Should You Hire A Professional To Install New Flooring?


You’ll need prior experience installing floors.

If you don’t have any experience with installing carpet or hardwood floors, we recommend leaving the work to the professionals. You’ll save more money in the long run by having a contractor install your new flooring rather than trying to do it yourself and making costly mistakes. Many of the hardwood flooring repairs that homeowners face could have been prevented with proper hardwood flooring and carpet installation.

You should hire a professional flooring store like Flooring First if you don’t know how to:

  • Safely use construction tools
  • Do simple home improvement projects
  • Safely remove old flooring
  • Transition flooring between rooms
  • Check for water and mould damage
  • Check subflooring or joists
  • Prep the subfloor

If you don’t know how to do several items from the above list, we highly recommend calling one of our Flooring First stores. If you are worried about the cost of installing new floors, we recommend moving the furniture and prepping the floors yourself before the contractor arrives.

There may be unexpected complications.

Are you prepared to potentially replace the subflooring if you discover it’s in bad condition? Do you know how to install extra support beams if the new flooring is too heavy for your joists? If not, you could easily become overwhelmed by flooring installation projects.

Many of the online DIY guides don’t tell you what to do if something unexpected happens, which is why we recommend hiring a flooring installation contractor at Flooring First. A contractor has to train full-time for months before being allowed to work on a client’s hardwood floors or carpet, which is why you shouldn’t expect to become an expert over the weekend.

You don’t have the right tools.

Contractors will have the necessary tools to install your new carpet and hardwood floors. While you could always try to rent the proper tools yourself, you’d be much better off hiring a flooring installer. There’s no guarantee that the local rental company will have the specialized tools you need to install new flooring. Save yourself the money (and time) you would have spent on tool rentals by hiring a contractor who will produce quality results.

If you are unsure whether you have the skills to install new floors, you’re probably right to doubt yourself. Installing carpet or hardwood flooring is a lot of work that can also cost you a lot of money if not installed correctly.

Flooring First has a knowledgeable and experienced team of in-house installers. Therefore, Flooring First is a part of your project from start to finish, ensuring that you are completely satisfied with your new carpet and hardwood floors. If you are interested in our flooring installation services, feel free to call our toll free number 0800 16 79 26 for your nearest Flooring First store.