Once you’ve had a look at our comprehensive guide to flooring installation and have decided on the right flooring for you, your home and your lifestyle, our professional installers will be happy to put it in for you. We’ve worked with all types of Boulder flooring and room shapes, so you can be confident that we’ll pull off your service without a hitch.
Hardwood Flooring Installation
For the last couple hundred years, solid hardwood flooring has been a staple in American homes. As a testament to this material’s durability, some historic homes still have their original hardwood. Though this option is a little more pricey than others, there’s nothing quite like a natural hardwood floor to make your home feel warm and cozy. Plus, if it gets scuffed and scratched—which it inevitably will—it can be refinished down the line.
There are tons of different types of hardwood. While having lots of options is great, it can also make the decision process more difficult. Some factors you’ll want to consider when picking the right hardwood for you include:
- Finish: Do you want the surface to be smooth or textured? Shiny or matte? Glossy finishes tend to show dirt and scuff more, so if you have an active household, a more matte finish may be the most practical choice.
- Plank Width: For many years, almost all hardwood planks were between 2 and 3 inches in width. Today, wide planks—we’re talking between 6 and 10 inches wide—are standard. Wide planks look great in large rooms, but a more narrow plank is better suited for small rooms, such as powder rooms. Or, you can go in the middle and opt for 4- or 5-inch planks.
- Wood Type: For decades, oak was the wood of choice for American homes. Because this neutral-toned wood can be stained any color you choose, it’s still a great, versatile option, but if you want to use wood that doesn’t have to be stained, some other options include Brazilian cherry, Brazilian ebony, and American walnut.
No matter which style combinations you choose, our Boulder flooring experts can install your hardwood floors to a professional standard. Not sure which material is right for you? We’re happy to provide recommendations based on our extensive industry knowledge.
Laminate and Vinyl Installation
If wood flooring is a little bit outside of your budget, laminate flooring or vinyl flooring are both great alternatives. A few decades ago, laminate and vinyl were very clearly not wood, but today, thanks to advances in technology, they’re almost indistinguishable from real wood.
Like real wood, laminate, and vinyl come in a wide range of colors and styles. They’re also easier to install, as they ‘click’ into place.
For thousands of years, tile has remained a popular flooring choice in homes all over the world. This material is generally easy to clean, waterproof, or water-resistant and comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes to create almost endless design possibilities.
We can install all types of tile and have had experience with the following materials:
- Ceramic tiles
- Porcelain tiles
- Glass tiles
- Mosaic tiles
- Marble tiles
- Granite tiles
- Vinyl tiles
- Slate tiles
- Natural stone tiles
- Cork floors
- And more!
If, after looking at the pros and cons of tile installation, you decide that this is the right choice for your home, our handyman experts can prepare the underlayment, lay your tiles and add a sealant to ensure your Boulder flooring will look its best for decades.
The Flooring Installation Process
Wondering what to expect when you choose to get your flooring installation in Boulder, CO done? All of our handyman experts may follow slightly different steps, but rest assured that they know what they’re doing and are committed to providing you with a stunning finished product. To give you some idea of what to expect, our flooring installation service generally looks something like this:
Step 1: Initial Estimate
Your service starts when you contact us with your project details and request a service appointment. For flooring installations in Boulder, CO, we can come to your place to take measurements and assess the work that needs to be done to provide you with an estimate.
After we’ve discussed your project details and answered any questions you may have, if you’re happy to go ahead with service, we’ll book you in for a service appointment on the day and time that works best for your schedule.
Step 2: Subfloor Preparation
On the day of your appointment, our team will show up on time and be ready to work. Your Boulder flooring installation will start with subfloor prep to make sure that we have a level, even base to place your planks or tiles on top of.
In some cases, laminate and vinyl flooring may be installed directly on top of existing vinyl flooring, as long as it’s in good condition and there’s enough room to do so. Otherwise, we’ll remove your old flooring (if you haven’t done so already), clean it up, and ensure that the subfloor’s moisture level is within the normal range. Then, we’ll add an underlayment.
Different underlayment materials are suitable for different types of flooring. For tile, the backer board is typically used to provide cushioning and support, while vinyl can go directly on top of the plywood.
