Should I save $$ by replacing floor myself?
I just got a quote for $8,000 to put 900 s.f. of Mannington Adura Luxury Tile in my house, which includes the tile, installation, removal of 700 s.f. of carpet, 2 layers of 150 s.f. vinyl floorcovering (no asbestos), and a 50 s.f. area of ceramic tile.
My brother says that's a ridiculous price for something so simple to do myself since I don't have extra money to throw away.
Bro says to install real ceramic tile myself, and forget about the Adura.
Note: He lives 1,500 miles away and won't be around to help me if I get in a jam.
I have never done any DIY work before. Bro says to get a video from the library and "any idiot can do it".
Is this true or am I likely to be making a big mistake installing the tile myself?
Thanks for your advice!