I've been to flooring conventions and I know that we are in the same ballpark +/-10% of other stores for product margins. We do pay our installers well - probably better than most stores, we want to bless them and we like happy installers (happy installers, better installs). We offer a lifetime warranty on install - so we must stand behind our install and perform with excellence every week. I'm certain that for the high grade of floor you chose and the high-quality installers that serve us, you are getting a great deal. If you want to visit some cheaper options - just let me know. We do have some similar looks in cheaper products, but they won't be as durable as the product you selected.
Just a suggestion, but in order to save you some time and give you some advice based on past customer experiences, I would recommend shopping these local retailers for durable products, good install, and lifetime warranty on install:
Cloister's Flooring / 701 S Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543 / Hours: 9a-5p M/W/F, 9a-8p Tue/Thur, 9a-2p Sat / 866-345-4130 Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home / 1475 E Main St, Annville, PA 17003 / Hours: 9a-5p Tue/Wed/Fri, 9a-7p Mon/Thur, 9a-3p Sat / 717-867-4100
Martin's Flooring Inc Lancaster / 3130 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 / Hours: 10a-6p Tue/Wed/Thur, 10a-8p Mon/Fri, 10a-5p Sat
What you need to tell them in order to get a quote over the phone or in their stores:
750sf of ¾” solid hardwood including installation and detach/reset base board
^ if you are able to get a quote either in store with them or over the phone - it will save the other stores their cost of time/travel to estimate (about $200) even though the measure is free, the time it takes to go out and them figure up a quote is significant and I want to save them some time/money.
I would not recommend the following places as we have done A LOT of restretches and hard surfaces repairs because they did not offer good after-install services (or install service for that matter). You can click the links below for reviews of each place:
I want you guys to have a great experience and a great floor and install no matter where you go. We believe that we are the best flooring store around, BUT if you go elsewhere, we would rather see you have a great experience than a massive migraine!
I'm also here for you as a flooring adviser if you need me. If you are looking at other products, I can weigh in on the industry pros/cons of the product/store that you are looking at. firstname.lastname@example.org