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Hayward Hardwood Floor Installation Professionals

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 214 reviews
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry N.
Verified review

While searching the internet for someone to remove our 12-year-old carpet from our two-bedroom flat, I found many referrals for carpet installation and floor refinishing, but nothing for carpet removal only. I then ran across a listing from Thumbtack, and thought I’d give it a try. The site was very easy to use. It asked me specific questions regarding the job, and within minutes I received emails from three people in my area that included price quotes. I chose one (Brian’s Handyman Services) and communicated further with Brian to clarify details. He booked the job for the next day. Brian sent me a text stating that he was on his way, and he arrived on time. He brought Carlos with him and the two of them began working immediately. If you’ve ever removed carpet, you know it’s a tedious job: it includes pulling up the carpet and pad, cutting them into pieces, pulling out all of the staples from the floor, removing the tack strips, and disposing of the carpet and pad. Brian and Carlos not only did that, but they moved our large pieces of furniture around in order to accomplish it. When they left, there was NO mess for us to clean up. Furniture was back into place and floors were swept. Brian even bolted four large pieces of furniture back onto the wall that had to be unbolted and moved in order to remove the carpet under them. Brian stuck with his original quote, even though the job turned out to be larger than expected. I can’t say enough kind things about Brian and Carlos and the professional job they did. They were fantastic! If you want someone who is honest, fair, flexible, and easy to work with, I highly recommend Brian’s Handyman Services for anything you need done at your home—and it sounds like he can do everything. You can contact Brian through Thumbtack on the internet.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Roseanna M.
Verified review

Arisel did a wonderful job on the wood laminate floor and molding he put in. He was prompt, clean, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend him. I actually have him looking at other remodeling projects we hope to get done soon!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
Verified review

RIcardo was great - super helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. He was incredibly responsive and was willing to pitch in on additional things to help make my move out as smooth as possible. For projects he helped install some flooring, paint, move some furniture and patch some holes. Would recommend him for sure.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin H.
Verified review

Vyron was the most responsive contractor we had, originally unsure if we were going to use him for just the demo or the demo + remodel, and he was diligent and professional the entire time. Vyron removed around 300 sq ft of tile and he laid new tiles for us. Our floor was on a cement base (uneven) which he evened out for us as well. They were on time, cognizant our my dogs when they came in and out of the gate, and even recommended the pattern which we LOVE! I highly recommend him and offered to be a reference as well. Thanks Vyron!

Hals Carpet & Vinyl
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 87 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Amazing!! Dennis had his subcontractor Randy work on a job for us and we could not be more happy. Randy took out flooring in a small bedroom and uses it to patch our living room floor where were missing boards from removing a wall. We had other people look at the job and everyone said it couldn't be done. Randy proved them wrong. He did it in two days! And it's perfect. You would never know there was once a wall as the floor looks completely normal. He even made a great looking threshold for us in between the hardwood and marmoleum leading into our kitchen. Super job! Really happy. Easy to work with. Thank you Dennis!

  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen T.
Verified review

Needed baseboard (180 feet, multiple rooms) installed. Gustavo replied immediately, brought required help, purchased material and completed the job perfectly. If I had known about Thumbtack the day before I would have had him install the floor asa well. I will be using his service again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
Verified review

Jasper did an excellent job of designing and building my computer desk and storage unit. On our first meeting he was able to translate the description of what I wanted into a drawing with measurements. On his next visit he confirmed the measurements and proposed workarounds for dealing with challenges such as the room's molding as well as taking a paint sample to match the color of the unit with the room. The results were better than I expected. The unit truly looks built-in with molding around the top that matches the molding in the room. Though it's a floor to ceiling unit, it does not feel overbearing due to the design, color and seamless attachment to walls and ceiling. He was easy to work with when making adjustments in order to accommodate placement of my computer equipment. When I specified what I wanted, I got exactly that. Jason is an extremely competent woodworker and very fast executor. I would highly recommend him.

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Fred Thayer Carpets
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lehua G.
Verified review

I have been a very satisfied customer of Fred Thayer's for nearly 20 years. I have referred him to many of my real estate clients and they have been very happy with his professional and efficient way in which he conducts his business. As a customer, I have appreciated his thorough and efficient ways in which he works. Very timely to give information to help make important decisions. His workers are incredible. Many have worked for Mr. Thayer for 20+ years. Very respectful and dependable. I highly recommend him for any carpet/floor work needed. 5 STARS!!

