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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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 can I find out if a flooring professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a flooring professional is considered an essential service in the current coronavirus pandemic, consult your city or state’s government website. To get a sense of the national recommendations, check CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage

This page lists 16 different infrastructure sectors that are officially considered essential during this time. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. Ultimately, you should consult with your local government. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a flooring professional when social distancing?

If you hire a flooring professional for an outdoor project, you may be able to avoid person-to-person contact with the pro. If you hire a pro for an indoor job, avoid physical contact, sanitize surfaces and use virtual payments like PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay and Square Cash App to complete transactions instead of using cash or checks. Determine a strategy with the flooring professional when you contact them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Columbus hardwood floor professionals
Larry F.
Andriy did a great job and hardwood floors look awsome Larry
Andriy (Versine LLC, Flooring, Kitchen)Andriy (Versine LLC, Flooring, Kitchen)
Mark B.
Great experience, highly recommend and will absolutely use again!! I had terrible results on my hardwood refinish from a previous contractor (pic provided) so I contacted Jenkins Custom Hardwood Floors and Don came out on a Sunday afternoon to give me a quote and worked me into the schedule just a few days later so the floors could be move-in ready by the weekend. As you can see from the before and after, Jenkins salvaged my hardwood floors at a very fair price with exceptional customer service! Cheers to Jenkins for taking my 911 call and resuscitating my floors!!
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
Thumbtack Customer
The BC crew did a great job replacing my old worn out hardwood floors with a beautiful new engineered hardwood plank in just two work days; one day to remove the old floor and make some repairs to the subfloor, and one day to install the new floor planks. By the end of the day they had put all the furniture back in place and cleaned up. Very happy with their work.
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Billy P.
Steve and his wife make an excellent team. They are enthusiastic, respectful, talented and kind, and they did a fantastic job on our hardwood floors.
SmitRoc Home ImprovementSmitRoc Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Tony did a great job on my new hardwood flooring and wall base, very efficient. Even helped reinstall our sink and toilet.
TJ Flooring LLCTJ Flooring LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They went above and beyond! The installers were very polite and neat. I would highly recommend using this company. The hardwood floors turned out great!
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Garry did a FANTASTIC job! We love our refinished hardwood floors and receive so many compliments on them! I would recommend Garry to all of my family and friends!
G&C Floor Covering, LLCG&C Floor Covering, LLC
Alex M.
Andriy did a nice job installing new hardwood floors in our house. He was accommodating to our timeline as we were working to get floors replaced prior to moving in. He was able to make this happen working nights and weekends. He even came back to finish the baseboards in a half bath I was remodeling.
Andriy (Versine LLC, Flooring, Kitchen)Andriy (Versine LLC, Flooring, Kitchen)
Thumbtack Customer
The job was perfect!!!!! My wife loved it!!!! Garry was very helpful in finding the right flooring and also his recommendations on trim were great as well. The job was completed ahead of scheduled, with very little waste, and also no clean up left for us. This guy is great I would definitely use again or recommend to anyone needing hardwood flooring installed.
G&C Floor Covering, LLCG&C Floor Covering, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The BC Builders team laid hardwood flooring in our master bedroom. They were exactly on time, professional, and very competent. (My husband has laid many floors himself and knows a quality job when he sees it.) Their price is very competitive and they were done in 3 1/2 hours flat. We would recommend them without reserve.
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Willian and his crew did a great job! They installed hardwood floors on our entire first floor. Willian is knowledgable about flooring and install. He responded quickly to my many questions via text. He and his crew were on time and worked hard to get the job done quickly. We had a few difficult areas, as we have a radiator heat system and floor outlets, but when brought up concerns he and his crew were able to figure it out so that overall the floor looks great. And the cost is absolutely reasonable. Would definitely recommend!
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Willian was great. He was very responsive during the planning and scheduling and showed up on time as scheduled. He brought an entire crew in on a Saturday morning and they completed 1500 square feet of hardwood flooring in one day! Everyone was professional and did a great job. They cleaned up after the job and the floors look beautiful. Beyond competitive price at excellent quality. Would highly recommend!!
