I'm in a preconstruction phase for a condo to be finished late next
year. Within a week or so I'll be called in to select my options.
For flooring I do know I will have basic hardwood flooring options +
bamboo, though I am not privy to the cost until the selection meeting.
Having seen it installed in other condos I really like the bamboo
look. Now I'm just wondering if I should go thru the builder or have
it installed after the fact. The place will be in downtown San Diego,
so the labor cost should be sky high. Also the HOA rules dictate a
STC rating of 50 between flooring, not sure if this is a great feat to
accomplish. Looking online I see bamboo flooring is roughly $4/sqft,
guestimating maybe $10/sqft total with install? This is to cover
approx. 600 sqft = $6000. Does this seem in the ballpark?
Also any idea what the extra incurred cost would be to have the
carpets ripped out... which I may very well do if the builder gouges?
Would this be a difficult and/or time consuming DIY project?