Are you tired of staring at dull, scratched up floors? Has your wall-to-wall carpeting outlived its usefulness? If so, you’re probably thinking about hardwood flooring installation. Hardwood floors are beautiful, durable, and add value to your home. But should you do it yourself or hire professionals like our team at Texas Hardwood Flooring? Everyone has a different flooring situation and budget, so it’s important to ask yourself the following questions to make sure that doing it yourself is the best option.
What Type Of New Floor Do You Want?
There are many more hardwood flooring options available today than in years past. There are various types of wood, from Appalachian White Oak to Australian Cyprus. There are multiple types of finishes for these woods, including satin and glossy. Then you’ll have to choose between site finished flooring, which has to be hand-finished after installation, or pre-finished flooring which comes ready to walk on right out of the box. Site finished flooring is more labor intensive, and best left up to a skilled professional, while accomplished DIYers may find it easier to install pre-finished flooring on their own.
What Shape Is The Room?
Not all rooms are created equal…or square. With the popularity of open floorplans in today’s housing market, you may run across strange angles and areas that require you to blend flooring from one room to another. Properly measuring and cutting hardwood floors for these types of rooms is a task that requires specific tools and great precision, something that might be very time consuming for a beginner.
What Are You Going To Do With The Old Flooring?
Something homeowners rarely think about when re-doing their floors is how they’re going to dispose of the flooring, carpet, padding, molding, and other debris that will accumulate during the project. One huge benefit of choosing professional hardwood flooring installation is that removal of these waste materials will be taken care of for you.