When you shop for hardwood floors, you´ll most likely find prefinished hardwood floors that are ready to be installed and used without additional finishing work.
Prefinished hardwood is famous for its classic and warm appearance, durability, and versatility. You can choose from two main options: solid or engineered prefinished hardwood flooring available in multiple colors and wood types. At Stone & Tile, you can find a huge selection of prefinished wood flooring in various wood species, including oak, hickory, acacia, birch, and maple flooring. We also offer matching wood trim.
Wondering what the average cost to install prefinished hardwood floors are? Let’s find out.
Cost to Install Prefinished Hardwood Floors
The benefit of engineered hardwood flooring is that it handles moisture better than solid wood. That means it can be used in the bathroom or kitchen and humid basements.
Although engineered wood floors may not last a century like some solid wood floors (with proper maintenance), they do perform well for a smaller upfront cost. Prefinished engineered wood flooring costs $3 and $10 per square foot for materials and about $3 to $8 per square foot in labor to install.
The final cost to install prefinished hardwood floors will vary from home to home. You can typically expect that the flooring will cost between $1,500 and $4,500, with an average price of about $3,000 to cover a 500-square-foot space. But your flooring project cost may vary widely, depending on several different factors, including the location of your home, the type of flooring material you choose, and even which contractor you hire. You also need to factor in additional costs for the underlayment to ensure a smooth installation surface and to cut down on noise. Still, the major benefits of installing prefinished hardwood flooring compared to unfinished are that you save time and money and can enjoy your new floor the same day it is installed.
If you’re looking to save some money and want to try your hand at installing wood flooring on your own, use an engineered floating floor. They are a good option to install for DIYers because it’s easier to fix small mistakes.