Looking to upgrade your floors? There’s an easy, low-cost way to go about it—Do It Yourself! Changing your floor will hurt your wallet, but there are many other flooring options that will let you afford your mortgage at the end of the month. Learn more about the different floor options below; choose your DIY floor; move your furniture; grab a pack of beers and you will have a new set of floors by the end of the weekend! And don’t worry, any homeowner that went through the hassle of buying a house can undertake these basic DIY skills safely.
Peel-and-stick vinyl flooring
Peel-and-stick vinyl flooring is a quick and simple solution to change your floors. It consists of cutting and installing self-adhesive vinyl tiles. All you need is a tape measure and a utility knife to trim the tiles as they are usually sold in a standard 12×12 size. Sheet vinyl comes in realistic textures, easily mistaken for real hardwood or tile flooring. Floor Craft has a wide selection of vinyl flooring options from modern to rustic and easy to install!
Floating Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Floating Vinyl Sheet Flooring is another easy, affordable and low-maintenance option to refresh your place! Make sure you get an accurate measurement of the room, and glue or “float” the sheets on the floor. This option will work better if the subfloor is smooth because the vinyl can crack or split. If your subfloor isn’t smooth, don’t fret, there’s an easy solution by covering it with some plywood. Floating Vinyl Sheet Flooring is the perfect solution for high-traffic and high-moisture areas of your place.
Laminate plank flooring
If you’re looking for a wood looking floor option, installing laminate plank flooring is simple and perfect for you. Make sure to leave the planks in the room you want to refresh for at least 48 hours. This process allows the planks to acclimate to the temperature and humidity of the room. As for the installation itself, you literally just click the planks together! This is a fantastic option when you have dogs (or kids) or for high traffic areas of the house. The surface of laminate plank flooring has great durability qualities!
If you can stretch your budget a little, prefinished hardwood is a very smart and easy choice if you want a real wood floor. There are a multitude of top-notch products available with a broad price range . You can buy prefinished hardwood at the store now or go through the process of customizing it. You will find exactly what you want regarding the texture, variety and style of the floor. That being said, installing the floor is slightly more complex as it involves using power tools. The wood planks can be easily put together but you have to adhere them to the subfloor with a floor stapler or a pneumatic nail gun.
There is a pool of DIY flooring options to choose from, and Floor Craft will help you choose one! Head to Floor Craft now to find your builder’s hat and install the perfect floor for you and for your house!