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Cost of Flooring Installation

Last updated: 8th May 2019

Hiring a professional to install new flooring will cost you around $27.50/m2 on average. However, because of various factors that could affect the total price of the job, this rate can still go up or down. This means that a flooring installation job can cost anywhere from $22/m2 to $38/m2.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Flooring Installers on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

Cost of flooring installation jobs

Flooring TaskTypical Quoted Prices
Floor polishing$1,300
Timber flooring$2,500
Concrete flooring$3,000
Polished concrete floors$3,500
Entire house flooring$7,000
Floor sanding and coating$1,800
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Factors that affect the cost of timber flooring

Basically, the price of having new floors depends on two things: the cost of the floor type and the cost of the installation. Under these two are factors that affect the overall price of the job.

  • Type of flooring – There is a wide range of flooring materials to choose from, and they all come in varying prices. Here are some of them:
    • Bamboo flooring
    • Vinyl flooring
    • Hardwood flooring
    • Floating floors
    • Epoxy floor coating
    • Tiles
    • Stone
  • Labour – When you hire a professional floor installer, you’re basically paying them for their time, effort, and skill. The longer it takes for them to finish the job due to the complexity of the task, the more you’ll have to shell out.
  • Floor preparation – Before installing the new floor, make sure that your existing floor is prepped. It should be clean and dry, and you can apply a moisture-resistant coating or primer as well.
  • Floor finishing – Applying a finish isn’t necessary, but it can definitely enhance the look of your floor and lengthen its life. There are different types of finish that you can choose from, and some of them offer great water resistance properties too.
Cost of floor installation

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Cost of new floor installation by state

The average flooring cost in Victoria is more affordable than in the other states at about $23/m2. Meanwhile, floor installers in Queensland are charging an average price of around $27.50/m2.

Flooring businesses in New South Wales have an average rate of approximately $33/m2. This makes the state the most expensive place to get a new flooring.

Ensure that you’re hiring qualified tradies for the job so that you can get your money’s worth. has tons of floor installers who are equipped to take on your project.

Pricing information correct as at August 2017.

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