The floor of your home is the foundation of your style, the first building block to start making your house into a home. Plus, you’ll be walking on it and looking at it for years to come. In all, if you’re going to spend the time and money on a great floor, you also need a good flooring contractor. Here are some tips on picking the right contractor for you to ensure you will enjoy your floors for a long time.
License to Thrive. When working with contractors, it is important that they are licensed. Not only does it mean that they know what they are doing, but they have also registered with the state and can be held accountable if anything goes wrong. Before working with a contractor, ask to see their license and make sure everything is current.
Get a few quotes in writing. Ask a few different contractors for quotes on time as well as price. If they are different, ask them to explain why it will take longer or shorter than the others. Sometimes, a job could go smoother if the contractor has a good relationship with the supplier. It could take longer if the contractor is unfamiliar with the material. Obviously, you’re looking for someone that can do the job well and not take too long, so take their answers into account before you choose.
Ask around. Many contractors get work exclusively by referral, so they strive to do excellent work each time. Ask your friends and colleagues if they have had a good experience with anyone in town. The contractor will want to keep you as a lead source, so he will do the job well.
Find an expert. Ideally, your contractor will only work with the flooring material you are having installed. If he works with everything under the sun, it’s harder to get really good with one material or technique. Ask what other kinds of floors he does, and hopefully the list isn’t too long. Chat with other, non-floor contractors and see who they would call for your floor material.
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.