Should You Install Your Own Floors Or Pay An Installer?

Floating timber floors are a great choice for most households as they are able to be installed over your existing surface such as tiles, hardwood, concrete, plywood. However it can be difficult to decide whether you want to undertake a flooring installation by yourself, or hire a professional contractor to do the work for you.

Most people decide to install their own flooring in order to save money. If you do the work yourself, you don’t have to pay for labour. However there may be unexpected costs associated with undertaking this project on your own.

Proper installation techniques are critical to any successful flooring installation, and floating floors are no exception.

Many floating floor suppliers or flooring professionals will provide an installation service for you. If you are considering using a professional, before making your decision it’s important to make sure that they are:

  • Appropriately qualified;
  • Licensed;
  • From a registered and certified organisation;
  • Is trained & experienced in laying all types of floating floors;
  • Has credentials;
  • Can provide references;
  • Offers an installation warranty;
  • Gives everything to you in writing;
  • Carries the appropriate insurances and covers.

Photo of a flooring professional installing floating flooring

Take your time and think seriously about what is best for you. You may be better off hiring the services of an experiences installer, instead of taking the risk of wasting your time and money in experimentation that will yield you nothing but sorrow in the end.

Another suggestion is to seek recommendations from your friends and family members about professional floor installers they have used in the past, or just move your fingers though registered trading pages and sites to find a perfect installer for your job.

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