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Updated: Apr 11

How much does hardwood flooring really cost in 2023 ?

This is the most frequent query on the Internet related to hardwood floors, but the answer will depend on many factors, such as the city you live in, the type of hardwood floor you choose, the quality of the hardwood floor, the method of installation and the list goes on. In this post we are going to be as specific as possible based to our market "Miami" , so if you have hardwood flooring project in mind and want to discover the possible cost, you have come to the right blog.


There are many different choices when it comes to hardwood flooring, each of these can impact the cost of it.

  • Solid hardwood

  • Engineered hardwood  

  • Unfinished

  • Pre-finish

  • Exotic wood

  • Wood species

  • Thickness

  • Wear layer

  • Grade

  • Long planks

  • Wide planks

  • Parquet patterns (chevron, herringbone, basquet wave )

  • Type of finish

Trending options of hardwood floors with an average price per square foot, because let's be real in 2023 wood floors are not what it used to be, its all new innovations.

We all know Miami's climate is very hot and humid all year long and the best wood floor for our city is engineered wood flooring, as it is more stable. Engineered wood flooring offers more dimensional stability than a solid wood floor, due to the stable nature of the Baltic Birch plywood. It is less sensitive to changes in the environment that can cause wood to expand or contract. A solid floor will shrink when it is dry, and swell when it is humid. 99.9% of engineered wood floors are pre-finished, which is a huge advantage as you can choose the color and finishes before its installation and are more durable than the on-site finishes.


Mid-range pre-finish engineered hardwoods: with a wear layer of 2mm or 3mm, and five core layers will cost between $9 and $12 a square foot.

These floors come in many wood species, colors, finishes and sizes. The reason they are more affordable is because of the wear layer (which is the real wood species) and can be sand and refinished only 1 time.

High-end pre-finish engineered hardwood flooring: with a wear layer of 4mm, 6mm and 8mm and seven core layers will cost between $16 and $30 per square foot. With this type of material, you have the option to choose as many colors as you wish. These floors can be customized to your needs, like extra wide and long planks, finishes like deep wire brushed, re-active stains, the options are limitless, plus you have a floor for many generations to come, as you can sand and re-finish it multiple times.

Let's be more specific

Mid-range engineered hardwood floor

Thickness: 1/2"

wear layer: 3mm

Width: 7 "

Length: Random up to 8'

Grade: Light RusticColor: Natural o white shades

Finish: Uv cured with light wire brushed

Price per sqft: $12.00

Solid hardwood with the same specifications can cost $17.00 per square foot.

High-end engineered hardwood floor

Thickness: 3/4"

Wear layer: 5mm

Width: 8 1/2"

Length: up to 13'

Grade: Select

Color: white, grey and natural shades

Finish: re-active stains with aged effect

Price per sqft: $20.00

Solid Harwood with the same specifications can cost $24.00 per square foot.