Well, I got about halfway through with no problem; then I ran into difficulty when it came time to cut around the corners. Being left-handed, I just couldn’t make the translation in my mind to the right-hand side.
It turned out to be an expensive, time-consuming and frustrating project.
The bottom-line: Don’t think you’ll save money by doing the floor installation yourself. We usually think mainly in terms of skill-set and tools, but we fail to think of other little oddities, that can throw us curves, but not even remotely faze the pros, who’ve probably already seen everything.
Hire professionals for flooring installation services.
Here are more money-saving tips from the experts at Young Interiors.
Other Ways You Can Save With Your Residential Flooring Installation
● Think about the total design of your home. When I was a little kid, my parents installed some beautiful flooring; only problem was that the house was in Colonial style, and the flooring ultra-modern. It looked disjointed, and drove my mother so crazy--which probably also drove my father crazy-- that the floor was replaced well before its time.
● Examine your subfloor. There are two layers of floor, the subfloor (underneath) and the surface floor (the one we see.) Make no mistake: You don’t see subfloors, but they can wreak havoc if not attended to properly; for example, kitchen appliances are usually attached to them, so the whole thing can be uneven. The cabinets may not even fit anymore.
Each flooring type does have different subfloor requirements, so be sure to check them.
● Prepare ahead of time. Don’t wait for the day the installers come. Find out what you need to do. For instance, will you need to remove doors or baseboards? Hardwood installations can create a lot of dust, even when the installers take great pains to decrease it, so should you seal off doors, or do something else?
When it comes to Myrtle Beach flooring, there’s only one place to go: Young Interiors, with showrooms in Myrtle Beach and Longs, SC.