Your heart might start sinking lower and lower as soon as you hear the words new flooring. However, flooring doesn’t really have to be such a nightmare every time. There are options that won’t blow your budget while also managing to look amazing. We have all been there, torn between saving money or splurging it on hardwood floors. It is possible to have floors that have the same beloved look and yet that don’t cost you an arm and a leg.

The following ideas can help get the floors in your home look welcoming without the expected cost.

Laminate Flooring

It might seem as if laminate flooring isn’t a viable option when it comes to inexpensive DIY flooring materials. But believe us when we tell you that you can find cheap laminate flooring in the market! All you have to do is spend some time looking in the right places. If you are willing to go with a product that is thinner than 8 mm, then you can easily enjoy cheaper laminate flooring.  

Carpet Tiles

The cheapest flooring idea has to be wall to wall carpeting. However, you can have the next best thing without buying a boring carpet. Choose from mix and match carpet tiles and go crazy with the design possibilities. You can also install them yourself to save on the installation cost.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Think of vinyl floor tiles with the stone look and you would have found one of the most cheap flooring materials. You can reduce the cost even more when you apply these tiles yourself, instead of having someone do it for you. If you don’t like the stone look, which is in style at the moment, then choose one of the solid colors that are cheaper.

If your looking for a do it yourself vinyl wood plank installation we recommend Armstrong Vivero Good. This DIY LVT flooring option is affordable and a very durable surface, for the price you won't find a better vinyl wood floor.

Wood Floor

You want wood but you can’t afford it. So, what do you do? Simply give up on your dream of walking barefoot with the feel of wooden floor under you! Not a chance! If you ask most employees at a store selling flooring supplies about cheap wood, they won’t know where to look. That’s why, it is important that you mention the words utility/builder/rustic grade. What they will hand you will be split or splintery wood but you can be sure that it's 100% solid wood!

Ceramic Floor

If you think there is just one kind of ceramic floor tile, then you don’t know the half of it! These tiles are available in a wide range that starts from amazingly cheap ones and goes all the way up to highly unaffordable and expensive tiles! Now, if you want a good result that doesn’t break the bank, then think in terms of smaller tiles. The smaller the tiles, the wider range of design possibilities will be that open up for you. Ceramic tiles with stone-look and porcelain are always a good choice for most floors.

Which of these options caught your eye? Let us know which option worked out for you in the comments section below!