Below is a guide to pricing our floors. The actual cost of the flooring will be more than the amount shown - the items that affect pricing are shown below - plans or a site visit will allow us to give you an accurate quote.
Wastage - a wastage factor needs to be added to the cost supplied - this is normally around 10%, but can vary depending on the type of floors, any patterns in the flooring and the sizes and shapes of the rooms.
Finish trim - all of our floors need to have expansion gaps left around the perimeter of the floor. These gaps need to be covered by skirting boards, end profiles, reducer profiles, transition profiles, quarter round etc. There are various options available for these trims - colours, aluminium or wood etc. which all affect the price
Stairs and staircases - stairs and staircases take a lot longer to do than normal flooring and therefore cost more. The amount of trim required is also substantially more than your average floor trim which affects the price per square meter.
Floor preparation - the condition of the sub-floor is vital for a successful floor installation - the dryness, levelness and strength of the sub-floor are critical. Even after a site visit it is often not possible to tell what will be required until after the floor covering has been removed.
Variety - there are numerous choices available for the floor types we supply and install, and price ranges are given. It is possible that the costs may fall out of these ranges in some cases.
Quality - as professional floor installers we need to maintain our standards - we only supply and install floors where we have confidence in the quality of the flooring and backup from the manufacturers and suppliers.
Floor finishes - when it comes to real wood floors there are a number of options available when it comes to sealing an unfinished floor. Stains, primers, oil-based sealers and polyurethane varnishes are all priced differently and come in a range of qualities for different installations - home use or business use for example.
Travel - we are based in Edenvale and supply and install in the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria areas - the prices are for wok done in these areas only.
VAT - the amounts are shown including VAT.
Derrington Floors price guide - supply and installation of flooring
Laminate flooring is the most cost effective flooring option we supply. The cost of the laminate flooring includes the supply and installation of the flooring on a high-density underlay (it is possible to use a slightly cheaper underlay, but we do not recommend it).
Vinyl Flooring - from R450.00 per m² (for an 4mm thick floor) to around R595.00 per m² including VAT.
Vinyl flooring is water-proof and can be installed in bathrooms and kitchens as well as all other areas. The pricing above is for a rigid core vinyl plank that can be installed in most areas where the sub-floor is suitable for a laminate floor. A glue-down vinyl plank is a cheaper option when looking at the cost of the material alone, but it will almost always require a properly done self-levelling screed, resulting in similar costs to those above.
Real Wood Flooring - from R800.00 per m² (for a 10mm thick/2mm oak top layer, engineered floor) and upwards per m² including VAT.
The pricing of real wood flooring varies considerably - the species of timber, the grade of timber, the size of the planks, and in the case of engineered floors the thickness of the top layer all affect the price. Finishes - factory pre-finished, site sealed, stained, oiled, varnished, as well as the installation method chosen define the final price.
As explained above, these prices need to be adjusted to account for for the extra costs involved - adding on 10% for wastage and between 10% and 20% for finishes will get you closer to a realistic figure, but each site is different.