DIY vs Professional installation

24 November 2014 | Blog Cat

Most people decide to install their own flooring to save money. However, there are often a lot of unexpected costs associated with DIY projects. Only you would know how experienced you are at home repair to carry out any renovations. A major project, such as a flooring installation can end up costing heaps more in the long run if things go wrong. You have to factor in all the common issues that are a given before attempting to carry out such work- sometimes it is so much easier to  leave it to the professionals and save yourself some time and misery, not to mention money, by getting the experts in to give you a few  quotes. The choice is yours…

To help you decide on the best course of action, we’ve put together the following side by side comparison:

 

DIY PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION
Material costs for subfloor preparation and floor installation. Material costs for subfloor preparation and floor installation.
Equipment required, have to  either purchase or rent Equipment  costs part of installation
Supplies have to be bought: Grout, stain, sealer, nails ,

screws, baseboards, adhesive and others

All supplies included in installation quote
Breakage – You will have to pay, repair or replace at your cost. No installation breakage costs
No costs for  moving furniture Will have to pay for furniture moving costs.
Additional cleanup and disposal costs Cleanup and disposal costs included.
No labour costs Labour costs charged for installations.

If you feel that you have the skills to go it alone, your local Andersens store can help you with some hints and tips on how to get the job done properly. Of course, if you’ve decided to leave this one to the professionals, then our team of expert installers will happily be of service.

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