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David Chen Handyman
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason A.
Verified review

Hired David, very honest in the quote and explained what needed to be done. I needed some baseboards replaced in my foyer, and the baseboards in the living room and dining room needed to be properly installed since my HOA sent their installers and they were terrible (HOA had to replace my hardwoods and the installers laid out the floor fine but baseboards looked terrible). He made a visit and inspected the areas, gave a quote and showed up at scheduled day/time, got to work and a few hours later the place was good to go....great job. I believe he is based in Southbay but covers the entire Bay Area. Any general carpentry/handyman type stuff, that you can't handle or just want to get done, I would recommend him.

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Helen C.
Verified review

We hired Eli for a total interior renovation of our newly purchased home, including changing the layout of our first floor, adding a half bath, 2 full bath and 1 kitchen reno, hardwood floor, HVAC, roofing, repiping & electrical work. Total value of the project exceeded 140K, and lasted ~ 4 months. Eli & team delivered good quality work and kept us at our budget. He is a professional with high integrity. He was always responsive, provided helpful, thoughtful and truthful advice, and committed to his promises. Our journey together wasn't without hiccups, but Eli is someone you can trust as a partner battling any challenges together along the way.

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Peninsula Custom Floors
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Boya Y.
Verified review

It was a great experience working with Andres! This was our first time dealing with hardwood floors installation and we had no idea where to start. Andres was incredibly patient with us, explaining in detail the pros and cons of each type of hardwood material and recommending the best quality material that was within budget and which matches our stairs railings. Andres was also very professional, and broke down that costs for each type of material required so that we were in control of what we were paying for each step of the way. The best part was that Andres and team completed our flooring project days ahead of schedule! We are extremely thankful for this because we were on a tight schedule and needed to move in asap. Thank you again Andres!

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Juan and his crew installed a solid hardwood floor in our home. He was quick to respond to my inquiry, quick to come out for an estimate and kept in touch while we awaited our backordered flooring. On the agreed upon day he arrived on time and got the job done in a single day. The crew was incredibly hard working, professional and did such a nice job. New floor looks so nice. No room for complaints. Juan will get it done for you and knows what he's doing.

  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan C.
Verified review

My brother recommended Jensen and he did a great job on my new bathroom floor. Very professional and responsive!

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Regson Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natallia S.
Verified review

I hired them to lay the engineered bamboo floor in my condo. They did exactly what promised and in the time they originally specified. I have been doing remidelling and construction of my rentals and my resident for the last 10 years and very much familiar with the business. Out if many contractors or handymen i met Jason and Regina are the outstanding team. They work fast, they are very proactive and attentive to details. And their price was reasonable. What is the most important for me is that they do listen to my suggestions - not like many macho style contractors:). The floor work looks absolutely great and i am very happy. So that i would like to hire them for other work on my rental property.

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Garcia Property Care
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martha L.
Verified review

Ivan contacted us regarding our project within minutes of posting it, and he came to look at it and give us an estimate within hours. He came the next day to install our purchased range exhaust hood. He did a great job, and we will certainly consider Ivan for future projects!!

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Renovate construction
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cem S.
Verified review

Rafael just completed our dishwasher installation. He cut the existing cabinet and installed the dishwasher. He also made a filler piece to fill the gap between the dishwasher and cabinet. He is very friendly and professional. He is also careful not to damage the hardwood floors. He works very efficient. He also cleans (e.g. dust) while he is working. We hired him to work on other parts of our home after seeing the results of dishwasher installation.

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Luxor Floors
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
EyeCatchLight P.
Verified review

We are extremely happy with our new hardwood floor!! It wouldn't have been as great if it weren't for jolly joyful Patrick who came by in person so many times to show us samples and make us smile at his British accent. We were really cared for in our selection and the installers were so kind and hard working. They even evened out our concrete base floor so that the wooden floor will last for a long time. Our little closet had no baseboards and they went out and bought some. I was floored, "literally". I'm so glad small businesses exist, they make life and monumental tasks approachable. Thank you Patrick and all of your team.

Adept Flooring
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amir A.
Verified review

Sly redid the original hardwood floors in my 100 year old home. The floor was in really bad shape before, but he brought it back to life, looks completely new. He was extremely professional, punctual, and easy to work with. In addition, he’s a really good guy. I received quotes from several providers and Sly was by a significant margin the best on price. He started and ended the project right on time, which was great. He also explained his process and provided different varnish samples to help us choose the right thing for us. I highly recommend Sly and look forward to working with him again in the future when I remodel my kitchen floors.

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doris P.
Verified review

Eduardo and his partner did a fantastic job of installing new entry doors. Eduardo gave us a very competitive estimate and was easy and flexible to work with. The doors were unique and required a bit of problem solving; they demonstrated skill and team work that allowed for a smooth and efficient installation. We’re so pleased with the work that we’re bringing them back to complete our entryway project with the installation of new tile and molding. Looking forward to working with them again!!

