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Installing Your Own Floor: A Brief Guide
Your home in need of new floors? Are you considering doing it yourself? Before you do, check out this guide to the basics of DIY flooring.
Did you know that installing new flooring can increase the value of your home?
Have you been wanting to re-do your floors but want to keep costs to a minimum? Are you hesitant to hire a professional?
Consider doing it yourself!
DIY flooring is more affordable and easier than ever. Even a novice with no prior experience can transform his or her floor and give the home a whole new look.
Whether you are thinking of selling your home or are still enjoying it, updating your floors can give your home increased aesthetic value. Something as seemingly small as a change in flooring can make an old house look brand new.
If you are thinking about doing it yourself, but aren’t sure what you’re doing, keep reading for our top tips and strategies.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
It’s important to go into the process knowing that it won’t be easy.
Even if you use simple materials, you will need to calculate carefully and cut precisely. If you’ve never done any home renovation projects yourself, flooring isn’t exactly the best place to start.
However, it can be done right if you are up for a challenge and are willing to do some research. Doing it yourself could save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Watch plenty of how-to videos before you get started.
BUY THE FLOORING
Before you go crazy at the store, you need to determine what type of flooring you want to use.
Watch YouTube videos about installing that type of flooring. When you visit the flooring store to make your purchase, talk to the supplier to find out some important information.
Ask about the different warranties and ask for advice on acclimation, how to treat it, and how to install it.
OBTAIN THE RIGHT TOOLS
One of the most important ways to ensure your DIY flooring job will turn out like the pros is to make sure you are using the right tools.
You can usually rent heavy-duty power tools that you might need from a local hardware store, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of purchasing them. However if you tend to do other projects around your house, purchasing the tools could have a better long term value.
HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
Know that each type of flooring has a different method of installation.
Make sure you know what you are doing before you get started and be realistic about your expectations. Be prepared and know that your project may take longer than you think.
YouTube videos will give you a great idea of how to install your floor, but if you are a first-time floor installer, things might take some time. Depending on the size of your area and the type of flooring you choose, it can take several days to install your floor.
NEED MORE HELP WITH DIY FLOORING?
If you have decided to give DIY flooring a try and aren’t sure of your next steps, reach out to us, we can probably point you in the right direction.
Contact us today for help getting started.