The "do-It-yourself" mentality is certainly not new but it seems to have taken on a whole new meaning in the last several years. Thanks to magazines and television shows devoted exclusively to DIY'ers, homeowners are taking on more and more projects with newfound confidence.We applaud the DIY'er. Planning and creating something yourself can be both rewarding and cost-effective. It's important to weigh the pros and cons of DIY and professional installation, however. Experience, costs, equipment, time and warranty are just a few things to keep in mind.Homeowners choose DIY primarily to save money. Sure, you're going to save money on labor but don't forget about some of the other costs associated with undertaking flooring installations on your own, including time and materials, tools (rental or purchase), disposal and cleanup. That's not taking into account any installer error.One additional component missing from the DIY conversation, and perhaps the most important, is the labor guarantee. Our professional installers are going to do the job right, in a timely manner, so you'll be enjoying your new floor as soon as possible. If you're not happy with the work, the job is not done.Each and every Reliable installation is 100% guaranteed and includes a one-year labor warranty; Two things that simply can't be matched by doing the work yourself. Food for thought.###