How hard is it to do your own harwood flooring?
For our new house, we'll require ~1200sqft of hardwood. We will have plywood subfloors with radiant heat underneath with heat shields. We're getting anywheres between $2-5/sqft labor depending on if it's 1/4 sawn hardwood or pre-finished engineered.
Most of the flooring will go into our 24'x24' great room, then rest in the loft above. I'm pretty good at home improvements, but have never laid floor. I assume an engineered floating floor would be the easiest. But there are also glue down (engineered) and nail down (true hardwood) type options as well. We're pretty confused about which would be best for our radiant setup and are considering doing some of the work ourselves. On the flip side, I don't want our new home to be the guinea pig for our inexperience.