How to Overpay for New Flooring
Sure, everyone says they want to save money on flooring, but not everyone acts that way. Some people are just committed deep down in their hearts to throwing away their hard-earned money any way they can. If you really want to make sure you’re wasting as much money as possible, read our handy step-by-step guide on how to overpay for your new floors. We guarantee that with these simple steps, you’ll be wasting money on carpet, hardwood, tile and more in no time at all!
Follow these steps to overpay for flooring:
- Choose the kind of flooring you really want instead of what you really need. It’s so easy to fall in love with bright, white carpet, as clean as the new-fallen snow. Or who doesn’t love fabulous, thick plush carpet that you just sink into? Why not carpet your whole house in that fantastic stuff? Well, white carpet that sees any kind of wear can quickly become discolored and plush carpet in high-traffic areas can quickly lose its plushness. There’s a time and a place for those carpets, but when you insist on installing them without giving thought to how the space is going to be used in real life, you’re wasting money on products that may not be suited for your particular use. If you actually want to save money, make sure you’re honest about how the flooring will be used. Is it in a high-traffic area? Will it be subject to kids or pets or muddy shoes? Make sure you take that into consideration.
- Have your friend/neighbor/brother/cousin install your flooring. How hard can it be to install flooring, right? Plus your friend/neighbor/brother/cousin is handy, so they can absolutely take care of installing that floor themselves. It sounds too good to be true, so it probably is. Installing flooring isn’t as easy as installing a new door handle or light fixture. Even minor imperfections in the subfloor or tiny mistakes in the installation process can lead to serious problems. Even if it looks okay on installation day, you might notice buckling, warping, pulling and other imperfections a few months down the road. Actually, that’s great for you, because then you’ll get to pay your friend/neighbor/brother/cousin. to do it all over again!
- Don’t get estimates from multiple reputable companies. Just trust the first quote you get, you probably won’t be able to get a better price. And no need to check up on the company and make sure they have a history of doing good work and other people review them positively. Just go with whoever you happen to find first. Of course, if you want to save money, you would take the time to do some research. Ask your friends and neighbors who they’ve used in Indianapolis for their flooring needs. Get a few names, then check them out online. Try Angie’s List and other review sites to see what people say about them. Then have at least three come into your home to measure and give you an estimate. Yes, it takes a little time, but if you want to save money instead of waste it, it’s worth every second. You’d be surprised at the variation in price between companies.
So ready to waste some money? Go ahead and call any other Indianapolis flooring company. But if you want to save with great selection, great service and honest, no-obligation quotes, call Tish Flooring at 317-879-8474 or use our online form to schedule your free in-home consultation today!