When it comes to installing hardwood flooring, home owners with some DIY experience might think that it’s a great idea to install a new floor on their own and save money. We’ve got tips that can help you decide if you can tackle this project or are better off hiring a pro.
When to DIY
The biggest reason to do this task yourself is to save money if your budget is limited. If you have a lot of time to spend on this task, and you don’t mind hard work, then there’s no question that DIY floor installation will save you money.
It’s easier to install your own hardwood floor when you have a clear plane. Square or rectangular rooms without any odd angles are more beginner-friendly for this task.
Floor planks that snap together and then lay on the floor are the easiest to install yourself. Nail-down hardwood floors are the most difficult to install on your own, so if you have your heart set on this type of floor, you might want to hire a contractor.
When to hire a professional interior remodeling contractor
If your floors are uneven, your room has an odd shape, or you need to replace the subfloor when installing hardwood floors, you might prefer to hire an interior remodeling professional. Each of these cases requires expertise to plan the layout, cut the wood, fix flaws in the subfloor, and lay the planks so they look neat.
For more advice on installing hardwood flooring in your home, or to talk about your interior remodeling needs, please contact us.