As a flooring installation company, we install many brands and several types of flooring. As you likely found out in your search for new flooring, there are many companies who sell the same flooring brands and install the same types of flooring. Before you hire just any flooring installation company, ask these questions.
1. Do You Carry Liability & Workman’s Compensation Insurance?
Insurance protects the workers installing the floors, your home and you. Any contractor you hire should carry insurance. Don’t be afraid to ask your contractor to see their insurance certificate and don’t hesitate to call their broker to ensure they have proper coverage.
2. Is New Trim or Molding Included in my Estimate?
Depending on the type of flooring you choose and what you have, you may need trim or molding installed. If that is something you will need, ask if it is included in the quote. Will it be painted for you or will you need to do so after installation? These can impact your total job cost and time to completion.
3. Will You Evaluate My Subfloor?
If your new flooring is going in over your concrete slab, you’ll want confirmation that they’ll be testing the moisture content and whether it is level. Floors going in on a subfloor should also be evaluated to ensure they’re level and sound.
4. Will You Acclimate My New Flooring?
Your flooring installation company should deliver your new flooring to your home two to three days prior to the installation. This allows it to acclimate to your home and ensures a better finished floor.
5. What Warranty Do You Offer?
The flooring manufacturer offers a warranty on their product. Your flooring installation company should also offer a workmanship warranty. Most cover the floors for one year so that your floors “live” through all four seasons. This will not cover scratches or damage, only installation issues.
Call Authentic Hardwood Flooring for Your New Floors
We are a locally owned and operated flooring installation company. You’ll find that we offer leading brands with great warranties, properly prepare your space and our quotes are all-inclusive. We are fully insured and offer a comprehensive installation warranty. Call us today at (727) 786-6330 or fill out our contact form.