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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 long does it take to install a hardwood floor and a concrete floor?

The time it takes to install hardwood and concrete floors varies based on the condition of your current floors, the size of your floors and other factors. Use the following information to gauge how long your flooring installation might take.

Time it takes to install a hardwood floor: Several days to 2+ weeks

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. Subfloor repair 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. 

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, staining takes a full day to dry, and multiple coats are applied. 

For a more accurate timeframe of how long it will take to install hardwood floors in your home, reach out to one of the best flooring companies near you.

Time it takes to install a concrete floor: 2 days to 1 week

Installing concrete floors can take anywhere from two days to a week, depending on what you need done. Some of the factors that can impact how long it will take to install concrete floors are: 

  • The size of the space
  • The stain or finish
  • The condition of your existing floor
  • Whether you want intricate, simple or no designs 
  • The overall complexity of the project

To get an accurate estimate of how long installing concrete floors will take for your home, speak to a concrete contractor near you. 

Should I remove baseboards when installing hardwood floors?

You can install hardwood floors without removing baseboards, but it’s recommended that you remove them to fix baseboards that aren’t properly aligned, cover the expansion gap, adjust the boards’ height and ensure the baseboards match the new flooring. When talking to contractors, ask if they recommend removing your baseboard before they install your hardwood floors.

How thick is hardwood flooring?

Hardwood flooring generally comes in several thicknesses, with thicker, high-quality boards typically being more expensive and more durable. The thinnest is 5/16 inch thick. The next thickness is 3/8 inch thick, and the thickest solid hardwood flooring is generally 3/4 inch thick or 1/2 inch thick. The cost for each thickness varies by the brand, retailer and type of wood. Generally, you might see prices ranging as low as  $2.50 to $6 per square foot.

What is the best hardwood floor?

The best hardwood floors are made from durable, hard species like oak, maple and cherry. Solid hardwood is typically the better choice over engineered wood because you can sand out the scratches multiple times. However, engineered hardwood is better equipped for humid households. 

Consider buying prefinished hardwood flooring, which can be more durable and simplify the installation process. Plus, prefinished wood often comes with a warranty from the factory.

Bamboo is another popular option, though be aware that some might not be as eco-friendly as others due to its production process. Some of the popular hardwood floor brands are Bruce, Carlisle and Lumber Liquidators.

To ensure you choose the best type of wood flooring for your home, hire one of the top hardwood floor installation professionals near you.

Do engineered wood floors scratch easily?

Yes, but engineered wood flooring has the same susceptibility to scratching as hardwood flooring. Engineering wood floors have a layer of real wood on top. For this reason, engineered hardwood reacts the same way that regular hardwood does to scratching. If you don’t mind a few character marks on your floor like small scratches and dents, this is not a problem. However, engineered wood can be sanded down and resealed if the damage gets too great.

Find a hardwood floor professional in your area who can tell you more about the pros and cons of engineered wood floors.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a flooring professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To safely set up a consultation or appointment with a flooring professional and avoid the risk of transmitting COVID-19, start with an online search. Contact the professional through a message and ask to set up a video or phone call to discuss the project. This lets the professional visualize what needs to be done without physically needing to be there. Discuss the project’s timeline, budget, virtual payment capabilities and adherence to guidelines set forth locally and by the CDC.

Can I use digital payments to pay for floor installation, replacement or repairs?

Many local flooring professionals offer digital payments to conduct transactions for floor repairs, installation, replacement and more. This trend has been increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is prompting flooring professionals to take payments through Venmo, Square Cash, PayPal, Google Pay, Zelle and other convenient platforms. 

To ensure you can safely pay for the service, contact the professional beforehand and ask which services are acceptable. Take any measures necessary to comply with guidelines on social distancing.

Do flooring professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Because flooring work has to be done in-person, flooring professionals are typically unable to perform work virtually. If you come across a pro's profile that states they're offering remote services, message the pro to see what those services include.

If you plan to get indoor flooring installed once the pandemic is over, you can ask potential flooring specialists if they host virtual consultations through video calls and digital messaging. Compare flooring professionals in your area online to find the right fit, and book an appointment.

Does a flooring professional need to enter my home?

