2020 Hardwood floor cost

Wood floors cost calculator - Hardwood flooring prices estimator

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Hardwood floors installation cost and wood flooring prices for projects over 600 square feet of wood flooring installed or installation of hardwood on 16 steps minimum. Determination of total cost to get hardwood floors installed based on price of wood flooring per square foot, additional materials expenses and cost of labor.

Input parameters
Area dimensions1
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Area 4
Area 5
Area width W (feet)
Area length L (feet)
Labor expenses2
Installation method
Flooring type
Old flooring removal
Old flooring disposal
Subfloor preparation
Baseboards installation (Ln. Ft.)
Shoe base installation (Ln. Ft.)
Installation of hardwood on stairs
# of up to 36" wide steps
# of 36 1/4" - 48" wide steps
# of angle steps
Steps preparation
Choose materials3
Flooring material
Shoe base
Materials for stairs
New plywood


Computed parameters
Project summary4
Total area
Sq. Ft.
Amount of hardwood flooring to purchase
Sq. Ft.
Estimated time to complete the project
Estimated expenses5
Total cost of labor
Cost of materials
Total cost to get hardwood floors installed
Cost comparison6
DIY installation cost
Cost to hire a contractor
DIY savings

By default, hardwood flooring cost calculator estimates total expenses to install ¾" thick solid prefinished natural oak strips in three average size bedrooms and one living room. Basic installation using pneumatic 15.5-Gauge flooring stapler with 100 psi operating air pressure and 2" long staples while nailing hardwood flooring to already prepared and leveled wood subfloor were taken into account while estimating labor charges. Homeowners can easily adjust input parameters and calculate total cost to get hardwood floors installed based on particular room size and work scope to perform.

1 All hardwood floors installation areas measurements should be entered as real numbers which are bigger than 0 (zero) for specific value or equal to zero for no value parameters. Inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6” = 0.5’; 9” = 0.75’ and so on.

2 Labor expenses will be estimated based on per square foot fees to install hardwood floors depending on type of flooring, installation method and additional charges for preparation work, baseboards, shoe base installation and installing hardwood on stairs.

3 Cost of materials will be estimated as a separate charge. Materials expenses are optional fees for certain products and will be applied only in case contractor will price the work including labor charges and cost of particular wood flooring, baseboards, quarter round molding, stair threads, risers and plywood if necessary.

4 Hardwood floor cost calculator computes total installation area in square feet, amount of hardwood flooring to purchase accounting typical waste factor, and average in-home installation time depending on project size.

All charges and fees are actual for job orders bigger than 600 square feet. Smaller projects will be priced at higher rates. Materials and wood flooring prices are subjects to change.

5 Cost of labor calculated based on basic hardwood floor installation. Materials expenses won’t be included in the total cost if homeowner will purchase and provide all necessary supplies for completing hardwood floor installation project.

6 Cost comparison gives an idea what you can expect to save in case of completing wood floors installation as do-it-yourself project.

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