Installer installing Hewn floor

Tips for Choosing a Flooring Installer

Selecting the right flooring installer is crucial for ensuring that your flooring project is completed efficiently and to the highest standard. While our flooring is 100% DIY friendly, sometimes it’s easier to have a professional handle the installation. Either way, we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your new flooring. Here are some expert tips to help you pick the perfect flooring installer.

1. Verify Insurance and Licensing

One of the first steps in choosing a flooring installer is to ensure they are properly insured and licensed. This not only protects you from potential liabilities but also guarantees that the installer meets industry standards. Always ask for proof of insurance and check their licensing status with relevant local authorities.

2. Look for Experience

Make sure your installer has extensive experience with installing click-together flooring. To do this, you can check reviews, ask to see examples of previous work or request references to confirm their expertise.

3. Understand the Cost Range

Understanding the typical cost range for click-together flooring installation helps you budget appropriately and avoid overpaying. For our flooring, you can expect the cost to range from $3 to $6 per square foot. Always get multiple quotes and ensure the estimates are detailed.

4. Ensure the Subfloor is Level

A level subfloor is essential for a successful installation. An uneven subfloor can lead to issues such as gaps, lifting, or even damage to the flooring over time. A professional installer will inspect the subfloor and address any leveling issues before starting the installation. If your subfloor requires leveling, your installer should add this into the given quote/estimate.

5. Pay Attention to Transition Pieces

Transition pieces are oftentimes necessary for creating a seamless flow between different types of flooring in your home. A skilled installer will take the time to thoroughly review and discuss the various options for transition pieces with you.

6. A Post-Installation Inspection

A thorough inspection after installation is necessary to ensure everything has been done correctly. Walk through the completed work with your installer, checking for any defects or issues that need to be addressed. This step ensures you’re satisfied with the final result and that any problems are promptly resolved.

7. Open Communication

From the initial consultation to the final inspection, ensure that you can easily reach and communicate with your installer. Clear communication helps to avoid misunderstandings and ensures that your expectations are met.

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