Regardless of what flooring option you have chosen to use in your next home renovation, flooring installation projects all share quite similar timelines. Before beginning your next flooring project, take the time to review this guide and develop your own flooring installation plan and timeline.
When developing a project plan, you must consider your budget, the materials, the labor and the timeframe in which you have to see this project through. These four factors will dictate the direction that you need to go. For starters, let’s talk about the budget.
Before making any other decisions about your project (material that you will be using, if you are doing it yourself (DIY) or hiring professionals, what is your expected timeframe) you need to establish an approximate budget. First, decide what you are willing and able to spend to see this project come to life. Then, consult with professionals in the flooring industry or take note of material prices at your local home renovation and hardware supply stores. If you are creating your own budget, be sure to research your project carefully. You will need to calculate the costs of the flooring material needed, with the costs of any additional materials necessary (underfloor layment, adhesive, grout, etc.), as well as the costs of labor if you’re not intending to do the work yourself. If the cost of the project is more than you expected, then you need to limit your scope and return to the drawing board. You may need to consider expanding your budget for the project, or choose a less expensive flooring option if that is possible.
Selecting the right flooring option
After establishing a proper budget for the project, you will then need to make a final decision on the materials that you have decided to use. At this point, you should already know what costs to expect from the research you did in the budgeting phase, so there should be little to no surprises here. Again, if your expected budget for the project does not align with the materials that you have decided to go with, then you can always look for an alternative cost-effective flooring option instead.
Your decision at this stage could make or break your project. Depending on the complexity of the flooring option that you have chosen, it could be quite cost-effective (and rewarding) for you to do the work yourself. If you do decide to DIY this project, it is important to be realistic with your expected timeframe. Many flooring options, like laminate and vinyl peel and stick tile, are designed for DIY in mind. If you do decide to do the project yourself, then there are steps you can take in the other stages of this guide to streamline the project for yourself. If you do decide to hire professionals for your project, however, you will definitely be saving yourself a considerable amount of time. We here at the Carpet Center are prepared to assist you with all of your flooring needs.
In considering the entire time frame of your project, all of the other factors mentioned in this guide should be considered. DIY usually takes considerably more time than hiring professionals, so it is important to consider your timeframe when making the decision of who you want to install your flooring. Different flooring options can also vary in terms of install time, so again, decisions made here will also dictate your final timeline.
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