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Old 06-15-2014, 06:37 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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Old 06-15-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: plano
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I used Nadine floors to replace 600 sf of carpet with oak flooring handscaped on site for about $10/ sf. Exceptional job done and easy process, they use their own crew. I am in W. Plano but do not know if there are parts of DFW they do not serve.

DM if you want more info.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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Thank you Johnhw2, anyone has any comments, suggestions, recommendations for me? Please let me know.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Typically, for things like wood floors, wouldn't it be easier to have them installed during the build? After you move in, it will be another expense, inconvenience of the construction, and you have to move furniture. I bet the $17k will be the higher quality (very thick and durable) hand scraped real wood that you can refinish and repair, nothing like engineered wood floors. $17k financed for 30 years will be roughly another $100 month tacked on to your mortgage. Just something to think about.....
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: plano
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The two big differences in paying the builder and doing it after you close are the cost as you noted and secondly if the builder does the work you can put it in your mortgage to finance where as if you do it after the fact without a home improvement loan you will pay it up front out of pocket. So there is a cash flow difference. I am not opposed in the least to paying for it rather than financing it in fact that I paid it out of pocket after closing.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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sudhee,
Who is your builder? Mine (Darling Homes) is also charging outrageous prices for Hardwood floor. I will probably do hardwood floor after the closing also.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: garland
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I would recommend you go with a 3rd party. You will likely have a better selection of the flooring and lower price.
If you are the type of person who does refinish wood floors from time to time, I'd suggest staying away from the trendy wavy hand scraped look. Refinishing flat, even surfaces is much more cost effective.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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imranb, it is Lennar Homes.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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I used a company called Hand Scraped Floors for my Darling Home. This was several years ago, but I paid about $6.75 or $7.50 a sq ft back then. Can't remember, because it's likely been 5 years, but overall he did an excellent job and matched the existing hardwood floors I had.

Nail down, hand finished, great quality. (214) 801-1842
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Mckinney
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I would never pay for wood floors thru a builder and I sell homes for a builder. I tell all my clients to do it afterward and save a fortune. Im sure my bosses would kill me but I think people can save so much by doing it afterwards.
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