Professional Flooring Installers

Sure, DIY is fun and budget friendly.  However, is it the best choice for you?

DIY vs Professional Flooring Installers

Whether you're a new home owner or have been in your house for years, you know the power and flare a fresh floor can bring to your living space.  Like many home projects, flooring can be accomplished DIY or professionally. Plus, there's nothing quite like the feeling of looking at a sweet finished project and knowing YOU did that.  

However, there are many factors to keep in mind before trying to take on flooring installation yourself. Factors to consider before making a decision include the location, the type of flooring, and the condition of the subfloor.   

Factors to Consider

Location of The Floor 

Depending on the location of the floor, i.e. bathroom vs. hallway, there are considerations to take into account. For example, moisture level makes a massive impact. Only certain types of flooring can withstand the water damage that is sure to occur. Additionally, it's important to consider the skill level that goes into stairs, cutouts, fireplaces, and other difficult to navigate spaces.  
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Flooring Type 

As you know, there are many types of flooring in addition to colors, cuts, and character grades. Hardwood, engineered hardwood, tile, LVP, LVT, and laminate are the most popular flooring types. Each one has a unique flooring installation process that you must be familiar with prior to taking on installation.

Subfloor Repair 

Ah, subfloor.  The condition of the subfloor can either be a sigh of relief or a heave of panic. From mold and water damage to unlevel surfaces and bowing, subfloors can add a number of issues that need attention before attempting a new installation. 
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DIY Flooring Perks

• Budget-Friendly 
• You Choose the Timing 
• Add Help When you Need it
• Avoid Sales Pressure 
• The Pride of Self-Completion

Professional Flooring Perks

• Effective Professional Installation    
• Access to an Array of Flooring Products 
• High-End Tools, Hardware, and Supplies
• Flooring Removal and Disposal 
• Subflooring Expertise  

Professional Flooring Installers: 
Do You Need Them? 

This is the question of the day.  What it all boils down to is are the factors we went over earlier: Flooring location, flooring type, and subfloor condition. Additionally, keep in mind the pros and cons of each. Some flooring professionals can be pushy and laser focused on selling their products. Others, like Floorscapes of Northeast Ohio, are laser-focused on ensuring their clients are happy whether it means installing their products or products that the client has already bought. 

DIY Flooring provides a sense of pride like no other. Knowing that YOU accomplished that gorgeous new flooring is something to truly be proud of. Plus, it's on your budget and your time. However, if you are installing a more difficult product like tile or hardwood, it might not be worth the risk of messing up not only the floor entirely, but also the product itself. Yet to mention, subfloor can be a bear. 

So, what's the best path? One idea can be to consult with a flooring specialist. Experts can take a look at your current floor, look for gaps or creaking that may point towards issues with your subfloor and the need for repairs. Additionally, flooring teams can point out difficult areas such as stairs and fireplaces that will take a certain level of time and expertise. At the end of the day, the choice is up to you. Regardless of your decision, best of luck and enjoy your new floor!
Karla Lane
Karla Lane
2024-04-09
Great customer service from start to completion. Great communication along the way, and they worked with our schedule and situation seamlessly. Amazing flooring!! We are super happy customers and would recommend them to anyone for their flooring needs.
Brian Fowkes
Brian Fowkes
2024-04-09
Excellent work done by a very professional team! This is a first-rate operation from the office staff to the installers. Dan, Brianna, James, Tom, John, Brooke, Kayla and Jim are all very friendly and very accommodating. They all are very good at what they do! They paid attention to every detail and went above and beyond to make sure things looked great and we were happy with the result. I would highly recommend Floorscapes to anyone.
Frances Hardesty
Frances Hardesty
2024-03-02
Great product, price, install. Would recommend your business to anyone interested in professional install. Steve Hardesty
Steve Schott
Steve Schott
2024-02-28
Absolutely the best there is! By far, the cleanest flooring project I've ever seen. Thank you!
Judy Darbey
Judy Darbey
2024-02-20
Floorscapes came to our rescue in February 2024 after a major bathroom leak. They were referred to us by another local vendor. We stopped in Floorscapes' Twinsburg showroom and met with Brooke. We were impressed. She helped us pick out a PVT and set up an appointment for a measurement with Jim Love (owner) for the following day .  He was wonderful. Jim offered options and gave us a quote the same day. We were so pleased, we signed on immediately. It should be noted that we previously sought out quotes from other vendors and NONE offered the stellar customer service as did the Floorscapes' crew. Within 2 days, the crew was at our home hard at work. What a team! On time, respectful of property and professional. Shout out to John, James, Jim, Jon, Brianna, Brooke and other team members not mentioned. They completed the project in five days and we are delighted. We highly recommend Floorscapes. You will not be disappointed.
David Stofiel
David Stofiel
2024-01-16
Great company, they go above and beyond to make sure the job is done right, Highly recommend!
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
2024-01-05
Amazing service!
Kathy Jo Rufener
Kathy Jo Rufener
2023-12-30
The Floorscapes team did a great job installing a wood floor at my home.
Ian Tanner
Ian Tanner
2023-12-23
Jim and his team recently re-designed our staircase in our new home. Not only was the work flawless, but their design was both functional and marvelous! They also upgraded our trim in the upstairs; base, door frames, and windows! My wife and I were so impressed by their professionalism, integrity, and craftsmanship. I recommend 10/10 that you use Floorscapes for your next project!
Thomas Gill
Thomas Gill
2023-12-19
The owner and his team came in and delivered amazing work on the whole first floor of my house. I love it and it looks amazing!!!! Thank you so much!

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