Thoughts on Flooring Replacement and Installation

 

Let’s say you have large muscular strangers in your house, moving your furniture and family around and you think to yourself, how did this happen? It all started when you realized that your floor covering needed replacement.

If it was carpet it was “uglied out”. Huh? Carpet rarely wears out, that’s why you see 10, 15 or even 20 year warranties on it. Wearing out in the carpet world means physically wearing away the surface fibers of the carpet. Can you see the back of the carpet? No? Then it is not worn out, it is uglied out. This is what happens when you get that carpet on sale that was normally $30 a square yard but because they liked you it was only $15. Listen; at best we get what we pay for. If you paid $15, it is worth $15. No retailer in their right mind would sell anything for less than its true value. Really.

If it is wood flooring you are replacing, maybe you need to step back and see if it can be refinished. You still will have big muscular guys but you will save money and if you would like, can even change the color. Sometimes just a light screening will do wonders. A good salesman will help you decide.

I like to bring my refinishing crew over to confirm my opinion. If it is laminate that needs replacing, again ask yourself why. An 8 MM or thicker laminate floor is fairly indestructible. Again $.99 a Sq.Ft. will not buy you a quality floor no matter what that nice lady says. After all a kid’s dish set cost more than that and it is made from similar material. I know that you know more than me when it comes to flooring. I don’t even watch HGTV. (I am more of a Dirty Jobs guy). But think. If a $.99 laminate is any good, why are there any that cost $3 and $4 a Sq.Ft?