Understanding the basics
A common question asked by people who are looking to have hardwood flooring installed is “How much does it cost to install a hardwood floor?” The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the type of flooring that you choose.
Hardwood flooring is usually not cheap. It requires a lot of prep work, including the removal of old floors, replacing subfloor and prepping the room for new hardwood. Depending on how much coverage you require, your hardwood floor may require you to purchase more planks than you need. Additionally, some installers may not remove your furniture, which will add to the total cost per square foot.
Choosing your hardwood flooring
The first step in laying hardwood flooring is to determine the type of flooring you want, there are many different types of hardwood flooring and each one is priced differently. The most popular, affordable, and most affordable woods are typically oak, teak, and American cherry. For the most expensive, exotic woods and rare varieties will cost up to £5 or £11 per square foot. However, you can save money by installing more than one type of hardwood flooring. This is particularly true for the installation of a single hardwood floor in a large room.
Some types are more expensive than others, such as bamboo and cork. You can also opt for engineered wood, which costs £2 to £8 per square foot. Also, consider whether your subfloor is flat and moisture-free. Then, you should factor in any miscellaneous expenses, such as the fee for removing and disposing of your old flooring.
How much does hardwood flooring cost?
The average homeowner will spend £10-£24 per square foot for hardwood flooring. This includes the cost of removing the old flooring and replacing the subfloor. The overall cost of a new hardwood floor is between £1,600 and £6,200 for a two-foot by three-foot floor. The higher your floor size, the less expensive it will be per square foot.
A hardwood floor contractor will divide the total cost by tier and then by square feet. The cost of hardwood flooring will be based on the type of flooring that you choose and its difficulty. Middle tier hardwoods are commonly available and are priced around £4-£8 per square foot. A professional will charge £3-£6 per square foot for installation. High-end hardwoods can cost up to £11 per square foot.
We understand that there is a lot to consider when it comes to installing a new hardwood floor and this is why we’re here to help you. Get in touch with us and let’s start your journey to a professionally done hardwood floor.