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Hardwood Floor Installation

Hardwood flooring installation is an excellent choice for just about any home or business. It brings a beautiful, high-end appearance to nearly any indoor space. Wood flooring is very strong and durable, requires very little maintenance and is easy to clean. There are so many different types of wood flooring to choose from. Tri Point Flooring assists you every step of the way. 

Wood Floor Installation

The gallery below is a hardwood floor installation in Apex, NC by Tri Point Flooring. The flooring pictured is made by Lifecore and is in the Anew Oak collection. The beautiful, light camel color is Gentling. It is pre-finished, engineered hardwood flooring with wider than average planks. The width of these planks is 7 1/2 inches.

How Much Does it Cost to Install Hardwood Floors?

The average labor cost for hardwood floor installation is usually between $3 to $5 per square foot. This cost estimate includes only the labor portion of the installation cost. The price of the flooring product (materials) carries the bulk of the load for the final cost of hardwood floor installation. 

Pre-finished hardwood flooring cost ranges for solid, engineered and LVP flooring materials vary. As of early 2022, average cost ranges are:
  • The average cost range for solid hardwood materials is typically between $6-$10 per square foot. 

  • Average range of engineered hardwood flooring materials is typically between $5-$8 per square foot. 

  • The average cost range for vinyl plank flooring (LVP flooring) is usually between $3-$7 per square foot.
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What many do not realize is that in the long run, hardwood flooring is actually incredibly cost effective. This is because the average lifespan of hardwood flooring is several decades. If one were to desire an alternate appearance for their wood floors, refinishing with a different stain color and sheen can provide it. Hardwood flooring can be installed on staircases. Hardwood inlays offer even more customization options. Flush, wooden air vents add even more serene flow to the look and feel of spaces with hardwood throughout.

What is Pre-Finished Hardwood?

If flooring is pre-finished, it is just as the name implies. It comes ready to install and upon installation the floor complete. There are three types of hardwood flooring available as pre-finished hardwood flooring.


Mullican Hardwood Mount Castle Engineered Hardwood, 7.44
Highly durable. Constructed of multiple layers of wood. Genuine wood layers and sometimes having a core layer of plywood. Each layer of wood is then positioned in different directions, thereby maximizing the overall durability of the wood floor.


Mullican Hardwood Muirfield Solid Maple Hardwood, 3
Each piece of flooring is milled from a single piece of timber into a uniform thickness, width, and shape. The #1 most common species for this type of wood flooring is Oak. Followed by Walnut, Hickory, Maple, and lastly Cherry.

Vinyl Plank

LVP Flooring • Vinyl Plank Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring is also sometimes called LVP Flooring. It is designed to very closely resemble traditional wood flooring. Vinyl Plank Flooring visually mimics the look of real hardwood planks. However, it is constructed of vinyl.

What is Unfinished Hardwood?

Hardwood flooring that comes in a bare, natural and unfinished state is referred to as site-finished hardwood. This type of wood flooring must first be installed and then upon completion of the installation, the flooring is stained and then sealed. Nearly all site-finished hardwood is solid hardwood. 
Benefits of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

Despite what may first seem to be a serious inconvenience, the finishing process, site-finished flooring offers many benefits. These floors do not feature beveled edges. This means you do not have edges collecting dirt or dust. Sanding as part of installation also smooths the surface and eliminates all height differences between wood planks. This type of flooring also offers the widest array of options. Wood species, colors, grains and finishes are seemingly limitless with unfinished hardwood floor installation.

Unfinished hardwood floor installation options include the follow species of wood:

  • Red oak
  • White oak
  • Walnut
  • Maple
  • Brazilian cherry
  • Pine
unfinished red oak
Pictured above, a recent site-finished hardwood installation by Tri Point Flooring. This beautiful, solid Red Oak floor is stained with Bona stain color, Sand Dune and has a satin, Bona Traffic HD top coat.   

FREE In-Home Estimates and Easy Hardwood Floor Installation

Tri Point Flooring offers a free in-home estimate for installation of hardwood floors within our local service areas. Our dedicated and experienced crews work with flooring purchased through us or on your own. Contact Tri Point Flooring today at (919) 771-7542  or via our contact form for your FREE in-home estimate today.
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