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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.

What's the best flooring for basements, kitchens and bathrooms?

When installing flooring in your home, keep in mind that some materials are better suited for certain rooms while others are not. Use this guide to help you make the best decision for your home.

Best Flooring for Basements

Basement flooring should be highly resistant to moisture, as many basements are below grade. Choosing the best flooring for basement spaces depends on what they’ll be used for. For example: 

  • An epoxy basement floor is a durable finish for concrete.
  • Vinyl basement flooring is generally waterproof or water-resistant. 
  • Laminate floors can be an affordable option, but they’re often not 100% waterproof.
  • Ceramic tile floors are also water-resistant. 

If your basement isn’t moist, carpet tiles are also an option — just make sure to use a moisture barrier.

Best Flooring for Kitchens

Kitchen flooring does more work than almost any floor in the house, so you’ll want to choose a durable floor. The following are among the best flooring types for kitchens:

  • Porcelain tiles can be fashionable, moisture-resistant, and cost less than stone or wood to install.
  • Vinyl flooring can withstand dents, is generally inexpensive and it’s easy to install.
  • Linoleum flooring can be durable, easy to maintain and affordable. 
  • Wood flooring could be damaged by dropped pots and pans, furniture and pets. However, hardwood and engineered wood floors in kitchen spaces are still popular among homeowners.

Best Flooring for Bathrooms

Bathroom flooring must withstand high moisture levels while also being comfortable on bare feet. Here are some of the best flooring options for bathrooms: 

  • Porcelain tiles are generally comfortable, waterproof, stylish and less costly than stone or wood. 
  • Vinyl flooring is waterproof, cost-effective and can imitate wood convincingly.
  • Natural stone can be expensive, but it’s typically hard and durable.

Reach out to a flooring installation and repair professional near you to see which type you should install in your home.

What is the best flooring for dogs?

Waterproof or scratch-resistant flooring is typically the best flooring for dogs. This includes: 

  • Vinyl: Vinyl may not add much to the value of your home, but it is resistant to scratching, stains, dents and accidents. Plus, it’s an affordable option.
  • Tile: Tile is generally water-resistant and scratch-proof, and more affordable than hardwood or stone.
  • Laminate: Laminate is not truly waterproof, but it is tough and often more scratch-resistant than other wood floorings. 

Remember that solid hardwood is susceptible to damage, including dents, scratching, licking and accidents. But if you want to install wood floors, the best hardwood floors for dogs are typically made out of maple, Brazilian walnut or bamboo.

For more tips on choosing the best flooring for dogs, talk to one of the best flooring installation professionals near you.

How much does it cost to install flooring?

The national average cost to install flooring is $5,500, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 . Your cost can be much lower or higher depending on the type of flooring you select, the square footage of the project, and other important variables like demolition and repair work needed.

Here are some examples of floor installation costs, depending on the material:

Reach out to the top flooring installation specialists near you to get an accurate, free estimate of how much it will cost to install flooring in your home.

Is it worth it to hire a professional flooring specialist?

Unless you have plenty of experience installing the type of floor you want, it is worth it to hire a professional flooring specialist. 

The first reason is tools — pros have them, and they know how to use them. Without the proper experience, there is a high risk of injury with nail guns and power saws. A good pro also works quickly, saving you time that you could spend doing other things. 

Finally, a pro gets you past options paralysis by helping you decide the best flooring for different rooms and areas of the home.

To get started on your flooring project, contact the best flooring contractors near you today.

Reviews for Washington hardwood installers
Amy D.
Highly recommend. We had our hardwood floors replaced in the bathroom from water damage. In addition a custom door installed in a closet in our basement. Would for sure hire again. Thank you!!!
Freedom Plus Contractors, LLCFreedom Plus Contractors, LLC
Nia K.
The team at absolute interiors was great from start to finish. Very responsive. I received a quote immediately and was quickly scheduled to get my hardwood floors on the first level replaced with new hardwood floors. When the team arrived, they made mention of the fact that my floor was very unleveled and had a significant dip in the middle. I thought I could not afford to level the floor and it would need to stay that way (i have an old house), but the team at absolute interiors said they could level out the floor for a very reasonable price. They returned the next day, and as promised, leveled out the floor and installed beautiful new hardwood floors. I will certainly use them for other home projects and have already recommended them to friends.
Absolute Power Washing LLCAbsolute Power Washing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Josias and his crew had a extremely big project with our home. We had horrible bamboo floors installed in our home in Cap Hill D.C. and needed Josias and his crew to remove everything and install new floors....a project I thought would have taken forever. They came in, worked very hard and did an incredible job. I wish I could show a photo of the new floors we had put in by Crafted Hardwood Floors. It was not an easy project, but these guys were there some days from 7:30am to 6:30pm. They were very polite and made sure our home was not destroyed during the project. I would definitely recommend Josias and Crafted Hardwood Floors for any flooring work because like I said, our job was strenuous and tough and they completed the job in 1 week. Thanks again for making our home look incredible!
Crafted Hardwood Floors, LLCCrafted Hardwood Floors, LLC
Elena R.
Fantastic work by Randy and his team; they installed bamboo flooring in our town house, and we were very impressed with their responsiveness, reliability, professionalism, expertise, and ultimately the quality of their work! They patiently dealt with all the hurdles and bottlenecks that came up during the installation, were detail oriented, and worked extra hard to make sure that everything looked perfect. As an added bonus, they left the house clean and in perfect condition when they left. Their price is very reasonable too, both in general and given the quality of their work. I would not hesitate to hire FloorTechs again or recommend them to anyone looking to install hardwood, bamboo or other flooring. Thank you FloorTechs!
FloorTechs, LLCFloorTechs, LLC
Amanda J.
I can highly recommend Forma Floors, and I only have positive things to say about them. Bruno is a great communicator and they installed hardwood floors in almost our whole house. The work was done very quickly and with quality. It only took 2 days and the guy was very attentive to details. This included baseboards too. Bruno was very accommodative and flexible, for example we had delays in the delivery of the second batch of our floors and he was patient and flexible to send his guys when whenever we needed it. When we had this delay with the other Floor Company through which we bought the floors, Bruno even tried to find the exact floors we were looking for through his own suppliers. I cannot be happier with an installation service and highly recommend it, we would hire them again if we need to install more floors!
Forma Floors, LLCForma Floors, LLC
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