Common Mistakes People Make When Wanting A New Floor

Author: Bert Vis Flooring Inc. | | Categories: Floor Installation , Flooring Company , Hardwood Flooring


Installing a new floor is one of the more significant home improvement projects you’ll undertake. With a plethora of choices such as hardwood, laminate, carpet, vinyl, tile, you might be confused about where you even begin. The budget is certain to factor into your decision, in addition to the style you’re looking for, especially if you’re updating with the intention of selling. 

Quality flooring installation can challenge even the most experienced pros. Each material can be problematic in its own way. Mishandling these trouble spots can trap an installer into attempting a cosmetic cover-up or require a return call to address a quality issue. To ensure you make the wisest decision for yourself, Bert Vis Flooring Inc. has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when wanting a new floor. 

1. Waiting until the last minute to pick flooring 

It takes about 10 days to 2 weeks for most flooring to come in, so if you’re walking into the showroom wanting the flooring right away, your only option would be the stock items. If you are not picky about your flooring, a stock product could be the perfect flooring for you. But if you are trying to match existing flooring or want a specific color, make a realistic timeline of when you want your flooring to be done. Give yourself enough time to pick the flooring you like. Also, be aware of stock checks and that the flooring you choose might not be available for a few months.

2. Expecting your flooring to be installed in a few weeks

Installation time frames change from month to month. Depending on the job, it can be anywhere from 6-8 weeks. To get the flooring experts to install your flooring, they’d most likely need to send an estimator to your home to take measurements. Then you will need to finalize your flooring choice. After the flooring arrives, the scheduler will set up a date for installation. To avoid disappointment, prepare yourself to be waiting 6-8 weeks before your flooring is installed. Make a plan and timeline you would like to stick to.

3. Not being upfront if you have a restrictive budget

Letting the showroom staff and estimator know about your budget upfront will ensure you don’t waste precious time and energy looking at flooring options that are out of your budget. Customers often make this mistake because they are unsure what the flooring will cost. A customer should care about correcting this mistake to avoid falling in love with a floor that is out of their budget. To fix this mistake, customers should research pricing for the flooring they would like to see what type of flooring is in their budget and what type is not.

4. Installing the flooring themselves and not having the correct measurements

If you are short on flooring, the dye lot can be different and not match your existing flooring. Due to this issue, you can run into the problem of having to rip out the floor you just installed to make sure it all matches. You can also run into the problem of installing yourself, forgetting pieces like T-moulds, reducers and J-trim, and not getting the correct size. To avoid these mistakes, please ensure you take lots of measurements. If you are unsure of the square footage, ask a professional or someone you trust to get the correct measurements. Also, figure out if you need ½”, ¼,” etc. T-mould, reducer or J-trim so that you can get all the products you need for installation. 

To avoid these and other mistakes people make when wanting a new floor, reach out to Bert Vis Flooring Inc. - Flooring Company in Smithville, Ontario. At Bert Vis Flooring Inc., we carry a wide range of flooring products. Whether you are in the market for hardwood, laminate, area rugs, luxury vinyl plank (LVP), luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl sheet, ceramic tile, backsplash tile, or carpet, we have a wide selection of each with multiple brands. In addition to flooring, we carry quartz countertops by Cambria, Caesarstone and quality paint by Para Paints.

Our professional installers at our Flooring Company will take the time to install your new flooring right. And our management and staff won’t be satisfied until you’re satisfied.

Our service area extends far beyond the Smithville town boundaries. We service all of Niagara including Grimsby, Beamsville, Lincoln, Vineland, Jordan, St. Catharines, Welland, Pelham, Thorold, and Port Colborne. Our crews can also be found working in Bert’s hometown of Dunnville. We also service Binbrook, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Cayuga, Caledonia, and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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