5 Easy DIY Flooring Ideas to Keep You on Budget

Published: December 18th, 2022

Updating your flooring can provide a substantial improvement to the overall style of your home. Another benefit of new flooring is the increase of your home's value. Whether you are updating your floors to fit your family's needs, or to get it ready to list on the market - doing the installation yourself will help stretch your budget.

DIY Installation

Pros

  • Do more with your budget
  • You control the schedule
  • No sales pressure
  • Can hire professional later

Cons

  • Accurately measuring space
  • Cutting pieces to fit
  • Can take longer than planned
  • Must acquire tools

Peel & Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

Peel & Stick Vinyl Tiles can be installed in less than a day and you will only need basic tools, such as a utility knife to cut the vinyl. These tiles are an easy, fast way to add a quick room accent or do a whole room makeover.

Modern peel and stick vinyl tiles come in a wide selection of clean and fashionable designs. People often choose this flooring option for bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Pro Tip: Make sure your subfloor is level before installing the Peel & Stick Vinyl Tiles to prevent bumps and pits in your flooring.

Redesign your laundry room with easy DIY Peel & Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring.

Browse Our Selection of Peel & Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Sepia - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Sepia - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Sepia - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Sepia - LVT Aladdin

Familiar Frontier Plus - Sepia - Luxury Vinyl Tile

$1.99
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Gainsboro - LVT Aladdin

Familiar Frontier Plus - Gainsboro - Luxury Vinyl Tile

$1.99
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Shelburne - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Shelburne - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Shelburne - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Shelburne - LVT Aladdin

Familiar Frontier Plus - Shelburne - Luxury Vinyl Tile

$1.99
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Linen - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Linen - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Linen - LVT Aladdin
Luxury Vinyl Tile Familiar Frontier - Linen - LVT Aladdin

Familiar Frontier Plus - Linen - Luxury Vinyl Tile

$1.99
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Carpet Tile Flooring

Carpet tiles can be a stylish, affordable, and an easy maintenance flooring option. In addition, they are one of the easiest floor products to DIY install. You will only need a few basic tools to get the job done, and the tiles are light-weight and easy to handle.

Carpet tiles have the added benefit of being individually replaceable. This is helpful for swapping out stained tiles, making them a great choice for people who have kids or pets.

Pro Tip: Try using a quarter turn vs monolithic pattern when laying tiles. Rotate every other tile 90 degrees to give the room more depth.

Spend more time creating memories, and less time worrying about spills.

Browse Our Selection of Carpet Tile Flooring

Queen-748
Queen-748
Queen-748
Queen-748
Queen-748
Queen-748

Queen-748

$1.30
Main
Main
Main
Main
Main
Main

Main

$1.61
Carpet Tile Dominant Arko Flooring
Dominant
Dominant
Carpet Tile Dominant Arko Flooring
Dominant
Dominant

Dominant

$1.61
Carpet Tile Primal Arko Flooring
Primal
Primal
Carpet Tile Primal Arko Flooring
Primal
Primal

Primal

$1.61
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Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl Plank flooring is easy to install, has an authentic look, and is easy to clean. They are also low maintenance, which will save you time and money for years to come. Vinyl planks are waterproof, which makes them an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms. 

Another great benefit of vinyl planks is that they are dimensionally stable, meaning they will not expand or contract when exposed to varying temperatures.

Pro Tip: You don't need a fancy tool to cut these planks. Use a utility knife to score and cut as needed.

Will hold up in a busy, active household.

Browse Our Selection of Vinyl Plank Flooring

Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank

Adventure - Blended - Luxury Vinyl Plank

$3.21
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank

Adventure - Bristle Cone - Luxury Vinyl Plank

$3.21
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Cabin Arko Flooring

Adventure - Burnt Umber Oak - Luxury Vinyl Plank

$3.21
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Castle Rock Arko Flooring

Adventure - Castle Rock - Luxury Vinyl Plank

$3.21
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Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has come a long way since the 80's. Today's laminate comes in a wide selection of authentic wood styles and textures. In addition, laminate is more durable than genuine hardwood floors.

Installing laminate floors is simple and straight forward. You won't need nails or adhesive. The pieces snap together like a puzzle.

Pro Tip: If you are installing the laminate on a moisture prone surface (such as concrete), we recommend laying down a moisture or vapor barrier first to protect the flooring.

Achieve the high-end hardwood look for less.

Browse Our Selection of Laminate Flooring

Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Craftsman Origin - Longhorn Chestnut - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Craftsman Origin - Longhorn Chestnut - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Craftsman Origin - Longhorn Chestnut - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Craftsman Origin - Longhorn Chestnut - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk

Mohawk - RevWood Select - Craftsman Origin - Longhorn Chestnut - Laminate Flooring

$1.89
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Granbury Oak - Light Truffle Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Granbury Oak - Light Truffle Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Granbury Oak - Light Truffle Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Select - Granbury Oak - Light Truffle Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk

Mohawk - RevWood Select - Granbury Oak - Light Truffle Oak - Laminate Flooring

$3.19
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Plus - Antique Craft - Espresso Bark Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Plus - Antique Craft - Espresso Bark Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Plus - Antique Craft - Espresso Bark Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood Plus - Antique Craft - Espresso Bark Oak - Waterproof Laminate Flooring Mohawk

Mohawk - RevWood Plus - Antique Craft - Espresso Bark Oak - Laminate Flooring

$4.69
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood - Kingmire - Brownstone Chestnut - Premium Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood - Kingmire - Brownstone Chestnut - Premium Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood - Kingmire - Brownstone Chestnut - Premium Laminate Flooring Mohawk
Laminate Mohawk - RevWood - Kingmire - Brownstone Chestnut - Premium Laminate Flooring Mohawk

Mohawk - RevWood - Kingmire - Brownstone Chestnut - Premium Laminate Flooring

$3.49
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Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Vinyl Sheet flooring is very durable, and if installed properly it can last 10 - 20 years. It is a great choice for areas prone to spills. It is typically 6 or 12 feet wide. You will roll it out and then, cut it to fit your space.

You will want to start with a level subfloor to prevent any bumps pushing through the installed flooring. An underlayment is not required, however, if you want to ensure a smooth clean base, a plywood underlayment is a great choice.

Pro Tip: You can do a full-bond floor by applying adhesive to the entire surface area, or a perimeter-bond by applying adhesive around the edges.

Great for rooms that get a lot of foot traffic.

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Sheet Vinyl Desert Sand Mohawk
Sheet Vinyl Desert Sand Mohawk

Desert Sand

$0.99