David Gordillo
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
F & L D.
Verified review

Dave did an outstanding job of refinishing my hardwood floor at a very reasonable price. He was very professional and completed the job on time.

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Davmal Floor Covering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynne B.
Verified review

Doesn't come better than this! Super friendly people, fantastic work, made this project a walk in the park. Left the work site clean, communicated well and really cared about the quality of their work. I had my hardwood floors refinished using the water based poly so the work was completed in one day, the floors look great.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long does it take to install a hardwood floor?

Hardwood floor installation can take anywhere from a few days to more than two weeks, depending on demolition, wood type, the condition of your subfloor, total square footage of the project, and installation method. Demolition is necessary if you have existing flooring you want to replace with hardwood floors. New-construction homes do not require this step, as the subfloor is primed and ready for floor installation. During demolition, the flooring crew may find that your subfloor has damaged wood, uneven surfaces or other problems that must be addressed before the new wood can be laid down. Crews may charge on an hourly rate for subfloor repair, and the work can take a few hours to several days, depending on what’s hiding underneath your floor. The wood for your new floor generally arrives a few days before any work begins. This allows the wood to acclimate to the relative humidity in your house, which prevents it from shrinking or expanding after installation and causing gaps or buckling. The actual wood installation may take several days or more, depending on the size of your home and what type of custom cutting and designs are desired. If your flooring is not prefinished, the unfinished wood must then be sanded and stained in the home to treat and protect your new investment. Typically, stain takes a full day to dry, and multiple coats are applied. Baseboards and trim must also be installed. With all these variables at play, you can see why it’s important for a wood installation pro to provide an estimate only after seeing your home.

How much does it cost to install hardwood floors?

The cost of hardwood floors will depend primarily on the total square footage of flooring, the type of wood you select, the cost of labor in your region, and any preparation or repair work that needs to take place before installation. Selecting exotic woods, such as teak, will result in a higher cost for the project than a more affordable wood such as oak. The national average cost of hardwood floor installation is $5,750. Here are some examples of different woods and their average costs; actual costs will vary depending on the factors listed above.

  • Basic wood floor installation: $3 per square foot from a wood floor installation company.
    • The product cost for hand-scraped ¾-inch oak planks: $7 per square foot.
  • 620 square feet of maple floor:
    • Residential installation, total project cost: ~ $2,400 with five days of labor.
    • ¾-inch dark stained maple installed on top of new concrete in three rooms, a hallways, and a staircase.  
      • Cost for total project: ~$3.87 per square foot.

How much does it cost to install flooring?

On average, Thumbtack customers nationwide pay $5,500 for floor installation. The cost can range much lower or higher depending on the type of flooring you select (laminate is far less expensive than exotic hardwood), the square footage of the project, and other important variables like demolition and repair work needed. Here are some examples of average floor installation cost:   

  • Basic floor installation cost: $3 per square foot (not including product).
    • This can range up to $7 or $8 per square foot when tear-out and prep work is required.
  • Laminate floor and installation cost: $3-$8 per square foot.
    • Laminate is one of the most affordable materials and can start as low as $1.50 per square foot.
  • Wood floor installation cost: $3 per square foot (not including product).
    • $7 and up for hand-scraped oak planks and other specialized work.
  • Luxury vinyl tile installation: $3.50+ per square foot (not including tiles).
    • Cost includes prep work, underlayment, leveling and grouting.
  • Examples of additional floor installation costs:
    • Pouring concrete to level the under-flooring: $1,000-$1,500 for materials and labor.
    • Removing carpet: 35 cents or more per square foot.
    • Removing difficult ceramic or porcelain tile: about $2.25 per square foot.
      • Includes removal of the dura rock.
  • Floor repair: $75 minimum.

How much are oak hardwood floors?

Installing oak hardwood floors can add value and beauty to your home. The cost of hardwood floors is typically based on the overall square footage of your new floor, the type of oak you select, any repair work your subfloor requires prior to installation, and any demolition costs to remove your old flooring. Other factors that will affect your total cost can include the regional cost of labor and business overhead of your flooring company.

A flooring installation company may charge $3 per square foot for standard installation. For hand-scraped (higher-end) ¾-inch oak planks, the cost is approximately $7 per square foot, for a total cost per square foot of about $10 as long as no repair work is required. Standard oak planks are available from big-box stores for as low as $3 per square foot, so the quality of oak you want will affect your total project cost.

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