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DIY vs. Professional Floor Installationfloor installation

Floor Installation can be tricky and if done incorrectly, becomes expensive and extremely time consuming to fix. You want a project like this one to go right the first time. Here are project pros and cons for DIY vs. Professional applications. 

DIY Cons:

  1. It saves no time. Depending on the square footage of your planned floor installation, a DIY could easily drag along for weeks, months, all the way to incompletion.
  2.  There will likely be frustration and anxiety involved with attempting to tackle a floor installation in your living space. This can quickly lead to costly mistakes.Unless you are extremely handy, you’ll be hard pressed to complete this task as well as a pro.
  3. You’ll need quite a few specific tools. You’ll have to borrow or buy a mitre saw, chop saw, skill saw, trim equipment, and several other pieces to complete this task.

DIY Pros:

  1. It saves money, if you know a good bit about floor installation. Extra cash in our pockets is a wonderful motivator for finishing a DIY project.
  2. The pride felt when you complete a serious task like this with the knowledge that it will be put to great use.
  3. You’ll be able to take on the project at your own pace.

Pro Cons:

  1. Hiring a professional costs money, and you will always get what you pay for. Bringing in the pros can be quite expensive, depending on variables like time, material, and design.
  2. Professional builders and trimmers can easily be booked out weeks and months ahead of time. You may have to wait that long for an opening.
  3. Getting quotes for the project will often cost. You’ll need to get several bids and contractors that are worth the money will often charge a fee to quote your floor installation.

Pro Pros:

  1. The look of a professional floor installation is amazing. You’ll be hard pressed to beat the pros if you attempt to DIY.
  2. Professionals usually guarantee their work to a certain degree. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your floor installation was completed by a knowledgeable contractor.
  3. There will be little interruption to your life. Most contractors work while you’re at you paying job, and they can have your floor installation completed in a day or two.

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