Flooring material is that which covers the floor structure and creates the floor surface. Plank flooring is made up of boards and usually with tongue and groove edges.
You will find that the cost to install average wood plank flooring depends upon material and finish grade, surface area, preparation and special requirements, and the 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.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|New flooring: install 2,500 sq.ft. of 3/4" x 2-1/4" finished softwood-plank flooring and 500 linear feet of matching baseboard.||$4.37||per sq.ft.||2,625||$11,482|
|Upgrade: additional cost to install solid oak hardwood plank flooring (3/4" x 3-1/4") and baseboard.||$2.32||per sq.ft.||2,625||$6,084|
|Removal: remove 2,500 sq.ft. of carpet and underlayment, prepare for transport; strip to wood floor.||$0.01||per sq.ft.||2,500||$26|
|Disposal: transport and non-hazardous dump fees.||$45||per CY||10||$450|
|Fees and Material Cost||$7.22||per sq.ft.||2,500||$18,042|
|+ Labor Cost (remove and dispose)||$32||per hour||16||$512|
|+ Labor Cost (flooring)||$36||per hour||130||$4,680|
|Total Cost||$9.29||per sq.ft.||2,500||$23,234|
Prices range from $11,959 (2,500 sq.ft. home, softwood plank flooring - DIY) to $23,234(2,500 sq.ft. home, hardwood plank flooring upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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