You are planning to take on a flooring project. You’re tired of looking at the stained, dingy carpet in your living room and want to replace it with wood flooring. You want it to be perfect and lasting. But you’re tempted to save some money, so you’re thinking of doing the floor installation yourself. Why not go DIY, right? Maybe not. By getting a professional floor installation – and not working by trial and error – will be one of the smartest decisions you will ever make.

Here are four reasons to hire a licensed floor installer.

1. Professional Expertise

Flooring contractors are not only there to help you during the installation process, but they also guide you in choosing the right flooring for your home. With the number of flooring options available on the market, selecting the right material is daunting. These professionals will be there to assist you in the selection process; helping you come up with the best plan for your needs.

Our team, for example, will come to you for a free in-home consultation. We bring options for you to choose from and we advise you based on your project goals and budget. We will address any changes or problems that arise during the installation. We’re here to help save you the stress of having to learn a new skill and make sure it’s perfectly perfect round one.

2. Complicated Tasks

A lot of homeowners or property entrepreneurs are tempted to go the DIY route thinking it will help them save money. But floor installations aren’t as easy as you think. Patterning, tricky shaped rooms, uneven subfloors – these types of installation challenges are hard to fix. DIY projects often lead to increased costs. Even experienced DIYers have a difficult time getting the job right. And if you’re an entrepreneur, you already have a lot on your plate. You want the best out of your investment. Furthermore, with all the legal requirements, the help of a professional flooring installer can save you your sanity.

3. Time

It may be okay to go the DIY route for smaller weekend flooring projects like laundry rooms or mud rooms. But for bigger rooms like the living room, a bedroom or basement, hiring a flooring contractor will save you time. Even more troublesome are kitchens and bathroom that require special care. Installers have the skills and experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Road bumps and legality are out of the way faster and without endless frustration. Knowing how to fix problems doesn’t mean you would be able to do it well. And you won’t be inconvenienced any more than you have to be.

4. Professional-Looking Results

Successful DIY projects give you bragging rights and a boost in confidence. Some of you are probably thinking of buying tiles, browsing the internet for instructions and video tutorials, and easily doing the installation. Though you may be able to pull it off, it won’t be easy. And there’s no guarantee that you’ll have great-looking floors that will last – or be Instagram-worthy.

A poorly done floor installation will ruin the look of your floor. A professional floor installation, however, comes with an entire team of workers. Workers who have undergone a series of training and licensing tests to prove their skills and knowledge. As such, you can be sure that you’ll have professional-looking results.

Imagine spending good money on high-quality flooring materials only to ruin the final results. Invest in the craftsmanship and expertise of a professional floor installer.