4 Questions You Should Ask Your Flooring Contractor
Installing new flooring or replacing existing flooring is a major decision. Whether you want to install a carpet or a laminate floor or any other type of flooring in your house, make sure you contact a flooring contractor that’s been in the been in the business many years and is licensed and insured. Our install team has been installing several types of floors from laminate to carpet in Sonoma since 2003.
Flooring contractors have amassed a wealth of experience. They have spent the last 40 years learning all kinds of flooring installation methods and have developed their own best practices. With their trained eyes, they do not miss a thing.
Before hiring a flooring contractor for your project, ask them the following questions to assess their skills and abilities.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Before hiring a flooring contractor, ensure they are licensed to carry out the type of work they will do. To obtain their license, a contractor has to demonstrate their skills and pass a test conducted by the Contractors State License Board. So, when you hire a licensed contractor, you can rest assured that they know their stuff.
Another important thing to consider when deciding whether to hire a contractor is if they are insured. The most obvious advantage of hiring an insured contractor is that if someone on their crew gets injured while working on your property, you won’t be held liable for damages, and the insurance carrier will take care of the claim.
Can You Provide References?
Ask the contractor you are considering to provide a list of references. Call contractor references and ask them if their project was completed on time and on budget, if there were any unwanted surprises and how did the contractor manage them, whether they were provided with an estimate and explained the costs beforehand, and what steps the contractor took to minimize disruptions.
How Long Will the Job Take?
Request your flooring contractor to create a project timeline, so you can plan better. Ask them if their crew does not work on certain days of the week, or will take some days off to allow time for the flooring to dry and cure. Ask the contractor if they foresee a challenge that can derail your project. If so, how do they plan to overcome it?
Do You Offer Warranties?
The scope and nature of flooring warranties can vary depending on the type of flooring installed and how it was installed. Most contractors offer at least a one-year installation warranty. Before you hire a contractor, take the time to understand warranty terms and what can void your warranty. Need help choosing the right flooring contractor? Rugworks has got you covered. Our flooring installation specialists are equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage residential and commercial flooring projects. To learn more, call (707) 935-0648.