It’s not news that the economy is in rough shape. Almost everything is much more expensive, including services such as installations. Many times you can DIY a project, and home improvements are no different. However, there are times to bite the bullet and have a professional come and take care of things for you. In many cases, this can actually save you money, and it will always save you time. Such is the case with flooring. Here are some benefits to hiring a professional to install your new floors.
They Know How- Obviously, there are many types of flooring you can have installed in your home. hardwood flooring,vinyl, tiles, and carpet to name a few. Each flooring type requires a different skill set -and a different tool set. Two great reasons to hire a professional are that they have the tools and they know how to use them. Even if you could borrow or rent some of the tools you would need at a cost, you would still need to know how to properly and efficiently use them, to avoid waste and injury.
Less Stress- One of the first steps in a flooring project is to clear the room, packing away breakables, decor and securing low-hanging lighting fixtures. In some cases, you should also remove the floor moulding. These tasks, in themselves, can be enough DIY! It can be stressful to corral all your stuff in a way that allows full access to the floor of an entire room. You can sometimes ask the installer for help with this task -and also pay for it- but it may be well worth it. Once the room is clear, the professional can begin right away to install the new floor, finishing the job more quickly due to his or her knowledge and experience. And you get to go about your business.
Less Mess- Depending on the floor you choose, the degree of mess can vary. Some floors are very messy to properly install and others are relatively clean. A professional should also take care of any mess caused by the installation, by sweeping or vacuuming to a reasonable degree of tidiness, saving you from the task of cleaning up.
Save Time- When you hire a professional, your involvement in the home improvement project involves room prep and light cleaning, and opening the door to let them in. Other than that, you don’t need to be involved. You get to spend your time doing something other than measuring (twice), cutting (once), trimming around obstacles such as HVAC or wall trim, and making costly mistakes. As an amateur DIY flooring installer, you are bound to make mistakes when measuring or cutting, costing you time and money. In addition, installers know all sorts of tips and tricks to more quickly and professionally finish a job. If something takes longer than originally planned, it will be the installer’s responsibility to finish and won’t require the sacrifice of weekends for the foreseeable future.
There are times to DIY… and times to Not DIY. Flooring installs are one of those times you may want to consider paying a professional rather than undertaking a task that is bigger than you realize, takes longer, costs more, and causes you stress. If you are ready to take the first step, get in touch with the flooring experts at Elite Flooring and Interiors Inc. They can help you make flooring choices, talk with you about professional installation services, and more.