DIY, or Do It Yourself, is a big trend these days but the Floor Store wants you to exercise caution before you proceed. While sometimes these projects can save you money, other times it’s better to get an expert to do the job. We especially see DIY flooring pitfalls when it comes to flooring installation. Many things can go wrong when you put in flooring yourself rather than hiring flooring experts for professional installation.

The tedious task of removing old flooring yourself can be quite the task. When you hire a professional, they will remove old flooring, tac strips and sometimes replace old baseboards. They will also make sure all glue or grout is removed from the surface to ensure proper installation and longevity of new flooring.

One aspect that might be overlooked in a self-installation project is sealing laminate joints in water-sensitive areas. When this happens, water can seep under the floor, warping tiles and causing mold and mildew to form. This is one of the major DIY flooring pitfalls because it can cost you more money in the long run. This is one reason why you should hire the flooring experts at The Floor Store for the job.

Another problem with a DIY floor installation is putting it down on an uneven subfloor. This will result in the tiles flexing up and down, creating gaps between the boards. Most DIYers do not know that it is important to keep a consistent temperature in the work area or it can result in the floor buckling. Avoid these DIY flooring pitfalls by hiring The Floor Store for professional measuring, installation, and lifetime warranties.