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Cost of timber flooring

Last updated: 6th Feb 2019

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Installing timber floors costs $27.50/m2 on average. However, because of several factors like the cost of preparation and the type of wood, this price can still go higher or lower. This means that timber floor installation work can range from around $25/m2 to $33/m2.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Timber Flooring Experts on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

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Anton and Mike from Fortune Timber Flooring say that installing floating floorboards for a typical 50m2, 3-bedroom house costs $1,500 for labour. Materials are charged on top of this, and the cost of the materials along with extras like leveling work and skirting boards will bump up the total price.

Floored by total costs? Know the factors affecting final price

The classic elegance of timber floors fits perfectly in any style of house from traditional to modern.

The price of a timber flooring job depends on two main things: the cost of the flooring materials and the cost of getting them installed. Under these two are factors that affect the overall price of the job.

Type of timber – Timber floorboards come from different timber species. Some are more expensive than others, and each one of them vary in quality, colour, wood grain, and other properties.

Labour – Of course, you’ll be paying for the time, effort, and skill of your floor installer.

Floor preparation – Your existing floor needs to be prepped before the hardwood flooring is set. This process often involves making sure that the floor is clean and dry and applying a moisture-resistant coating or primer.

Floor finishing – After the installation, your floors need to be sanded and a finish should be applied. This not only enhances the look of the floor but also improves its durability and lengthens its life. There are several finishes to choose from.

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Cost of timber flooring

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Cost differences: Why it matters “where” you hire your tradie

Residents of Victoria have a good reason to update their floors as the cost of timber flooring in the state is relatively affordable. Floorers in the state charge an average of $25/m2 — one of the lowest prices for this particular service across the country.

Meanwhile, the cost of timber floor installation in Queensland sits at around $27/m2. Although there isn’t too much difference, it’s still more inexpensive than the rate in New South Wales which is approximately $30/m2. This makes New South Wales the costliest place to have timber floors installed.

To ensure that your money will not go down the drain, you should only trust the experts. has an array of expert floor installers who are keen to take care of your job. Just post the job details on the site so they can send you a quote.

Pricing information correct as at October 2017.

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