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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 Austin hardwood floor professionals
Juhyeong Y.
Hardwood flooring installation
Duarte’s remodelingDuarte’s remodeling
Derek F.
Excellent work putting hardwood floors in my home. Great value and trustworthy!
Jo-Mow’s Painting & MoreJo-Mow’s Painting & More
Curtis K.
Medrano's flooring installed both hardwood and carpet throughout my property. They not only did it at a great value, but completed it fast and prior to the estimated date. I will definitely use them again and would recommend anyone else looking for a good flooring contractor to as well.
Medrano's FlooringMedrano's Flooring
Donna F.
Bill was a pleasure to do business with. I wouldn't hesitate to do other projects for me, he did a great job putting in my hardwood flooring. Thanks Bill for a job well done.
Bill HansonBill Hanson
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is good for hardwood installation, and he works hard and takes customer's suggestions. You can tell he is trying effort to make you satisfied. I am happy with what he has done on my floor.
Strictly WoodStrictly Wood
Talley S.
This team put in mixed width dark engineered hardwood and baseboards. Very, very well done and an amazing price, especially if you buy the wood through them (he gets the wood directly from a Houston manufacturer for a better price), which was also top quality. I've gotten many compliments on the floors and how they were installed by contractors I've had in there since then. I got several quotes and Cover Floors was truly a good deal.
Cover Floors TexasCover Floors Texas
Virna S.
Tom is incredible!!! I can't speak highly enough about his work ethic, quality and knowledge. He refinished the hardwood floors of our 1948 bungalow that went through multiple additions. They were run down, scratched up and not taken care of through the years. Thanks to Tom and his magical abilities, our floors look better then we could have ever dreamed. His weaving of the boards in part of the damaged areas were flawless. He is absolutely a gem to work with. Thank you so much Tom for making our house our own!
American European Wood Flooring RefinishingAmerican European Wood Flooring Refinishing
Katelyn S.
Seriously, every good review about these guys are so true. They are the price to beat and have very high quality flooring as well as the customer service being top notch! No hidden cost and the fastest floor installation I've ever seen or heard of! Stefan and Chris are the real deal. We bought our first home and it was all badly painted concrete (Eww), so we needed all new floors. We called just to ask about some pricing and Chris was super helpful and just over the phone was able to give us some ballpark figures and what to expect. We then went up to the warehouse to checkout there flooring (Not totally necessary as they will bring tons of samples to your flooring measurement for you to check out. We had no idea what we wanted so we went to see what was up) and Stefan was there and walked us through everything. He was so helpful and patient throughout the whole process. We picked a few we wanted to see in the house and went on our way. When Chris showed up to measure, he was right on time and a total sweetheart. Measured quick and we picked our floors. We got our estimate the next day and we were very pleasantly surprised at the price! Keep in mind the house was totally empty so no furniture or appliances to move around and there was no flooring to be removed, but even still, the price was right and the product was beautiful. All the hard flooring was installed in about 5 or 6 hours tops. It was so fast and BEAUTIFUL!! the carpets only took maybe 3 hours also so well done. I honestly cant tell if there are any seams on the floors. If you are looking for flooring installation, look no further, this is your company. I got no less than 4 other estimates and they were going to nickle and dime us on top of having less than steller reviews. The floors look perfect, they were upfront about how much it was going to cost and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. I could go on and on, but i hope you will just take my word (and the insane amount of research I did to find the right flooring company) for it! Use Millennium Hardwood Flooring, you wont regret it!
Millennium Hardwood FlooringMillennium Hardwood Flooring
Amanda L.
Saying we are THRILLED with the product and installation is an understatement!! My husband and I recently purchased our home which was all tile on the first floor (1,350sq ft). I searched for about 2 months looking for a product I loved at a price point I could afford and came up short every time until I found Stefan. Stefan helped us pick out a fantastic product and was by far the most competitive pricing in the area, especially when it came to removing existing tile. He was easy to get a hold of, answered all of our questions, was very upfront about all of the things we needed to know and be aware of and finished installation faster than anticipated. His crew cleaned our entire house of all dust and debris after tile removal and installation so we were move in ready which I was not expecting! My husband and I get so many compliments on our floors and we owe it to Stefan and his team! It was a fantastic experience, Stefan and his team over delivered and I would highly recommend Millennium Hardwood Flooring!
Millennium Hardwood FlooringMillennium Hardwood Flooring
Nishant G.
We hired Travis for replacing existing engineered wooed floors, tile and carpet on the main level of our home with a single engineered wood product. He arrived with his crew at the agreed upon time and completed the job ahead of schedule. We were so pleased with the outcome that we immediately hired him again for replacing the carpets upstairs, too. The quotes he provided were reasonable for the job and we are very happy with the result. There were some challenges with installing the hardwood on the stairs as the stair nose color didn’t match even through they were of the exact same product. He owned the problem even though it was not his fault and went to a local store and found a closest match product that would work. He is a thorough professional and stands by his work. I can not recommend his services more.
Centex Home & Commercial ServicesCentex Home & Commercial Services
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