For a hardwearing floor choice that complements both a contemporary or traditional aesthetic, European oak engineered flooring is an ideal solution. Hardwood timber flooring has a timeless elegance that brings warmth and texture to a space and can withstand the rigours of fast-paced family life. If you are considering modern floorboards for your new home or renovation, WOODCUT is one of Australia’s leading flooring companies, specialising in high quality unique timber floors that will create a stunning foundation for your overall interior design. We are often asked about DIY installation and whether this is a viable option, so here we will explain why it’s essential to engage a professional flooring contractor for your floorboard installation.

About (DYI)** Installation

When people consider DIY floating floor installation, it is usually due to budget restraints. While they don’t necessarily save on the cost of materials, they believe they are saving a significant amount on labour costs. These days, you can quite easily search for tutorial videos online about anything, and floorboard installation is no different. The problem with these videos is that they often make the task look easier than it really is, advise incorrect techniques or use improper adhesives and tools that will result in an extremely inferior finish. What may seem to be a relatively easy, cost effective and self-rewarding task, usually ends up more time consuming and more expensive in the long run.

Things to Consider About DIY Floorboard Installation:

  • It will likely take far longer than actually planned. If this is your first project and you aren’t experienced working with timber flooring, it’s almost certain the project will take much longer. What takes professional flooring contractors a few hours could take you days or even weeks.
  • It can actually end up being more expensive than hiring a professional in the long run. If too many mistakes are made, it’s likely you will need to engage a professional to rectify the issues or re-install the whole floor.
  • There is very little room for error. Unless you’ve installed different types of timber flooring previously, you will make mistakes and these mistakes can be very difficult to fix.
  • Preparing the sub-floor properly is essential and this is a step that is often missed by many people who take the DIY option. Many professional flooring contractors will do this as part of the project. This could include removing and disposing of existing floor coverings, and ensuring the base is prepared properly to achieve the best result.
  • Timber floor installation requires specialised tools and materials. You’ll no doubt need to hire, rent or buy new tools and equipment to get your project done as well as learn how to use these new tools to ensure a proper finish.

Professional Floorboard Installation is the Best Option

At WOODCUT, we have been crafting and working with engineered timber flooring for decades and we understand that a professional finish requires professional installation. Why?

  • It’s guaranteed to be an efficient installation. Since flooring contractors are highly skilled and experienced, they will complete the job in a timely manner without compromising on quality. You can schedule the job at a time to suit you and know it will be completed within a certain timeframe.
  • You will get access to a huge range of flooring options and be given the right advice about the right floorboards for your home. Professional flooring contractors are familiar with quality floorboard products and where they are produced and manufactured. They can make professional recommendations on the right type of flooring for your specific needs.
  • The work is guaranteed. You will get a warranty on the materials and labour. If there are any issues the installer is obliged to rectify any issues at no additional cost to you. This type of guarantee gives you the peace of mind that your flooring will be completed** properly.
  • All tools and supplies are provided by the contractor. A professional installer always comes well prepared with all of the right tools to get the job done. Not only that, they have the knowledge and experience to use the tools correctly for a premium finish.
  • Most contractors will check the subflooring for any issues that could impair the end result. They will make professional recommendations on getting these fixed prior to works getting started.
  • Experience is the key. While there are so many DIY tutorials out there is nothing can compare to the extensive experience of a professional.

For Superior Flooring Contractors, Melbourne Trusts WOODCUT

Providing only the best timber flooring solutions for homes and businesses throughout Australia, the experts at WOOCUT are available now to discuss your flooring needs. Get in touch with us online or book a consultation in our Sydney and Melbourne showrooms. Our passion for and knowledge of timber coupled with our exceptional customer service and support has made us one of Australia’s favourite flooring suppliers. Contact us online or give us a call today for more information.