We all want beautiful floors in our home. If you have a brand-new piece of furniture and it is sitting on old, worn out carpets or tile, it still doesn’t look new. It still will not look good. The floor is what all other things in your home will rest on and it can make or break the overall style that you want to portray. However, it is not easy to remodel if the flooring in your home is also on your list of projects. Removing old flooring and leveling up any inconsistencies within it will take time. In some cases, it will also take a lot of effort. That is why hiring someone to handle flooring installation is best for some people and some homes.
The first step is the removal of the old flooring. If it is carpet that you have installed now, you will have to put in the effort to remove it. This includes removing carpet tacks, stuck on padding, and the carpet itself. Carpet that has been laid down for years will be heavy with ground in dirt. The same is true for padding, which may come up in tiny pieces. If you have allergies, you will need to definitely wear a mask and you may still end up sneezing a lot. When you currently have tile, wooden planks, or other flooring installed, they will have to be scraped up and all adhesive removed from them. Otherwise, your new floor will not lay the way it should.
Once you have the old flooring up, you will then have to level up any dips and lower any high areas. Depending on your floor, you may have to put down new plywood, sand or grind away the bad areas, or use a leveling compound. None of these processes are difficult, but it does take time and some skill to get it leveled out properly. With your busy life, do you have the time to ensure it is done properly? Do you have the ability to see low spots and high spots? Are you willing to invest days in floor prep before you are able to install the floor? If not, a professional could be the key to success.