- Wood is the best flooring investment in the house. That being said, maximum ROI depends on quality installation. A DIY flooring installation has a higher tendency to buckle, warp, and cup which negates all positive equity gained from choosing the material in the first place.
- Vinyl is the most budget-friendly flooring option but that is no excuse to skimp on poor installation. Modern vinyl manufacturing methods have made the material into a high-quality luxury item. Professional installation ensures that vinyl is a perfect match in any area of the house including the kitchen – the most important room in the home.
- Laminate is said to be one of the easiest materials to work with and one of the DIY flooring project that can be the most simply accomplished. We still recommend professional laminate installation to get the full benefit of the floating floor without having exposed expansion gaps or loud clicking sounds when the material is walked over.
- Tile is the most durable option for both commercial and residential settings. Improperly installed tile over an uneven subfloor however will flex and crack which are the exact opposite of a durable material. Professional installation ensures the pieces are spaced evenly with the same starting and end lengths to add some aesthetics to that durability.
- Carpet provides a softness and sound absorption that no other flooring material can match. When properly installed carpet can even add some aesthetic value as well. That being said, proper installation involves tools and experience required to stretch and extend the carpet over obstacles in a tight, neat manner.