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Old 06-16-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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We were told the same by our realtor. our builder has this bright idea of putting a 200 sq ft carpet area in the living room. We were quoted 4500 to get the builder to do it. We decided to do it after we wear out the carpet. Called the builders guy the other day and he quoted us 1080. Glad we listened to our realtor.
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Definitely use a third party. You can save A LOT. I remember we did ours at about $7/sqf? Wide Red oak. Remove carpet, etc.

If paying the contractor with cash is not a problem to you, the only issue I can think of is the smell. We used water based coating for hand scrapped floor, which should have less odor. I still have to open the windows and let it ventilated for about a week before we move in. I heard if you go with oil based coating, which should be better, it will take even longer.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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Op, did you end up installing hardwoods afterwards or did you go with builder? I am considering same thing and came across this thread?
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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I am building a home, builder is charging 17K for approximately 1000 sq ft area for hand scraped hard wood. It looks like it will be lot cheaper if I get it installed by a third party. I don't have much knowledge in this area, can you guys see any issues going with third party? Can you recommend me any third party company?
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Op, did you end up installing hardwoods afterwards or did you go with builder? I am considering same thing and came across this thread?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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