No matter how much time, energy, and money you put into painting walls and choosing textiles, your home won’t look completely put together (or feel like it’s really yours) until you address your floors. In most older houses, at least some if not all of the floors are scratched, mismatched or worn out. However, brand new home flooring is a hefty investment. Read on for some great ways you might be able to save money on your home flooring project.
Scope Out The Project
Firstly, you need to do is determine the scope of your project. Do you need to redo all of your home floorings? If your bathrooms and your kitchen are in decent shape, take them off the to-do list, at least for now, and focus on the floors that need more help. By limiting the scope of the project you will rein in the costs a little bit.
Update And Repair
Whenever possible, update or repair what you have instead of installing brand new, and you will save money. Hardwood floors can often be sanded and resurfaced a couple times in their lifespans. Likewise, a few broken tiles may be easily replaced for much less than the cost of a new floor.
When you’re shopping for your new home flooring, look at more than just the price tag. Look for flooring options that fit your needs and your lifestyle. If you have pets or young children, opting for the more expensive stain-resistant flooring could save money in the long run on cleaning or replacing the flooring. You should also consider the lifespan of the flooring material – don’t buy something super cheap and expect it to last like sturdy, high-end materials. Finally, don’t be scared to haggle. Flooring that sits on the shelves costs stores money, so make a reasonable offer, and they might go for it.
Save On Installation
There are two ways to save on the cost of installation, which can be a considerable part of the price tag: get the installation for free or do it yourself. If you decide to go the DIY route, make sure that you do your homework and have all of the tools and materials you need. Finding someone offering free installation is far more reliable than DIY-ing your home flooring. Many home improvement stores offer free installation during special promotions, and some flooring manufacturers offer it year-round. Shop around for the best deal you can get.
RPS Flooring is Here to Help
Is your home or commercial building in need of new floors? RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers has over two decades of experience providing residential and commercial flooring throughout Maryland. Give us a call, or come and visit our showroom to check out our expansive selection. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.