Cost to Stain Floors

Updated: January 2015

Floor Staining And Finishing Cost CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Floor Finishing Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade stain and finishing coat. Quantity includes typical waste overage, sufficient material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
534 square feet$141.10$161.45
Floor Finishing Labor
Direct labor expenses to stain floors. Includes planning, job equipment and material acquisition, area preparation, setup and cleanup.
4.8 hours$256.95$353.44
Floor Finishing Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to stain floors including: manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
500 Square Feet$45.00$48.40

Totals - Cost to Stain Floors - 500 Square Feet $443.05$563.29
Average Cost Per Square Foot  $0.89$1.13

Looking for a fast, accurate estimate of the cost to Stain Floors? This FREE online calculator uses the latest material costs, unit productivity rates and region specific wages to create instant, no-obligation estimates for your Floor Staining And Finishing project. For a basic 500 square feet project in zip code 47474, the cost to Stain Floors averages $0.89 - $1.13 per square foot* - but costs in your area will vary. To estimate costs for your 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.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Stain Floors - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Floor Staining And Finishing, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Floor Staining And Finishing jobs.

The cost estimate does not include:

  • Unless explicitly noted in the description of work, this Floor Staining And Finishing estimate does NOT include costs for relocating, repairing, modifying or enhancing existing structural, HVAC, electrical, ventilation and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Floor Staining And Finishing. Add 11% to 19% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Stain Floors - References


Floor Staining And Finishing - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price 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 Floor Staining And Finishing: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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