Wood Floor EstimateHardwood floor installation is no easy feat. Apart from the fact that it could take time, there is also the financial commitment that you will need to make.
To help save you as much as possible, remember the following tips:
Refinish instead of replaceIf you have a hardwood floor that has begun to wear out, then it might be in your best interests to refinish it. Apart from being the cheapest option available, it also works for people who know that they will prefer the refinished look after some sanding and coating has been applied.
So, for a great way to drag down your hardwood floor estimate, you could consider just getting a refinishing service as opposed to a complete replacement. Keep in mind that this is objective, so you know how best it works for you. Solid hardwood can be refinished a few times over, but you have more of a restriction with engineered wood.
Be conscious of price differencesWhen it comes time to get a hardwood floor, a lot of homeowners just choose to shop by considering how well it looks. They consider the shade and color that look the best, and they make their choices based on that.
However, if you want to drag the hardwood floor estimate down, you need to also shop with price in mind as well. Pretty much all of the hardwood flooring species have their cost estimates, so look at how much you can comfortably afford.
Factor the grain into your choiceThe hardwood cost estimate is also affected by the appearance of the wood’s grain. The “plain-sawn” cut wood appearance is usually the least expensive, but there are a lot of other options available to you as well.
Select the gradeWood flooring options are usually graded based on their physical appearance. Planks are seen as “clear” if their colors are uniform and they don’t have any knots. Also, a “select” grade is given to the natural look. A wood that is graded “No. 1 common” has more knots and color variations. Then, the “No. 2 common” has a more rustic appearance than the “No. 1 common.”
Engineered or SOLID?Now that you have the perfect look figured out, you will need to choose between getting solid wood or engineered hardwood.
Solid wood looks and feels just like its name— the board is cut directly from the tree, and it has that original feeling. Engineered hardwood comes with a veneer of hardwood, which stands on top of several plywood layers. The biggest advantage of engineered hardwood is the fact that it can hold its own against moisture, and this makes it great for areas such as basements and bathrooms.
Solid and engineered hardwood come with varying qualities, so you need to be careful in your consideration as regards hardwood cost estimates.
Take the old flooring out yourselfA lot of hardwood flooring contractors will charge you to take out the old floors and throw it out. So, if you want to keep cost estimates down, you could just get that done on your own.
call Precision Hardwood Floors at (845) 369-8814 for a free hardwood floor estimate in Rockland County, NY.