First time home owner -- How to shop around for hardwood floor installed
I bought a new construction home in Frisco, TX. The house is not ready yet. The builder gave a very high quote for hadwood floors ($17.75 per sq ft, handscraped nailed down) so i decided that i will get the standadrd carpet installed from them and then before moving in i will get hardwood floors installed (i asked the builder and they would not let me allow a contractor go in before getting a certificate of occupancy from me, so i will have to get carpet from them)
I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions regarding what is the best way to shop around and what to look for in the quotes from various contractors ...
I looked at home depot and lowes and there prices are around $10/11 per sq ft installed . Do you know if it would be cheaper to get a contractor and buy the hardwood from lumber luquidators ? and if so, could you please suggest as to how to find good contractors in a particular area. Any suggestion would be a greaat help..
Has anyone ever gotten a quote from Costco's hardwood flooring ? i think they have tie up with Shaw flooring. Wondering how comparable is their price with HD/Lowe's.
thanks a lot