A common question we hear when discussing flooring installation is “can’t I just install it myself?”
The answer is… well yes you can, but it’s highly recommended to call in professionals who have the tools, the industry knowledge, and years of experience to do the job right the first time.
Why? Because flooring installation is hard, complicated, and expensive work requiring specific technical tools and expertise. There’s no easy cookie-cutter option for flooring installation. Every install is unique with its challenges and problems to solve. And hardwood is one of the hardest of all flooring materials to install correctly.
So before you decide you want to tackle installing your hardwood floors, take a few minutes to consider some of the benefits of hiring professional flooring installers, and understand the risks involved with doing it yourself.
Quality Of Materials
Not all hardwood is created equal or is suitable for your home or business. A professional flooring company has the industry knowledge and experience to help you choose the right type of wood for your flooring. They’ll take into consideration the climate you live in and if a particular type of wood is suitable for your home.
Professionals have a keen eye for the quality of products they choose for your flooring. They can tell if a piece of wood is well-made or prone to splinters and warping.
When you’re dealing with something as complex and precise as hardwood flooring, experience does matter. Contractors from a reputable flooring company in Winnipeg have years if not decades of training and experience. They do this day in and day out and understand how to problem solve and install your flooring properly and precisely.
Professionals are also covered and protected by installation warranties, so you know your floors are going to be installed correctly. If you install it on your own, the costs of fixing mistakes come directly out of your pocket.
Hardwood is a challenge for a DIY’er to get perfect. You need to understand a variety of techniques and make decisions like whether to staple, glue, nail, etc.
Hardwood isn’t cheap, so you want it done right and look amazing.
Save Time & Money
If you know what you’re doing, it is possible to save some money by installing your floors by yourself. However, you need all the specialized equipment and know exactly what products and techniques to use.
Chances are you don’t just have the specialty flooring tools just laying around the house. If you don’t, you’ll need to buy a range of expensive flooring level tools, saws, nailers, staplers, sanders, and buffers to name a few. If you need to buy all these yourself, you’ll eat away at all your savings.
If you don’t prepare your floor properly before installation, you risk doing it wrong, costing you more time and money. If you’re not accustomed to cutting and shaping, you’ll end up wasting a lot of products with offcuts.
Not only is there potential for financial disaster, but you’ll spend many hours learning the techniques and doing the installation at a fraction of the pace a professional flooring installer would.
Get It Done On Time
As stated above, professionals have the tools and experience to install your floors quickly.
Ripping up your flooring can be a very disruptive home improvement. Especially if work needs to be done on the subfloors, this is no small-time home renovation project. Doing this yourself could render your space unusable for weeks or months.
Get your flooring done by professionals with minimal disruption and get your new finished flooring faster.
Installing your flooring can at first seem like a good way to save some money. But unless you already have the tools to do the job, and the experience to do it quickly and accurately, the risks usually outweigh the reward.
Your floor is one of the main features of your home. Leave big projects like this to the professionals and rest easy knowing your floor will be installed on budget, on time, and exactly how you want it.
If you’re looking for a flooring company in Winnipeg that only uses the best products, the most experienced skilled contractors, contact the experts at Specialty Interiors today.