Whether you have just moved into a new place and are itching to get to work renovating it, or you have been living with dated decor for a while and are ready to make a change, installing new floors is a fabulous way to enhance your home and bring new life to the space.
However, installing floors is a tremendous responsibility and requires much work that you may not be able to do on your own. If you are considering getting new floors but still need some convincing about the right person for the job, read on to discover three helpful tips for choosing the best flooring professional to work on your home.
- Learn why hiring a professional is so essential.
While you may think that you will be able to go the DIY route when it comes to flooring, the truth is that hiring an industry professional is crucial in ensuring that it gets done correctly. There is no denying that choosing to lay down new flooring in your home is a significant investment and can provide your household with an abundance of both short- and long-term benefits.
However, if you scrimp on the installation and wind up with incorrectly fitted flooring, you are highly likely to destroy that investment. You need someone with the appropriate experience to recognize these circumstances and to reduce the likelihood of any wasted product and dissipated time, especially if the room(s) have an unusual shape or feature uneven subfloors.
One of the key reasons why you should hire a flooring contractor is because you are almost guaranteed to have quality-looking results. Even if you opt for the most luxurious hardwood flooring, if you install it poorly, it is going to end up looking cheap in your home. Don’t risk it! Instead, rely on the experts to ensure that your abode will look as beautiful as possible.
- Look for customer service and years of experience.
When deciding upon a flooring company to work with, the main thing you want to take into consideration is their reputation for customer service and how many years of experience they have under their belt. Often, these two things are correlated, so some minor research should be able to bring you these results.
Customer service is crucial as you are going to be working with these people for a notable period and you are entrusting them to make alterations to the most expensive thing you own: your house. Therefore, take the time to do research on the company and read through their online reviews.
When looking at their customer feedback, search for comments related to the timeline that previous projects were completed in (were they done on time?), the cost (were they finished within the budget?), and completion (were they executed as expected?).
Finding answers to these questions will put you on the right track to discovering the best professional flooring company for your needs.
- Choose a team that has access to the materials you want.
You want the flooring contractor you choose to have access to and knowledge about the type of material you want on your floor. There is no point going with a friend’s recommendation if the firm doesn’t have expertise in your favorite style.
Keep in mind that while local flooring companies tend to offer the best customer service, they don’t always have the same access to top materials as some of the bigger stores do. On the other hand, the bigger stores aren’t going to be able to provide you with a personal touch like a smaller shop can.
For this reason, look for a flooring company that combines these two elements, as well as one that appreciates your style and requirements.
Have you ever hired a flooring contractor in your home for renovation projects or the like? If so, what was your experience? If not, would you consider using one in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at Colortek – Wall & Floor Fashion. EquiPaint is the franchise owner of Colortek in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.