What’s the Easiest Flooring to Install?
Mar 03, 2021
Let’s be real, we are always looking for ways to save—both time and money. And when it comes to your home flooring, balancing easy and affordable with lasting quality can be a bit tricky. As a result, many homeowners aspire to put their DIY flooring installation skills to the test. Tackling an install job of new tile in your kitchen or a new carpet in the basement should be no problem, right? Turns out, the steps to a DIY floor install can actually be pretty complicated. Thankfully, there are many great options for easy-to-install flooring that professionals can get done remarkably quickly and with lasting precision. Flooring America is happy to share the easiest flooring to install for a quick and affordable flooring remodel.
Low-Key Installation with Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring continues to gain popularity, and this is not just because of its durability, great price point, and beautiful styles. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are also one of the best types of flooring to install quickly and without a mess. The simple installation process involves a click-and lock-system that easily fits over your floor’s sublayer. The new luxury vinyl floor is what’s known as a floating floor. While this installation process is somewhat easier than installing, say, real hardwood floors, the professionals at Flooring America not only can do the job well for you, they can do it much faster!
Quick & Affordable Laminate Flooring Installation
Laminate flooring offers a similar installation process to vinyl flooring, with click-and-lock planks or peel-and-stick tiles for watertight, oops proof durability that seamlessly fits over the subfloor. This way, you get the look of real wood or tile without the lengthier installation process. If you’ve got a busy household and need to upgrade your flooring without disturbing your day-to-day life, a professional laminate flooring installation is exactly what you need. Talk to your local Flooring America store about an affordable laminate flooring installation.
How Hard Is It to Install Hardwood Floors?
If you've got your heart set on gorgeous solid white oak hardwood floors, or the upscale look of dark mahogany with engineered hardwood flooring, you may be wondering what a wood flooring installation looks like. Handy homeowners that dream of durable wood floors often wonder if it's possible to save some money by taking the DIY route. However, installing solid wood or engineered hardwood flooring is no weekend project. Investing in hardwood flooring extends beyond purchasing the materials. For best results, opt for a professional hardwood installation to ensure proper acclimation, precise cuts and layout patterns, and a snug fit that can withstand years of heavy foot traffic and wear. While hardwood may not be the easiest flooring to install, you can still achieve a quick and painless flooring remodel when you trust your local installation experts.
Tile Flooring for Skilled Installers
Tile is one of the most stunning and durable floor choices for your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. While this waterproof flooring type is eco-friendly and long-lasting, it is not the easiest flooring to install for a DIY job! There are many moving parts when installing tile that may look satisfying to watch on YouTube, but are much more difficult to perfect without experience. When installing tile flooring, one must execute the following tasks:
- Preparing the subfloor.
- Choosing a tile.
- Gathering tools and materials such as spacers, tile cutters, a rubber mallet, levels, mortar, and a tile trowel.
- Laying out the tile & cutting tiles for a proper fit.
- Preparing & laying mortar.
- Laying & leveling the tile.
- Applying the grout.
- Cleaning & sealing the grout.
Phew, that was a lot. We recommend saving yourself from costly mistakes and leaving tile installation to the flooring professionals.
Is Carpet Easy to Install?
While carpet is a great affordable flooring solution, the carpet installation process is best left to the pros. This plush, beautiful flooring material is no joke when it comes to installation, as the tools and steps required can be especially complicated for flooring newbies. From preparing the subfloor to properly measuring the room and stretching the carpet for a tight fit, skilled carpet installers get the job done efficiently for a clean, quality finish. This way, you can up the cozy in your home in no time!
Find Peace of Mind & Save Time with a Professional Flooring Installation
When it comes to purchasing new floors, it can be tempting to try and take on the installation job yourself. But unless you’re truly the handiest (and most patient) person you know, it’s an experience that is best left to the professionals!
Thankfully, the folks at your local Flooring America are here to answer any questions you might have about the installation process and discuss their approach to a quick and reasonably priced installation. Give them a call or stop by in-store today!
Visualize Your Flooring Dreams
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