There isn’t a moment to lose if you want to hire a housing contractor. These skills are in high demand with homeowners. In fact, floor installation is currently the third most popular home renovation project, behind painting and TV mounting.
We’ve put together this quick guide to help you find the perfect company to help with your project. Read on as we share our best three tips for choosing the right hardwood floor installation company.
1. Start With Measurements
Cost isn’t the only factor you’ll want to consider. But you will want to compare prices.
But to do that, you’ll need to start with measurements for your hardware floor. Depending on the size of the room, some companies might offer reductions on large projects.
Use an app to sketch the floor’s layout to get the proper measurements.
Don’t forget any awkward spaces such as recesses. Also, remember to include any flooring you’ll need beneath large objects such as wardrobes or white goods.
Remember, most companies work on square footage. To calculate square footage, you’ll need to measure the length and width of the room and multiply the numbers.
And once you’ve done that for the main (square) space, you’ll need to do the same for any recesses. Add those measurements to the total.
2. What Finish Do You Need?
There are many custom options when choosing the best hardware floors for your home. So it makes sense to decide what finish you need before approaching a hardwood flooring installation company.
First, not all wood provides the same durability. Some scratch more than others, and if you have a home with children or pets, you might need to opt for something strong and long-lasting.
Second, consider the finish that’s applied to the wood. Ask any prospective hardwood installation company what oil they use on the top of the wood to ensure you get the sheen you want from your flooring.
Thirdly, you’ll want to choose the perfect color and style for your flooring. Do you want a rich, rustic oak or a lighter and traditional herringbone? Do you prefer a dark russet color or a lighter ash grey?
You might want to consider underfloor heating.
Not all companies offer this service, so check when drawing up the shortlist of contractors. And consider whether you want a tongue and groove flooring style fitting.
Once you have your shortlist and compare pricing and finish, it’s time to plan your renovation.
So now it’s your chance to schedule the work, and you’ll need to talk with your preferred contractor about their availability and timescales for the project.
Think about practical aspects of planning in work.
You might need someone at home during the installation, and you’ll undoubtedly need someone available to check the work before you make your final payment. Allow for contingency time, too, in case there are any delays.
Book Your Hardwood Floor Installation Soon
Close down your Pinterest inspiration boards and, instead, start your search for hardwood floor installation contractors. Now is the perfect opportunity to schedule your project and get that dream floor from your wish list to reality.
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