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DIY Installers Warned

Posted on October 27th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Restorations News

Homeowners who spend their time watching “home improvement” programmes on television have been warned about having unrealistic expectations due to those shows.  A professional designer has warned that many consumers can expect their own interiors to be able to be renovated as quickly and simply as it appears to be on television, but that redecorating in real life is often very different from how it appears on such programmes.

While many of these TV programmes show a home being completely transformed within the time period of just one week, the truth is such a timescale would not be within the realms of possibility for the great majority of homeowners, and that it would still be an unrealistic timetable even if they were able to employ a whole team of experts to help with the renovation.  Indeed it has started to become a common problem for homeowners to decide to install their own wood flooring and then rush the job just because it seems so simple on television.  This can have disastrous consequences, and end up requiring very expensive wood floor restoration.  Similar disasters can also occur with rushed work involving carpeting.

Often checks on subflooring are not even considered in such rush jobs, and if a Damp Proof Membrane is not used in order to help to protect the flooring from moisture, then serious problems are virtually guaranteed as a result.

While some flooring is simpler to install than others, such as some laminate floors, manufacturer guidelines should be carefully read and all necessary preparations and checks carried out before work begins.

While some flooring is simpler to install than others, such as some laminate floors, manufacturer guidelines should be carefully read and all necessary preparations and checks carried out before work begins.

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