Now that you have that great new floor picked out, your inner DIYer is wondering: should I tackle the installation myself or hire a flooring contractor? Many homeowners love rolling up their sleeves and completing a home improvement project. Plus – it’s so easy to find how-to information on the web, cable TV, and at the local home center.
Successful DIY projects give you satisfaction and bragging rights. And, of course, they can help you save money by doing the work yourself. For smaller flooring projects like bathrooms or laundry rooms, DIY may be the way to go.
But for many flooring installations, the best advice is to call in a professional flooring contractor. Many Armstrong retailers have Armstrong Certified Installers that can give you the peace of mind that your floor is installed properly.
What’s Your DIY Level?
If you’re not sure you have the skills to install a new floor, take our DIY flooring skill assessment. Even experienced DIYers run into stumbling blocks that test their skills, while eating up time and money. Many problems can be avoided by hiring a flooring contractor.
Is It A Complicated Flooring Installation?
Large rooms with architectural features that impact the floor. Tricky cuts. Uneven subfloors. Unusually shaped rooms. Patterning. These kinds of installation challenges are best left to the efficient skills of a pro flooring contractor. They know the tips and tricks to get the job done quickly with professional-looking results.
Need Peace of Mind?
A proper installation is critical to creating the look you want and making sure it stays that way for years to come. Certified flooring contractors have proven their expertise. They have undergone a series of hands-on tests and written exams to prove their knowledge and skills. And a certified flooring contractor carries liability insurance for work-related damages.
Do You Have the Time?
The time involved with researching flooring options, shopping, and physical labor can add up fast. If you prefer to minimize disruption to your home and lifestyle, hire a flooring contractor. They’ll take all possible steps to ensure the installation goes as smoothly as possible, so you can start enjoying your new floor without delay! They’ll also walk you through the maintenance requirements after installation.
Sure, there’s a lot to be said for the confidence gained after a successful DIY project, but some flooring installations are just not as easy as you might think. When in doubt, it’s better to hire a flooring contractor instead of doing it yourself.