When it comes to home improvement, there are some projects that you can tackle yourself, and others that are really best left to the professionals. For example, if you want to refinish your hardwood floors or install new ones, it’s usually better to hire a professional flooring contractor than to attempt to do it yourself. Our team at Complete Flooring Works has been working in the flooring industry for over 20 years, so we know what makes a flooring contractor good at their job. To help you get the superior service and results you deserve, we have put together this list of key qualities to look for in a flooring contractor.
- Experience- As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect, so you’ll want to choose a flooring contractor who has had plenty of time to practice their craft. In addition to looking at how long their technicians have been working in the industry, it’s also a good idea to ask about how long they’ve been in business–the longer the team has been working together, the more efficient they are likely to be when it comes to scheduling and the like.
- References- When choosing a flooring contractor, make sure to ask for a list of client references. Reputable contractors like ours will be ready to provide this information upon request–we are proud of our work and have no reason to worry about what former clients might say about their experience with us. We recommend contacting at least a few of these references to get a client’s perspective on what the company is like to work with before you make your final decision.
- Standard Payment Policy- Lastly, make sure to ask how a flooring contractor handles payment before you hire them. The standard procedure is to make a deposit on the first day of work, and then pay the rest upon completion, so it’s a red flag for a contractor to demand full payment before the work has even started.