wood floor refinishing and installation by Atlas Wood Floors of Germantown,MD

How much does it cost to install hardwood flooring?

Cost will vary considerably depending on the wood floor type, condition,
location and other factors. Get a FREE ESTIMATE.

Most experts agree that adding hardwood floors to a home can make it sell more quickly, while raising value at the same time.

Regardless of which type you choose, these wood floors should always be installed by a professional at Atlas Wood Floors Inc to ensure that they are installed properly, and that they last for the maximum amount of time.

The average homeowner spends between $12 and $20 a square foot on hardwood floors, installed. This translates to a cost of between $2,400 and $4,000 for a 200 square foot installation of solid or engineered prefinished flooring in your home.


Wood Flooring – Pricing and Installation Cost Tips

Atlas Wood Floors Inc cost estimates are approximate ranges for basic work in typical conditions.

We strongly recommend that you contact reputable professionals at Atlas Wood Floors Inc for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project – before making any decisions or commitments.

  • Wood Flooring cost estimates may require an onsite inspection. Usually these estimates will be “free”. You should expect any estimate to be presented with an in-depth sales pitch/presentation.
  • Low to High labor cost range differences are in part due to variations in work load, job location and seasonal wage rates.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable.
  • The Atlas Wood Floors Inc Flooring cost estimates do not include costs for subfloor damage repair, subfloor leveling, or modification of subfloor height.
  • The Atlas Wood Floors Inc cost estimates include all typical costs for manufacturer recommended underlayment, adhesive/fasteners, edge transition trim pieces and two coats of water based finish.
  • Higher priced Wood Flooring may include features/attributes that include fewer defects, more consistent coloring and more uniform grain.
  • To maximize the payback of your Wood Flooring investment, use materials and installation quality appropriate for your home and neighborhood – but be careful not to over improve.
  • Wood Flooring installation costs vary considerably by location.
  • Save on installation costs by combining similar jobs and by being willing to have your project completed during low demand periods for the vendor/installer.


Wood Flooring Installation Cost factors

There are several factors that go into determining the ultimate cost of your hardwood floor.

Wood Floor Size As the floors are sold and installed by the foot, the the total cost will go up as the size of the project goes up.

Location also plays a role. If your floors have a lot of tight angles, closets, and small spaces added together this could potentially increase the cost as installation may become more difficult.

Type of flooring that you purchase. Hardwood floors are available in several different species, as well as in several finishes and styles.

Domestic hardwoods tend to be less expensive than exotics, due in part to the availability and the cost of transporting the wood.

Unfinished hardwoods are less expensive to purchase, but may cost more to install as the installer will need to sand  and finish the floors on site.

Prefinished floors are more expensive to purchase, but are faster and easier to install, which can affect costs on this side of the equation.

Finish of the material may also affect cost; handscraped floors will cost more than polished floors, as they are more labor intensive to create, for example.