We know better now.
My wife and I have just bought our first house. It has been updated, it looks great, and we’re slowly making it our own. When we bought it, we planned on installing our own laminate flooring. We bought a circular saw, read a few how-to articles, and felt generally pretty confident. It can’t be that hard!
Each day after work, my wife and I would come to our new house to work on the floors. We started in the small room to get a handle on the process. To make a long (and painful) story short, 8 hours in, we had only completed about 30 square feet. It was a disaster.
By doing flooring ourselves, we managed to:
- Turn our new house into a source of frustration
- Spend valuable energy
- Waste three nights of our lives
- Burn ourselves out
In the end, we hired a professional. Now the project is done, and it looks great.