Why Hire a Pro Installer?

Ask yourself these questions before tackling a flooring installation on your own.

Now that you have that great new floor picked out, your inner DIYer is wondering: Do I tackle the installation myself or hire a professional flooring installer? So many of us love rolling up our sleeves and completing a home improvement project, plus it’s easy to find how-to information on the web, cable TV, and at the local home improvement center.

Successful DIY projects give you satisfaction and bragging rights, and savings by doing the work yourself. For small flooring projects like bathrooms or a basement home office, DIY is the way to go. But some flooring installation projects present the ideal situation for calling in a pro.

Here's how to determine when to hire a certified professional instead of doing it yourself.


What’s your DIY level?

If you’re not sure if 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 professional.

Complicated flooring installation?

Oddly shaped rooms, tricky cuts, uneven subfloors, random pattern alignment – these kinds of complicated issues are best left to the efficient skills of a pro.

Need peace of mind?

A proper installation is critical to creating the look you want and in helping to make sure it stays that way for years to come. Certified professional installers have proven their expertise. They have undergone a series of hands-on and written exams to prove their knowledge and skills. And a certified installer carries liability insurance for work-related damages.

Do you want a fast and easy flooring installation?

The time involved with researching options, shopping, and physical labor can add up fast. If you’d prefer to minimize disruption to your home and lifestyle, hire a pro installer. He or she will 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.

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 professional instead of doing it yourself.