Mirage solid and engineered flooring quote: GASP!
We are putting approximately 450 sq ft of hardwood flooring in our new (to us) house. It will be in the LR and FR over a full but unfinished, dry basement. In the past we have had site finished coated with Rubio Monocoat and loved it but also like the ease of installation of pre-finished. We are a family of 3 adults and a dopey 90 lb yellow lab who doesn't really like to expend energy.
Today I looked at prefinished flooring: Columbia, Sommerset, and MIrage both solid and engineered. I knew Mirage was considered the top of the line but OH MY! I really like the MIrage Elegant Nevada Red Oak with Cashmere finish. The quote made me gasp: $12/sq ft for engineered and $13 sq/ft for 3/4" solid. That did NOT include installation!
Columbia and Sommerset quote was under $7 sq but as it so often happens, I didn't like the color as much and it seemed the bevels were more pronounced.
Tell me your opiniion please? Is the Mirage quote nuts? We live in Michigan and would appreciate any input.