Should you DIY or leave it to the professionals?
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You’ve selected the type of material you want and finally settled on the perfect color, size, and pattern that most complements your room; or perhaps you’ve decided on the type of wood you prefer for your hardwood floors that will add character and value to your home. The next step is realizing your vision so you can enjoy your room. Now that you’ve found what’s right for your home, it’s time to install it – and we’re here to make that happen!
Why Choose Designers’ Touch?
It may sound cliché, but at Designers’ Touch, we get the job done right! We have a reputation for excellence, and we work to keep that reputation on every project. We have a team of professtionals with years of flooring-installation experience. Why sweat the details of installation when our professional and friendly staff is here to assist? That being said, we aren’t here to upsell you – we will work to create a plan that is tailored to your individual wants and needs.
You have the potential to save money. You pay for the carpet, the padding, and renting the specialty tools, but you don’t have to pay for the labor. One thing to think about when deciding to make it a DIY project or delegate it to professional installers is the room itself. If the room is a small space, a room company won’t see often, and a room that doesn’t have a lot of oddities like stairs or heating vents to cut around (or you don’t live in a Victorian house with round rooms!), this likely is a situation where you can get your hands dirty and then pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
If you’re carpeting your whole house, including a massive living room, it might be wise to have the professionals handle it. We know how to use the specialty tools (knee-kicker, carpet stretcher, and seam roller) the proper way to cut the carpeting, and how to push seams together to make the transition subtle and look professional. Your carpet may not be covered under a warranty if you choose to DIY. Additionally, if you have had flooding or insect problems in the past, your sub flooring might be damaged. This should be fixed before the carpet installation. In such a case, a professional is probably the way to go. Like most DIY home projects, mistakes could cause you to spend more money in the long run if you have to hire trained installers to correct the mistakes. Sometimes the easiest thing is to leave it to the professionals.