How to Find the Right Flooring Contractor – 7 Things to Consider

05 August 2021 / By John Rod
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How do you select the right flooring company for the right project?

When you are deciding on products, colors, and budgets, choosing the right flooring contractor is the most important part of the process and the key to ensuring success.

We will explore some of the variables you want to consider when looking to hire the best flooring contractor for your job.

The Size of the Flooring Company: Many flooring companies ae set up for smaller residential flooring projects while others are geared up to do large scale flooring projects with multiple crews at various locations. A few companies, like Direct Flooring located in Flemington, NJ, are set up to do both. Make sure you find a company that has done plenty of projects on a similar scale, in terms of size and budget.

Licensed and Insured: You must only hire a reputable flooring contractor that is licensed and insured. The insurance is there to protect you in case something goes wrong in the home or project site. The insurance also adds a level of confidence that you are hiring a qualified flooring contractor.

Google Reviews: Yes, it may be that easy to check Google reviews and read the good, the bad and the ugly. If a company has great reviews, chances are they have a good track record. Also check to see how long the company has been in business. Don’t be afraid to ask for references that were done by the contractor which match your project in scope.

Professionalism: From the very first contact, you should be directed to the right person who can help you find the right flooring brands and manufacturers for your project’s size and scope. Reputable flooring contractors will help you navigate the process every step of the way, including contract and warranty information.

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Flooring Types: Some flooring contractors specialize in hardwood flooring. Other flooring contractors specialize in just carpet or tile. A reputable flooring contractor will use different teams or crews for different flooring types. To ensure your floors will go in properly, efficiently, and quickly, you should use a flooring contractor with a reputation of using a specific product.

Pricing: Some people say price is everything. Comparing pricing and service from various flooring contractors can be confusing, as many projects have to conform to a predetermined target budget range. Although price should be a factor in your selection, it should not be the sole factor. Choosing the right contractor means you are selecting a company that can also troubleshoot problems in case they arise.

Good Relationship with Manufacturer: When a flooring contract does large volume, they often can get discounts on flooring products that save you money, especially on larger projects. Efficiency means buying at a great price, staging the product until it is ready to install, delivering the product so it can acclimate to the environment, and installing the product using the right tools, glues and materials that are environmentally friendly.

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Since 2005, Direct Flooring has provided carpet, tile, resilient flooring, carpet tiles, stair treads and rubber flooring for school and libraries throughout New Jersey. We have a team of flooring specialists who can review your project, price, schedule, and remove and replace your old floors safely and efficiently.

ABOUT DIRECT FLOORING

Direct Flooring, located in Flemington, NJ, has been the top choice of construction firms, developers, home builders, architects, and designers since 2005. Trusted with custom flooring solutions by construction firms delivering top quality mid-rise and high-rise locations in NYC, Philadelphia, and throughout NJ, Direct Flooring has earned a reputation for providing the finest luxury flooring products in the tri-state area.

For more information on how to obtain a bid from Direct Flooring contact us at 908.237.1009.

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