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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. 

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 Portland hardwood floor professionals
Matta G.
Ben refinished our hardwood floors and did an excellent job, showed up on time and offered a great price.
BENZINA CONSTRUCTION LLCBENZINA CONSTRUCTION LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Martin is thoroughly excellent. He loves and takes pride in his work, and the results show. I highly recommend Duncan Hardwood Floors.
Duncan Hardwood FloorsDuncan Hardwood Floors
Michelle R.
Had a soundproof underlay and hardwood floor laid. I had ordered an insufficient amount of flooring and he had to do the job with a week delay. Was very willing to work with me and did excellent work.
Excellent Floors LLCExcellent Floors LLC
James H.
Sanded and finished my natural hardwood floors after I installed them. Great job, I'm happy with the result. Have hired them again to re-finish floors at my parents house in a week or two.
Elevate Hardwood FloorElevate Hardwood Floor
Thumbtack Customer
They installed a new hardwood kitchen floor for me and it turned out beautiful. They payed very close attention to detail and I am so pleased with their work.
Viewpoint NW LLCViewpoint NW LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We installed laminate floor. The experience from start to finish couldn't have been any easier Peter is great to work with , really professional The entire process was the best customer service and our floor looks really good. I highly recommend Elevate Hardwood Floor !!
Elevate Hardwood FloorElevate Hardwood Floor
Lucky K.
These guys do an amazing job. They were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing. The hardwood floors turned out beautifully. I will definitely use them again if a need arises in the future.
Duncan Hardwood FloorsDuncan Hardwood Floors
David N.
Viking Hardwoods took my 100 year old stained and damaged floors, and turned them into a work of art! Their attention to detail and communication throughout the process makes them the best choice. They are solutions oriented, and talented.
Viking Hardwoods LLCViking Hardwoods LLC
Rajiv S.
Petru did a great job. He is very professional, accommodating and hard working. Always very responsive and punctual. We liked the quality of his work. He overall added value. I highly recommend him for any hardwood flooring project.
Elevate Hardwood FloorElevate Hardwood Floor
Kevin J.
Scott was very professional, always arrived promptly and was a pleasure to deal with. His work was top quality. He installed hardwood on a staircase and repaired a section of carpet for me. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends who neede flooring.
Bridgeview Floor CoveringBridgeview Floor Covering
Krishna K.
We had a very pleasant experience working with Petru. He is very honest and committed. In fact, because we were on a tight schedule, he came in an ensured that the work was completed as planned in spite of being unwell. There was a bit of a miscommunication and the floor finish is not what we expected. However, Petru has undertaken to refinish the floor and charge us only for the cost of materials. We would certainly recommend him with much enthusiasm for hardwood floor projects.
Elevate Hardwood FloorElevate Hardwood Floor
Thumbtack Customer
Petru did an outstanding job installing new hardwoods, sanding existing flooring and staining all to match. He was very communicative when discussing price and time. He kept the house clean and is very professional. Would recommend and hire again. Couldn't be happier.
Elevate Hardwood FloorElevate Hardwood Floor
Thumbtack Customer
Viktor and his sub-contractor Konstantine were fantastic communicators, letting me know daily how it was going. The Maple hardwood floor looks brand new! The new owner of the home will love it!. The price was very competitive with an excellent outcome! Thank you Viktor and Konstantine!
AFC Pacific LLCAFC Pacific LLC
Gabriela G.
Randy was great from beginning to end. He was quick to respond to our request for a bid. Showed up to begin work when he said he would. Finished the job when he said he would. He kept us informed every step of the way, and there were zero surprises. The floors came out beautifully, and we're VERY HAPPY to have found Bateson Hardwood Floors!!
Bateson Hardwood FloorsBateson Hardwood Floors
Charles G.
Lucian brought our old, poor condition hardwood floors back to beautiful condition! He performed the work with efficiency, no dust, smooth and beautiful sheen. Mine is the old, nailed version and it looks great. The pricing was most competitive and I highly recommend his work. Charlie Geiger
VIBRANT FLOORING- Quality Hardwood (36O) 901-0246VIBRANT FLOORING- Quality Hardwood (36O) 901-0246
Stanford S.
