From the rise of home makeover shows and sites like Pinterest, the term “DIY” is heavily integrated into modern vernacular. So what does it mean? To state it simply, the term is an abbreviation for the phrase “do it yourself.” Now the question is do what exactly? Well, usually when people reference this abbreviation they are referring to projects and home improvements. Oftentimes people will “DIY” costumes, decorations, or even modify certain things to make them more accommodating to their needs. This term is universal but it is especially used in home improvement. In order to save money on expensive fixes or odd adjustments, people opt for DIY solutions. For flooring, this is a large factor that comes into play when purchasing. Many customers prefer a DIY option because of the savings they get out of it. Without the cost of an installer, the overall price of any flooring comes down. You may be asking yourself, how do I know I can do it? Is DIY for me? DIY is for anyone who sets their mind to it. There might be a few limiting factors based on the size of the area you plan to floor or your own physical capabilities. In general, all you need is patience and time. There are many videos that demonstrate how to install luxury vinyl flooring and carpet so there are no worries if you have never done it before. Manufacturers will often include instructions on installation with the warranty and other information. You might not get the perfect results first try but the satisfaction of completing a project yourself will outweigh the small annoyances along the way. For those looking to really take control of the building process of their home, DIY is a perfect way to achieve it. Even if you are just redoing your old floors, it is still nice to be able to put a little of your own sweat and tears into it. It fulfills a sense of accomplishment and makes your flooring unique to you.