Today we are answering the last question in the 1o part series: Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Flooring.
Question: Won’t it be cheaper if I buy my floors and install them myself?
Answer: It certainly can be cheaper to install flooring yourself, but there are a few things to keep in mind about the overall decision.
Some flooring installation require specialized tools. These tools can be expensive to buy and / or complicated and dangerous to use if you are not familiar with them.
If a floor type such as ceramic tile is installed improperly, often the only way to repair it is to remove the floor and start over in which case you end up buying the material twice! In other cases, it can cost more for a professional to repair damage done during a DIY installation that it would have to have it professionally installed from the beginning.
Improper installation techniques can also result in the warranty being voided.
If you are typically a handy person and are comfortable with tools, a do it yourself installation may be for you. Just be sure to weigh all of the possible consequences before making that decision!