Hardwood Floor Costs 2024
Written by Craig B

Hardwood Floor Installation Cost 2021

Wood floor installation costs range from $2,492 and $6,755  with a national average price of $4,540, according to HomeAdvisor. There are many different hardwood flooring types, so costs could fluctuate depending on your choice. Typically, hardwood floors will cost more than other common types, such as tile and bamboo, but homeowners should see a bigger return on investment when selecting the hardwood option. Work with a professional installer like Urban Customs to best suit your flooring needs.

Wood Floor Installation Cost Per Square Foot

The first consideration for any homeowner on a budget is total area that needs to be covered by new flooring. Obviously, the larger the area, the higher the costs will be for both the flooring and overall labor. Continue reading for a full breakdown of costs per square foot for each type of wood flooring.

Traditional Wood Floors

Wood type and quality are crucial factors when determining total cost. Softwoods on the lower end of the spectrum generally run between $3 to $6 per square foot. Oak and cherry, two mid-priced wood flooring choices cost between $4 and $8 per square foot. More costly wood options like tigerwood and cypress come with price tags of $8 to $14 per square foot.

Engineered Wood Floor Cost

Engineered flooring on the lower end has three layers of wood veneer. Typically, these materials will cost merely $3 to $5 per square foot. An increased number of layers and a thicker veneer will cost $5 to $10 per square foot. The higher priced flooring with up to seven layers can cost between $8 to $13 per square foot. All labor costs should range between $3 to $10 per square foot installed.

Installation Costs

Of course, there will be a wide range of installation and labor costs. This is due to several reasons, including contractor experience, location and overall size of the flooring that needs to be installed. Other tasks may need to be performed before installation can actually take place. Furniture, carpet or removal of the old flooring will add labor time and costs onto the project. Make sure to contact the professionals to get an estimate before any installation process begins.

Hardwood Floor Installation Prices 

Always consider your way of life when finding the best flooring option for your home. Hardwood floors may not be the best choice for anyone living with multiple children and/or pets. Solid wood floors are more durable than hardwood floors, and may be the better option in this circumstance. Below is a list of average costs of several different flooring types.

  • Maple: $6–$11/sq. ft.
  • Pine: $4.50–$10/sq. ft.
  • Bamboo: $5–$11/sq. ft.
  • White Ash: $9–$13/sq. ft.
  • Hickory: $6–$13/sq. ft.
  • Red Oak: $8–$13/sq. ft.
  • Brazilian Walnut: $11–$20/sq. ft.

Other Flooring Types And Costs

Urban Customs Installs Hardwood Flooring In Phoenix, Arizona

At Urban Customs we offer all types of flooring installation in Phoenix, Arizona, including Wood flooring, stone flooring, and bamboo flooring. Request a free flooring installation quote from Urban Customs today! Our address is 8050 N 19th Ave #127, Phoenix, AZ 85021.