If you this is your first time buying flooring, you may be a little apprehensive and nervous about your first big purchase. Flooring is definitely an investment and homeowners want to make sure that they are getting a high-quality product at a reasonable price. While you may understand what you are looking for in your flooring, there are things that you want to avoid when looking. Let’s take a look!
Common Flooring Mistakes to Avoid:
1. Doing It Yourself.
DIY projects have become all the rage over the past couple of years. If done correctly, they can reduce the overall cost of your home project. That being said, if you do not have a lot of experience with flooring, the project can become overwhelming, complicated, and even more expensive. To make sure that your floors are properly installed, stick with a professional.
2. Going with The “Cheapest” Option.
We do not like to throw around the word “cheap” very often, because all flooring is built with a purpose and the buyer in mind. We understand that getting a “bargain” is every homeowner’s desire, but it is important to focus on function. Sometimes, you get what you pay for with your flooring. If you are in need of water-resistant flooring and opt for a less expensive product, you may find yourself replacing your new floors from water damage. To make sure you are getting the best “bang for your buck,” do your research. Understand your wants and needs for flooring before you decide. Plus, with financing options available, your dream flooring may be closer than you ever imagined.
3. Not Researching.
Speaking of research, it is essential to understand all of the elements that your room needs. Do you need molding or trim? Are you doing the same flooring throughout your entire home or looking for a transition between your rooms? If you do not know, it can be helpful to discuss your needs with our sales associates. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer all and any question you may have about the process.
4. Measuring The Room Improperly.
If you opt out of having us measure for you, you may potentially come across the issue of an incorrect measurement. To avoid not ordering enough or ordering too much flooring, we recommend leaving it to the professionals.
5. Not Following The After-Care Instructions.
Once your floors are installed, it is important to follow the after-care instructions. For some floors, you will not want to clean them for 72 hours after installation. To make sure that you are doing things correctly, verify with your installers or sales associate.
6. Forgetting about Routine Maintenance.
For long-lasting floors, you will need to stick to a regular maintenance schedule. In doing so, you can help increase the longevity of your floors.
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