Your Hardwood Floor Installation Cost Guide Your Hardwood Floor Installation Cost Guide

Hardwood floor installation costs can add up quickly. Purchasing the flooring is expensive enough but if you don’t plan carefully, the installation costs can easily add up to the same amount, if not more, than the flooring itself. Here are some things to watch for.

Floor Preparation

If you don’t have the floor already prepped for installation, you can expect to pay on average $60 an hour for a professional to do this. If you’re able to prepare the floor yourself, you can save several hundred dollars.

Furniture and Fixtures

If you need to have furniture or other fixtures such as toilets removed from the installation area, you will end up paying more for this. You can expect additional costs ranging from $40 to $150 for these services. You can save that by moving all the furniture out of the room before hand.


Installing hardwood on steps can be very difficult and costly. If you have stairs in the area in which you are wanting to have the flooring installed, you can expect to pay around $60 per stair.

Removal of Old Flooring

For this you will not only pay for the labor, but for the disposal as well. These costs can vary tremendously, so check with your installers before you are surprised on the day of installation.

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