Most people love the natural look of hardwood floors as well as the many other benefits that this type of flooring has over other materials. It looks luxurious and is more durable, not to mention it adds a lot of value to your home. When making the decision on whether to go this route and which type of product to go with, it is important to understand hardwood floor prices and what is involved.
A huge portion of your total cost will be determined by the type of hardwood you select. Hardwood floor prices run at a very broad price point range depending on a number of factors:
- Pre-finished or unfinished
- Engineered hardwood or solid hardwood
- Thickness of the hardwood, with thinner being less costly
- The width of the planks
- Wood species, with exotic and rare woods being more costly.
- Hardness rating, which is mostly affected by wood species
The overall labor cost greatly affects hardwood floor prices, with a number of things that can make your project cost differently than you expected:
- Unfinished products involve more labor, which makes them more of an investment
- A custom installation, such as diagonally laid, borders, and designs, will increase the cost
- Needing furniture moved may add to the labor cost
- Removal of old flooring will vary in cost depending on the type of flooring to be removed
- Subfloor preparation can vary in cost depending on amount of work and materials needed
Because there are so many factors that go into hardwood floor prices, you need a professional that has your best interests in mind. At Wright’s Carpet and Flooring, we make certain to go over all your options and tell you the advantages and disadvantages so that you can make the decision that meets your needs and budget. Call us today and ask about our Shop at Home service.