How much does wood flooring cost?
Wood flooring looks great in any home and doesn’t have to break the budget either. Find out how much wood flooring costs here.
There are as many types of wood flooring as there as is wood-walnut, ash, bamboo and oak… the list goes on. With wood flooring available for all budgets anyone can afford the look of natural timber floors. Hardwood flooring prices are the highest followed by engineered wood flooring and then laminate flooring being the cheapest.
There are three main types of wooden flooring:
Laminate flooring which is a piece of MDF with a photographic image of wood grain adhered to the surface. It is also the cheapest version of a wooden floor.
Engineered wood flooring, often called composite wood flooring is made from wood fibres and other materials that are glued together to form a solid layer that is strong and durable. Also suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries.
Solid wood flooring is made from planks of timber that are nailed to a permanent floor. Some wooden floors are floated over the permanent floor and others are made from thicker planks of natural timber. This is the most expensive wood flooring.
Wood flooring prices vary depending on the type chosen and in the case of solid wood, the wood chosen and the thickness.
Cost of wooden flooring
A rough guide for wooden flooring price is
£15 to £82 per metre squared for solid wood
£11 to more than £70 for better quality engineered wood flooring
£6 to £17 for laminate wood flooring
Installing wood flooring
This is the easiest flooring for the DIY to install as it just clicks together.
Engineered wooden flooring
This is sold in lengths that vary in widths and usually click together in a tongue and groove method.
Solid wood flooring
This is the most expensive wooden flooring and should be installed by professionals for the best result. Solid wood planks in oak 150mm wide will cost you £33.74 per metre squared when oiled and lacquered from Floors 2 Go.
Wooden floor installation cost
The cost of wooden flooring installation depends on the wooden product chosen and the size and shape of the area to be covered. If the area is an unusual shape it will be more difficult to install over a standard size square room.
Trade Adviser UK has the price of installation for wooden flooring at between £10 and £100 per metre squared. An average room would cost just in installation around £400.
Other points to consider when installing a wooden floor
When you are looking at the wooden flooring installation cost in your home, a solid wood floor can be stained or have a coloured finish. It can be left raw and then sealed to give a natural warm feeling to a room or stained to match other decor and floor coverings.
A hardwood floor installation cost will include a sealer for the timber and you will need to remember that that floor will be unable to be walked on for a few days. This floor does come with a 10 to 15 year guarantee, to ensure that you have made a good investment in your home.