When it comes to flooring, especially smaller spaces, people tend to think it can be a D-I-Y job. After all, self-installation may be cheaper and you can do it on your time without the ‘hassle’ of having to deal with the pros. But hiring professionals can help save you time and money down the line.
Oftentimes, do-it-yourselfers learn by trial-and-error or watch a YouTube video to ‘learn’ how to do something. When it comes to your flooring, whether in your manufacturing facility or your garage, you don’t want to learn as you go, or ‘try it’ – you want to be confident that your flooring solution will last.
Below are several reasons why hiring the pros – rather than doing it yourself – is the best option for your floors.
Determine the Right Flooring Solution
While the folks at your local home improvement store may be knowledgeable, it takes more than that to determine which floor is best for your space and your use. There are a lot of flooring options out there, even a lot of epoxy flooring options on the market, yet not all are created equal.
When chatting with a professional flooring installer, they will be able to ask you the right questions to determine which option is best for your needs. They will ask the level of traffic, which kind of traffic the floor will see (foot and/or vehicle), whether the floor will be used for food manufacturing, as a warehouse, or as a garage, etc.
Bottom line: professional installers know the questions to ask to determine which flooring solution is right for your space.
Ensure Correct Installation
We’ve all heard the DIY horror stories in which the result did not at all match the expectation. And while some DIY-ers have mastered their skills in the first go-around, there are definitely advantages to having the floor professionally installed.
One major advantage in having the floor professionally installed is the warranty. Whether the warranty is for a year or for several, a professionally installed floor will have a warranty. While some would argue that self-installed floors have a warranty as well, many are ruled null and void if the floor wasn’t installed properly.
Bottom line: professional installers know how to install epoxy floors. Their expertise will ensure your floor is installed properly and will last for a long time. A professionally installed floor will be worth the investment.
Installing a Floor that Lasts
Similar to having the floor professionally installed for the warranty, it is also a benefit to have it installed professionally for the quality of the installation. Many DIY floors tend to chip, crack or bubble due to faulty installation.
If you hire a top-quality professional epoxy coating installer, you’ll be ensured that the quality of your flooring will be top notch.
Bottom line: as s,flooring expert professional epoxy coaters will ensure a quality installation that will exceed your expectations.
Ultimately, you may save some money by installing your flooring solution on your own. However, you should evaluate whether those savings will be worth the possibility of an improper installation that will make the warranty worthless. Or whether the self-installation will last as long as the professionally installed floor.
When determining your return on investment, more often than not, your flooring solution will benefit from a professional job. Not only will the installer determine which floor and/or epoxy coating is best for your space, but they will also ensure a quick, painless and professional installation that will endure whatever the floor sees.