700 square Feet. Looking for best price for Hardwood Flooring. Live in
Metro DC area. Looking to buy the hardwood and then hire a pirvate
contractor to complete the work. Any suggesstions and or experiences
would be appreciated.
Price relates directly to quality in the hardwoods business. Check the
individual pieces offered and note how many vertical grain (quarter sawn)
pieces there are. If it's all face sawn go to the next higher priced offerings.
Installation of the cheaper grades is a nightmare for DIY, aggravating for the
Once you find some decent stock, take it home and store it flat for 60 days or
so before starting the project. HTH
Best price for who? The buyer or the seller?
Be sure to check quality as well as price. There are differences. You may
also want to get an installer lined up first. Some are pretty persnickety
about installing flooring they had no say in buying. You may actually end
up paying more or getting a second rate job..
We used Lumber Liquidators for our hardwood floors- got prefinished, 30 yr
warranty 5/4 inch red oak for ~$3/sq foot. We couldn't find an installer
that would work with this wood so ended up installing it ourselves with a
rental stapler from Home Depot. Had no problem with installation, and
have yet to see issues with the quality of the flooring. YMMV.
firstname.lastname@example.org (echeckpost) wrote in
The two best (in my opinion) local hardwood flooring distributors (Plumly
flooring in Merrifield / Fairfax VA & Cherokee wholesalers in Alexandria
VA)won't sell directly to homeowners. Your best bet will be to try lumber
liquidators or talk to a professional installer & see if you can get them
not to mark up the material too much.
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