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Professionally Installed Flooring vs. DIY


When it comes to installing new flooring in your home, you have two options: hire a professional or do it yourself (DIY). Both have pros and cons, and it ultimately comes down to your skills, budget, and time availability. In this blog, we’ll explore the differences between professionally installed flooring and going the DIY route. So you can make an informed decision about which is best for you.

Benefits of Professionally Installed Flooring


First, let’s talk about the benefits of professionally installed flooring. One of the main advantages is that you can be confident the job will be done correctly. Professional flooring installers have the training, experience, and tools to ensure your new flooring is properly installed, level, and secure. If you have ever seen pros lay down flooring or carpet, it is a well-choreographed routine.


Professional installers have the knowledge to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the installation process. For example,  Refloor installers are trained to the highest standards with a mission to make the installation as stress-free as possible and to make customers happy.


Another benefit of professional installation is that it’s usually faster. Installers can often complete the job in a matter of days, depending on the size of your home and the type of flooring you choose. Compare this to DIY, which can take weeks or even months, depending on your skill level and how much time you can devote to the project.

Guarantee of work and products

In addition, professional installation often comes with a guarantee. This means that if anything goes wrong with the installation, you can have it fixed at no additional cost. This can provide peace of mind, especially if you’re spending a significant amount of money on new flooring.

Benefits of DIY Flooring


At Refloor, we’re partial to professionally installed flooring! However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t see the benefits of doing it yourself. Let’s look at the advantages of DIY flooring.

Cost of materials

When it comes to maintenance, vinyl plank flooring is relatively easy to care for. It can be swept, vacuumed, or mopped to keep it clean. You’ll want to use a vinyl floor cleaner specifically made for vinyl plank flooring to avoid damaging the surface. You should also avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals, as these can damage the surface.

Control over project

Another benefit of DIY is you’ll have complete control over the project. You can choose the materials, style, and design of your flooring, and you can take your time to ensure that everything is done to your liking. Having control of your flooring project is especially appealing if you have a specific vision in mind for your home.

Personal satisfaction

Lastly, DIY can be an extremely rewarding experience, no matter the area of improvement. If this is your first remodeling project, there can be a great sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a home improvement project. We guarantee that you will never get tired of telling friends about your DIY project. It really is a point of pride to finish a flooring project on your own.

Challenges of DIY Flooring Projects


It can be a rewarding experience to DIY your own flooring and save money. However, it is important to be aware of the challenges involved before you dive in. Here are some hurdles to doing it yourself.

Time consuming

One of the main downsides is that it can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. Installing new flooring is not a small project, and it can be physically demanding, especially if you’re not used to this kind of work. This can be especially challenging if you have a large home or are working with complicated materials.

Lack of skills

Another potential drawback is that you may not have the necessary skills or knowledge to install the flooring correctly. If you make a mistake, it can be costly and time-consuming to fix. Mastering techniques that installers have perfected over the years cannot happen in a weekend. When watching professional installers work, it looks easy. But, even simple flooring materials such as vinyl or laminate require precise cutting and careful installation in order to look professional. In contrast, professional installers have the expertise to ensure that the job is done right the first time, and there’s no need for you to buy costly equipment.


Finally, DIY can be far riskier to health and limb. If you’re new to working with power tools or handling heavy materials, there is a risk of injury. Professional installers have the training and experience to safely handle these tasks, so you can feel confident that the job is being done safely.

Contact Refloor Today for Your LVP Project


While DIY flooring might seem less expensive upfront, it requires significant time, effort, and skill in order to have professional-looking flooring. On the other hand, opting for Refloor professional flooring installation ensures many benefits, including:

  • 110% Money Back Guarantee,
  • Shop-at-home convenience
  • All-inclusive pricing
  • 4-part Lifetime guarantee
  • Financing available

At Refloor, our flooring crews are professionally trained to exact standards. They are licensed and insured and undergo rigorous training in The Refloor Way.


Forget the stress of lifting furniture, hauling away debris, and meticulously installing every plank – your installation day is all about relaxation and anticipation. Our expert crew takes care of everything, from gently moving your belongings to seamlessly integrating your new floor with existing spaces. We handle the heavy lifting, repairs, and cleaning, leaving you with a flawless, polished finish and a home that feels brand new. To top it off, we personally walk you through the project, ensuring you’re absolutely thrilled with your beautiful new floors. So, kick back, unwind, and prepare to be 5-Star Happy™!


Save yourself time and hassle and the uncertainty of a DIY flooring project. Contact us today and discover the comfort and assurance of professionally installed, high-quality flooring. 

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