26 July 2022
5 reasons you should use a professional fitter for laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is one of the UK’s most popular choices, and for good reason. It’s an affordable and durable option that comes in many styles, colours and patterns to suit just about any space.
If you are considering laminate, you might be tempted to save on cost and fit your new floor yourself. But if you aren’t a confident DIYer, you could end up damaging your new floor during installation or getting a less than desirable finish.
Maybe you’ve got a handy mate who has offered to do it for you. That’s all well and good if it goes right, but what if it goes wrong? Will they cover the cost of rectifying mistakes or repairing accidental damage?
Before you rush down the DIY route or take your mate up on their kind offer, here are five reasons you should consider using a professional floor fitter instead.
1. Experience and training
Not all laminate flooring is the same, and while you or a friend may have had success in a previous project, there’s no guarantee your new floor will be as well behaved.
Professional fitters have training and experience in laying all types of laminate flooring. They know what they’re doing.
They’ll be able to spot potential complications before they occur and resolve unexpected issues, such as finding your subfloor isn’t in quite as good condition as you expected.
2. Higher quality laminate flooring finish
You’ll get a higher quality finish when you use a professional fitter to install your laminate floor – it’s what they’re trained to do.
They have the right tools for the job, the skills to complete it to a high standard, and the experience to work efficiently so you can enjoy your new floor sooner.
And they know how to prevent common problems like peaking, creaking, gapping, buckling and warping, which can occur if your laminate isn’t installed correctly.
3. Can handle tricky installations
Laying laminate in your tiny back bedroom might not be too difficult for a DIY enthusiast, but not all installations are straightforward.
Even the most simple click-lock systems can be tricky in large areas, especially if you’re using long planks or opting for a design that’s a little different.
Then there are the fiddly jobs, like laying laminate on a split staircase, around a bay window, or in an alcove. Or big installation jobs where your laminate floor flows across several rooms and through doorways.
Inexperienced DIYers can easily get caught out, whereas a professional floor fitter will know exactly how to approach the more technically challenging installations.
4. Peace of mind
Even if you opt for the most budget-friendly laminate flooring, the last thing you want is the cost and hassle of having to replace it in two months due to shoddy installation.
Isn’t it better to have complete peace of mind that your new floor has been installed correctly?
At Beyond Flooring, we offer two years warranty on all our domestic installations. Not because we think anything will go wrong, but because we’re so confident in the quality of our work, we’re happy to guarantee it.
5. Saves you money
Let’s face it, we all want to save money when we can. You might think splashing out on a professional floor fitter is an expense you can do without – on the contrary, we say it’s a must-do to save money in the long run.
You won’t have to invest in a new set of tools to fit your floor.
You won’t have to fork out for new rugs to hide lumps in your laminate or cover gaps between planks.
You won’t run the risk of having to buy extra flooring because you’ve damaged the first batch during installation.
And you won’t have to replace your new floor prematurely because it wasn’t installed correctly.
Plus, professionally installed flooring will last longer, so you’ll get a better return on your investment.
Why choose Beyond Flooring for professional laminate flooring installation?
There are hundreds of flooring manufacturers, suppliers and installers, so it can be hard to know where to turn.
At Beyond Flooring, our mission is to enhance your home or business with expertly fitted flooring. We only use quality products, and we offer a two year warranty on all domestic projects.
If you need a little inspiration, check out our customer gallery, or visit our showroom. Our friendly team are always happy to help you select the perfect flooring for your home.