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Questions You Need to Ask Your Flooring Contractors

»Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Flooring Installation | 0 comments

Choosing the right flooring contractor is not something you can do without any help, without any tips. You need to be thorough in your search because while there are excellent Craigieburn epoxy services you can find, there are also companies that provide less than what they advertise and claim for.   

Most customers commonly get up to three estimates, and personally, that is a good practice as you have options to choose from and the chance to select the best among the three. However, choosing one is not just through guts, you need to assess each through the art of questioning. So, here are the questions you need to ask to your flooring contractors:   

1. Are you insured and licensed?  

The top question you should be asking is about license and insurance as these are the primary requirements and proof that they are qualified in doing the job. Licenses make your contractor a legit person to do the flooring projects and insurance makes sure that you will not be held responsible in case emergencies happen during the onset of the project. Sometimes unexpected circumstances do happen. What if a pipe has just busted while they are doing the flooring excavation? What if the equipment explodes and a fire happens? Insurance will get all of these covered and you will not pay any dollar for these.   

2. How long have you been in the industry and what were your previous projects?  

License and insurance are primary requirements. However, not all contractors have the skills and expertise that are fruits of labor and experience. Knowledge provides information but experience hones the strategic skills of a contractor which enable him to solve unforeseen problems and provide efficient solutions to difficult situations.   

Additionally, asking about their previous projects will give you a hint of how they work and the quality of projects they have done. This also gives you the chance to get ideas from previous flooring projects which you can copy.   

3. Can you give me three references?  

Just because they give you a portfolio of previous flooring projects does not mean you stop there. Talking to previous customers will validate the portfolio given to you. You will also be obtaining real feedback from real people.  

In addition, you can also read reviews of the company or the contractor if he has personal site information because while reference is picked by the contractor himself, online reviews are random and you can even have a glimpse of some negative feedback about the company (if they have negative review). In reading reviews, you need to be realistic. 2 to 4 complaints out of hundreds of customers is not an indication of poor-quality service. This is where your critical thinking skills are needed. Read the reasons and find out the root of the complaints.   

4. How long will the project will take and how much will I be spending?  

These questions are necessary so you can estimate the amount of time and funding you can dedicate to the project, or are willing to dedicate to the flooring project. Moreover, asking these questions is practical because you get to compare prices and time frames among your three prospective contractors.   

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