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DIY vs Hire a Contractor: Benefits of Hiring a Flooring Contractor


When it comes to flooring, there are a lot of decisions to be made. How much do you want to spend? What kind of material is best for your space? And does it matter whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself? In this post, I'll discuss some of the benefits of hiring a flooring contractor over doing it yourself.


DIY can save you money, but it can be more difficult to get the job done.


DIY is a great way to save yourself some money, but it can be more difficult than hiring a contractor. The pros of DIY include saving money, gaining experience, and completing the work yourself. However, there are also many downsides to doing it yourself: you need time and patience to complete the job and know what you are doing.


Hiring a flooring contractor is often easier than DIY because we know the trade better than you do and will likely be able to finish the job faster than if you were doing it yourself. Furthermore, hiring a contractor like our team at Norman's will remove all risk from your project if something goes wrong during installation or repair work on your flooring system (e.g., installations).


The flooring contractor will help you choose the right materials.


A flooring contractor like us is here to help you choose the right materials. When you hire a contractor, we come out and measure your space so we know exactly how much flooring material is needed. Then, we can help you select the best material for your home's needs, whether it be carpet or hardwood floors. If there are any questions about which type of floors would work best or what kind of maintenance should be done on them, a professional like our team of contractors will have all the answers!


Floor preparation is critical to the success of a job.


There are several steps involved in this process, which include:

  • Inspection

  • Removal of existing flooring

  • Installation of underlayment (if necessary)

  • Floor sanding and/or staining (if necessary)

This can be a lot of work and can be time-consuming, so it’s recommended that you hire a contractor who specializes in flooring installation to do this for you.


Once the job is done, your contractor can give you instructions on how to care for your new flooring.


Some types of flooring might require more maintenance than others. For example, a laminate floor that's used in high-traffic areas may need to be cleaned more frequently than one installed in an area where there isn't much foot traffic.


Conclusion


There are many benefits to hiring a flooring contractor. The biggest of them all is that someone else will do the work for you. This means that you don’t have to worry about getting everything done on time, or making sure it looks just right. You can step back and let someone else do all the hard work for you!


Ready to get started with your flooring project? Call our team at Norman's in Stuttgart, today!

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