When your car needs some fixing up, do you get under the hood and start picking away? If you are like most people, you probably don't. You take it to a garage or repair shop. So why would you tear up and replace the flooring in your house when there are professionals available to do it for you? Your car is a minor investment compared to your home and your home should be taken care of by professionals.
If you are thinking of replacing your flooring, you should at the very least consult with a flooring expert for their advice on your best options. If, after talking to them, you still think you can do it yourself, then go for it. Keep that phone number handy, however, just in case you find you will need the expert's help after all.