Let’s go through some popular questions about hardwood flooring and installation. These will cover width, texture, color, cost, eco-friendliness and installation.
- Wide Plank vs Narrow Plank Hardwood
- Comparing Shades and Colors
- Textured, Distressed, and Basic Hardwood Planks
- Does hardwood flooring harm the environment?
- How much does hardwood flooring cost?
- How do you find someone to do hardwood flooring installation in Redmond?
- Matt Buffett
Andy was very helpful in the process of picking out and installing new floors for our home. He was patient with us as we went back and forth trying t... read more - 9/03/2020Jeff Da Gama
Andy and his team completed our flooring remodel last fall. Andy not only ensured our expectations were met but he genuinely cared about our experienc... read more - 8/25/2020
- julia manfredini
Great service, super fast responses with knowledgeable staff that go above and beyond. Flooring selection is extensive and the final product is immacu... read more - 7/02/2020Jane M.
I had a fabulous experience working with Andy and Builders interiors. They worked with me during this crazy Covid time and did the installation in t... read more - 6/05/2020
- Drew B.
Andy is very professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He met every deadline and exceeded my expectations in terms of courtesy and consideration.... read more - 3/22/2020
- Nathan H.
Great experience working with Andy and the crews at Builders Interiors. They did some carpet, flooring and countertops at my new place. Great products... read more - 3/03/2020Will Spencer
Builders Interiors is phenomenal!!!! I used them for both a Kitchen Remodel (backsplash and counters) as well as adding a carpeted running to my stair... read more - 2/27/2020
- Jennifer Williams
Andy with Builders Interiors was referred to us by a local friend. We were looking to give our kitchen and master bathroom a facelift, and were very i... read more - 10/22/2019Stacy Smith
We had damage to our hardwood floors repaired and all of our hardwood floors refinished, as well as having all of the carpets in our house replaced. ... read more - 9/10/2019
- Catherine Chen
I was looking for Boen hardwood floor and I got two quotes, one from Builders Interiors, one from another Seattle dealer. Builder Interiors totally be... read more - 5/12/2019L Swanson
I live in a condo and needed a lot of assistance getting my flooring needs met (think sound issues, specific materials, etc.). Kody was an huge suppo... read more - 5/12/2019
- Kristin B.
The job was done and the carpet looks great. The installer did not clean up any of the carpet remenants before he left so I had to clean up everything... read more - 5/06/2019
- Tanya Huber
Fantastic service, design, selection and execution. All the installers are easy to get along with and do great work. Ty and Teresa are my favorite a... read more - 2/12/2019
- Lina W.
Builders Interiors provides the best customer service anyone can ask for. They were really fast installing and always on time. I had the master bathr... read more - 11/04/2018Sujata S.
Very thorough, punctual, and did a good job working around our constraints. There were some issues with the transitions and they came back and redid t... read more - 7/25/2018
- Field Cady
We had an excellent experience. Jenny was super nice and helpful, and helped us put together a job on a tight time schedule. The result was beautifu... read more - 6/12/2018Elgan Wade Lance
These guys saved our bacon when we ran out of tiles before we’d finished our project. Reeves was a huge help and made it possible for us to pick up ou... read more - 6/12/2018
- Samantha Roland
These guys are the best. Not only smart advice in their showroom, but they were fast, professional and came in at half the price of everyone else. T... read more - 6/12/2018Field Cady
We had an excellent experience. Jenny was super nice and helpful, and helped us put together a job on a tight time schedule. The result was beautifu... read more - 4/11/2018
- Marijana R.
We are more than pleased with excellent customer service and care as well as installation. We had hard wood floors put in and the whole experience was... read more - 10/24/2017
- Drew Bauer
I have been purchased materials and install from builders since they opened. They communicate very well and show up and do a good job as promised. I'm... read more - 7/01/2017
- Cathie B.
I was/am so pleased and impressed with the customer service, scheduling of the measurement and the subsequent installation. My house was going on the ... read more - 11/11/2016
- Jan C.
Andy is very professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He met every deadline and exceeded my expectations in terms of courtesy and consideration.... read more - 9/07/2016
- Oleg Malamura
This place has a huge selection of tile, carpet, hardwood and laminate. Teresa and Ty bring a level of experience most people don't have. Tys install ... read more - 6/12/2016Joy Rowe
These guys came highly recommended by a contractor friend, and we used them to do a carpet purchase and install at our rental house. Their estimate ca... read more - 6/12/2016
- Pam M.
Great place! My husband was doing our floors himself. The owner was the person who helped us; was great with answering all of our questions and explai... read more - 11/12/2015a homeowner
We are preparing our house for sale and needed new carpeting because of pet damage and the age of the old carpet. We didn't want to spend a lot on the... read more - 11/04/2015
- Lisa T.
