Why Can’t I Install Hardwood Floors Myself?

Feb 25, 2020

You may be thinking: why can’t I install hardwood floors myself? Although some may think hardwood floor installation is a simple task, there are many factors that go into it that make it a difficult process. Here are a few reasons why we are against installing hardwood floors yourself:

Raw materials aren’t as easy to replace if you make a mistake

The raw materials needed for hardwood floors are pricey. This means that if you did try and do it yourself and make a mistake, purchasing any extra material can hurt your wallet.

Special tools are needed

Many power hand tools are needed for a successful installation of hardwood floors. Just to give you an idea, here are some basic tools that are required:

o   Saws

o   Hygrometers

o   Air compressors

o   Flooring level tools

o   Sanders

o   Buffers

o   Nail guns

o   Etc.

In the end, you probably won’t be saving any money at all in the long run if you decide to do it yourself due to the renting/purchase prices of these tools.

Knowledge is needed

If you have no prior knowledge of hardwood floors or installation, then you are likely to make a mistake along the way.

It’s a back breaker

Installing hardwood floors can ruin your knees and your back if installed yourself!

Leaving the job to a professional will allow the certainty of getting the job done well and correctly, and answers the question of “Can I install hardwood floors myself?” At Signature Hardwood Floors you can count on us to get the job done right the first time. Contact us for any hardwood floor questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!