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Old 07-19-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Default What is the typical hardwood installation labor rate in Austin?

What is the lowest per sqft rate I can expect to get from a professional installer in Austin to install engineered wood?

If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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About $2 per square foot. Look on Craigslist, quite a few people post in the services section that have 20+ years of experience and references.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Two dollars a sq foot? For materials and labor? Or just labor?

Engineered wood, installed, materials and labor runs more like $8.50 a sq foot!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Two dollars a sq foot? For materials and labor? Or just labor?

Engineered wood, installed, materials and labor runs more like $8.50 a sq foot!
For labor, as per the OP's question - which was about the price I paid last December.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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The price will also depend on where you are putting the wood - is it going on a cement subfloor or wood?

We paid about $10/sq foot for our wood floors including the materials and labor.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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I wasn't trying to flame, I have just rarely seen the price of labor for hardwood floors separate from the price of materials. They are usually quoted together, in part, I think because different types of wood and different types of manufacture can require different of amounts of time and effort to install.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Default Careful there

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I wasn't trying to flame, I have just rarely seen the price of labor for hardwood floors separate from the price of materials. They are usually quoted together, in part, I think because different types of wood and different types of manufacture can require different of amounts of time and effort to install.
That's exactly right........Beware of the "El Cheapo" special.. Usually your bids should come in within 5% of each other ( materials/labor/warranty). It's not rocket science, but know for upper end projects, with properly insured, experienced, knowledgable folks that do this day in day out, it's simple math. After that, check references and pick who you like.......
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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BTW, we used Austin Hardwood Flooring on Burnet Road. They were really nice, had a great selection, and we were really happy with the work they did. And their prices were in line with most other places. We would use them again.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Last December I had some wooden flooring work done, a great job, quick, clean and painless!

The guy bought the materials and I reimbursed him, and at the time his labor prices were @ $1.50 for laminate, $1.66 floating and $1.75 for engineered.

If you would like his number please DM me.

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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I got a little crazy with the installation of tiger wood my home I installed it in the Kitchen, Breakfast nook, Dining room, Bathroom and Bed room. It changes directions twice at 10 degrease at the breakfast nook and 45 degrease going in to the kitchen. It runs straight through kitchen, hall, to bed room. I knew no installed would do it the way I wanted it done, so I had to do it my self. It looks great but there is no way anyone could afford to pay me to do another one like it.
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