COMMUNITY FORUM

KD-new-home-owner

10:32AM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 07/23/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Hi all experts,

I have just bought a new house and I am TOTALLY new in this area. We are thinking of getting Hardwood flooring upgrade for certain areas (living, dining & hallway). Here are my questions:
- is it better (read cheaper) to get the upgrade from builder or higher a professional to do it?
- where can I find 101 (basics) of hardwood flooring - what type to go for, what to watch out for etc...

Thanks

carpetman

08:59PM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
you will need the sq ft.of the area you plan to have done in hardwood,and what the contractor will charge for the upgrade. divide the cost by the s.f.,now you have the cost per s.f.(what is inc in the s.f. price? materials ,labor ,wallbase,trimpieces) now you can shop that price....most any flooring store or homecenter will be happy to talk to you about flooring,visit 2 or 3 ,ask questions .......good luck

KD Fisher

03:59AM | 07/25/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
KD:

You'll get far more choices from an independant contractor than working with a builder. What to watch out for? I have all sorts of tips rarely heard or seen placed all over the following site. Be careful with builders....

Good Luck
Ken Fisher
South Florida

Hardwood Installer.Com

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With nothing more than a saw and some plywood, you can create your own Christmas tree cutout forest. Give the "tree" a coa... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon