Bunbury timber flooring

How much does a timber flooring cost?

timber floorTimber flooring is a popular feature in a lot of Australian homes today. Wood flooring gives your home a unique quality that is elegant and stylish; perfect for all types of homes from contemporary to heritage to minimalist. The question is how much does it cost to install it?

Timber flooring costs

A new flooring project can be a big investment that is why; you want to know how much it cost before making such a big purchase. Ask for a free quote. Make sure your quote includes everything that you will need to pay.

Factors that affect the cost of timber flooring

Timber flooring cost involves two things – installation of the timber flooring and the cost of the flooring material. If you say installed, it means that its price include the fee for both the material and the labour. On the other hand, if it doesn’t say installed, the price is for only material themselves.

Factors that affect the cost

Some of the most common factors that affect the cost of timber flooring installation are:

  • Type of wood used. Do you have a particular type of wood in mind? Locally grown Australian hardwoods are often cheaper and well suited to the Australian conditions.
  • Cost of finishing. Finishing work is required after the wood is installed so make sure that is included in the cost.
  • Labour cost. This may actually depend on the type of work and the area that has to be covered. Want to add some embellishments and designs you require.
  • Preparation costs. The cost of preparing your existing floor to have the wood layed over it. In days gone by wood was a stand alone flooring over joists but today most wood floors are a thinner lay of wood layed over your existing floor for new homes generally concrete.
  • Travel. If you are in a remote, rural or out of the way area you may have to pay travel and or accommodation costs for the floor installers.
  • Quality. Smaller job may incur extra freight or charges if the wood is not already in stock.

How much does a timber flooring cost?

As you can see there are many factors that go into the cost of your timber flooring so the best thing to do is get a free onsite quote, that way you will know the exact costs of your flooring before you start.

D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offer free onsite quotes and we travel too.
Call us on 0409 081 679 to discuss all your flooring needs in Bunbury and surrounds.

 

What to do before hiring a flooring contractor?

You’ve finally decided to install timber flooring. Great. Whether you want a hardwood floor or a parquetry flooring, you’ll need a flooring contractor to install it for you. Unless you know how to install flooring yourself.

Finding the right flooring contractor

There are just so many flooring contractors in the market today. Most of them are promising one thing, great results. The question is, how many of them are telling the truth? You will never know until you hire them, but then, that’s a total waste of your money, time and effort! Not to mention, your flooring might get damaged even before its due date.

If you want to avoid all the hassles and the possible problems in the near future, here’s what to do before hiring a flooring contractor.

Get references

When looking for a right flooring contractor, ask for references. Ask to see floors which they have installed. Ask the owners, these questions:

  • Was the contractor honest, knowledgeable and timely?
  • What about the rate?
  • Was your friend happy with the results?

All of these are worthwhile information. Once you have a list, make sure that they have a license, insurance and other requirements needed by the law.

Membership of Flooring Association

Are they member of a relevant flooring association egAustralian Timber Flooring Association

Get estimates

Contact the name under your lists, and have them looked at your flooring project. Ask them for the:

  • Timeframe or how long the work will be finished
  • The amount of flooring you will need
  • Accessories needed
  • Overall cost

Once you have chosen a suitable candidate, get everything into writing.

Do this and you’ll be able to find the right contractor for your flooring project.

Looking for the right flooring contractor? Contact D.I.Y Parrquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can help you with your flooring needs. Call us now to get your free measure and quotes.