If you find yourself questioning whether it’s worth it to hire a professional, consider these three reasons you might want to start looking and booking.
Reason 1 – You Like To Save Money: Yes, DIY looks cheaper on paper. But, unless you have the knowledge and experience, trying to do your own flooring often leads to costly mistakes, ruined materials, and decreased lifespan of your own floor. Investing in a professional is an investment in your home. Additionally, most flooring professionals give warranties on their service and materials for years, maybe even a lifetime guarantee. You’re definitely going to be saving money then.
Reason 2 – You Like Things Done Right: As determined and talented as you might be, flooring professionals have loads of experience and knowledge. They know which questions to ask—questions like ‘how much foot traffic will this floor experience,’ ‘what sound dampening qualities are needed,’ and subflooring considerations…among many other things. They also have specific training with difficult materials such as tile and hardwood floors. Asking the right questions leads to the right flooring the first time. And their experience means it will be installed right the first time too. If you don’t want to spend your time sweating and cursing over uneven flooring, you might want a professional.
Reason 3 – You’ve Done Your Research: After you’ve done your online research and have received quotes from at least three different flooring professionals, you’re ready to hire your professional. After they visit your home and you acquire a written estimate of all costs, see if there are any areas you can DIY to cut down on your pro costs. Sometimes offering to clean up the mess after the project is done can save you on labor costs. Or maybe wrapping up or moving furniture may save you some money. All in all, you should be able to meet your budget and desires with your flooring professional.