Hardwood flooring is one of the best investments you can have for your home. It looks elegant, sophisticated, and timeless. It also gives the feeling of warmth and comfort that no other types of flooring can give. That’s why a professional hardwood flooring installation is worth investing in, for the right cost. But how do you know what’s the right cost? You can do so by being familiar with costs related to installation. The total cost of installing hardwood floors is comprised of the hardwood flooring cost, accessories, other materials cost, labor installation, and other services cost.
Hardwood Flooring Materials
The cost of hardwood flooring materials varies per type, the volume of your order, and the manufacturer. Price usually starts at $4. It can go up to $12 per plank for exotic woods like cypress, mahogany, and walnut. Aside from species, there are also different types of hardwood according to size, color, cut, and finish. Hardwood materials can also be solid hardwood or engineered hardwood.
It is very important to familiarize yourself with the types of hardwood materials because they have different characteristics. These include the appearance and durability. When calculating for the correct volume of materials, it’s always advisable to add 10% more to the total square footage. This will account for the waste brought about by cutting and repair, which should be included in the total cost of installing hardwood floors.
Aside from the hardwood materials, you will also need to buy 5/8-inch plywood for subflooring, sealants, glue, nail, and others depending on the assessment of the installers.
Professional Installation Service
Installation labor cost also varies depending on the service provider. Some professional installers may charge for as low as $2 per square foot, but don’t be easily tempted by the cheapness. You might end up getting a scrappy type of service if you are not too careful. Remember that years of experience do translate to a little higher service charge, but it’s all worth it when you see the quality of the end product.
You also have to take into account the extra costs for other services when computing for the total cost of installing hardwood floors. Pre-measurements are usually complimentary, but moulding, floor preparation, moisture testing, and moving of furniture may have extra fees.
There can also be additional charges for removal of old floors, sub-floor installation, and sub-floor leveling. If you don’t want to be caught off-guard with these extra costs, make sure to confirm all included and excluded services when asking for a quotation. This can be done during the free on-site visitation of technicians. You can ask all the installation-related questions that you have, so can prepare financially before signing the contract for services.
Why Choose BC Best Flooring
Highly Experienced Hardwood Installers
To achieve the best hardwood flooring for your home, you need a team of expert technicians with years of experience in flooring installations. That’s exactly what we offering to homeowners of Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, and other BC areas. Our group of specialist hardwood floor installers not only have extensive experience, but have passion, dedication, professionalism, and utmost care for their work.
Our company is associated with some of the best suppliers flooring materials in British Columbia. Combining this with our own team of expert installers, we are able to offer highly competitive service rates for the cost of installing hardwood floors. To prove that we care for our customers, we also have a price-match policy that makes us match the local market pricing for the same services that we offer. With BC Best Flooring, you can expect only the most reasonable costs for hardwood flooring installation.
Premium Quality of Service
Our team is an industry-expert and one of the well-trusted flooring service providers in the state. Our services are not just compliant with the industry standards in Canada, we can also assure that they are of premium quality to meet our customers’ high expectations. We guarantee that our handwork will result in the best hardwood flooring for your home. BC Best Flooring is industry certified and our services are fully insured.
“My new solid hardwood flooring looks awesome! Thanks to BC Best Flooring! Their professional installers are very skilled and knowledgeable about hardwood flooring and were able to answer all of our queries. The installation process went fast and smoothly. The estimates were also accurate, that’s why no hardwood materials were wasted. Solid hardwoods don’t come in cheap, so I was glad to learn that the installation service is not expensive. I’m very satisfied with the outcome of the flooring installation and will definitely get BC Best Flooring’s help again for any future needs.”
– Bryan, Burnaby Homeowner