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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 are the different types of flooring I can install in my home?

Here are four popular types of flooring you can install in your home. 

Solid wood flooring:

Solid wood flooring is made up of 100% wood, and has a very natural look and feel. It can add value to your home and. It can resist wear and tear, and be sanded and refinished multiple times. However, solid wood is susceptible to humidity and water damage. When it’s humid, solid wood could expand and if there’s a flood, it will be hard for the wood to return to its natural shape.

Laminate flooring:

Laminate wood flooring is an artificial product that mimics real wood flooring. Its core consists of fiberboard material, topped by an image print layer and sealed with a clear protective film. Laminate flooring is UV-resistant and less expensive than solid hardwood (approximately $3 to $7 per square foot to install). However, it also has a lower-quality feel, is unable to be sanded and refinished, has a lifespan of around 25 years and will invariably have a repeated print, according to Consumer Reports

A laminate hardwood floor is popular in living areas like dining rooms and kitchens. Their quality has improved dramatically in recent years, making them an attractive alternative to more expensive flooring types. Laminate flooring can also be scratch-prone, easy to clean and maintain, and resistant to moisture. 

Vinyl flooring:

Vinyl flooring is made completely out of PVC plastic and is an excellent option for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens. It is durable, comfortable and inexpensive. Vinyl plank flooring and vinyl floor tiles can also imitate stone, tile and wood. However, it is fairly easy to spot vinyl flooring as synthetic. Install luxury vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring in areas where moisture is a concern.

Engineered wood flooring:

Engineered wood flooring often has a plywood-core substrate and a genuine hardwood veneer as its uppermost layer. Engineered wood floors are more impervious to humidity than regular hardwood, meaning that it’s less likely to expand, warp and buckle, according to Consumer Reports. However, it can dent easily. The best engineered hardwood has a thicker veneer, as well as a quality that allows it to be sanded down and refinished to increase its lifespan. It can be as durable as solid hardwood, and it’s often an affordable choice for many homeowners.

If you need help choosing the best flooring for your home, reach out to the top flooring companies 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.

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.

