YouTube, Pinterest, and reality television have made it easy for homeowners to get caught up in the growth of do-it-yourself (DIY) home remodeling. Although some DIY homeowners may believe they can do it themselves, one thing to keep in mind is that reality versus reality TV is two different things.
Even though DIY flooring products tend to be more cost-effective and, in some ways, more marketable than professional installations, they can still be installed by professionals in many cases.
A manufacturer is always looking for new ways to make its products easier to install, both for professionals as well as DIY customers. A marketing department, whose primary purpose is to sell the company’s products, is one part of the business.
Meanwhile, if [the manufacturer] has a technical department, they receive a large number of calls explaining proper installation techniques.”
Flooring Issues You May Run Into
Failures during flooring installation can be time-consuming and expensive. Many people prefer to do their home projects over hiring a contractor because DIY projects are cheaper and seem complicated.
Despite the appearance of ease, it is more difficult than it is, and many times the hosts of these show incorrectly install products. Purchasing low-priced products online can present a concern also because the products do not usually come with warranties.
In many cases, DIY consumers fail to realize the level of skill and tools required to properly install a floor. Approximately 1,000 dollars are spent by many [flooring professionals] on a proper installation.
Although some products have been made DIY-friendly, these products turn into claims for the manufacturer when they are installed professionally.
Why Are DIYers Unaware?
The majority of DIYers are unaware that hardwood floors cause moisture. It’s important to know that TV and social media platforms rarely talk about how moisture or lack of it affects wood flooring.
In addition, the layout and start point of the flooring are also common mistakes made by consumers. The biggest problem is knowing how to prepare the floor and then install the flooring. Some people might start and notice that the floor is crooked towards the wall, or that they have tiny cuts that are visible too.
Do you know the old proverb, “Measure twice, and cut once?”? This saying, I believe, has wisdom. Improper measurements can cause a wide range of problems. You might not be able to fit the cabinetry. Paint may run out. Purchasing additional plywood may be necessary due to plywood miscuts.
Conclusively, problems don’t just come from big mistakes; tiny mismeasurements can also cause problems. With the correct measurement tools, be sure to take careful measurements.
Besides measurement tape, you may also need framing squares, levels, straight edges, or digital measurement devices to take the most accurate measurements. Take your time to ensure you get those precise measurements by selecting the right tool for the job.
Is There A Simple Way To Fix A DIY Floor Problem?
Glue Is Not a Quick Fix. Get A Professional to Replace the Flooring.
Trying to do it yourself would set you up for failure and further problems in the future. If you have damaged boards, you should immediately replace them and use moisture barriers to prevent excessive moisture buildup.
CONTACT FOR FLOORING SOLUTIONS
We at Tycon Flooring are happy to assist you with floating floor installation or repair. Get in touch with us today.