Below are our top 10 reasons to consider hiring a professional flooring installer over attempting a DIY (do-it-yourself) installation.

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But first, let’s discuss flooring a little bit. Were you aware that during the 1500s, individuals utilized straw to cover their earthen floors to ensure stable footing? This practice can be likened to our contemporary use of carpets. The earliest forms of carpets were crafted from materials like sheep wool or goat hair and date back to as early as 2000 or 3000 B.C. These carpets can be traced to the Middle East, although their precise place of origin remains a mystery.

Thinking about flooring is fun, particularly to anyone in the interior design or construction world.  It typically sets the tone for the whole interior setting.  And enhancing the aesthetic of your home is remarkably simple, and flooring plays a pivotal role in this endeavor.  However, it’s not as easy to install as many people think.  There is a good reason why professional flooring installers exist.  The biggest reason for this is often the assurance of quality and the avoidance of potential problems.  Often times, customers have to call in the professionals to repair the work they have done wrong or to replace it entirely.

Here is our complete list of reasons why you should leave it to the professionals:

  1. Expertise and Experience: Professional flooring installers, like Grand Rapids Flooring, have the knowledge and experience to handle various types of flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, carpet, laminate, and vinyl. They understand the nuances of each material and can ensure proper installation techniques are used.
  2. Precision and Accuracy: Flooring installation requires precise measurements, cuts, and alignment. Experienced installers have the tools and skills to ensure that your flooring is installed evenly and without gaps or imperfections.
  3. Time Savings: Installing flooring can be a time-consuming process, especially if you’re not familiar with the techniques involved. Hiring a professional can save you a significant amount of time and allow you to use your time for other tasks or enjoy your living space sooner.
  4. Warranty and Guarantees: Many professional installers offer warranties or guarantees on their work. This means that if any issues arise with the installation, they will come back to fix it at no additional cost. DIY installations typically do not come with such guarantees.
  5. Tools and Equipment: Professional installers have access to specialized tools and equipment, which are often necessary for a successful installation. Renting or purchasing these tools for a one-time DIY project can be expensive and may not be cost-effective.
  6. Knowledge of Subflooring: Proper subfloor preparation is crucial for the longevity and durability of your flooring. Professional installers can assess the condition of your subfloor and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure a solid foundation for your new flooring.
  7. Safety: Flooring installation can involve working with heavy materials and tools, as well as exposure to adhesives and other chemicals. Professionals are trained in safety procedures and can minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.
  8. Aesthetic Appeal: A professional installer can help you achieve the desired look for your flooring, including patterns, borders, and transitions, to enhance the overall aesthetic of your space.
  9. Potential Cost Savings: While it may seem counterintuitive, hiring a professional installer can sometimes save you money in the long run. DIY mistakes can be costly to fix, and most of the time you will need to replace your DIY flooring years before a professionally installed floor.  This is sometimes due to an incorrectly installed floor, but it can also be because the product you selected without much knowledge on longevity would be replaced with a tried and true product that a professional has worked with for years.  For example, here at Grand Rapids Flooring we work with a variety of manufacturers and have developed good working relationships with a wide flooring experts who share their knowledge of faulty products and
  10. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your flooring is being installed by a skilled professional can provide peace of mind. You can trust that the job will be done right, and you won’t have to worry about hidden issues or problems down the line.

While DIY flooring installations can be a cost-saving option for some individuals, hiring a professional installer often ensures a smoother, more reliable, and higher-quality outcome, making it a compelling choice for many homeowners and property owners.

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