What is the Cost to Install Hardwood Flooring in 2020?
Insights from Your Trusted Hardwood Flooring Specialists in Calgary
From visual appeal and ease of maintenance to durability and high return on investment, there are many reasons to choose hardwood floorings for your Calgary home. Whether you are switching from carpet, tile, or laminate in your current home, or installing hardwood floorings in a brand new home, it is important to understand the kind of investment it entails.
The hardwood flooring specialists at Bull Tough Flooring offer some insights on hardwood flooring installation costs in 2020.
Key Pricing Elements for Hardwood Flooring Installation
How much you are likely to pay for installing hardwood floors may depend on factors, such as the location of the home, the total area covered, and the intricacy of the work. There may be substantial time, effort, and cost involved in the removal and disposal of the old flooring, as well as repairing the subfloor.
At Bull Tough Flooring, we have over a decade of experience in hardwood floor installations. Our qualified professionals constantly stay abreast of the latest trends in the market, including new materials, finishes, and the cost of hardwood flooring projects. In our experience, the average cost for installing hardwood flooring, including finishing, and removal of the old floor is:
- $10 to $15 per square foot on the lower end
- $16 to $23 for high-end materials and finishes
The type of hardwood and finishes that you choose, along with the applicable labor cost will impact the final cost of your project. Here are some related aspects to consider:
Labour Costs: The overall labor cost will be in direct relation to how much a customer wants to prepare the floor and Jobsite. For our standard solid hardwood floor installation service, about 55%-70% of the final price is labor. We heavily invest in making sure our staff are properly trained and qualified to give you the highest level of quality.
Material Costs: The cost per square foot for the multi-layered engineered wood is almost comparable with that of traditional hardwood. Since both are durable, high-performance options, which one you choose is essentially a matter of personal preference. The advantage with engineered woods is that the wide variety of materials (hickory, maple, oak) and finishes (matte, semi-gloss, gloss) provides greater flexibility in the pricing, as well as the areas of your home where you can install hardwood.
Wood Flooring Grades: Based on the rarity and hardness, wood floors can fall into three different grades:
- Softwoods, such as pine, poplar, or maple range from $4.50 to $7.50 per square foot and require $4 to $6 per square foot for installation.
- Popular woods, such as teak, oak, or American cherry may cost $5 to $10 per square foot, with an installation cost of $4 to $8 per square foot.
- Rare, exotic hardwoods, such as Brazilian walnut or mahogany are at the top end of the range. Expect to pay $8 to $15 per square foot for the materials, along with $4 to $8 per square foot for installation.
Quality Hardwood Installations by Experienced Calgary Contractors
Besides pricing, your choice of hardwood may be driven by your preferred colors and finishes, location of installation, or other requirements, such as water-resistant, stain-resistant, and more. The experienced flooring specialists at Bull Tough Flooring can help you make the best choices in materials and finishes based on all these factors. Trust us to provide flawless hardwood flooring installation at competitive prices for your Calgary home.
Happy homeowners vouch for our attention to detail, timely and efficient services, and unparalleled customer service.
For efficient, reliable, and affordable hardwood flooring solutions in Calgary, count on the award-winning, hardwood flooring experts at Bull Tough Flooring. Learn more about hardwood flooring installation costs and get an instant quote today!