Expect to pay between $4,500 and $30,000 for 1,500 square feet of solid wood flooring. The species of wood you choose for your home can be a big determinant of the installation costs.
The cost to install new subfloor and floorboards in a new construction ranges from $7,500 to $36,750 to cover 1,500 square feet. On average, subfloor costs $2 to $2.50 per square foot.
Installing hardwood flooring averages between $6 and $12 per square foot. On average, wood flooring costs between $3 and $7 per square foot for materials and $3 to $5 per square foot for labor. An estimate for installation of 1000 square feet of hardwood flooring runs between $6,000 and $12,000.
Most flooring contractors will charge $4 to $8 per square foot for installation, depending on the complexity of the project.
Average Total Project Cost: $3.80 - $4.80 per sq. ft. Installation: $2.00 - $3.00 per sq. ft.
Labor costs: Contractors customarily charge labor by the square foot, just as they charge for the flooring. Expect to pay $4 to $8 a square foot for labor to install a solid hardwood floor and $3 to $10 a square foot to install engineered wood, according to HomeAdvisor.
For an example, let's go with traditional but high-quality hardwood—let's say $10 per square foot. At that price, installing hardwood floors in a 2,000 square-foot-house costs a pretty penny of $20,000.
$4.50 – $7.00 Per Sq/Ft. The average labor costs to install hardwood is between $3 and $4 per sq/ft, but depending on factors like your location, the condition of your subfloor, the complexity of the project and the reputation of the installer this average baseline rate increases to $4.50-$7.00 per sq/ft.
Hardwood floors are one of the best flooring options for homeowners looking to increase the resale value of their home, with hardwood typically yielding around a 75% return on investment.
The average cost to install hardwood floors on 1,000 sq. feet is between $6,115 and $10,140 with most homeowners spending about $8,127 for materials and professional labor.
As CNN reported, hardwood floors can also increase home value by 3-5%. This makes them a very attractive prospect for anyone looking to sell their house in the near future. However, even if you don't plan on moving any time soon, hardwood floors may still be a good investment.
Carpet vs Hardwood Cost
Installing hardwood floors can cost between $12 and $20 per square foot installed, while carpet often cost about $6 to $12 per square foot installed. However, choosing engineered hardwood flooring can be dramatically less expensive than solid hardwood floors.
The equation to calculate this metric is: price per square foot = price / floor space (ft²) .
Typical costs: Installing a standard solid-strip hardwood floor averages about $8 a square foot for materials, insulation and site finishing, and up to $12 a square foot for wide pine planks, or $1,150-$1,750 for a 12x12-foot room.
On average it takes 1-3 days to install hardwood floor. Typically, a 2-person crew of installers can lay 750 to 1,000 square feet of flooring per day with the average size of a job being 1,000 to 1,500 square feet.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation Cost by Square Foot. Engineered wood flooring installation—including materials and labor—can cost anywhere from $3 to $25 per square foot, the most common method professionals use to charge for installation.
Prices for hardwood floors have increased anywhere from 15 to 70 percent. The increased lumber costs are due to species scarcity, fuel inflation and a lack of truck delivery.
In fact, factory-finished floors can be installed straight out of the box. Because of these types of advancements, it is easier than ever to install a hardwood floor yourself. Obviously, hiring a professional to install your floors will take a lot less time than doing it on your own.
The average cost of new flooring installation is $6 to $10 per square foot with some homeowners spending as little as $3 or as high as $18 per square foot depending on the materials chosen. For a medium-sized living room of 330 square feet, you can expect to pay between $1,660–$4,620 for installation and materials.
The average cost to professionally install tongue and groove pine ceiling planks, including material and labor fees, ranges from $4 to $8 per square foot. If you plan to install your ceiling as a DIY project, expect to pay $3 to $4 per square foot on average.
The estimated material, installation cost, and labor necessary to install vinyl plank floors for 1,000 sq ft (93 m2) are approximately $9,500. In most cases, the total cost is within a range from $3,000 to $16,000.