Replacing the floors in your home is one of the most popular ways to update a room’s look and feel. In some cases, however, it can be a big job – bigger than many people anticipate when they take it on as a DIY. Depending on the type of flooring you’re removing (newer carpet is usually easier to remove than most older vinyl tile, for instance) and the amount of prep work the under-flooring needs (especially for something like hardwood), you could quickly find yourself in over your head. Leaving your residential flooring removal to the professionals is the best choice, especially if you’re using a professional like RPS, who can handle both removing the old flooring and installation of the new.
Pros Are Knowledgeable
Professionals will have all the right tools and know-how to remove your old flooring, no matter the type. It might seem like it is just a matter of ripping up whatever is there, but it’s more complicated than that. Carpet and padding often rip out fairly easily, but vinyl flooring leaves behind glue and ceramic tile will need to be chipped away. These special circumstances could stall your DIY project but would be nothing for a seasoned professional. Finally, a professional could also help you make the best decision on what new flooring to install in the space. This decision often comes down to just price for many homeowners, but a professional knows that the size, use, and traffic of a room should also be part of the consideration.
Pros Are Efficient
Part of being knowledgeable comes from experience, and the more experience you have at a job, the more efficiently you can get it done. If this is your first, or even fifth, residential flooring removal, you’re not going to be as fast as someone who has removed hundreds of floors. A professional will also know the best way to clean up after the process and discard the construction waste. That’s another stressful part of the process that you won’t even need to think about.
Pros Are Tidy
Tidiness is likely not something you associate with any demolition job, especially residential flooring removal, and for the most part, you’d be right. The actual room where the removal job will take place will get messy – that should never mean that the rest of your house automatically does too. Removing old flooring kicks up a lot of dust, but a professional will have the right tools and know-how to limit the spread of that dust. This saves you a ton of work dusting and cleaning the other rooms in your home, but it also, more importantly, protects anyone in your household who has allergies or other breathing issues.
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, andLinkedIn.