Hardwood flooring is an excellent option that remains timeless and fits with any style. However, you may be wondering how much it costs.

Fishman Flooring Solutions, the distributor of Landmark Interiors products, knows how important it is to stay within budget. Explore some of the elements that contribute to hardwood flooring costs below.

Average Costs of Hardwood Flooring

On average, hardwood flooring starts at about five dollars per square foot and moves upward in cost from there. Determining how much hardwood flooring you’ll need to order will depend upon the size of the room where you’re installing it.  

Factors That Can Influence Hardwood Flooring Costs

While there are numerous things that can affect how much the hardwood flooring in your home will cost, we’ve reviewed a few of the major factors below.

Home Location

Like many goods, the cost of flooring products can vary depending on where you live. For example, specific hardwoods may cost more in Mississippi and less in New Jersey. Prices can also change depending on whether your home is in an urban or a suburban area. These price fluctuations may depend on the following:

  • Shipping costs
  • Taxes
  • Demand

Shipping can affect the cost of flooring products in many ways. For example, some materials have higher shipping costs than others. Where the timber comes from can also impact the costs of shipping. For example, domestic timber will usually be less expensive than timber shipped in from another country.

Each state and even various municipalities have their own taxes on goods purchased in their area, which is something else to consider. This may include the materials used in hardwood flooring. As with all businesses, flooring retailers must abide by tax laws. How much the supplier is taxed on the goods can affect profit margins and change the overall cost of the flooring you buy.

Quality and Species of Wood

The type, or species, of wood you select for your hardwood flooring can affect the cost. Harder and more durable wood products typically have a higher cost. Your geographic location can also affect the species available, since some wood species do better in humid climates than others. Some wood options may require additional moisture mitigation before being laid.

Bamboo and pine are on the lower end of the cost spectrum, while teak wood and whitewash wood are on the higher end.

Type of Substrate in Your Home

Underneath your home’s flooring is the substrate or subfloor. Subfloor materials can affect the cost of your flooring installation, as they often determine the necessary installation method. Some installation methods are more time-consuming and require more labor than others, thus raising costs.

Many Landmark Interiors engineered hardwood products offer a variety of installation methods that your contractor can use based on the situation. Those methods include float, glue-down, and staple.

Engineered Hardwood Is an Affordable Alternative to Hardwood

Do you love the look of hardwood but prefer a more affordable alternative? Engineered hardwood is the answer. Engineered hardwood is a combination of hardwood and plywood. You get the timeless look of hardwood at a better price and even better moisture protection, since it doesn’t warp the way hardwood does!

Engineered hardwood works with many styles, ensuring that it fits when you choose to redecorate your home. Since it’s a low-maintenance floor to clean, you can also spend more time with your family and less time cleaning.

Visit Your Local Landmark Interiors Retailer

No matter your budget, hardwood floors are a durable and timeless option that adds a lot of value to your home. They’re versatile too! Contact your local Landmark Interiors retailer to learn all about our hardwood flooring options.

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