Here's how to save big money on hardwood flooring. It doesn't matter what color, species, or width of boards you're looking for. This guide will help you save hundreds or thousands of dollars on flooring in your lifetime of buying flooring. Please try all or just one strategy to help save you and your wallet from the crazy hardwood pricing we have been seeing. Good luck! Let us know if any of these tips worked for you when shopping for hardwood floors!
1 Don't Buy 1st Quality Hardwood
1st Quality hardwood is sold at Lowes, Home Depot, and your local flooring store that has all the fancy and multi-color sample squares. 1st Quality is the most "clean" looking hardwood floor. It costs on average $3 - $5
2 Buy Cabin Grade Hardwood
1st Quality hardwood is the most expensive grade of hardwood. 1st Quality production lines remove any boards or planks that have mineral grain, wormholes, or color variations that make it look too "wood-like". Anything not matching a perfect color or feature standard gets put into a cabin-grade product box. Cabin-grade hardwood has striking visuals that make you think, "this is real wood". If you want to see a picture or wonder what it costs, Reallycheapfloors.com is the largest supplier of cabin grade in the country right now.
3 Buy Small Lots of Hardwood
No matter where you are buying flooring, you can ask if there are small lots they are trying to get rid of. If you can do one room at a time, buy a small lot of 300-400 sq. ft and ask for a discount. Almost every company would be happy to save you money on a small purchase that frees up space! Give it a try!
4 Ask About Returned Flooring
Customers are fickle. Someone may not like how a flooring color matches their furniture. They box it back up and return it for a better color. You can get a big discount on returned flooring, don't hesitate to ask!