My wife has been bugging me to invest in a new floor for our home for as long as we’ve lived in Singapore. At first, I was reluctant due to my previous experience with shady contractors who could barely deliver what they had promised.
Why should I waste my hard-earned money on another floor?
Fortunately, I received a very generous bonus from one of my clients and I was in the mood to further improve our house. I ended up going through a few potential flooring contractors and was lucky enough to find one with many positive reviews.
The flooring work took a little over two months and the results inspired me to write down this blog. Here are my observations.
1. A cheap contractor will deliver sub-par work.
My previous experiences with any sort of home renovations have usually ended in disappointed because of my stubbornness. Rather than look for a certified professional I have always sought out the cheapest and sketchiest companies hoping to save a few Singapore dollars.
This time I decided to let my wife pick out the contractor and as expected she the company that quoted a premium price. The contractor she selected was very professional in how they handled themselves in our home and in their work. In the end, our new wooden floor looks like something out of a Hollywood movie.
Please don’t repeat my old mistakes, hire a competent flooring company and be prepared to spend a little more if you want quality work done.
2. High-quality floors will increase the value of your real estate.
My wife has always urged me to invest in our home as she believes that real estate is the best way to build wealth. Initially, I was skeptical about her ideas but now that I put her advice into practice I have a become a believer.
The flooring work done on our home has significantly increased its value and will continue to increase as time goes by. If any prospective buyers want to view the house they have to factor in the incredible new floors to their wish list. No other homes on our street have a floor as good as this.
3. A high-quality floor makes cleaning a breeze.
Chores are repetitive and boring. It is for this reason that I would recommend you invest in a modern floor that is much easier to clean and maintain.
Don’t compromise on hygiene in the bid to save a few dollars. One of your children could pick up an infection or worse when they are playing on your dirty outdated floors.
4. Aesthetics really matter.
Society is quick to associate good looking things with vanity and shallowness but they never account for the positive reinforcement a good investment will have on your mood.
Our new floor has made everyone in the house happier and more appreciative. I sometimes want to come home earlier just to stare at the wooden flooring installed in the living room. The incredible woodwork puts a smile on my face and motivates me to work harder so that I can keep improving my home.
5. A high-quality floor is a long term investment.
How many short-term decision have you made today? How many of these decisions have had a profound impact on your life? Opting to install new floors in our home is a decision that will benefit my family in the long term. It is an investment that will keep bearing fruit well into my old age and possibly the next owner of this house.
6. Different rooms need different types of floors.
A wooden floor works well for your living areas as well as dining rooms, hallways, and bedrooms while rubber flooring will make your bathroom a lot safer. Adding ceramic tiles will also make a big difference to your outdoor areas.
You need to understand that you can try different types of floors for different rooms in your house. This will enable you to find the right balance of functionality and aesthetics for your family members to appreciate.
7. You can afford a new floor.
With proper planning and budgeting, you can afford to ave new floors installed in your home. Moreover, a competent contractor is not as expensive as you’ve been made to believe.
Take your time to save up for a new floor and I can guarantee you that you will not regret making a few sacrifices.
In conclusion, I would like to encourage you to consider the immensely positive effect a new floor will have on your home. Imagine how happy it would make your spouse and children. Your family deserves it.