Wood flooring Installation cost depends on the type of wood you choose and of course the labour work required. The price can vary significantly depending on the type of wood and finish, plank sizes and the sub-layer of your floor. At RH Wood Floors we will usually charge approx €30-€40 per square metre, again depending on how you want it laid and what type of floor you require installed.
Benefits Of Solid Wood Flooring
Most people choose a wooden floor because of its aesthetic appeal – there are a broad range of wood types and colourings available to suit any taste. Another major benefit of wood is that it is an eco-friendly, natural and sustainable resource which is very hard wearing. In fact, if maintained well, a hard wood floor could last a lifetime.
Wood is also a hygienic flooring choice; according to the Environment, Health and Safety Online, nearly 100,000 dust mites live in a square yard of carpet, which can irritate allergies and respiratory conditions like asthma. A wood floor however, is easier to clean and keep dust free.
Types of Wood Flooring
There are many types of wood but hardwoods like oak, walnut and maple are the most popular. Softwoods like pine can be used but are less durable. You might choose to use a soft wood however, to match your existing floors (typical in Victorian Homes) or if you are restoring original floors.
You can pick from different plank lengths and widths as well as different finishes such as oil, wax, stain or varnish. The most important thing is to be sure of where you are putting the floor and what you want to achieve.
While wooden floors are suitable for any home, high traffic areas like hallways need tough, dense boards and you should avoid using them in bathrooms as they can warp from damp. Installing engineered wood for wet rooms is more practical instead.
Wood Flooring Cost
Pine is probably the cheapest wood available for flooring. The average cost of pine wood flooring comes around €30 to €40 per square metre.
However, cheap pine tends to be softer than other wood, which lowers its durability. In terms of finish, pine offers finish from light beige to brilliant golden amber.
The cost of maple flooring is similar to pine and comes between €60 to €70 per square Metre. But maple offers higher durability and is therefore suited for high footfall areas like kitchen or living room. Its colors vary from white to pale red.
Known for its high resistance and durability, red oak creates a distinctive atmosphere with a warm and welcoming glow. The average cost of red oak flooring comes between €60 and €70 per square metre. In terms of finish, it offers reddish shades, hence the name and a distinctive tightly grained pattern.
Although its name is White Oak, it tends to be even darker than red Oak with yellow and brown shades. The cost of White Oak flooring varies between €60 and €70 per square metre. Due to its smooth finish, White Oak is one of the best flooring options for homes with modern decorative characteristics.
Cost to Lay Wooden Flooring
Many customers ask us, “how much does it cost to lay wood floors?” The honest answer is that the cost to lay wooden flooring varies depending on the specifics of your home and what type of wood you are installing. Prices average from €20-€40 per m².
Here at RH Wood Floors, we make you a commitment that when one of our specialists inspects your floor they will find out exactly what you want. They will then give you a full breakdown of the work and what is involved and how much it will cost before any work begins.