There are a lot of things in life where you pay a little more upfront, to enjoy lifelong savings. Think about everything that you hire a professional for and how many headaches it saves knowing that the job is being done the right way. When you pay a little more money up front for the expertise and experience of a professional, you won’t have to pay extra to fix it later.
With flooring, using a professional team to install your floors is extremely important! Although it might be tempting to DIY to save money, the mistakes you will probably make will require you to hire a professional to demolish and reinstall flooring.
When you go to hire your installation team, they will have mastered these skills that are difficult for an untrained person to do.
It sounds easy in theory, but cutting the flooring pieces to exactly fit the needed space is actually quite challenging. Not only do you have to cut the proper amount to fit your space, but you have cut each piece to properly fit the allotted section of the room. Additionally, a room that looks square might actually have one end that’s more narrow than the other – you can’t be too careful.
If one piece is measured incorrectly it can delay, or even ruin the entire project. For what seems like such a simple thing, it can actually affect your entire timeline.
Providing Space for Expansion:
Certain types of flooring like hardwood and laminate expand and contract in different types of weather. For example, hardwood floors expand when there is a high amount of humidity and then they contract when the air dries out again.
An experienced floor installation technician will know the proper expansion gap to leave for your size room and the type of flooring you install. It’s also important to note that not all flooring types will need an expansion gap. An experienced technician will also be able to make that diagnosis.
Working With Doors:
Whether you’re installing tile, laminate or even hardwood, you’ll have to pay extra attention to the walls with doors. Why? Because if installed incorrectly, your flooring could cause the doors to get stuck! You won’t be able to enter or exit the room that you just remodeled. Even if you’re okay with that (for whatever reason) a door not working properly is a fire hazard. If you ever were to sell the house, it would not pass inspection and you would have to redo the floors anyway.
It’s easy to see that when it comes to flooring, it really does pay off to have a professional install them. You will save time, money and future headaches if your flooring is installed properly the first time. Ready for new flooring? Give our flooring experts and professional installation team at Millennium Hardwood a call for a free quote!