Because of all the home improvement tv shows out there, many homeowners will get the bug to try DIY. DIY projects can be fun and save money in some cases, but flooring is best left to the professionals. Even flooring types that claim to be “easy to install” can be more challenging than you would think to do it properly. Going DIY on your flooring may save money on installation cost, but there are a lot of possible drawbacks and expenses that could occur. The team at Kemp’s Dalton West Flooring can install the flooring of your choice quickly and properly. If you are unsure about using professional installers, consider the benefits before pulling out your hammer and safety glasses.
Benefits of Using Professional Installers:
- Save Money and Time—Yes, installing a floor DIY style will eliminate the installation cost, but there are other costs to consider. Your time is valuable. Because you are not a professional at flooring installation, you will take considerably longer than someone who does this for a living. Our professional team could likely have your floors done in a day while you could take an entire weekend or more. On average, a typical DIY homeowner will spend 2-3 days per 300-400 square foot space, assuming no issues arise. If you must take off from work to complete your flooring, you are cutting into your savings on the project in the first place. Also, some flooring types require special tools for installation. If you must purchase tools for the project, this will cut into your savings as well. On top of all of that, if you make a mistake, which is easy to do as a beginner, you could be spending even more money remedying the problem. Choosing a professional can take the worry out of the project and give you back your weekend for something more enjoyable.
- Secure Warranty—Your flooring may come with a warranty. In most cases, flooring warranties are contingent upon being professionally installed. When a flooring professional installs your flooring, then your flooring will have optimal performance and reach the intended lifespan. Your floor will need to have the right underflooring, adhesive, and cleaning preparations on the old floor. If your flooring is defective and does not perform properly, you want the warranty to apply, so go with a pro!
- Avoid DIY Mistakes—Having to fix an issue is a common thing with DIY projects. When an inexperienced person is trying to do a job which takes experience, there is plenty of room for error. Simply cutting one piece of flooring crooked could lead to an entire room being off. Instead of staring at your messed up floor daily with regret, skip flooring DIY. Choose DIY projects which are more suitable for beginners and could not cause expensive repairs or premature replacement. Since flooring is a significant investment for most homeowners, you need to make sure that you get a quality job that will last.
At Kemp’s Dalton West Flooring, we use premier installers with superior products and methods to ensure the highest quality installation for our customers. Most of our installers have been installing floors for decades, so they have the experience and knowledge to do the job properly. When you need a professional floor installation, contact Kemp’s Dalton West Flooring. We will complete the job quickly and properly every time!