Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Flooring
Installing new flooring is one of the most popular home improvement projects out there, as it is a great way to update the look of your home and enhance its market value. However, just because its popular doesn’t mean that the process can be done without making mistakes. Missteps are especially common when you are new to renovations or want to consider doing as much on your own as possible. While making mistakes offers immense learnings, they can also lead to many problems that can be very costly.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be expensive and stressful during your flooring renovations, Siena Flooring Inc. has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying flooring.
1. Letting price be the sole deciding factor
One of the most common mistakes made by customers when purchasing flooring is letting price be their guide. This mistake goes both ways as some people think that buying the most expensive choice guarantees it will be the best product. On the other hand, some people search out the least costly product thinking that it will perform as well as all other products. Always confer with a flooring specialist to make sure the product you have selected is the proper product for the job and that it will have the longest life span after its application. This is the best way to choose budget-friendly and good quality materials.
2. Relying on friends and colleagues for the best advice
Another common mistake is taking advice from friends or colleagues on what products are the best. The issue with this is they might be using the said product in their basement, and you want to use it in your kitchen and living room. But, that product might be best suited to areas without direct sunlight and perform poorly when exposed to sunlight and high heat. As a result, you must make sure to consult with your flooring professional and let them know what your application is so they can guide you in the right direction.
3. Depending on media for flooring information
Thinking they can learn everything they need to know from the TV or the internet, is another very common mistake clients make. Although some great things can be learned through these media options, keep in mind that the creators of the information you are looking through maybe in a totally different area of the country and have various obstacles such as humidity, heat, cold, etc. You must take into account the region that you will be using a specific flooring product in. For example, in Calgary, humidity is a constant issue, and you have to consider that when choosing your floors.
4. Not checking for references
Hiring contractors that say they can do the job and not checking references is another major mistake homeowners make. We live in a world where its easy to check the status of a reputable company with Google reviews, BBB, and all other types of review mediums. While researching flooring contractors, go through their reviews and take some with a grain of salt. If you see that the contractors you like have negative reviews, check if they have explained why they have a bad review, but if they don’t explain their side, then they are most likely admitting their guilt in that instance.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Siena Flooring Inc. As a locally owned and operated flooring company in Calgary, Alberta, we bring you sixty-five years of experience to help offer you beautiful floors that tie in perfectly with your homes. We are with you at every step of your flooring project, from the selection to installation, so you have everything you need. Our flooring services include hardwood flooring, carpet flooring, tile flooring, laminate and cork flooring, luxury vinyl plank flooring, and so much more.