Home remodeling takes a lot of time and energy, and flooring is one of the most important factors of remodeling success. Unfortunately flooring can get pretty pricey, and depending on who you ask, the costs are always different. Of course, there are many factors that contribute to how flooring installation is priced. But before you settle on a flooring provider to order and install your flooring, be sure to do a fair amount of research on how they come up with their prices. Hidden fees, overpriced flooring, and inaccurate measurements can lead to unnecessary expenses. Before you invest in new flooring, here are a few things to consider as far as cost goes:
Individual Store Pricing
All stores go about pricing differently, and every business model differs slightly. Some stores have higher prices to have higher profit margins, which is helpful for them, but can limit their clientele. Individual stores’ pricing is dependent upon several factors, and not all stores price fairly. It is important to shop around your area to get the best price without sacrificing quality, and to look for a shop that prides itself on honesty and integrity.
Types of Hardwood
There are many different types of hardwood flooring available on the market today, and some certainly cost more than others. Depending on what you’re drawn to, you might have a more expensive aesthetic. Once you find an honest and reliable flooring provider, you can consult with them on the variety of options they offer their clientele—it’s likely that they have cheaper flooring options that will still meet your needs and wishes. Before selecting a specific type of hardwood, it helps to become more well-versed on what’s out there. A professional flooring provider can help you find a wider range of options.
Not all homes have the same amount of square footage to cover, and most flooring providers charge by the square foot. Unfortunately, this means that the more area you want to cover in hardwood, the more expensive the cost will be. Sometimes providers will give you the option of paying a lower price when you buy flooring in larger quantities. Furthermore, you may want to choose a slightly less expensive option if you wish to include the hardwood throughout your entire home.
The Need for Custom Work
Flooring often needs to be custom-fit to the space you wish to fill. Odd wall positioning at difficult angles cause installers to have to take more time specialty cutting each and every piece to fit perfectly. This requires a lot of time and effort, which can add up quickly in hourly costs from employee wages. The longer it takes for a job to be completed, the more expensive it will be. It helps to have realistic expectations of the unique challenges your home poses for flooring installation.
Hourly Employee Wages
As previously mentioned, flooring installation is based on the amount of time and effort the installation will take to complete. Unforeseen obstacles like awkward angling can cause the installers to take a little more time with the job, and it’s important that they do take their time; however, it is also important to keep in mind that depending on the area employee hourly wages can be quite expensive. While you want to hire a provider who does excellent installation work, it is equally important to find a provider who focuses on time management to complete jobs in a timely manner and who don’t take advantage of the client’s time and money.
Hardwooderia’s Pricing Philosophies
For over two decades, Hardwooderia has remained the leading hardwood provider in the areas of Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Chatsworth, CA. Pricing is the number one factor in home remodeling ventures, and we aim to make flooring affordable for the masses. Hardwood installation takes skill, time, patience, and training to do properly, and our installers are some of the best in the area. We continue to deliver on our low-cost promise in addition to our attention to detail and proper installation practices. If you would like to meet our friendly staff, check out our flooring options, or schedule a free consultation and in-home estimate, contact us today. We look forward to helping you create the home of your dreams with a variety of affordable options.