Hardwood Parquet Flooring Costs

Flooring material is that which covers the floor structure and creates the floor surface. Parquet flooring is made up of blocks of smaller pieces integrated onto a tile sized mesh. 

You will find that the cost to install average hardwood parquet flooring depends upon material and finish grade, surface area, preparation and special requirements, and labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Replace flooring: of a 2,500 sq.ft. home with partitions and 500 linear feet of baseboard; remove and dispose existing flooring; include miscellaneous material and waste.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
New flooring: install 2,500 sq.ft. of chestnut finished oak parquet (5/16" x 13" x 12" blocks) flooring and 500 linear feet of hardwood baseboard.$3.54per sq.ft.2,625$9,295
Upgrade: additional cost to install finished cherry or walnut hardwood parquet flooring (5/16" x 13" x 13" blocks) and hardwood baseboard.$1.60per sq.ft.2,625$4,190
Removal:  remove 2,500 sq.ft. of carpet and underlayment, prepare for transport; strip to wood floor.$0.01per sq.ft.2,500$26
Disposal:  transport and non-hazardous dump fees.$45per CY10$450
Fees and Material Cost$5.58per sq.ft.2,500$13,961
+ Labor Cost (remove and dispose)$32per hour16$512
+ Labor Cost (flooring)$36per hour125$4,500
Total Cost$7.59per sq.ft.2,500$18,973


Other considerations and costs

  • Preparation is limited to an undamaged floor in good condition to be replaced.
  • These prices are for service in the immediate service area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • This project is suitable for DIY with common set of tools and skills.
  • Partial DIY is also possible by taking on the task of remove and dispose, leaving the installation to a professional.
  • The work area must be free of all furniture and other objects.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.

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