Hardwood is the only flooring option that will increase the value of your home. To make that kind of an investment matter, most of our clients expect to pay for beautiful, durable wood floors and stay in their home for a long time. There is no licensing for our trade in the state of Colorado, but as National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals, we have met the requirements to be licensed in states that mandate it. Regardless of zip code, many Denver-area homeowners have solid or engineered hardwood flooring in areas of their home and ask professional floor contractors like Artistic Floors by Design to add more.
We are happy to help in any way we can, but we don’t install all types of flooring. Instead, we are experts at installing hardwood floors and refinishing solid hardwoods. There are a few instances in which we will install engineered hardwood (below grade) but our preference is always to work with solid hardwood flooring. Sometimes homeowners are confused about the difference between the two types of flooring. Solid hardwood is 3/4″ thick and usually delivered to your home bundled in its raw, unfinished state. One way of describing engineered wood flooring is that it has a wood veneer or wear layer, and underneath that wear layer, there are layers of plywood glued together to make up to a 3/4″ height. It is usually delivered to a home boxed and already finished by the mill, or manufacturer, of the flooring.
There are several reasons why we do not install engineered hardwood and you’re welcome to call us to find out why, after nearly 30 years in this industry working in Colorado’s climate, we do not install this type of product. Trust the experts.
When you call our National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professional Sales Advisor, you’ll be asked a few specific questions to narrow down the average cost to install hardwood or refinish hardwood in your home.
- Do you know what flooring material you currently have (solid or engineered)?
- How many square feet of hardwood flooring do you have and expect to add?
- What type of wood do you want (whether strip or wide plank and what species, like Red Oak or Brazilian Cherry)?
- What color do you prefer everything to be when it’s all sanded to match?
Note: depending on species, there’s always a bit of color variation; that’s just part of the natural beauty of hardwood floors.
- What type and sheen of finish are you most interested in?
- Do you have any transitions to a carpeted or tile floor?
Once those questions are answered, it is easier for our sales advisor to provide you with a ballpark, per square foot idea of hardwood flooring costs. Because Artistic Floors by Design provides you with a bundled service experience, we quote our installation including materials and labor costs. The advantage of hiring a professional is that you are guaranteed appropriate materials are ordered. While it might seem obvious to you what you want, several aspects should be considered: appropriate species, proper width of flooring material, grade/character of flooring, and accurate square footage and cutting allowance. We haven’t even gotten to color, texture, or type of finish yet!
We don’t simply install floors, and that’s another important aspect of the total cost of the estimate. As our Certified Sales Advisor enters your home, your relative humidity will be measured as well as your square footage. We take a look at your existing baseboards and other trim work, determine whether we will need a dumpster, and suggest our placement in line with any other trades that will also be working in your home.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to consider a discovery call. We know it’s hard to trust contractors and many of us have heard or experienced our own remodeling horror stories. Artistic Floors by Design operates differently. There is more to hardwood floor installation than the price and it matters that our workspace is your home. We are specific on price, timeframe, and quality of work completed. Sometimes, the way to save money is to ensure you’ve hired a professional that will complete your project on time and within your budget instead of trying to do the work yourself or hire someone who doesn’t do this type of work all day, every day.