Enter the cost per square foot of the flooring, the gross floor area, labor cost per hour, and install time into the calculator to determine the floor installation cost.

Floor Install Cost Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Floor Install Cost.


  • Where FIC is the floor install cost ($)
  • CPSF is the cost per square foot of the flooring ($/ft^2)
  • GFA is the gross floor area (ft^2) – calculated by multiplying the width by the length
  • LC is the labor cost per hour ($/hour)
  • T is the total time it will take to install the floor (hours)

What is Average Floor Install Cost?

The average cost to install flooring is between $7 and $25 per square foot, depending on the material.

The labor costs to install hardwood floors depend on the level of the room, the quality and thickness of the flooring material, and whether you’re installing standard patterns or using more complex designs.

How to Calculate Floor Install Cost?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the cost of flooring.

First, determine the cost per square foot of the flooring. In this example, the cost per square foot is $10.00.

Next, determine the gross floor area. This is calculated as 350 square feet.

Next, determine the labor cost of installation. In this problem, the labor cost is $50/hour.

Next, determine the total time needed for the installation. In this case, the time required for the installation is 8 hours.

Finally, calculate the floor installation cost using the formula above:


FIC = 10* 350 + 50*8

FIC = $3,900.00