Homeowners: If you’ve decided not to hire a hardwood flooring installation professional, make sure you avoid these 3 Costly Mistakes during a DIY hardwood flooring installation project.
DIY Wood Flooring Mistake #1: Buying heavily-discounted or bargain-priced wood flooring: Bargain-priced wood flooring may seem like a savvy way to save money, but you will likely end up paying more in the long term because the flooring won’t be reliably durable after it is installed.
DIY Wood Flooring Mistake #2: Forgetting to prepare a base / subfloor prior to your wood flooring installation. Without a smooth, dry and firm foundation base to place wood flooring panes, your won’t enjoy durability you expect.
DIY Wood Flooring Mistake #3: Underestimating local humidity and rainfall. For homeowners in Florida or other tropical climates where heavy humidity, severe thunderstorms or hurricanes are common, spacing takes on added importance. If your flooring isn’t spaced correctly, your wood floor panels may warp from water and humidity. For the same reason you should NEVER use a steam cleaner when you are cleaning your hardwood floors, you should also take every precaution to make sure you wood flooring is guarded from extreme weather elements. Repairing water damaged hardwood flooring isn’t a cheap or easy process, so make sure you’ve done your due diligence to protect your flooring against the elements.
If you’re having second thoughts about installing hardwood flooring on your own, feel free to contact us for a quote.