre
- Ecostep Grey Chic Vinyl Cushion Flooring - £5.95 per square metre
Our mid-price flooring ranges are perfect for adding character to your home, or for any areas that are liable to wear and tear.
- Ultrafelt Mode Dark Grey Tile Cushioned Vinyl - £9.36 per square metre
- Ultrafelt Carbon Grey Cushioned Vinyl - £9.36 per square metre
- Rhinofloor Parquet Chevron Classic Cotton Vinyl Flooring - £10.28 per square metre
After something a little more stylish or hard-wearing? Our high-end vinyl flooring is still a lot cheaper than the high street.
- Rhinofloor Rhinotex Kiruma Champagne Vinyl - £14.05 per square metre
- Rhinofloor Rhinotex Melbourne Light Brown Vinyl - £14.05 per square metre
- Contract Safe Vinyl Woods Light Grey Oak - £15.13 per square metre
Vinyl flooring cost per square metre
The cost of vinyl flooring per square foot varies quite considerably, from £10-£50 per square metre in the UK. £10 per square metre will buy you durable vinyl sheets, while luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are at the higher end of the price range. Wooden effect vinyl planks typically range from £15-£35 per square metre.
However, these are the prices you can expect to pay for vinyl flooring in retail stores. At Factory Direct Flooring, you buy straight from our factory. By cutting out the middleman, we’re able to keep our prices significantly lower.
Luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT) cost
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring is a premium product that looks like real wood and stone but is waterproof, durable and more functional, which makes it better suited to everyday use. The result is a floor that delivers the sought-after natural look that so many homeowners want but with the practicalities and advantages of modern flooring. Our LVT floors cost between £15 and £30 per square metre.
A low-cost example is our Engrave Oak Pastel Luxury Vinyl Plank - £16.80 per square metre.
At the higher end is our Karndean Palio Murlo Clic Vinyl Tile - £30.49 per square metre.
Read our guide to luxury vinyl tiles to find out more.
Commercial vinyl flooring cost
Vinyl flooring is also well-suited to commercial spaces like offices, shops, schools, universities and galleries. Commercial vinyl floors are thicker than most domestic vinyl floors. That makes it hard-wearing and able to withstand the high traffic that these types of spaces experience.
A few examples of our commercial vinyl floors include:
- Safety Flooring Plus Nearly Black - £16.09 per square metre
- Safety Flooring Plus Earth Brown - £16.09 per square metre
Commercial vinyl flooring cost per square metre
Our commercial vinyl flooring is available at prices that are less than you would pay on the high street. As you can see from the examples above, prices range from around £10-£16 per square metre.
Smart purchases with your vinyl flooring
One of the many good things about vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl tiles is that most products don’t require an underlay as a base layer is already built-in. The only reason you might need an additional underlay is if the surface beneath the flooring is uneven or has issues with damp.
However, there are a few accessories you will need with your vinyl floor to achieve a flawless finish. That includes a suitable adhesive, adhesive trowels and floor protectors. You should also consider installing skirting boards to improve the finish of your beautiful new floor.
How much does it cost to install vinyl flooring?
If you’re looking to keep your costs down, then you might choose to fit your vinyl flooring yourself. That prospect might sound daunting, but it’s a relatively easy job even if you’re a flooring novice. All you’ll need are a few tools (take a look at our vinyl floor installation guide) for a quick and simple installation.
Vinyl floor fitting cost
If you don’t have the time to fit it yourself or you would rather do without the disruption, you can pay a professional fitter. To keep the costs down, you should remove and dispose of your old flooring before the fitter arrives. A professional fitter will typically charge you around £160 for a small room, £260 for a medium-sized room, and £360 for a large room. You should always ask for a quote for the whole job rather than an hourly rate.
Vinyl flooring maintenance costs
As well as being extremely affordable, vinyl is also very low maintenance and doesn’t require much effort to keep it looking like new. Regular cleaning with a brush and damp mop is usually sufficient, although applying a protective coating to your vinyl flooring will make the surface more resistant to marks.
We recommend that you try to avoid wearing heeled shoes on vinyl flooring, just as we would advise with many of our floors. If you expect high traffic on a certain patch of flooring, it is advisable to place a rug or mat over the area to prevent the floor from becoming uneven in its finish, thickness and colour over the years.
Vinyl floor repair cost
Vinyl is extremely hard wearing and water-resistant, making it an excellent option in areas such as the bathroom and kitchen. However, dragging heavy furniture or excess traffic in unsuitable footwear can add to the likelihood of damaging this flooring, in which case you may need to consider the cost of repairing or replacing your vinyl.
Related: How to care for vinyl flooring
Cost of replacing vinyl flooring
If you opted for the singular sheet of vinyl and over time your flooring has become torn, then a new sheet of vinyl will have to be purchased. Fortunately, as the cost of vinyl is particularly low, this isn’t as much of a headache as it sounds. If you have vinyl tiles, then you can simply remove the offending boards or tiles and replace them with new ones.
Fortunately, instances of damaged vinyl flooring, which is hardy and waterproof, are rare. Perfect for family homes and commercial areas, this speciality floor is resistant to the problems that plague many other flooring options.
Vinyl flooring cost calculator
When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring Ltd, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project 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 meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.
It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:
Vinyl flooring quote
If you require further information about the cost of vinyl flooring or its impressive qualities then please contact one of our flooring experts who will be happy to help. Call 0330 100 00 15.