If you’re thinking about installing hardwood flooring in your home, you can make your interior design even more impressive by including an accent border. That will add to the overall cost of the project, but it will be money well spent. Although you might be tempted to do it yourself, installing a hardwood floor accent border is a job that should be entrusted to experienced professionals.
Why Should You Install an Accent Border?
A hardwood floor accent border can be used to separate or connect spaces inside your house. If your home has an open floorplan, a border can be used to visually separate areas. For example, a border can create a boundary dividing a dining area from the kitchen when there is no wall or furniture between them. If you plan to install hardwood flooring in multiple rooms or in one or more rooms and a hallway, a border can connect those spaces.
Why Should You Hire a Professional?
Installing hardwood flooring is not the type of project you should do yourself, even if you are an experienced DIYer. There is simply too much room for error. If you make a mistake, you can wind up with a floor that looks terrible. If you pay a professional to fix it, you will most likely wind up spending more than it would have cost to hire a contractor in the first place.
A hardwood flooring project requires the use of sanders and buffers. Those types of tools are available for rental, but they’re large and difficult to operate. If an inexperienced person doesn’t know what they’re doing, they can make a mistake that will leave your brand-new wood floor uneven.
Installing a border can make the entire project even more complicated. A border has to be positioned carefully based on the size of the room. If it’s too close to the walls or too far away, it won’t look right. In addition, the boards need to be lined up carefully, which can be difficult to do if the walls in your house aren’t square.
Have Professionals Install a Hardwood Floor Accent Border
An accent border can make your new hardwood floors look even more impressive – if it’s installed correctly. To be sure that you’re pleased with the results, trust the team at Barbati Hardwood Flooring. Call us at (484)354-8869 to get an estimate.