The costs for wooden flooring vary depending on a variety of factors. Read more to get an idea how to estimate the price of purchasing and installing wood floors.
As in any kind of purchase we make, it is best to first compare prices before buying something. The same is true for wood flooring. Wood flooring costs vary depending on regional prices and fees for flooring installations. In this article, you will find several price estimates that may be helpful as a starting point. However, it is still recommended that you talk to suppliers and installers in your area in order to get a more accurate and concrete idea of how much the final cost for your wood flooring will be. It is also important that you choose your wood flooring carefully. The decision you make for your wood flooring will be almost permanent and you will have to live with it for years to come.
The first thing you need to consider is the cost of materials to be used. There are different kinds of materials used for different types of wood flooring. These may be solid or hard wood floors, engineered hardwood, bamboo and cork. The choice of wood flooring depends on what your sub-floor is and what you would want for your home or office.
Hardwood floors generally cost from $5 to $15 per square foot depending on the quality of the floor boards and its width. Installation for hardwood floors can be something from $2 to $8. The cost of installation may vary since boards can either be pre-treated or unfinished. Unfinished wood flooring needs to be finished on site.
Laminate wood flooring is cost effective, worth only $1 to $6 per square foot. It is also very easy to install therefore the installation fee is cheaper, around $1 to 5$ per square foot. This includes laying down the sub-floor padding.
The next thing to consider is the cost of labor. Installation, sanding and finishing is included in the labor for wood flooring. Determine how long it takes a crew on average to sand and finish the flooring you purchased and keep tabs on how many hours they work on your flooring.
You must also consider the other materials and tools that will be used such as screws, edger discs, sanding belts, buffer screens, stain, filler, pads, rags, finish, nails and other necessary materials for installing your wood flooring. Include them when budgeting for your project. Otherwise, you might end up with an unexpected amount for costs you did not prepare for.
Make sure you remember these and make the effort to visit your local suppliers and installers. Acquire quotes from different establishments so that you can choose the best deal that you can get.