2017 Hardwood floor cost calculator
Computed parameters 
Project summary 

Total area^{5} 
Sq. Ft. 
Amount of hardwood flooring to purchase^{6} 
Sq. Ft. 
Estimated time to complete the project^{7} 

Estimated expenses 

Total cost of materials^{8} 
$ 
Labor cost^{9} 
$ 
Total cost to get hardwood floors installed^{10} 
$ 

Cost comparison 


DIY installation cost 
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Cost to hire a contractor 
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$ 
DIY savings 
$ 


Input parameters:
All numbers should be entered as real numbers which are bigger than 0 (zero) for specific value or equal to zero for no value parameters.
^{1} W – width of hardwood floor installation area in feet. Inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6” = 0.5’; 9” = 0.75’ and so on.
^{2} L – length of hardwood floor installation area in feet. Input real numbers only.
Hardwood floors installation cost calculator computes project size, average completion time, and total wood floor installation expenses of up to three rectangular and one triangular area at a time.
^{3} Cost of materials is an initial amount spent on purchasing one square foot of wood flooring plus cost of additional materials per square foot including amount spent on purchasing underlayment, glue, nails and staples. Cost of sandpaper, wood finish and stain should be added to materials expenses while installing unfinished wood floors.
^{4} Labor cost is a contractor’s fee to get wood floors installed per square foot.
Computed parameters:
^{5} Total area is actual surface area where wood floors have to be installed. Total area in square feet is rounded to the nearest whole bigger number.
^{6} Amount of hardwood flooring to purchase is an actual amount of flooring necessary to buy for performing wood floors installation project. Computed number includes typical waste factor.
^{7} Time to complete the project is an approximate number of days necessary for an experienced flooring crew to perform basic hardwood floors installation. Small projects which normally should be done in a few hours are still one day task regardless exact number of hours spent on a job site.
^{8} Total cost of materials is an amount spent for purchasing wood flooring and extra supplies depending on project size and installation method. Cost of hardwood flooring accounts extras for a waste.
^{9} Labor cost is a total charge to complete hardwood floor installation.
^{10} Total cost to get hardwood floors installed is a gross amount homeowners should expect to pay for hardwood floors installation based on project square footage, actual hardwood flooring price per square foot, cost of labor and additional materials expenses.
Cost comparison gives an idea what you can expect to save in case of completing hardwood floors installation as a do it yourself project.
Hardwood floors calculator is for a general purpose only. Every home improvement project is unique, and labor charges and fees might vary depending on work complexity. Only local hardwood installer is able to price the work after analyzing its difficulty. In addition, hardwood flooring prices greatly vary, and for computing correct cost all input numbers must be actual and exact. 