Although some may think hardwood floor installation is easy, it is not. It is an extremely complicated process, and in certain instances, it can add an extra layer of difficulty. Here are a few reasons why we are against installing hardwood floors yourselves.
The raw materials aren’t as easy to replace if you make a mistake
The raw materials needed for hardwood floors cost a lot of money. This means that if you did try and do it yourself and run into a mistake, it can turn out extremely expensive.
You need special tools
Many power hand tools are needed for a successful installation of hardwood floors. Just to give you an idea, here are some tools that are required:
o Air compressors
o Flooring level tools
o Nail guns
This is just a basic list of required tools. In the end, you probably won’t be saving any money at all in the long run if you decide to do it yourself.
Knowledge is needed
If you have no prior knowledge of hardwood floors or the installation process, then you are likely to make a mistake along the way. You could experience large gaps between your boards, or something called “cupping” later on.
It’s a back breaker
Installing hardwood floors can ruin your knees, not to mention your back, if installed yourself!
Leaving the job to a professional will allow the certainty of getting the job done well and correct the first time.. At Signature Hardwood Floors, you can count on us to get the job done properly. Contact our flooring experts for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today!