How Much Do Hardwood Floors Cost?

Generally, retail cost for medium grade wood is between $4 dollars and $6.50 per square foot, however the cost of hardwood flooring and the labor involved depends on both the quality of materials and the area of the country/state you live in.  The full range for all quality levels is $3 to $14 per sq ft. When budgeting you’ll need to add about 10% more flooring than the actual space you are adding your hardwood floor to. Labor is the part which fluctuates most based on your geography. How much contractors charge is something that varies wildly, from $2 per square foot up to around $6 per square foot. It’s recommended that you check with a few contractors in your area to understand the costs before starting your project. Additionally, you can save money on your project by going the DIY route.

Hardwood Flooring Installation – Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.  Most contractors will provide you a list of completed project with pictures to help you get an idea of the quality of their work

For the best value on Hardwood Flooring Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install a Hardwood Floor – Notes and General Information

Estimates from our hardwood flooring cost calculator are “ballpark” ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Our calculations are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified flooring installers. We strongly recommend that you contact reputable hardwood flooring installation professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project before making any decisions or commitments.