Home
Fact-checked

At HomeQuestionsAnswered, we're committed to delivering accurate, trustworthy information. Our expert-authored content is rigorously fact-checked and sourced from credible authorities. Discover how we uphold the highest standards in providing you with reliable knowledge.

Learn more...

How do I get Cheap Hardwood Floors?

Securing cheap hardwood floors without sacrificing quality involves savvy shopping and considering alternatives like bamboo or engineered wood. Look for sales, closeouts, or bulk purchase discounts. Opting for less common species or finishes can also yield savings. Ready to uncover more cost-cutting secrets and transform your space with affordable elegance? Let's delve deeper into the world of budget-friendly hardwood flooring.
Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum

Once eclipsed by carpeting, hardwood flooring has regained its place as a hugely popular flooring option. From bamboo flooring to easy to install wood laminate floor options, wood floors can now be found in just about every room in the house. Best of all, it is possible to get cheap hardwood floors if you know where to look.

The best place to begin your search for cheap hardwood floors is at your local home improvement store. Instead of focusing your attention on the types and grades that are prominently displayed, cast your eyes toward the section where seconds, returns, and discontinued flooring products are kept. Seconds contain flaws that are extremely difficult to detect, but they are often sold for less than half the cost of new products. In like manner, returns and discontinued flooring are also sold for much less than the standard retail price. Just make sure there is enough of the discounted materials to successfully complete your flooring project.

Hardwood flooring.
Hardwood flooring.

Decorators can be an excellent source of cheap hardwood floors. Flooring that was purchased for a design project and later rejected by the client is often made available at the decorator’s cost, or even less. However, there is very little chance that deals of this type will be advertised. Visiting the decorator shop and making a discreet inquiry will let you know if the shop does currently have rejected hardwood on hand, and if they are anxious enough to recoup their losses to sell the wood flooring to you at an equitable cost.

Bamboo is often used to make hardwood floors.
Bamboo is often used to make hardwood floors.

Salvage expeditions are also wonderful ways to go about securing cheap hardwood floors. Check with local salvage yards in your community. You may find a great deal on used but still perfectly usable sections of hardwood flooring for very little money.

Along with salvage yards, check with local demolition companies. They may have an upcoming job where hardwood floors are present in the structure. Often, the company will supply you with contact information for the owner of the property. You may be able to strike a deal with the owner to remove the flooring before the demolition date. While chances are you will pay a small amount for the cheap hardwood flooring, the owner may be happy that someone is interested in recycling the wood and allow you to remove the flooring at no charge.

A house with hardwood flooring.
A house with hardwood flooring.

Saving money on cheap flooring will create additional funds that can be used to cover the costs associated with floor installation. However, if you plan on installing the engineered floor sections yourself, the savings can easily be diverted to the purchase of other elements that will enhance the look of your cheap hardwood floors and make your space all the more inviting.

Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum

After many years in the teleconferencing industry, Michael decided to embrace his passion for trivia, research, and writing by becoming a full-time freelance writer. Since then, he has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including HomeQuestionsAnswered, and his work has also appeared in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and several newspapers. Malcolm’s other interests include collecting vinyl records, minor league baseball, and cycling.

Learn more...
Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum

After many years in the teleconferencing industry, Michael decided to embrace his passion for trivia, research, and writing by becoming a full-time freelance writer. Since then, he has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including HomeQuestionsAnswered, and his work has also appeared in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and several newspapers. Malcolm’s other interests include collecting vinyl records, minor league baseball, and cycling.

Learn more...

You might also Like

Discussion Comments

Markerrag

Good suggestion on saving money by installing flooring yourself. Honestly, it is hard to mess up the flooring and you can always call in an expert to bail you out if you get in over your head.

Does the process take time? Yes. Can it be frustrating? Certainly. But you could save a few hundred dollars by investing a weekend or two in installing your own flooring. It's a good do-it-yourself project on which to learn.

Logicfest

That local home improvement store will often run specials on hardwood floors so it doesn't hurt to take a look at those. If you are really lucky, you will hit a promotion in which hardwood flooring is on sale and full installation is offered at a discount.

Of course, finding some good quality seconds and hitting a cheap installation sale is a great way to go, too.

Post your comments
Login:
Forgot password?
Register:
    • Hardwood flooring.
      Hardwood flooring.
    • Bamboo is often used to make hardwood floors.
      By: Maceo
      Bamboo is often used to make hardwood floors.
    • A house with hardwood flooring.
      By: Tatty
      A house with hardwood flooring.
    • Bamboo flooring has become particularly popular in recent years.
      By: eugenesergeev
      Bamboo flooring has become particularly popular in recent years.
    • Economical bamboo hardwood floors can be stained to give them a lighter or darker appearance.
      By: Wollwerth Imagery
      Economical bamboo hardwood floors can be stained to give them a lighter or darker appearance.