Hardwood floors are timeless classics for a reason: they can be absolutely gorgeous in almost any home or business. But installing hardwood floors correctly is the difference between floors that look great and floors that fall apart. For proper hardwood floors, you will need a professional hardwood floor installer.
A hardwood floor installer can install your hardwood floors properly, including installing the proper sub-flooring as required. If you want your floors to look and feel their best, you will need the right installer. Here are a few questions to ask any potential installer before hiring them.
1. Are you licensed and insured?
One of the most important questions you can ask any hardwood floor installer is whether they are insured and licensed. In the State of Arizona, licensed contractors meet the minimum requirements as set forth by the state. Ensure the contractor you hire is licensed with the state and insured. Do your due diligence and verify the company you are hiring has a current license in good standing the Arizona Registrar of Contractor and has proper insurance coverages. There are many amateurs out there looking for a quick buck. Choosing an amateur may leave you vulnerable if something goes wrong. Instead of taking that risk, make sure your potential installer takes their work seriously enough to have the proper paperwork.
2. Do You Have any Reviews or References?
This part of looking for a hardwood floor installer has become a lot easier since the internet. Today, you can simply head online to look for reviews of any installer in your area. While you should pay close attention to reviews, make sure you take everything said online with a grain of salt. After all, sometimes people give terrible reviews for the slightest misunderstanding.
What you should really look at when checking reviews is consistent complaints. If it seems the hardwood floor installer consistently overcharges or under delivers, for example, then maybe it is time to look elsewhere.
You can also ask your hardwood floor installer for any references that they may have, which may give you a better idea of what it is like to work with them. In these instances, they can connect you with a former client who can tell you about their experience.
3. What Could Cause the Price to Go Up
The normal procedure for hiring a hardwood floor installer is to ask them for an estimate on what they think the job will cost. This number is usually fairly accurate but bear in mind that the estimate is exactly that: an estimation of the potential cost.
A great hardwood floor installer will try their best to finish at that number, but things can happen along the way. Along with an estimate, be sure to ask them if there are any circumstances that could increase the cost. They can be honest with you and you can budget accordingly.
Black Hawk Floors has been installing and providing hardwood floors for nearly 20 years. We pride ourselves on affordable and professional work that gets done right the first time. If you are in need of hardwood floors or just a hardwood floor installer, we can help. We can guarantee that the floors will be installed properly, and the process will be easier than you may think. Contact us for more details.