If the flooring project is located inside your residence, performing the job would require the flooring professional to enter your home. This is not recommended by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if a flooring project takes place in a separate location outside of your home, the flooring professional will not need to enter your home. 

Talk to flooring professionals in your area to see if it’s necessary for them to enter your home. If so, you might want to postpone the project until social distancing guidelines are relaxed by the government.

Reviews for Denver hardwood companies
Marianne j.
Beautiful work and pride in their work. On time, professional and really know the hardwoods they are working with. I have had many homes with hardwood floors and Design & Elegance were the perfect choice for me with this one!
Design & EleganceDesign & Elegance
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Hardwood Floor Solutions to install hardwood on our 2nd floor and staircase. Dan's team did an excellent job and finished on time and within budget! We were very pleased with their work and our 2nd floor and staircase look amazing!
Professional Flooring Solutions, LLC.Professional Flooring Solutions, LLC.
Caleb W.
Not a great experience with the hardwood and carpet teams. I was pleased with the project manager’s determination to get the project eventually completed, but unfortunately there were delays and inefficiencies in the process. Price point was great, final product was great, and I was pleased they stuck with original pricing, but I would’ve had a better experience if initial timelines were adhered to for both hardwood and carpet.
Footprints Floors of Metro DenverFootprints Floors of Metro Denver
Holly B.
Our original hardwood floors were in rough shape and peeling. Now they look great and we get compliments on them all the time.
Buff and ShineBuff and Shine
Leonel F.
Dedas Hardwood Floors does exceptionally high quality work with the utmost in professionalism. I recommend them for the best value and quality to anyone.
Dedas Hardwood Floors LLCDedas Hardwood Floors LLC
Jaime G.
Jeno is hilarious and definitely did a great job refinishing our old beat-up original 70 yr old hardwood floors that had been hidden for years under carpet. He also installed brand new hardwood steps and risers as ours were too destroyed to finish nice. Before and afters attached so you can see how bad they were and how nice they look now.
Andi W.
I could not recommend Charly’s Hardwood more. We unearthed some hardwoods in our bathroom and kitchen that were tiled over and really wanted to see if we could save them. Charly’s Hardwood said they could restore them even when others could not. The results could not be better, see the before and after photos. They also refinished the rest of the flooring as well and it all looks incredible. We were also working on a tight timeline with lots of other contractors to get projects taken care of before we moved in and they worked with the time constraints to make sure our floors were done before we moved in. I’d highly highly recommend these guys for any flooring needs you have!
Charlys HardwoodCharlys Hardwood
Thumbtack Customer
Greg was a pleasure to work with. Professional, punctual, and a true master of his craft. He was able to restore my century old hardwoods after years of being hidden under linoleum and carpet.
HWN Flooring Inc.HWN Flooring Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Footprints Floors did a great job refinishing my hardwood floors. They had to push back the original start date, but were professional and responsive throughout the process. The final product made it worth the wait.
Footprints Floors of Metro DenverFootprints Floors of Metro Denver
Thumbtack Customer
Remove carpeting from living room and install hardwood flooring to match and blend with existing hardwood in dining room and kitchen, and do so without creating a visible seam. Greg had the best price and was able to give me a precise start date. The work began exactly as scheduled and was completed in two days. The floor looks great and blends perfectly with the existing floor. He cleaned up completely and the house was ready to move into on day three as planned. I recommend HWN and would hire him again.
HWN Flooring Inc.HWN Flooring Inc.
Barbara L.
Did a great job on refinishing our hardwood floors and replacing flooring in our kitchen with vinyl plank. Love the look and how quick he was able to get it done! Will definitely be hiring them for any future projects.
303Floors LLC303Floors LLC
Joe L.
Jeff and his team did a great job with my hardwood floors. Besides making my floors look like new, they're level of customer service is outstanding. They were on-time, friendly, professional and the invoice was the exact same as the quote.
Buff and ShineBuff and Shine
Natisha H.
