Project of The Week:

Install a Parquet Floor

Learn the cost to install parquet floor tiles by doing it yourself compared with the labor and material cost a contractor will charge. Find out what steps are involved and how to plan the job. Use the calculator to know how many floor tiles to buy. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.  
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National Average Cost
Install a Parquet Floor


  • Pro
  • DIY
  • 17.55
  • 21.5


  • Pro
  • DIY
  • $1,184
  • $560

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Today’s Tip: Rural mail box basics

Call your local post office to ask if there are requirements for locating a rural mail box on your property. Check with your local building department to find out what the required depth is for post holes. It depends on the frost line (how deep the ground freezes) in your area.

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