Wooden flooring increases the appeal of your house, and its value. The floor also helps cut down the HVAC costs as wood is a poor heat conductor and so heat will not be lost to the ground. At ABC Flooring Inc, we would like you to know that there are several wooden floors from to choose from before you choose us to for wood floor installation in NJ.
Before settling on one type of the wooden floor, the wood floor installer comes to your building to analyze problems that may affect your wooden floor before installation. The contractor checks on among other things the property’s humidity and temperature. Buildings vary in their relative humidity and temperature. The contractors mimic the conditions on different types of wood to get the wood with the best qualities.
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If your building is new, the wooden floor installation is done last with the exception of the floor base and shoe moldings. Moreover, masonry, plastering, drywall, texturing, and finishing up of the basement must be completed before the installation of the floor.
Choices of wood flooring and their costs
The cost and specifics of the floor installation depends on the floor that you choose.
Traditional wood flooring
The traditional wood flooring comes in a pack of narrow boards that are three inches or less or plank that are over 7 inches. The low priced traditional flooring is made of soft woods such as pine and costs between $3 and $6 per a square foot.
The mid-price range traditional wood floors are made of such wood as oak and American cherry and costs about $5 to $10 per square foot. If you go for the high quality traditional wooden floor, you will use such exotic trees as Brazilian walnut, cypress and mahogany at a cost of about $8 to $14 per square foot.
Engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood is made of real wood veneer bonded between several layers of low cost wood backing. The floor has higher moisture and heat resistance than solid hardwood. You may choose one from options below.
You may go for the basic engineered hardwood that has three core layers topped with wood veneer of between 1/16 and 1/12-inch thick. It costs between $3 and $5 per square foot. The mid-range option has five-layer core and a thicker veneer and cost between $5 and $10 per square foot. The high quality engineered wooden floor has a layer with over seven cores and a top veneer that is about a 1/6-inch thick. It costs about $8 to $13 per square foot.
Your flooring contractor will advise on the best choice as per the conditions and the use of the house. You may pay more if you have an existing floor that needs to be removed or appliances attached to the floor and needs to be moved.