You have a host of choices when it comes to new flooring – material, style, color, and more – really, the only limit is your imagination. Whatever flooring you choose for your home, who installs it makes all the difference. Professional installation is the key to getting the best look and longest wear from carpet, tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl plank, vinyl, and stone. Flooring is such an important part of your home because it’s large, visible, and receives a ton of use. So, if you leave anything in your home to the professionals, flooring should be at the top of your list. Doing it yourself may seem like a great way to save money (and they do make it seem so easy on the home improvement shows), but the time spent and risk of mistake can be costly. This also goes for warehouse or discount dealers; they often take shortcuts or use inexperienced installers, so achieving the look you want or long-term value can be a dicey proposition.
Advantages Of Expert Flooring Installation
A professional flooring technician has years of experience under his/her belt. YouTube videos may be helpful, but they aren’t going to provide you with the details necessary for completing such a difficult project. Only a professional has the knowledge and experience to guarantee a job well done.
Even the most elegant hardwood flooring can appear cheap if the installation isn’t completed properly. Rather than settling for a mediocre installation, rely on professionals to make sure that your home looks its best.
Experienced flooring technicians have the capability to install your floor efficiently. Hiring a professional means that you’ll have more time to get things done, or even to actually relax. If you choose to install your new flooring yourself, you might have to extend the length of your project. Working with a professional flooring technician means that your new flooring will be completed sooner rather than later.
Get it right the first time
A professional team can ensure that your flooring is installed correctly the first time. You won’t have to spend money on fixing loose ends or replacing mismanaged flooring. Rather, you can enjoy your perfect flooring for years to come.
Protect your investment
Flooring investment is a major investment. Done properly, it can increase the overall value of your property. This is no small consideration.
Your warranty depends on proper installation
How important is proper installation? So important that your warranty depends on it. Manufacturers know that the best carpet, tile, wood, or laminate can only perform as well as it is installed. If you forget a step in the process, from removing the previous flooring and prepping your sub-surface properly, to any under-flooring needed, to assembling and laying your new flooring correctly, you may find that amazing 25-year warranty completely null and void. Some manufacturers even specify that the flooring must be professionally installed in order to maintain the warranty.
Professional flooring installers are well-versed in the following elements.
- Even a small miscalculation can lead to big problems for years to come.
- It’s vital to know what’s below the surface. Installation techniques can vary depending on whether there’s wood or concrete under foot.
- This can impact time and cost of installation, as well as the look and feel of a finished area.
- Cutting and sizing. Properly spacing and placing tiles and strips of wood, LVP, or laminate can be a huge challenge for an amateur. Professionals know the ins and outs of matching seams in carpet, creating patterns and clean edges with tile or wood, and notching flooring around door frames and other obstacles.
- Whether tackling new carpeting, grouting tile, or piecing together a floating laminate or LVP floor, the right tools and experience are essential to success. If flooring isn’t properly secured, its appearance and durability could suffer.
As you can imagine, we’ve seen some pretty shoddy work over the years, which is why we feel so strongly about recommending professional installation. While we obviously hope you would choose Johnson for all of your flooring needs, we actually impart the above information because we want you to experience the transformative effects of high-quality, expertly-installed flooring – even if you decide to go with someone else. You and your home deserve it!