Why It Is Better To Get A Professional To Install Flooring?

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Why it is better to get a professional to install flooring

“Time spent on hiring is time well spent” – Robert Half

When you want to make a design improvement to the flooring in your home, you might think that it will be easier to do it yourself – rather than hiring a professional to take on the project. However, wood floor installation can’t be done by everyone as it takes years of expertise and state of the art equipment. It is also particularly tricky when you have to install flooring across different levels, you have ample space, or you are planning on renovating an older property.

There are DIY tutorials out there for you to follow, but you could end up installing the flooring incorrectly – which will cause you more issues in the long term. So it’s evident that you will be better off hiring a professional to install your flooring – whether it’s hardwood flooring, LVT Plank, or carpet.

If you’re still unsure as to whether or not you want to hire a professional, here are some of the benefits that you can reap:

  • Long Term Savings
  • It’s More Time Efficient
  • Exceptional Skill Sets

Long Term Savings


Despite it initially appearing costly to hire a professional, in the long term, it can save you a lot of money. Yes, you will have to pay for the labor, but the experience that comes with hiring a professional more than covers this. Plus, if you hire a professional from a company like ourselves, you can get a high-quality service for a budget-friendly price.

If you were to take on the project on your own, you would have to purchase suitable equipment as well as the correct materials. You will also have to consider the cost of any breakage and maintenance throughout the years if you install the flooring incorrectly. With a professional flooring installation, you are guaranteed an exceptional service that will ensure the flooring stays intact for longer. Needing little to no maintenance, you can spend the money that you’ve saved on other things.

Also Read: Can I Install Hardwood Floors On A Slab?



Installing flooring of any type requires a lot of time and will always be more effort than you first think. If you’re thinking of completing the project on your own, you should think about the following:

  • How much time can you spend on it?
  • How much time will it take to gather materials and equipment?
  • How much time it will take to clear the floor?
  • How much time it will take to clean up when the project is completed?
  • How much time wood flooring takes to install?

Key Materials and Equipment Needed for DIY installation

Carpet Installation
  • Tape Measure
  • Knee pads
  • Pencil
  • Hammer/nail gun
  • Masking tape
  • 3 mm hardboard sheets
  • 10 mm & 19 mm nails
  • Pipe and cable detector
  • Gloves
  • Hack saw
  • Craft knife
  • Carpet tape
  • Drill
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Carpet stretcher
  • Carpet tucker
  • Carpet for Project
Solid Hardwood Flooring
  • Safety goggles
  • Vapor respirator
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Electrics tester
  • Wood measure meter
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Spacers
  • Saw
  • Nails and nail gun
  • Fastener
  • Hammer and mallet
  • Trowel
  • Pull bar
  • Wood filler
  • Sander
  • The Wood for the Project

Once you have thought about those questions, you can assess whether or not you still want to undertake the project. For many people, the main reason why they hire a professional is that they are leading busy lives – therefore, they don’t have the time to install the flooring themselves.

Skill Level and Expertise

Skill level and expertise

Installing floors might look easy, but it takes a particular set of expertise and skills. Not only will you have to make sure that all of the measurements are accurate, but you will have to ensure that you have the correct equipment, materials and that you know how to maintain the floor with the appropriate aftercare.

There are specific questions that you should ask yourself before taking on the project related to your level of expertise:

  • Is this the first time you’ve installed flooring?
  • Do you know to use DIY equipment safely?
  • Do you know how to remove the old flooring material safely?
  • Do you know how to check for mold?
  • Do you know how to replace subflooring that’s been affected by water damage?
  • Do you know how to create a vapor barrier?
  • Do you know what shoe molding is?

Final Thoughts

It is clear to say why so many people turn to a flooring professional when it comes to installation. As it is long term savings, time-efficient, and you are offered a high level of expertise that will benefit your home in many ways.

Installation of flooring is also an art form, so you must be confident with the flooring installation company that you would hire. Make sure you ask the flooring companies if they have certified workers or training certificates. The more qualified flooring company will perform the best character floors for your home.

Contact Floors by the Shore Today

Located in New Jersey, we have over 30 years of experience in the flooring industry. Providing expert flooring and carpet services throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, we have many repeat customers that give us glowing 5-star reviews. Guaranteeing a high level of customer service, competitive pricing, and high-quality materials, we’re your first port of call for all of your flooring needs.

Whether you’re looking for any hardwood, LVT Plank, high-quality carpet, or another type of flooring, we have you covered. We also have a wide range of flooring offers in our showroom. Working closely with you to design and install a beautiful floor that you’re proud of, your home will be transformed in no time.

If you are looking to have any type of flooring done, give us a call or come into our showroom to have a look at our products. Get in contact with our showroom in Belmar today by either calling us on (732)280-1984 or by filling out online our easy-to-use online form on our website! We look forward to hearing from you and creating your dream floors based on your requirements.


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