Reviews for Sharpstown hardwood floor professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Hardwood flooring and stairs Mr willie was very professional and did a great job on my hardwood floor And stairs price was very reasonable highly recommended Thanks Mr Willie
W.C. RemodelingW.C. Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you for installing my hardwood floors. Great job ... Pam
Robert's Hardwood Flooring ServicesRobert's Hardwood Flooring Services
Mike T.
Good quality work on hardwood floor refinish. Job is done in one day. Highly recommend.
Texas Wood Flooring Service LLCTexas Wood Flooring Service LLC
Brandon G.
Robert and his crew are awesome. Handled the rip out of my old old floors and replaced with new hardwood. It looks great!
Robert's Hardwood Flooring ServicesRobert's Hardwood Flooring Services
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel and his team at westside floors did a great job with our stairs and hardwood floors he worked with us to give us a good deal and great service we love our floors it was a great update to our home thanks westside floors! ~The Boudreaux Family
Westside SurfacesWestside Surfaces
Thumbtack Customer
Josue did an awesome job refinishing our hardwood floors. We highly recommend him and his team. Very professional, hardworking and punctual!!
JC Wood Floors 2015JC Wood Floors 2015
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic Experience! Could not be happier with the job Bob performed. My floors look brand new. I would hire Bob again in a second and might later on when we potentially add hardwood floors in another section of our house!
Ultimate FlooringUltimate Flooring
Corey A.
These guys did a great job on the floors. They were always on time quick and very professional. I'll recommend them hands down for any hardwood repair, sanding and finish work!
JC Wood Floors 2015JC Wood Floors 2015
Marlon T.
I had a removal of carpet needed and to replace flooring. Marvin had the best estimate with more to offer. As soon as Marvin and his crew arrived they did as promised, excellent workmanship especially very pleased with the quality of material used for my home. They will be heading back to replace flooring in my rooms as I was so amazed with the work ! Thank you Marvin Hardwood Floors
Marvin hardwood floorsMarvin hardwood floors
Gabriel L.
American flooring far exceeded my expectations. I decided to rip out carpet up in one room to see if we had hardwood. To my surprise we did. The floor was in bad shape so I wasn’t so sure it could be refinished. American flooring did a better job then I could have imagined. Take a look at the before and after.
AMERICAN FLOORINGAMERICAN FLOORING
Bob R.
I have met with someone from Floor Coverings International Cypress last Friday to review the area where damaged hardwood needs to be removed and replaced. I agreed to the price for the job, but it has not been scheduled yet.
Floor Coverings International CypressFloor Coverings International Cypress
Thumbtack Customer
I am very happy with the work Josue and his team completed. He removed old hardwoods that were glued down, scrapped the floors clean and added leveling concrete where needed. They showed up early the next day to start the job. They installed over 800 sq ft of laminate and did an incredible job. Floors look amazing! I would absolutely recommend JC Wood Floors to anyone looking to have a new floor installed.
JC Wood Floors 2015JC Wood Floors 2015
Thumbtack Customer
Josue did the most amazing job refinishing my hardwood floors. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and honest. I couldn't have asked for a better contractor. He was extremely kind to me and my children and I would trust him to be alone in my house. Thank you again Josue! I'll be using him again in the future.
JC Wood Floors 2015JC Wood Floors 2015
Thumbtack Customer
Robert's Flooring is amazing. We could not have asked for better quality and professionalism. Robert is attentive and really takes his service to the next level. We got our stairs and downstairs bedroom done with hardwood, and he even matched the type of wood and stain. Definitely will have him back out when we do our other two rooms. Thank you Robert!!
Robert's Hardwood Flooring ServicesRobert's Hardwood Flooring Services
Thumbtack Customer
Willie and his helper did a great job on my new floor. I put down engineered hardwood and gave him a 4 day deadline to finish the project which he met with time to spare. They showed up early every morning and worked through most of the day. We had a couple small issues with the trim which he addressed, but overall it looks great.
W.C. RemodelingW.C. Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
I had my master bedroom done by Harry and his team. The project involved removing the existing carpet, leveling the sub-floor, and installing bamboo hardwood floors. Harry provided excellent customer service and communication leading up to the day of the job, in addition to a very reasonable and agreeable price. On the day of the job, Harry ended up sending five guys who were able to do the job and clean up (approx. 350 sq ft) in less than 3 hours! They had a fantastic attitude, worked very fast, cleaned as they went, and were very attentive to detail. Harry also was present to ensure everything went well, and all my concerns and questions were answered. I would highly recommend Harry and his team for any flooring jobs! We have been extremely satisfied with our new floor, and will be calling Harry when we are ready to install new flooring in the rest of the house!
Precision Flooring and Tile, LLCPrecision Flooring and Tile, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The job was to install two different hardwood floors and repair another. Bob was very professional, a stickler for time (which I greatly appreciated), a man of his word (which is quite rare nowadays) and great at his work. He went with me to Lowe's and helped me pick the right material for the floors. He picked it up next day and transported it to my house in his own truck. I was so happy with his work that I got some more work done including replacing the bedroom door and installing three other doors, both internal and external. Bob is very friendly and personable.
Bourassa Wallpaper Installation & PaintingBourassa Wallpaper Installation & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Delighted with a job very well done by Will Chavez and his team - just finished 2 days ago. We had about 1500sq feet hardwood sanded, stained and varnished in 5 days, and all looks and feels like a completely new oak floor. The dust was minimal and surrounding areas well protected by WC. There was 2 days delay to the start, but we got around that with excellent communication at that time and throughout the job. We thoroughly recommend WC to others. Regards, Dave Munro (Houston)
W.C. RemodelingW.C. Remodeling
Bobby R.
This was a great experience all around!!! We had previously hired a contractor to replace carpet with hardwood in our dining room, master bathroom and on our stairs. The previous contractor did the dining room, got paid for that room and never showed back up to finish the last strip of wood and to put down the floor moulding strips in the dining room. I reached out to several contractors on Thumbtack that came by within hours of me reaching out on a holiday weekend. I decided to contract with M&R Remodeling and they promised to complete the remaining work in the dining room, the master bedroom, and the stairs to our liking. We wanted the white riser facing on each stair but with the matching Earthwerks hardwood on the top of each step. They started the work on Memorial Day and completed the master bedroom that day. As promised they returned the next 2 days and finished the job as promised! The workmanship, professionalism, timeliness, and communication was great!!! We provided the materials they requested and they took care of the rest in only 2 1/2 days! I highly recommend this company for your in home needs! Again Highly recommended!!
M&R Remodeling/Maddy’sChristmas/soffit lightingM&R Remodeling/Maddy’sChristmas/soffit lighting
Saeid H.
We hired Pyramid to refinish our hardwood floors. The process of should be as follows: sanding, staining, and two coats of sealer. Sanding went fine, but when we saw the stain color it was too light. We asked what our options were and Harry himself recommended the following: to mix sealer and stain together and apply them to the floor. Basically taking two steps and combining them into one. My wife and I were very trusting that this was alright, only to learn that sealer and stain don't mix well -- and now there are DARK STREAKS visible along the edges of all the bedrooms. It looks like water damage. The worst part was Harry blaming the streaks and other blemishes on his own suggestion: the mixing of sealer and stain. That was the absolute worst part. Why recommend something with potential issues? Despite both owners knowing about our unhappiness with the final results, Pyramid never made an effort contact us to make things right. I hope they learn to put their customers before their business. Would not recommend to anyone.
Precision Flooring and Tile, LLCPrecision Flooring and Tile, LLC
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