With the big Spring remodeling season fast approaching, a lot of people are getting ready to install new floors in their home. This means there are a lot of people out there who are undertaking their first flooring projects looking for good installers, with no real clue about what makes a good residential flooring installation team good, and what makes a bad one bad.
If this sounds like you, Young Interiors is here to help with this handy guide to spotting top-notch flooring installation services. Here's the main things you need to know to find a keeper:
Ask if They Can Provide References and Examples of Work
Any good residential flooring installation team should be able to provide any number of references, or examples of work they have previously done. If you aren't too savvy about how to spot a good flooring job from a bad one, bring a more knowledgeable friend along to view the work, and inspect it for flaws.
If any prospective installers you interview get cagey when the topic of references, or previous flooring installation examples arises, it's a sure sign you are dealing with a less than reputable outfit, and should simply move on.
Ask About What Type of Equipment They Use
It takes more than a hammer and some nails to install most types of flooring, and the difference between a great floor and a total botch job, can often come down to the tools used in the project. Find out what a well-equipped team would need for the specific flooring you are installing, and ask your prospective installer if they use those tools. For example, if you are having carpet installed, you really need a carpet stretcher to get the job done right. If they don't use one, they're probably not going to do a very good job, and you should find someone who takes their work seriously instead.
Ask About Insurance
Accidents can happen to even the most skilled installers, but the difference between a good installer and a bad one, is whether or not they have taken steps to prepare for these eventualities. Responsible residential flooring installation teams will always have insurance that covers both their workers in the event of an accident, as well as insurance that covers issues of workmanship that could arise. If your installer isn't covered and something goes wrong, you could be left holding a very expensive bag.
Save Yourself the Hassle
If all of this sounds like a lot to sort out, and you'd rather just hire a reputable team right out of the gate, you could always just go with a well established and respected team. Young Interiors has been Myrtle Beach's top flooring providers for over 15 years, and our reputation for superb craftsmanship and customer service is the secret to our success.
Don't take our word for it, though! Contact our one of our showrooms in either Myrtle Beach or Longs, SC, to arrange for your free consultation and residential flooring installation estimate. Don't bother sifting through the rest, go with the best!