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!
Pat Nelson
Pat Nelson
April 5, 2023
I had the pleasure of having Nate from FoorScapes put in a bathroom tile floor for me. The job Nate did exceeded my expectations!
Leslie Snowball
Leslie Snowball
April 3, 2023
Excellent service in installing Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring on entire first floor and addressing repair issue promptly. Love our floor!
Dorothy Mick
Dorothy Mick
December 19, 2022
Work was done beautifully. I had old carpeting removed from my spare bedroom/craft room and a wood floor installed. I love it. Scheduling was a little fluid but I understand complications can arise. They'll be doing another room for me next month.
Cathy Rigby
Cathy Rigby
December 14, 2022
This company and their crew's are very self conscious and perform outstanding quality work.
Steven Tomasko
Steven Tomasko
November 5, 2022
Tom and the install team were all incredibly professional throughout the process! They responded right away to all of our calls and questions. The cost was reasonable compared to other contractors we reached out to. They were also very considerate with our infant daughter around the install site (pausing using a saw with her around without us having to ask!). And most importantly, the install looks flawless! I'd go back to them for another job in the future.
Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson
August 11, 2022
Our experience with Floorscapes was superior in every regard, and one of the best experiences we have ever had with professionals in remodeling type services. This is a company that does great work with their main business, but just as importantly pays attention to all the small things that can make the difference between a mediocre and superior experience. We wanted a hardwood floor installed in our home and Floorscapes quickly identified a high-quality product that fit the project and matched our ideas. Their craftsmen are experienced, very polite, and take obvious pride in doing in right the first time, with very close attention to detail. They involved us in each decision point and made options clear along the way. All the boxes were checked: punctual, cleaning the worksite carefully each day, and making efforts to be as unobtrusive as they could. Floorscapes also communicated in a highly professional, prompt manner that made us feel like a priority throughout the process. We were given detailed written (digital) estimates and were called and visited at the worksite by a supervisor to ensure that we were satisfied and clear on everything. There were no financial surprises and the entire transaction was transparent. If you're like us, you've noticed that the quality of everything seems to be slipping these days, in both products and services. It was great to find a company that does everything correctly, the way it used to be. If you are looking to have a flooring project done and want it done right, the first time, I strongly feel that you will have a very positive experience with Floorscapes. They will do an amazing job and treat you correctly.
Debra Iammarino
Debra Iammarino
July 11, 2022
I have used Floorscapes for installation of LPV in my kitchen, hallway, foyer, and then at a later date my living room. Jim and Tom are wonderful to work with and great people to have in your home. They very much enjoy what they do and their work is perfection. I highly recommend them (and have to many neighbors and friends).
Juli Paskay
Juli Paskay
July 11, 2022
Very easy to work with. Told you up front what to expect. All workers were very polite to my family and pet. Cleaned up after themself. Got the job done on time.
Amber Blankenship
Amber Blankenship
July 11, 2022
Floorscapes just such a wonderful job with the entire process from Jim and Kayla coming out to my house to assess the project, to the final install. Kayla and Jim were so helpful with choosing floors. I was trying to match existing hardwood stain with a LVP and Kayla went above and beyond for me. We had countless phone calls, text messages and tons of samples sent to my house. She was always responsive when I had a question or had a new idea. When it came to the install Tom and the crew were WONDERFUL! They were very professional and knowledgable on the whole process. They included me in many decision making aspects of the project to ensure I would be happy with the work. They were very attentive to all the small details along the way. I couldn't be happier with the service and work Floorscapes provided and I can't wait to hire them again to replace more floors in my house!
Gina Anthony
Gina Anthony
July 8, 2022
Everyone at Floorscapes were knowledgeable and helpful from the beginning, from ordering the flooring to the prep, the installation and the cleanup! I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone interested in replacing their floors.

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• Akron
• Alliance
• Aurora
• Avon Lake
• Barberton
• Bath
• Beachwood
• Brimfield
• Brunswick
• Canton
• Cleveland
• Chagrin Falls
• Copley
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• Elyria
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