Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Contractor
You want to increase the value of your home by redesigning the floor. You’ve spent time choosing the surface and colour scheme you want, and you’ve also set a budget for how much money you’re willing to spend on this project. But now it’s time to move on to the most important part of the process: selecting the best flooring contractor.
In this article, we will discuss the strategies and elements that will assist you in selecting the best flooring contractor.
Do Your Research
Before speaking with prospective contractors, you must educate yourself about the various types of flooring and the methods involved in the installation. By doing this, you will be able to have a proper conversation with the contractor and ask essential questions, enabling an informed decision. Before hiring a contractor, you should be aware of the following:
- Various species of flooring
- The four installation methods: Nail down, Floating, Glue Down, and Staple down.
Understand the scope of your work
It is also important to understand the scope of work from the start. Before you start the installation process, there are a few things you should be aware of. You must sit along with the contractor and decide the framework and scope of work so that you both understand who is responsible for what during the flooring installation process.
“Otherwise, if any damage occurs during installation, the contractor may want to shift blame to you.”
It is therefore important to define the conditions and scope of work upfront and agree on who takes full responsibility for what. Before the work begins, you should request the installation policy and carefully read it.
License to Thrive
When dealing with contractors, be sure they are licensed. Not only does this indicate that they know what they’re doing, but it also implies that they’ve registered with the state/province and may be held accountable if something goes wrong. Before working with a contractor, ask to check their license and verify that everything is up to date.
Compare the Prices
Are the proposals within your budget constraints? The services provided by your selected company or contractors should also be compared. Get to know whether they are proactive in working towards the new flooring project.
Read the Reviews and Testimonials
“Look for customer testimonials. Request references. Contact the contractor’s previous clients and obtain feedback on the service.”
A solid track record is what propels a business to success. So, make sure to hire a flooring contractor that has developed a strong name and reputation. The professionals here at Rexwood Flooring would be happy to discuss your needs and how we can make them a reality.