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DIY vs Hiring a Professional for Your Garage Carpets

Garage carpet is a great way to spruce up your garage space – garage carpet offers many benefits including sound-proofing, comfort and safety, and of course, aesthetics.

Are you looking to install carpet in your garage? Don’t go into it blind and unprepared. Take the time to consider all the options – DIY and professional garage carpet installation projects alike – before diving into a project of this magnitude. 

Read on for tips about the quality, time involved, cost, and tools required for garage carpet installation jobs. By keeping these details in mind while making your decision, you can rest assured that your new garage carpet will be installed correctly, efficiently, look great and last long!

Carpet Installation Quality

When it comes to installing a garage carpet, the quality of installation can make all the difference. DIY installations can be cost-effective, but there are risks.

If you are considering a DIY carpet installation, it is important to consider the quality of the product and whether you have the experience to do a good job. Poor-quality carpets will not last and may need to be replaced sooner than expected. 

Floor preparation is also key for achieving a successful and lasting result. Unless you are confident in your DIY skills and have the necessary tools, a professional installation is likely to be the best option.

Professionals can advise on product quality, floor preparation, and provide expert advice for a successful outcome. Professional carpet installations are often more expensive but you can be sure that the job will be done correctly and within an agreed timeframe. The finished result will be of the highest quality and should last for years to come.

Time Required

When it comes to installing garage carpet, the time required is likely to vary significantly depending on whether you opt for a DIY approach or hire a professional. 

A DIY installation may offer some savings but will require more of your time as this type of project generally involves measuring, cutting and attaching the carpet properly. Depending on the size of your garage, it could take as little as a few hours or up to an entire day. 

Alternatively, if you choose to hire a professional, the installation time is likely to be much less because they already have the experience and tools needed to lay garage carpet efficiently. Generally, professionals can complete most installations within one or two days.

Cost of Garage Carpet Installation

The cost of DIY garage carpet installation vs. hiring a professional is yet another important question to consider. While doing it yourself can be cheaper initially, there are several important factors to take into account beyond the initial sticker price. 

Carpet glue is very tricky to work with and can easily lead to mistakes which may cost more than the initial savings of doing it yourself. Not to mention the specialist tools required, which we’ll explore more below.

On the other hand, professional installation services often come with a higher price tag, but they also provide peace of mind in knowing that your garage carpet will be correctly installed, and that any potential mistakes will be avoided. Professional installation services will also usually provide access to higher quality materials than those available in DIY stores. This can save you time and money in the long run.

Tools Required for Garage Carpet Installation

Another factor to consider when deciding whether to DIY your garage carpet installation are the specialist tools required. There are many specialist tools involved in this type of job, including grinders, heavy rollers, trowels – all of which can be expensive to purchase or hire. Glue is another costly item for completing the project, and is much easier to work with when you have experience.

In addition, when laying garage carpet you will also need a variety of items such as a measuring tape and calculator, scissors or utility knife, chalk line, and adhesive spreader. You will also need items for cleaning the surface prior to installation, like a vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan and brush.  

It is important to note that the costs of purchasing or hiring the necessary tools and materials for a DIY garage carpet installation can add up quickly. This cost should be weighed against the cost of hiring a professional who already has these items on-hand.  In some cases, it may be worth the extra expense in order to ensure you have a successful installation.


Garage Pro, a leading provider of garage carpet services in New Zealand, offers impeccable service from our team of seasoned professionals. Our expertise and proficiency ensures that your residential or commercial property is outfitted with the perfect carpets swiftly and efficiently.

Set your mind at ease and let our experienced and professional team ensure that your garage carpet installation is executed without a hitch. Get in touch with us at GaragePro today to discuss your garage carpet installation needs.

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