When it comes to home repair, there are a number of decisions that go into every project. From deciding on materials to setting your budget, it’s essential that you consider every step of the remodel process before embarking on your journey. At Floor Coverings International Madison, we help you every step of the way, and our expert Design Associates are always on hand to guide you in the process. One of the most important decisions to make when it comes to a flooring project is whether you should hire a pro or attempt to do-it-yourself. We’ve put together this article to help demonstrate the questions you should ask yourself when choosing how to handle the project. Read on to see if your flooring project is best suited for a professional hand or not, and contact Floor Coverings International of Madison for a free in-home estimate!

Site Finished Vs. Pre-Finished

When it comes to making a decision between installing your new hardwood flooring yourself or hiring a pro, the first place you’ll want to start is in deciding between site finished and pre-finished hardwood flooring. The manufacturer finishes prefinished floors before they are packaged and shipped to the retailer. They are usually the best product for DIY homeowners to choose because there is no worry about having to sand and finish the floors. The warranty lasts longer on prefinished floors as well because they are coated with more finish. The downside to prefinished flooring is that they can only be refinished so many times before they’ll require replacement. Site finished hardwood will likely require a professional due to the installation needs, so making this choice will be the first major decision when choosing between professional installation and DIY work.

Type of Hardwood Flooring

Certain manufacturing processes for hardwood flooring can make a big difference when it comes to the ease of installation. The type of hardwood flooring that you select for installation will have a big effect on whether you should hire a professional or attempt to install your new flooring yourself. Nail down hardwood floors are typically the best looking and most successful installations, but this is also the installation that calls for the professional or a seasoned expert at the very least. On the other hand, lock and fold hardwood flooring products are the easiest variant when it comes to DIY installation. When deciding whether to hire a professional or go it alone, make sure you consider the type of hardwood flooring you’re looking to install.

Last But Not Least – Budget

The big motivator when it comes to deciding whether to install your flooring yourself or hire a professional will surely be budget. If you have some wiggle room in your budget and want to make sure you get a gorgeous end product, you’re likely best served hiring a company like FCI Madison. On the other hand, if your budget is already used up through the product selection phase, perhaps it’s a good opportunity to attempt a DIY installation.

If you’re looking for professional hardwood flooring experts in the Madison area, make sure to contact Floor Coverings International. We’ll bring the flooring to you!