Saving money is a huge motivator for DIY home improvement projects. However, flooring installation is probably one home improvement project that is best left up to the professionals. Here are a few things to consider when trying to decide if you want to do a flooring installation yourself.
1. Labor is not the only cost you are paying for. DIY-ers often tell themselves they are willing to do the work, so why should they pay someone else to do it for them? Flooring installation takes quite a bit of know-how, and you should consider how much you know about it before undertaking the project. Do you know how to take out and dispose of the current flooring you have? Do you know what to do when you come across mold or mildew under the current flooring? Do you know how much slope is necessary for drainage rooms, like the laundry room? Do you know how to measure and cut your materials to the appropriate length? Do you know how to transition between different flooring levels? Flooring installation can be a complicated task, which may lead to frustration, mistakes, and a long install process if you don’t know what you’re doing.
2. Cost of tools. Do you have all the tools you need to install your chosen flooring? If not, you could be spending more than you bargained for when buying all the equipment you need yourself. The pros will, of course, have what they need to complete your installation.
3. Mistakes. Possibilities for making mistakes with flooring installation are endless. Were you successful in making the floor completely level before installing your tile? Did you cut your finishing pieces for your hardwood floor to exact measurements? If not, you could end up with floors that buckle or warp over time. Too many mistakes might end up costing you more if you have to replace damaged materials or scrap the entire project and start over.
You want your home to look great; otherwise, you wouldn’t be getting new flooring to begin with! Let us help you maximize your investment and create a beautiful, professionally installed floor without the headache! Call us today at Lakeland Flooring to get started.