What to Know About Flooring Repair & Installation

You use your floors every day. From listening to the pitter-patter of little feet running to the breakfast table in the morning to your daily Pilates exercises in the evening, they get a lot of use. That's why it's fairly natural for the surface to need a little TLC from time to time. Scuff marks, dents and stains are just a few of the problems you might encounter.

But the good news is, the pros at Mr. Handyman of E. Boulder, Broomfield and Erie have the skills, expertise and work ethic you need to both repair and replace your flooring. Our service professionals can provide a range of repair services, and will ensure your floors look as good as they did when you first moved in.

Common Repairs

It's unlikely that your floors are in perfect condition. Even if you just moved into a new-build, it doesn't take long before a dog starts to leave paw scratches all over the place or some mishap occurs while moving things around. While different types of flooring have different pros and cons, here are a few common repairs to watch for:


One of the most popular styles, especially in older homes, hardwood that's well cared for can last more than 100 years. This material is very durable and easy to clean. However, hardwood does scratch quite easily. Usually, a quick fix is to refinish the wood from time to time. Other repairs to watch for include:

  • Worn areas

  • Scratches

  • Gouges

  • Sun-bleaches patches

  • Buckling boards


Invented in the 1930s, vinyl is available in almost any color or style. During the 1950s, it quickly became one of the most popular materials used in kitchens and bathrooms. Made out of plastic, vinyl is inexpensive, low-maintenance and durable. Its primary drawbacks are that it's difficult to repair and is bad for the environment. Issues to watch for include:

  • Discoloration

  • Stains

  • Scratches

  • Peeling and cracking

  • Crumbling along edges


This material is made out of four synthetic materials that are fused together during the lamination process. A photo applique is placed on-top to make it look like hardwood or tile. Modern technologies have made it so that laminate truly does have a lovely finish, and it's highly durable and scratch resistant. The biggest issue to watch for is moisture damage, which may lead to buckling. Other problems include:

  • Lifting boards

  • Bubbling

  • Stains

  • Faded colors


An increasingly popular style, there are many types of tile for homeowners to choose from—such as ceramic, porcelain, slate and limestone. Yet, as durable as most tile varieties are, they can still get damaged from time to time. Replacing a broken tile is fairly straightforward, but it does require specialized tools (especially for grout). Common issues with tile include:

  • Worn/outdated grout

  • Cracks

  • Dents

  • Uneven tiles

Installation Services

Usually, most Boulder homeowners don't replace their floors unless they're renovating or there's serious damage, such as a major stain or crack. While there are many benefits to installing a new floor—like boosting your home's resale value and increasing its aesthetic—it's a much more involved endeavor than a simple repair job. Old planks and boards need to be removed and the subfloor assessed before any work can be done. Depending on the material you're installing, a new subfloor might also have to be added.

Before replacing your entire floor, ask yourself the following questions so you can make an informed decision:

  • Where will it be installed?

  • Will it go in an area of high-humidity, foot traffic or sunlight?

  • Do you need pet friendly materials?

  • Do you want a low-maintenance surface?

  • Does your family have allergies?

  • What's your style? (Traditional, modern, rustic, minimalist etc.)

Mr. Handyman Flooring Services

Our qualified technicians possess a minimum of 15-years’ experience in the trades. Whether you need help with laminate floor repair or wood floor installations, we're the team for the job. We offer a range of quality services:

Tile Installation & Repairs

The team at Mr. Handyman of E. Boulder, Broomfield and Erie can replace and lay a range of tile materials. Whether you want to remove outdated vinyl and replace it with ceramic, or you want to update the tile in your kitchen, we've got it covered. We can even help install tile like slate, which requires a reinforced subfloor. Also, our team can efficiently swap-out damaged tile and replace old grout.

Laminate & Vinyl Floor Repair & Installation

Our hardworking service professionals can do it all, from repairing bubbling laminate to replacing old vinyl. Between our years of experience and excellent customer service, we'll ensure you have a positive experience with our company from start to finish.

Hardwood Floor Repair, Floor Refinishing & Installation

When your elegant, durable hardwood floors need a little love to get them looking as good as they once did, call the pros at Mr. Handyman of E. Boulder, Broomfield and Erie. Have a damaged board? We'll replace it. Need faded planks refinished? We can do that too. We have the tools, expertise and skills to tackle a wide range of flooring projects.

Hire Our Repair Experts Today!

Whether you need a complete replacement or a repair service, trust your home to the experts at Mr. Handyman of E. Boulder, Broomfield and Erie. Not only can we help with your flooring projects, but our friendly technicians are also easy to talk to and will offer expert advice to keep them in good condition year after year.

To get started on your next improvement project, we invite you to give our friendly customer service representatives a call at 303-647-9132. You can also contact us by submitting a service request form online.