One of the least expensive types of flooring to install is vinyl. On average this type of flooring costs between $1 to $7 per square foot.
Vinyl flooring is durable and water-resistant when it is installed in sheet form. Vinyl is also easy to clean. Vinyl flooring can discolor over time.
Linoleum is another reasonably priced flooring option. This type of flooring material costs between $2 to $9 per square foot. Linoleum can be easily cut and installed and is made from raw materials. Linoleum floors should be resealed each year to ensure durability.
Carpet is relatively cheap to install and averages $2 to $15 per square foot. This type of flooring is one of the easiest to replace.