2017 Solid hardwood floors cost calculator
Computed parameters 
Project summary 

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

Estimated expenses 

Materials cost^{8} 
$ 
Labor cost^{9} 
$ 
Total cost to get solid wood floors installed^{10} 
$ 

Cost comparison 


DIY installation cost 
vs 
Cost to hire a contractor 
$ 
$ 
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 solid hardwood flooring 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 wood flooring installation area in feet. Input real numbers only.
Solid hardwood flooring cost calculator computes project size, average completion time, and total wood floors 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 hardwood flooring plus the cost of additional materials per square foot including an amount spent on purchasing hardwood flooring underlayment, glue, nails, staples as well as sandpaper, wood finish and stain in case of installation unfinished solid hardwood floors.
^{4} Labor cost is a contractor’s fee to get solid wood floors installed per square foot.
Computed parameters:
^{5} Total area is actual surface area where hardwood floors have to be installed. Total area in square feet is rounded to the nearest whole bigger number.
^{6} Amount of solid wood flooring to buy is an actual amount of hardwood flooring necessary to purchase 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 crew to perform basic solid floors installation. Small hardwood installation 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} Materials cost is an expense for purchasing wood flooring and additional supplies for compleating installation task based on project size. Cost of wood flooring and extra supplies accounts extras for waste.
^{9} Labor cost is a total charge to complete solid hardwood floors installation.
^{10} Total cost to get solid wood flooring installed is a gross amount homeowners should expect to pay for hardwood floors installation based on project square footage, actual wood 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.
Solid hardwood floors cost 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, wood flooring prices greatly vary, and for computing correct cost all input numbers must be actual and exact. 