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What You Should Expect to Pay for Hardwood Flooring in Your Home

what you should expect to pay for hardwood floors in your homeIf you have thought about installing hardwood flooring in your home, you may already be aware that it can be quite an investment. Often, homeowners do not fully realize the entire costs involved with this type of renovation and end up shocked when the final bill arrives.

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Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or plan to have a contractor install your new flooring, you need to know all the costs involved with the process. This will avoid any nasty surprises and allow you to budget your expenses accordingly for the project.

Choosing Your Flooring

If you have shopped for hardwood flooring, you have most likely seen a wide range of prices. People often make the mistake of not taking into account that that price is for the flooring material only. It normally does not include the cost of installation, supplies, or other needed materials.

The price of the flooring itself depends on what you choose. Solid hardwood that comes in strips or planks will be more expensive than engineered flooring. The benefit of solid hardwood is that it will last a lifetime since it can be sanded down and refinished repeatedly. You can only sand and refinish engineered flooring two or three times at most before needing to replace it.

What kind of hardwood floors in Florida?

what kind of hardwood floors in floridaAlthough hardwood floors are a beautiful and valuable addition to any home or property, depending on where you live, some kinds are better a fit than others. Due to the heat, humidity, and beaches for which Florida is famous, it’s important to consider several factors when you shop for hardwood flooring.

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Hardwood floors continue to be a popular flooring option, due to their classic appearance, durability, and convenience. Although there are cheaper types of flooring, hardwood floors are a fantastic way to raise the value of your home because of the tremendous benefits they bring. While this also holds true in “The Sunshine State,” it’s important to consider Florida’s unique climate to make the most of your investment.

Choosing Your Hardwood Floors

Not only do you want to find hardwood flooring that fits your budget and looks amazing in your home, but of course you want to keep your floors as beautiful looking as possible! Just like any other addition to a property, it’s important to consider what the climate and elements in Florida could do to your floors.

Places to Find Best Hardwood Flooring Stores

the places to find the best hardwood flooring storesWith the resurgence in popularity of hardwood flooring over the last several years, your choices are endless of where to find the best stores to purchase it. Many stores offering flooring supplies for do-it-yourselfers have opened up in urban and suburban areas. Because of the economy, there is a lot of competition out there just waiting for your business.

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Even if you live in a more rural area, miles away from any stores, you could choose to take a drive or just order your hardwood flooring over the phone or the Internet.

There are many stores and online retailers that offer all types of flooring online and you may find you have more options shopping that way.

It helps to be aware beforehand of the different types and current trends that are available with hardwood flooring. This way you do not find yourself overwhelmed with too many options and will have a general idea of what you are looking for.

The Big Box Home Improvement Stores

With lots of stores selling hardwood flooring, it pays to check out the retailer. Some stores you may already know very well, being that many of the big box home improvement stores sell flooring.

Hardwood Flooring in Florida

If you’re looking for the right hardwood flooring in Florida, here’s some information that you should find useful. Of course, you should leave the ultimate decision up to your local installer, but here is some general information relating specifically to choosing the right hardwood floor in FL.

Solid Hardwood Flooring in Florida

Generally speaking, most Florida homes are not good candidates for traditional, 3/4″ thick, solid hardwood flooring. Now, technically, those of you who have multi-level homes may certainly be able to install a 3/4″ thick solid hardwood floor on the second or third floor of your Florida home. While that is certainly possible, and I have personally done it many times for customers who simply insist on having that 3/4″ hardwood that they grew up on up north, I do not personally recommend 3/4″ thick solid hardwood flooring in Florida.

Buckled Hardwood Flooring

That being said, if you insist on having solid hardwood floors in Florida (and you want to avoid the same problem in the picture above) here are a few factors that will go a long way in preventing serious damage that Florida’s climate (humidity) can inflict on your floor:

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