Low-Cost Flooring

Low-Cost Flooring Ideas: 

Big Visions on a Small Budget

June 23 2024

Flooring is an investment but this does not mean affordable flooring solutions don't exist. There are low-cost flooring ideas that can transform spaces without compromising quality and draining your wallet. Lets explore affordable options for revamping a small house, office or other space. We unviel practical insights, tips and long-term saving benefits, ensuring your vision of a stylish and budget-friendly floor becomes a reality.

Factors that Contribute to Flooring Costs

Material Choice 

Different materials come at varying price points. Vinyl, laminate and carpet are often more affordable than engineered timber due to the nature of the material. this does not mean low-cost alternative are cheaper but the raw materials used in the manufacturing these flooring options often also cost less compared to other options. 

Installation Costs

Labour charges for installation can significantly impact the overall cost of material and flooring installation. Send us through a floor plan or book in a measure with flooring options you are interested in and we will provide a quote including all additional costs. 

Low-Cost Flooring Ideas

So, how do you achieve pleasing and hardwearing flooring while on a budget? Consider these budget-friendly flooring options to achieve your design aspirations. 


Vinyl Flooring is one of the most cost-effective choices for budget-conscious individuals. It comes in sheets making the installation process faster and more straightforward, or, in more sophisticated luxury vinyl tiles. Vinyl mimics the look of hard flooring without the high maintenance requirements making it a practical choice for those who want to achieve the look of engineered timber at a fraction of the cost. 

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is a budget-friendly substitute for engineered timber, delivering a comparable aesthetic at reduced costs. It compromises multiple layers, including a high-resolution wood grain shielded by a wear-layer. The design produces a hardwearing and visually appealing surface that is resistant to scratches and stains. Laminate flooring is famous for easy installation and caters to budget-conscious individuals aspiring to achieve the aesthetic and function of timber. 


Carpet presents an economical and adaptable flooring resolution, involving easy installation and more ventilation throughout the home. In particular wool which holds in the warmth during the winter and helps cool the house down in the summer, coming in a variety of textured loop piles and cut piles. While Solution-Dyed Nylon and Polyester carpet are known for their stain resistance and not loosing their shape as easily, these are more commonly produced in cut piles. Carpet is produced in rolls therefore you are more likely to cover more of the home compared to hard flooring. 

We have a Flooring Solution for every Budget

Achieving your dream flooring on a small budget is possible with careful consideration of materials, maintenance and long-term benefits. Ian Hunt Flooring understands that every home and business has unique needs and all options have respective costs. This is why we supply an extensive range of flooring products sources from New Zealand, Australia, American and Europe so that we can bring you the best quality flooring solutions with diverse and competitive price points. 

Contact us today if you want to find a suitable flooring solution within your budget. We offer free on-site measures, colour consults and quotes.