If you have an extra day or two on your hands, jumping in to a DIY flooring project could be a great idea. However, before you take the plunge, you’ll want to be clear on what projects can be handled by you (the DIYer) and which are better left to the professionals.
As technology has improved, so too has the options for DIY flooring projects. Now, what normally would have required a skilled contractor can be done by the average homeowner with a few YouTube videos.
Here are the top DIY flooring projects you can easily tackle at home (without needing to call for professional reinforcements!)
Do you have a small part of your house you’d like to cover in carpet? It could be a section of the hallway or a small closet. Either way, using carpet tiles is one of the easiest DIY flooring projects out there. Simply clean and dust the area you want to apply the carpet tiles, remove the paper backing to expose the adhesive side and stick the tile on the floor surface. You’ll want to plan this out accordingly because once the carpet tile is placed, you will not be able to easily remove and reposition it.
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Having a detailed plan can tell you whether you need professional help or not and make sure the job gets done right.
Want to take your flooring skills to the next “peel and stick” level? Then you can try vinyl tiles. They work in the same way as carpet tile and you can get fancy and place them in patterns to create a whole new flooring vibe in your home. As with carpet tiles, you’ll want to be 100% sure where you want to place each tile before you stick it down.
Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you want to give your home a modern hardwood upgrade, then going the plank flooring route can be a great daylong project. Not only is vinyl flooring completely waterproof, but the planks make it easy to install without needing specialized carpentry skills. These planks have a “tongue and groove” system that enable homeowners to essentially snap each plank in place. You may need to have a saw and measuring tape handy should you need to cut some of the vinyl planks to fit.
Although these may be a great place to start with your DIY career, if you have a room that’s an unusual shape, it may be best to have a professional who can provide a custom flooring solution to assist you. At Home Pros is here to connect you with licenced flooring contractors in your area, so your next project looks great. As with any project, you’ll want to properly plan and take your time to ensure that the flooring you do install is done correctly and will give you the overall look you’re hoping to achieve.