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Solid Wood Flooring Prices & The Cost of Solid Wood

By Paul Hambidge, Managing Director on 19th July 2019.

The cost of solid wood flooring averages at around £35 per square meter.  The cheapest is £30.99 per square metre while the most expensive can cost up to £60 per square metre.  Solid wood floors are generally the most expensive type of floor a luxurious and highly attractive flooring option, there’s no need to look any further than solid wood flooring. Also known as hardwood flooring or real wood flooring, this choice of floor covering instantly transforms any space into one which is sophisticated and extremely stylish. If you’re considering using solid wood flooring in your home we’ve discovered all you need to know about the product. From the wood flooring cost to its maintenance.

Hardwood flooring cost, prices and things to consider

As it's made from solid pieces of high-quality wood, the wood flooring cost can run a little higher than other flooring options. However, solid wood flooring proves to be truly worth every penny of the wooden flooring price. Because of the longevity of this style, and its resistance to scratches and dents.

To improve the longevity of your floor you should always install the underlay appropriate to your flooring choice and the skirting boards and beading that match. With these extras, you’re guaranteed a superior finish in your home. The boards come in either a tongue and groove or click-lock fitting though you should also factor adhesive into your cost plan to ensure your flooring is a perfect fit.

Cost of solid wood within our range

The cost of oak flooring and solid wood flooring can be high compared to other types of flooring which are made chiefly with cost-effectiveness in mind. However, with solid wood flooring the quality of the floor, from design to finish, is the focus. Each board is carefully crafted into a product that instantly transforms any room.

At Factory Direct Flooring, we have three ranges of solid wood flooring cost to suit every budget and we aim to make it possible for all our customers to attain the flooring they desire. Our most affordable solid wood flooring prices features rustic oak and golden maple and begins at £30 per square meter. Our middle range hardwood flooring cost - which includes oiled, golden and coffee oak boards - averages ar0und £34 per square metre. Finally, our wooden flooring price for the higher budget range of solid wood flooring has an average cost of £54.80 per square meter, often with a Tuscan hand-finished oak.

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Maintenance costs of solid wood flooring

Once you’ve purchased and installed your solid wood flooring your next task is learning how to maintain your beautiful new feature floor. A good prevention against scratches and warping is to prepare in advance of any damages. A maintenance layer or lacquer is a sensible approach towards prolonging the life of your flooring and helps to avoid any repair costs in the future.

Regularly brushing the floor will prevent dust and dirt building up and creating fine scratches. When mopping your floor it’s best to dry away the moisture from the floor immediately, so that the wood doesn’t warp and spoil. Solid wood flooring does not fare well in those rooms that are subject to lots of moisture, such as the kitchen and bathroom so it’s best to avoid the temptation to install it in moisture heavy spaces.

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Repair costs of oak flooring

Day to day life always makes an impact on the look of your home, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. After a certain amount of time, you may need to consider fixing the flooring in your home. This involves working out the cost of solid wood flooring repairs. Furniture, pet claws and heeled shoes can all leave their mark on solid wood flooring, and these accidents can mar the appearance of your floor and increase the wood flooring cost.

The cost of fixing scratches in your solid wood flooring doesn’t have to be extortionate. For smaller scratches, fill in the mark with a permanent marker. Or carefully apply a small amount of stain marker in the colour of your floor before wiping with a clean, dry cloth.

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For larger scratches and dents your floor will need to be sanded down before filling the dent and then refinishing. Obviously, this measure is quite an extensive one. The cost of a sander, new varnish and filler will have to be factored in, as well as the cost of your time! To ensure you don’t have to take such measures it’s much wiser to prevent these damages from happening in the first place. So that you can keep the cost of solid wood flooring to a minimum.

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Our Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

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If you have any further questions regarding wood flooring cost or require any more information about solid wood flooring prices then please get in touch on 0330 100 00 15.

Paul Hambidge, Managing Director

Paul has 32 years of flooring industry knowledge & experience from both an installation and manufacturing perspective. He started out as installer of very large commercial flooring projects for multiple retailers. As director of Factory Direct Flooring, he has been involved in all aspects of flooring and has worked with some of the largest producers of wood flooring, vinyl flooring and laminate floors.