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Cost to Install a Wood Floor

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Install a Wood Floorzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Wood Flooring Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade wood flooring. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$812.36$1,101.92
Wood Flooring Labor
Direct labor expenses to install wood floor.
11.5 hours$599.68$692.86
Wood Flooring Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install wood floor including: manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
200 square feet$82.02$88.82
Wood Flooring Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic nailer for 1 1/2" to 2" nails and up to 3/4" thick flooring.

Totals - Cost to Install Wood Floor
200 square feet$1,531.56$1,939.10
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install a Wood Floor - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install a Wood Floor averages $7.66 - $9.70 per square foot in 2014. This Hardwood Flooring Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Hardwood Flooring Installation project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Hardwood Flooring Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $7.66 - $9.70 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Hardwood Flooring Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install a Wood Floor - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install a Wood Floor - References

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