The 1950's hardwood floors in our hallway were refinished before we bought our house, and so we wanted the bedrooms to match. Lucian took great care to blend the stain and make sure the transition was unnoticeable. He was punctual, quick to respond, and took great care with the project. Highly recommended!
VIBRANT FLOORING- Quality Hardwood (36O) 901-0246VIBRANT FLOORING- Quality Hardwood (36O) 901-0246
Pat B.
Stan, the owner of Excellent Floors, had the knowledge and the skills that everyone wants their floor contractor to have. He installed new engineered hardwood floors in my condo. Stan was very prepared and his work was meticulous and beautiful. I recently moved here to Portland and was nervous as to who to hire to do the floors. I am sort of a perfectionist and I do my homework before having any work done. I don't give raving reviews easily but in this case I have to say that I did not find any negatives about the quality of Stan's work, his work habits or professionalism in general. I will be more than happy to speak with anyone who wants to know more about my experience and even show you the work he did. Thank you, Pat Burns
Excellent Floors LLCExcellent Floors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Virgil and his crew did a superb job. They showed up on time, worked hard, and took obvious pride in their work. Our floors look beautiful. The first job they did for us was 1400 sq.ft. of some really hard prefinished Brazilian ipe--the wood was so hard that another installer gave up after one day. Virgil came in, took a look at the wood, showed me what he was going to do, and then did it flawlessly. We also had him install 400 sq. ft. of bamboo. Every time there was something to figure out and deal with, Virgil and his installers found a solution. I feel lucky that they were available to install the floors in our house. They were also friendly and professional and kept the place clean as they worked. If I ever install floors again, I will definitely use All Green Hardwood Floors.
All Green Hardwood Floors llcAll Green Hardwood Floors llc
Sandra C.
Excellent work ethic, communication, responsiveness, and above all, quality of work! I couldn't be happier with the work Pro Design and Remodel did for us! We have 500 SF of new beautiful engineered hardwood floor they installed with underlayment, subfloor, and trim as well. My photography doesn't do it justice. Gerbert and Ian are professionals and I look forward to hiring them again for further projects in my home and business!
Pro Design And RemodelPro Design And Remodel
Thumbtack Customer
While Viktor could have made money he chose instead to advise me not to do the job. I had just bought a house with brand new carpet and I had no idea the condition of the old hardwoods beneath. I wanted Viktor to refinish them. There was a hugh risk of pulling up new carpet and finding the floor in very bad condition based on his assessment of what he could see. Many others would have torn the carpet up because once done the homeowner really has no choice but to employ you.... but not Viktor. He advised me to just leave the carpet as is until it is older and needs to be pulled up anyway. Then if the floors look like they are worth refinishing then, to give him a call. Honesty and integrity to the point of turning down work to do what's best for the customer. I was very impressed and know exactly who to call next time I do need the floors of this or my other house refinished.
AFC Pacific LLCAFC Pacific LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We talked to three people for hardwood floor refinishing quotes (500 sqft), two from Thumbtack and one friend of a friend. The bids were all pretty similar; Martin's was a bit higher but we selected him because he was the only one of the three that seemed to care about the long term quality of the floors. He also did 5 layers of varnish vs 3 (the other two companies.) He (was the only one who) took moisture readings of the floor boards and the results determined a different direction for repair. Instead of replacing the damaged and stained pieces, he used wood filler and dark walnut stain... the most cost effective direction to go. The floors turned out great, smooth and even. We'd recommend him to others. He (and his worker) got in right away (working days and nights) completing the project in a week, which was great for us as we had time to get the floors done before moving into our new house. My words of advice: Communication isn't his strong suite and information doesn't always come across clearly in emails or texts. It may take a few times to get all the information; and because he understands his business very well, not everything he said made sense (at least for me). He speaks very fast, so ask questions if you want clarification. He runs full speed ahead on his own schedule, but he does care a lot about his work and wants to make sure it's done well.
Duncan Hardwood FloorsDuncan Hardwood Floors
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