Trend of wood flooring has always been in demand and it is still not outdated. Wooden floors impart attraction and value to your home and workplace. Wood floors are equally used in homes and commercial buildings. Wide variety of wooden logs satisfy the customer demands. Sometimes wood floor become a challenge economically. Hardwood flooring is not an affordable option for everyone. Those who have monetary constraints trade-off between hardwood floor and concrete floor. There are some intelligent ways to afford wood floor cost. Before we start, quick tip: Consider going for reclaimed wood and retouching it yourself, previously to installation, with a drum sander.
#1. Prepare Your Floor Yourself
You cannot directly install wooden logs on your floor. It needs preparation before installation of wood floor. You can handle this preparatory phase yourself.
- If you have carpets remove them yourself
- Move your furniture to another room temporarily
- Clean your flooring. You might need pressure wash
- Give time to your floor so it may dry completely
#2. Select Wood That Is Inexpensive
If you need affordable wood floor installation then you might need to compromise a bit. The color and quality of the wood that you select can be costly. Size and color of planks are the factors over which you can compromise. This is apt way to afford cost of wood floor installation. Beware of substandard wood floor materials available in market.
#3. Purchase Your Material Yourself
Professional companies which provide wood floor installation services bring wood material themselves. They charge money for selecting and bringing material for you. Visit market and meet more than one dealers to purchase material required for your wood floor. You can save money for from this side if you shop required material yourself.
#4. Select Wood Grain That Saves Money for You
Wood grains impart different looks to your floor. Cost of some styles is high while few are inexpensive. Plain swan cut is considered a cheap and affordable. You can choose color and style that is beautiful and inexpensive too.
#5. Try DIY Wood Floor Installation Method
If you think that wood floor installation is a work that can be done without calling professionals then you can save the cost of installation services. Go for DIY method only if you are skilled in wood floor installation. Most people lack ability to handle flooring on their own. Never try these methods if you are completely naïve in field of flooring.
#6. Complete Wood Flooring in Chunks
If you love wood floor and have a complete home remodeling plan. Then it is not mandatory to complete the wood floor in a single go. Meet your contractor and divide work in chunks. It will require you to hire floor installation services more than once but it will be safest and affordable option. You can select expensive wood by dividing work in chunks.
#7. Wait Until Floor Installation Services Cost Less
Winter clothes are expensive when it is too cold, AC service costs more in summer. Likewise there is season when wood floor installation can be expensive. People avoid wood floor installation in rainy season. Now it is not advised to install wood floor in humid weather but select apt time. Schedule installation when you can negotiate installation services cost.