So you have decided to go with beautiful hardwood floors for your home. Wood floors can be installed in a timely manner and can fit your budget. Whether you are looking to install new wood, refinish the original hardwood, or just make repairs to what you have, your best bet is to hire a professional flooring contractor
Like most of the trades, there are many contractors out there to choose from. Some of the best contractors will stay busy enough that the only way they will consider taking on more work is through a referral.
Here are some tips and guidelines to help you through the process:
- Find the right contractor: Ask around. As your friend, family, neighbors or even other trade contractors. Posting something on Facebook to your friends can be a great way to get some good leads.
- Try local searches on the internet: Some of the larger, most popular ones will show up on the top of the search engines.
- Make a list of questions before the installer comes to your home: How long will it take? do I have to move the furniture or do you do it? When can I walk on it again?
After finding the right installer, you should select the best type of hardwood floor that fits your home or business. This is an important step in planning for the installation of your new wood flooring. Your flooring contractor should be able to show you samples and give good advice on what’s appropriate for you.
Hardwood flooring is available in both a pre-finished and unfinished version. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory, which means it only needs to be installed in your home. The unfinished version must be sanded and finished after it’s installed.
Wood floors look great and with the right care, they will often last the lifetime of your home or business. Although hardwood floors are susceptible to scratches, dents, and moisture, they can be refinished. And while new hardwood floors might be initially expensive to install, quality wood flooring can increase the value of your home.
In addition to the project cost, annual cleaning is recommended to extend the life and beauty of your hardwood floors. Make sure you understand the manufacturer’s warranty and care for the floors. Your contractor should be able to explain routine maintenance and cleaning for you.
In conclusion, professional wood installers offer a wide variety of wood flooring for your home or business and they can offer this at affordable prices. Professional wood installation and restoration companies also save time and have high quality equipment to make your installation go smoothly.