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Renting the Right Tools for Your Flooring Renovations

From installing new tiles to removing an exterior concrete pad, flooring renovations are no simple feat. Whether you’re working with concrete, wood, or tile, reliable tools and equipment are essential throughout the entire process. If floor renovations are on your project list, these tips can help you get the job done right.


Why Floor Renovations Are a Popular Choice


In a recent interior analysis in this Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Association of Realtors, refinished flooring was one of the top projects that appealed to new buyers. Identified as a renovation leading to increased return on investment for homeowners, flooring projects are likely to stand firm as a leading home improvement.


Common Flooring Tools and Their Uses


So, where to begin in tracking down the right tools for the job? Whether you’re a homeowner embarking on a DIY project or a contractor complementing their permanent tool collections with project-specific rentals, Sunbelt Rentals offers an extensive inventory for indoor or outdoor flooring jobs. A few options to consider include:

  • Carpet stretcher: Stretch and secure a carpet in your upgraded space. Carpet stretchers from Sunbelt Rentals are easily adjustable to accommodate a variety of installation applications and meet your needs.
  • Concrete grinder: These heavy-duty tools use rotating discs to level, smooth, or clean the surface of a concrete slab. Home improvement gurus Bless’er House used the tool to give their garage floor a facelift.
  • Floor nailer/floor stapler: If your project requires nailing or stapling wood flooring down to a subfloor, consider durable, air-powered tools to complete your renovation with speed and accuracy.
  • Tile saw: Ensure precise cuts and a lasting seamless finish for your projects. See how our partners at DIY Playbook used a wet saw to achieve enhanced control during this penny tile installation.
  • Wet/dry vac: Flooring renovations will come with debris and residue along the way. Consider renting a wet or dry vac to help with post-project cleanup. The electric concrete dust vacuum can be used effectively with the aforementioned equipment and features powerful filtration to reduce environmental and health hazards of leftover airborne particles.

Whether you’re after a one-time fix or have your eyes set on revamping multiple areas in your home, Sunbelt Rentals makes it easy for you to complete room-to-room renovations.


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Renting vs. Buying Tools


It’s time to talk cost. Flooring renovations often require daunting financial and time lifts to get the projects off the ground. Depending on your budget, materials, or extent of the project at hand, it’s important to weigh the benefits of renting versus buying equipment and break down how renting tools from Sunbelt Rentals brings flexibility and convenience to an otherwise time-  and money-consuming home improvement. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Money savings: Simply put, renting equipment is more cost-effective than buying. You’ll have access to a wide range of the highest-quality tools to complete your project and improve your skill set at a fraction of the cost. Renting also frees you up to focus on the project at hand without worrying about the added costs associated with storing purchased equipment once the project is complete.
  • Adaptable rental time frames: Whether you anticipate your flooring renovation to span days, weeks, or months, Sunbelt Rentals offers flexible rental timelines across equipment such as floor sanders, tile cutters, and carpet irons. Speaking of flexibility, tools can easily be picked up or dropped off, making the process all the more convenient for your schedule.
  • Low stakes: If you’re completing an impromptu project, chances are you won’t need to break the bank by purchasing an infrequently used tool. Take a look at this concrete walkway removal from our partners at Scarlet Oak Homes featuring a demo hammer.
  • Advice from the pros: Tool rental associates at Sunbelt Rentals are here to help answer questions before, during, and after you head home with your rented tools. Visit the location nearest you to talk with a team that is well prepared to equip your projects.


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If you’re considering taking on a floor refinishing project, our team is here to provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the process so you can complete your projects with ease and confidence.

Get connected with us today for assistance on your next project.