Jeff had a sense of urgency as we were trying to plan on short notice. Not only did he understand what I want, but he did exactly what I wanted. Our hardwood floor looks better than it did to begin with. There was no odor, and the floor looks like brand new hardwood. We are happy with the results and the quick response and communication Jeff has constantly provided. I feel like we had personable service in the short time frame we had work done. I highly recommend Jeff and his crew. They did an excellent job.
Buff and ShineBuff and Shine
Doug H.
We are so happy with Dillons work. The floor turned out GREAT!!! Dillon was very quick to respond and always on time. Job was spotless and beautiful when completed. I would recommend Dillon to anyone needing hardwood floor work done.
Freeland Hardwood FloorsFreeland Hardwood Floors
Jessica G.
William did a phenomenal job refinishing the hardwood floors that were hidden under carpet in my condo. He sent photos along the way and kept me posted when I reached out. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Papyrus FlooringPapyrus Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Rodrigo did a great job on our floor. We replaced almost 1000sqft of carpet with hardwood floor. I'm very happy with the job. The crew was very professional from the estimating to finishing the work. I would hire them again without hesitation
Toski Floors LLCToski Floors LLC
Cody W.
Had my entire flooring done with this company. Great value and workmanship. Had both vinyl plank flooring installed as well as my hardwood floors redone. I was also able to get a cash discount making my project with pura vida really affordable
Pura vida home innovationsPura vida home innovations
Kent M.
Willie of Papyrus did a fantastic job sanding and finishing a small room with hardwood flooring. They did great work all the way through the job, including clean up. Willie was very knowledgeable about wood floors of all sorts and sizes. I will use him in the future.
Papyrus FlooringPapyrus Flooring
Jenna E.
I had the best experience with Milene and Dave. They were thorough, fast, stayed within their timeline, and completely transparent about pricing and any extra costs throughout the process. I had them refinish my existing hardwood floors as well as install new hardwood in my bedroom area. The pricing was reasonable, I could pay them through Zelle which was convenient, and they completed the whole project in less than 5 days. They offered suggestions for how to clean and which products to use afterwards to ensure my floors remain awesome for the next decade. I couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out. Thank you guys again!
Design & EleganceDesign & Elegance
Jon T.
Dillon was absolutely amazing. He was willing to do a project that I had a hard time finding someone for (oak floor porch needed to be sanded). He is responsive, efficient and his prices are very fair. Work is done is high-end. Will use him for all my hardwood floor projects.
Freeland Hardwood FloorsFreeland Hardwood Floors
Lauren W.
D and L refinished our hardwood floors and they turned out beautifully!! They did the work exactly on schedule to what they told us, we’re able to fill some holes from previous damage, and came in at a great price point. We were thrilled with the final product and would absolutely recommend them!!
D And L FlooringD And L Flooring
Michelle M.
Dillon was extremely knowledgeable, professional, prompt, and provided us with incredibly great service!!! The quality of his work is supreme, he gave us hugely valuable feedback, was very courteous, and we were very impressed with how low-cost he was for his excellent skills! We will definitely be hiring Freeland Hardwood Floors again!!
Freeland Hardwood FloorsFreeland Hardwood Floors
Kristina L.
We had a small refinishing job and decided to go with Freeland Hardwood Floors because of the reasonable pricing. From start to finish, Dillon was professional and punctual. He did a fantastic job refinishing our 80-year-old floors - they look absolutely beautiful and brand new, and they match our existing floors perfectly. We’d highly recommend him for any job, big or small.
Freeland Hardwood FloorsFreeland Hardwood Floors
A section of our 50-year old oak floor was destroyed by water leaking from a refrigerator water valve. Jason replaced the wood in that section and created an almost perfect match to the surrounding area. If you didn’t know, you couldn’t tell there was ever any damage. Excellent work quality, professionalism and value. I would highly recommend Limitless for any hardwood flooring project.
Limitless Custom Hardwood FlooringLimitless Custom Hardwood Flooring
Hal W.
We found Jeff thanks to Thumb Tack. After meeting with several very good hardwood floor contractors, we decided clearly that Jeff would do our work. What a fine choice we made!! Our finished floors are FLAWLESS! Jeff is not a "very good" floor expert, he is truly a SUPERIOR CRAFTSMAN! We feel professionally and personally happy to have met him.
Buff and ShineBuff and Shine
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