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How Much Does a Wooden Floor Cost in South Africa?

Building a new home or renovating one is no small feat. There are so many moving parts that it can feel overwhelming at times. This is even more so when you’re not sure of the cost implications of the project in question.

If you’re in the middle of new home construction or renovation and are thinking of adding wooden floors to the property, chances are you’re curious about how much wooden floors cost in South Africa.

In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision about your wooden flooring materials. This way, you can properly plan and budget the right amounts for the floors that you want.

Estimates of Wooden Floors in South Africa

It’s difficult to give you an exact amount given that we don’t know what your floor dimensions are, not to mention, the quality of flooring materials you want.

So, to make it relatively easy, we’ll give you an estimate that will help guide you. Ultimately, you’re going to have to talk to or hire a highly skilled and reputable carpenter to get the exact quote for your property’s floors.

There are various types of wooden floors available in South Africa. These include:

  • Solid wooden floors or real wood flooring
  • Vinyl flooring materials
  • Laminate floors

Of course, all three of these options come at different price points. Solid wooden floors or real wood flooring’s price starts at R900 per square meter. The price of vinyl flooring materials is between R530 and R600 per square meter for a 4mm thick floor. Laminate flooring costs anywhere from R350 for an 8mm thick floor to R600+.

As you can see, the prices vary and largely depend on the quality of the flooring materials you want to use. Just remember that these are the prices at the time of writing this article. If you want a more recent quote, please get in touch with us at 083 626 9500 or email us at

Factors Influencing Costs of Wooden Floors in South Africa

These prices are influenced by a number of unique factors. Understanding these factors is important if you want to use only the best materials for the flooring of your home, even if you’re on a budget. The factors influencing wood prices include:

  • The type of hardwood and its species
  • The various styles of hardwood – For example, there are parquet, plant, and strip or linear hardwoods
  • Whether the wood is pre-finished or finished in place
  • Wastage and finishing costs

At the end of the day, it is better to consult with a seasoned carpenter to get the right professional guidance and recommendations. As simple as wood floor installations can seem, the reality is that there are lots of nuances that go into making your flooring dreams come true and last for years to come.

If you’d like to know more about what floor type is best for your financial situation and your property, then you should get in touch with us today. Call Byron on 083 626 9500 or email him at for a free consultation or quotation.