They were professional and once they started the job they kept on it till they were done. They cleaned up well and even reset the clocks on the applia... read more - 7/17/2015Kim Meyer
Fantastic service, great pricing and diverse product selection. As a Real Estate Agent I love sending my clients to them and know they will be give... read more - 6/12/2015
- April L.
Great price compared to my other estimates. The floors aren't perfect but they are 85 years old so I think they did their best. The workers didn't spe... read more - 8/29/2014
- T P.
I just finished remodeling one bathroom in my house and am just starting the process of selecting materials for our second bathroom. I have been shop... read more - 1/12/2012
- E M.
Builders Interiors gave me a beautiful kitchen remodel at a great price. We had a couple of glitches here and there, however, they were quickly and p... read more - 9/09/2011Nancy W.
5 stars aren't enough. I have been in customer service for over 35 years so I pretty hard to please. Ty at Builders Interiors blew me away. He is the ... read more - 6/15/2011
- Linda L.
Ty was prompt in contacting me when I started the process. His installers did a wonderful job, were great in keeping the area cleaned up after the end... read more - 10/14/2010
- Steve O.
Ty and his team did a great job. The schedule wasn't quite what we wanted, but he came through even after hours to meet it the best he could. The work... read more - 9/11/2010
- a homeowner
Nice work. Reasonably priced. The only thing I have some concern is that they seem pretty busy juggling jobs. It is good but also can impose some chal... read more - 3/22/2010
Wide Plank vs Narrow Plank Hardwood
Narrow planks cost a little less, and they’re great for making the space look bigger. If you’re looking for hardwood flooring installation in your Redmond home and the rooms there are relatively small, you might want to go with narrow planks and install minimal furniture. The effect will be an airy, spacious feel.
Wider planks cost more and they’re good for hiding seams and creating a rustic look. Narrow planks generally look a lot more urban. One downside of wider planks is that they can make large spaces look smaller.
Comparing Shades & Colors
Hardwood is available in warm, cool, light and dark shades. If you want exotic hardwoods, a lot more options become available (including red and purple).
Which shade you choose would depend on your furniture, décor, and preferences. Darker varieties are suitable for people who are concerned about stains and dirt showing. If you’re worried about scratches (if you have pets, for example, or like to move your furniture around every couple months), lighter options might be better for you.
The color of hardwood gradually changes due to light exposure and age. Make sure you know how the product you choose will look a few years from now. Going with prefinished hardwood might be a good idea.
Textured, Distressed, & Basic Hardwood Planks
Textured hardwood flooring is something most people feel strongly about. They usually don’t want any texture, but some people enjoy it and go out of their way to get textured planks. We have examples of both distressed and smooth hardwood at our store. If you want to stop by sometime, we’ll take you through the pros and cons of each, and give you an estimate of how much hardwood flooring would cost based on your preferences.
Does Hardwood Flooring Harm The Environment?
Many people avoid hardwood flooring because trees are cut down to make them. Does that mean hardwood floors hurt the environment? Not quite. While the obvious downside of trees being cut does exist, consider the fact that solid hardwood floors are 100% natural and biodegradable (minus the finish).
The American Hardwood Export Council reports that American hardwood is growing at a much quicker rate than it’s being harvested – so it’s pretty sustainable. In addition, fast-growing trees like pine are a lot more sustainable than slower ones like oak.
There are more and less eco-friendly options, with exotic varieties having a much larger carbon footprint, but on the whole hardwood floors aren’t as bad as people think.
How Much Does Hardwood Flooring Cost?
Standard hardwood flooring rates start at $3.50 per square foot, while higher quality hardwood is closer to $7 per square foot. Now, the hardwood flooring installation cost can be hourly, or a per-project amount. There’ll be some extras such as equipment costs, prep and cleanup fees, permits, taxes, contractor’s fees, etc. Usually, hardwood installers/suppliers will include material, installation, prep and cleanup in their quote.
On average, the total comes to 9-11k, and the floors will last a good long time. However, treat this as a ballpark figure. How much it costs in your case depends on the property’s size, the type of hardwood you choose, your timeframe, and many other factors. Call us for a quote!
How Do You Find Someone To Do Hardwood Flooring Installation In Redmond?
Finding the right company is an important first step. A bad company with an unprofessional attitude can make the process unpleasant, and charge you extra for it. You want someone who offers discounted rates and excellent products, is trustworthy, and has certified professionals for installation.
That’s us to a T! Builders Interiors was established in 2007, and it has rapidly grown into a trusted business that serves the neighboring areas of Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle, Snohomish and Bothell. Located in Woodinville, we’re conveniently close to all the cities listed above, with Redmond being just 13 minutes away.
We offer discounted rates and a quality guarantee, have a great reputation, and have a varied client base – homeowners, apartment managers, contractors, building owners, and commercial clients. We love the challenge of working with different people and getting to know their needs.