Whether you are on a tight budget or you’re ready to make a significant financial investment for the look and quality you desire, the options of wood flooring that will meet your budget needs are endless. In order to spend your money wisely, it’s important to understand what factors influence the cost of wood flooring and then decide which of those factors are most critical to your unique decision.
By far, the most influential factor in wood flooring prices are the species of tree from which the hardwood is harvested. Both exotic and native hardwoods can be either costly or pleasantly affordable, it just depends on their availability and grade.
View our different hardwood species:
- American Cherry
- Australian Cypress
- Brazilian Cherry
- Brazilian Teak (Cumaru)
- Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)
- Carribean Heart Pine
- Pacific Mahogany
- Red Oak
- Santos Mahogany
- White Oak
Another highly influential factor when considering creating a budget is the width of your hardwood planks. Simply put, the wider the plank, the more wood used, the more expensive the floor.
Engineered wood flooring is made out of 2 or more separate plies bonded together with an adhesive. The top layer is made of a hardwood veneer, a thin slice of whatever wood species you choose. The inner layers are made of plywood, high density fiberboard, or hardwood. Solid wood is milled from a single piece of hardwood.
View our different types of construction:
There are plenty of other factors to consider when you are creating a budget including the size of the area where you will be installing the hardwood, the grade of the hardwood, and overage, among others.
The overage you will need to account for depends on the product. Prefinished typically requires 7-10% overage while unfinished hardwoods vary from 7-20% depending on the grade. If flooring is installed in a diagonal pattern or some custom pattern, the overage factor could be higher than the above suggestions.
At Creek & Hollow Hardwood, we carry a variety of prefinished and unfinished wood flooring at “price-point.”
Check out our sale items here.
How Much Will I Need?
Please enter all length and width numbers without any punctuation (this includes inch and foot marks). Fractions of inches should be rounded up to the next whole inch.[calculator]