Wood is a notoriously tricky flooring material to work with. In addition to all of the little, seemingly invisible tricks you have to know to ensure everything goes off without a hitch, there are much larger considerations to take into account that are all but unknown to most laymen.
It might be tempting to try to install your hardwood flooring as a DIY project, but the fact of the matter is, sometimes things that seem cheap become extremely expensive further down the line. Wood flooring is a big investment. It would be a shame to see that investment destroyed by trying to save a few dollars on installation costs!
Here are three important reasons why you should probably call the pros to get the job done right:
1. You're Protected By Industry Standards
Obviously, you're going to want to hire a licensed contractor to do your work to ensure that you get a qualified team. The great thing about licensed contractors is that they have to adhere to industry standards that have been put in place to ensure that the work is done safely and effectively, every time. Those outfits that fail to adhere to these standards run the risk of losing their certification, so they tend to operate by the book.
Licensed contractors are also required to continue learning more about the standards in place. This means you will always get a crew that is familiar with all of the most modern, effective flooring installation practices and, thus, the best work possible for your money.
2. Financial Protection
When you hire a professional outfit to do your installation, you also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that any issues of workmanship or liability for injuries on the job, fall on someone else's shoulders.
Flooring installation can be surprisingly dangerous work. If you hurt yourself while you are installing your floors, nobody is going to pay your medical fees! If something goes wrong and your floors get damaged due to faulty work, you have only yourself to blame, and you will have to pay to fix the problem!
3. Speed and Efficiency
Installing new floors is a disruptive process no matter who is doing the work. Chances are, you aren't going to be able to install your floors as quickly and soundly as a professional outfit. This means your house will be in disarray for that much longer and you might not even do it right. If you don't do it right, it will take even longer to get back to normal while a pro comes in to fix your mess!
Are You in the Market for a Wood Flooring Installation Service?
Whether it's installing traditional hardwood, or engineered hardwood flooring, About Floors n' More has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. Our award-winning staff of flooring experts are always on hand to guide you through the process of getting your new floors, and will offer advice and suggestions at every step, from design to installation!
Simply call, email, or stop by our showroom in Jacksonville, FL, to arrange for your free consultation and estimate.