How much does vinyl plank flooring cost? And how much does it cost to install vinyl plank flooring?
Let’s put it this way. Have you looked into the cost of installing carpet vs. laminate? Vinyl plank is cheaper than both. In fact, vinyl can be more affordable most other types of flooring—it just depends on which product you choose.
Average Vinyl Plank Flooring Costs (for Materials)
Vinyl plank flooring can cost anywhere from just over $1 to $10+ per square foot.
The average cost per square foot is $4, though we advise you to be cautious with any product that costs under $3/sq. ft.
These super-cheap offerings like Home Depot’s LifeProof vinyl flooring are not known for their quality. They wear out quickly and might off-gas harmful VOCs into your home.
The Average Cost to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring
Most vinyl planks are DIY-friendly. If you decide to use a professional installer, though, the price will largely be dictated by your location and needs.
All things considered, though, the average cost to install vinyl plank flooring professionally is usually between $2–$4 per square foot—just a bit less than the cost to install engineered hardwood floors.