After deciding to purchase a hardwood floor, you’ll want to put together a detailed cost estimate. Typically, hardwood flooring costs relate to two key factors – the cost of the flooring (per square foot) and the labor for installation. Now what else do you need to know to get an estimate of your complete hardwood flooring costs?
Materials and services for a hardwood installation:
- Pre-finished hardwood boards*
- Hardwood trims and moldings
- Installation materials (adhesives, underlayment, etc.)
- Additional materials required to complete the installation
- Furniture removal/replacement
- Removal/disposal of old flooring
- Subfloor preparation
- Product delivery
* Allow 10% extra in your square foot calculations to make sure you have enough material.
Project Estimator Online Tool
Armstrong Flooring’s project estimator is a great tool for getting an approximate hardwood flooring cost. For each flooring product you select, you’ll be prompted to answer a few questions. The project estimator will guide you through the sometimes overlooked hardwood flooring cost factors, such as the removal of existing flooring, subfloor replacement and installation costs.
You will also be asked if you’re planning to hire a professional installer or do it yourself. Unless you’re a very experienced DIYer and completely comfortable using hardwood installation tools, we recommend hiring an Armstrong certified installer. If you decide to complete your own installation, be sure to visit our DIY Flooring Installation area to learn about the skills and tools needed.
After you answer all the questions, you’ll get a project estimate that you can print out. With your hardwood flooring estimate in hand, you can then visit your local flooring retailer to get a quote. Keep in mind, there may be additional costs based on local conditions that may affect the price.
If you invest the time now to understand hardwood flooring cost factors, you’ll know exactly how to plan your budget to get the hardwood floor you really want.