Step 3: Flooring Installation
Once your underlayment has been installed, we’ll move on to the actual flooring installation. Again, the best installation method will depend on the type of flooring material you’ve chosen.
Because vinyl clicks into place and does not have to be glued or cured, it tends to be the quickest to install. Tile generally takes the longest, as several products must be applied and cured in succession. This service will therefore take more than one day to complete from start to finish.
Step 4: Cleanup
With your new flooring in place, we’ll take care to clean up thoroughly so that we leave your home just as clean as we found it. If you have any remaining questions, now is the perfect time to ask them. Otherwise, feel free to give us a call in the coming days. We want you to be completely satisfied with your new flooring!
The Mr. Handyman Difference
When you choose to get your Boulder flooring installation done with our team at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie, you’re choosing to work with flooring experts who are truly passionate about providing an exceptional level of customer service rather than just trying to line our pockets. You’re protected by our workmanship guarantee—you have an entire year to let us know if you’re unhappy with the level of workmanship you received, and we’ll come back to make it right.
To give you the greatest peace of mind possible, all of our handyman professionals are insured, have an average of 10 years of experience in the industry, and have undergone extensive background checks. It’s not easy trusting your home or your money to someone you don’t know, but we try to make it as stress-free as possible.
Flooring Installation FAQs
How Much Does Flooring Installation In Boulder, CO Cost?
Flooring installation in Boulder, CO is dependent on several factors, including:
- The type of material you choose
- The number of square feet of flooring you need to be installed
- Cost of labor at the time of service
- Supply chain disruptions and shortages at the time of product purchase
Ceramic tile, laminate, and linoleum tend to be the more affordable materials, while hardwood and marble tile tend to be on the more expensive end of the spectrum. Larger tiles and wide planks will take less time to install, which should reduce your labor costs.
For your actual project costs, we recommend contacting us to arrange an on-site estimate for the true installation cost. If you decide you’re not ready to go ahead with the service, we won’t hold you to it. You have nothing to lose!
Is Vinyl Plank Or Laminate Flooring Better?
A few years ago, we would have said that laminate is the better option. It used to look more realistic than vinyl, but that’s no longer the case. While some vinyl flooring looks better than others, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) looks so realistic that you may not be able to tell it’s not wood without touching it.
Appearance aside, vinyl is fully waterproof while laminate is water-resistant. Both materials have a lifespan of about 20 or so years, give or take, and both have a similar cost. At the end of the day, both are great options. Go with the product that you like the look of the most.
Should I Repair Or Replace My Flooring?
Do you currently have vinyl or laminate flooring? If so, the repair is probably not an option. Because these products are made out of synthetic materials, they cannot be refinished. Replacement is going to be your best bet.
If you have hardwood floors, the repair is an option—as long as it hasn’t already been refinished multiple times before (in this case, it may be too thin to refinish again). If your floors are made of light wood like oak, you can sand them down to remove dents and scratches before staining them with any color of your choice. Tile may also be repaired, depending on the product. If you have spare tiles, we can remove damaged tiles and replace them with new ones.
If you’re simply tired of your current floors and want a completely different look, replacement is also a valid option.
What Type Of Flooring Will Boost My Property Value The Most?
The answer to this question partially depends on the area your home is in, as well as market trends at the time of sale. In general, though, hardwood floors tend to increase property value the most. It’s thought that the average return on investment for hardwood flooring installation in Boulder, CO is about 70 to 80 percent. This is something to consider when weighing the higher upfront cost of hardwood compared to vinyl and laminate.
On the other hand, some home buyers look specifically for luxury vinyl due to its durability and ease of cleaning. If you think many of your buyers may be families with young children, vinyl may be the way to go. Consult with an expert in your area before purchasing material if your installation’s impact on your property value is highly important to you.
For Expert Flooring Installation in Boulder, CO, Call Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie Today!
Are you ready to transform your home with a new floor with the help of our flooring installation experts? Our knowledgeable team at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie is dedicated to providing the highest quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction. You can guarantee that you’ll get a professional installation when you book your service with our team.
To discuss your project, ask any questions you may have or book an appointment for flooring services, find us online or give our office team a call, or fill out our online service request form and we’ll get in touch as soon as we can. We look forward to serving you!