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Don and his crew refinished 1000 square feet of hardwood floors in a newly-purchased home. We moved to Columbus from out of town, and Don was great about communicating via email & text message for the quote and after beginning the work. He is so professional and pleasant to work with, which we really value. The service and materials were very fairly priced, and I really appreciated that Don and his crew worked over the weekend prior to our move-in date so that the floors were ready for our furniture & foot traffic. In addition, our floors couldn't look nicer! A significant stain in the old finish is now barely detectable, and they did a great job matching the new finish across the entire house (the stair treads and one room had different finishes from the rest of the house). We definitely recommend Jenkins Custom Hardwood Floors to other homeowners!
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
Jordan S.
BC Builders did a first floor hardwood floor install in my home this past spring. I have been waiting to write this review to ensure the floors would remain in place, not warp or otherwise fail due to the install. As floors become exposed to temperature changes, humidity and foot traffic they can quickly degrade if not installed properly and it is with much pleasure I can confirm the floors are still as beautiful and intact as the day they were installed. Willian is great to work with, his pricing is ultra competitive and he is exceedingly knowledgeable about flooring installation. He correctly advised me on multiple items and I am glad I went with his advice. His crew works fast and efficiently and does the job right not just quickly. I would highly recommend using Willian and his team for any of your flooring installation needs.
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We asked Don to sand, buffer, and finish hardwood floors in two bedrooms of our new house. He was easy to communicate with and timely. Him and his team stuck to our schedule and had the project complete in 3 days per our request. I was very satisfied with our experience and will use him again if the opportunity arises.
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
John M.
Originally this contractor believed that I needed vinyl floors put in place which caused me to miss some time a work. They returned a second time with the correct equipment and were able to complete my small/medium sized hardwood flooring project in 1 day and did a nice job accommodating my additional areas for tile. For my trouble they provided a discount of 10%. If I needed any additional help I would hire these guys again.
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
Lauryn D.
I was under time constraints, wanting to refinish old hardwoods before moving into a home. Don Jenkins was able to schedule to start work within the week of me reaching out to him. He was on time each day, responded immediately to texts, answered all questions I had to make sure I understood each step of the process. Don Jenkins provided quality work, and the floors are beautiful! He sanded and stained 720 square feet of floor in less than three days. Thanks Don and team!
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
Justin E.
I hired Don and his crew to install brand new hardwood flooring throughout my entire home in Grandview. The project turned out even better than I envisioned it. Don and his crew are true professionals and their work is some of the best I have seen. Don't hesitate to hire these guys because you will not be disappointed. The photos speak for themselves.
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
Alyssa F.
AMAZING!! AMAZING!! AMAZING!! I can’t not say enough about Don and his crew. Super hard workers, always arrived on time from the first meeting. After running into a challenge when removing some tile only to find inches of concrete that needed removed before continuing the project, this being a potential setback, NOPE- they still finished within the original timeframe. All crew were friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. I wish they did more then just hardwood floors- I would hire them over and over again! 5 stars really isn’t enough - they deserve more! The floors came out AWESOME, being able to match the existing floors (56 years old) with new floors was exceptional! You won’t be disappointed.
Jenkins Custom Hardwood FloorsJenkins Custom Hardwood Floors
Paloma M.
I'm so happy we went with BC Builders. William is very knowledgeable and he gave us ideas about where to find the best materials. His crew arrived on time, and they were clean, courteous, and they did an amazing job. We were afraid that we wouldn't be able to afford top-rate work, but we are thrilled with the final outcome. He gave us options and consulted with us on all the decisions, providing insights about the costs and benefits of each of the options. Our hardwood flooring is beautiful and affordable, not a single squeak or gap. We're lucky to have BC Builders here in Columbus!
BC Builders Flooring Installation LLCBC Builders Flooring Installation LLC
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