Common Flooring Mistakes Made by Homeowners
New floors can make your house look like new and drastically increase its value. However, it isn’t as easy as just replacing the old flooring, and seeking help from a professional may be the prudent thing to do. After all, good flooring is an investment and you certainly don’t want to make a mistake that will end up costing you more than it should in the long run.
Fortunately, if you want to get the most out of your new flooring and have it last for long time, stay clear of these commonly made mistakes:
Neglecting to Maintain your Floors
Your flooring is the most used and abused surface in your house. To keep it looking good, like anything, it needs to be maintained. Neglecting to put a little time into maintenance can lead to a shorter lifespan. Nothing is worse than a floor that has been used and abused to the point where it becomes an eyesore. When this happens you’ll either cover it with a throw rug or need to replace it altogether.
A little care and maintenance can go a long way towards preserving the beauty and prolonging the life of your floors. For some types of flooring, regular sweeping, mopping and vacuuming is enough to keep them clean. Also, be sure to wipe up spills as quickly as possible to prevent permanent damage.
With a little elbow grease and some time, you can prolong the life and looks of your flooring so that they keep their beauty for a long time to come. With carpets, having them professionally cleaned regularly will not only make them look better but also extend their life.
Trying to save a few bucks on installation by Doing it Yourself
Times are tight and it is understandable that you might want to save a few bucks installing the flooring by yourself. I mean, how hard can it be? There are plenty of videos on YouTube that will walk you through the process, right? Maybe, but wouldn’t it make more sense to have a professional install it for you so that you don’t have problems down the line.
Some flooring is easier to install than others, but most of the better flooring really should be installed by someone that knows what they are doing. For example, if you are going with hardwood flooring, it is strongly recommended that you let a professional install it for you. This way you can rest easy knowing it is done right. Installing flooring is definitely on of those “things you don’t know, you don’t know” scenarios. Any number of issues can pop up that will end up costing you more in the long run. The job done during the installation of your new flooring will determine how long it lasts. If you want to get the most life out of your flooring, look at professional installation as an investment, not an expense.
Not doing your homework
Like anything, there are different levels and qualities of flooring and none are created equally. Some flooring is soft and scratches and scuffs easily. Some is not suitable for places that may get wet like the kitchen or bathroom. By not doing your homework and researching the flooring materials before you make a purchase, you are almost definitely setting yourself up for disappointment. Don’t make the mistake that so many homeowners make and buy on price and appearance, versus what the flooring is going to be used for.
If you want to get the most out of your flooring investment, take the time necessary to find the best flooring that suits your needs. In the long run, it will pay off in spades. If you would rather, the professional on staff at Majestic Flooring would be more than happy to advise you and walk you through the process of choosing the flooring that will exceed your expectations.