Should You DIY or Hire a Professional for Your Flooring Project?
Most major home renovations can be costly. That’s why some homeowners elect to do the work themselves instead of hiring trained contractors. While it’s true that that the do-it-yourself (DIY) method empowers people to learn new skills and save money, we respectfully encourage you to avoid this method when it comes time to install new floors in your home.
Footprints Floors Franchise Owners operate their businesses in dozens of territories across the United States. Many of them have been approached by customers who saw a beautiful floor installation on social media around the same time they were considering new flooring. Feeling inspired to take on the project themselves, they secured measurements, bought their desired flooring material (usually too little or not enough), watched a couple YouTube videos, and then got to work . . . only to realize sooner rather than later that installing a floor requires a combination of skill, experience, and knowledge.
As tempted as you may be to make your floor installation a DIY project, this work should be entrusted to a team of professionals. Why? Well, installing floors encompasses a series of tasks—measuring, removing, stapling, assembling, cutting, and adhering among them—and if you’re neither precise nor experienced, you risk creating or running into numerous obstacles, which can be both frustrating and expensive. Contractors who install floors for a living know what they’re doing, not to mention what they need to do if an unforeseen issue arises. Plus, they carry with them all the tools necessary for the job.
If you’re tempted to DIY your floor installation on account of not having enough money to fund the project, please remember that in addition to our highly competitive pricing, we have also partnered with Synchrony to offer Flooring Installation Financing at select locations. If your local Footprints Floors franchise offers financing, you can visit that location to apply. If approved, your home renovation project can commence immediately, and you can pay off the costs over a designated period of time.
Our contractors at Footprints Floors are so good at what they do that they can recommend suppliers for your chosen flooring material; tell you exactly how much material to order; prep your flooring space; install the floor, clean up the entire work area; and, when they’re done, explain to you how to care for/clean your floor. Customers seem to truly value our contractors’ prowess, as well as how they go above and beyond to give them the best experience possible (moving furniture and relocating appliances, for example).
Our professional flooring installers take pride in their work. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after the floor installation process, they will gladly address them. Footprints Floors offers a satisfaction guarantee because your business is important to us, and we strive to earn our customers’ trust.
If you’re interested in learning how to install floors, we’re compelled to note that that’s exactly how our Founder, Bryan Park, entered the flooring industry upon serving his country in the United States Air Force. One evening, Bryan and his wife went out to dinner, and when they returned home, they discovered that their two puppies had shredded their carpeting. They hired a flooring company and when the installers arrived, Bryan watched them complete the job. Intrigued, Bryan expressed an interest in the trade and before he knew it, he went from being a customer to a contractor. When he began contemplating how to start a flooring company of his own, Bryan took the steps necessary to bring Footprints Floors to fruition.
These days, Bryan continues to lead our wood floor franchise with honesty, excellency, and integrity—morals instilled in Bryan during his tenure in the Air Force.
Installing floors is as much an art as it is a trade. It’s not just about securing the appropriate materials and using the right tools—it’s also about seeing the process through from start to finish. DIY-flooring-installations-gone-wrong result in a consistent source of jobs for Franchise Owners at Footprints Floors. When one of our employees meets someone who took the DIY route, and now has to take the DIA (do-it-again) route, we don’t judge or criticize; instead, we do whatever we can to figure out what we can do to help.
When a well-intentioned, cost-saving DIY renovation backfires, you can count on your local Footprints Floors Franchise Owner to provide you with a free estimate so we can get our professional installation team into your home to fix the floor as soon as possible.
We welcome potential customers to contact us for all their flooring needs, and we also invite individuals who may interested in operating a Footprints Floors franchise to learn more about this opportunity at footprintsfranchise.com. This year, Footprints Floors was included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500, a list that recognizes the fastest-growing franchises within the United States and Canada.
For more information about Footprints Floors, please visit www.footprintsfloors.com or call 303-550-0837. Our Franchise Owners will ensure that your flooring is installed correctly, which will, in turn, make you feel confident that the flooring you’ve invested in will last for many “footprints” to come.