You’ve decided to replace your old flooring and give your home an upgrade. What’s next? It’s time to hire a professional to install your new floors. At Gorsegner Brothers, we know that hiring the right company is critical in getting the job done right. So, what exactly should you look for in your hardwood flooring installer?
We are here to help.
Hardwood Flooring Installer: 5 Questions to Ask First
Here are five important questions to ask a potential hardwood flooring installer, to help make an informed decision about your investment.
1. Is the Installer Licensed and Insured?
Finding out this information will let you know if the hardwood flooring installer has taken the necessary steps to conduct their business services legally. Unexpected events can happen; so this also gives you a peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong, they (and you) will be covered.
2. Is the Installer a Member of the NWFA?
It’s critical to choose a contractor who values the importance of keeping up with the latest certifications and accreditations. The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) certification, for example, is universally recognized in the industry as being one of the best in the business. NWFA-certified hardwood flooring contractors demonstrate a commitment to mastering their craft and participate in ongoing education to maintain their skill set.
3. Can the Installer Provide References?
Ask for references from the contractor and then make an effort to call them. Do your research online, read Google reviews, Facebook reviews and ask for recommendations from trusted friends.
4. How Will the Installer Contain Dust?
Savvy companies utilize a specialized dust containment system during installation and sanding, designed to minimize the dust in your home and reduce the amount of airborne dust particles by 99%. This allows homeowners to maintain a cleaner, healthier living environment. Not only will there be significantly less clean up immediately after the floor installation, but your family will not be breathing in dust particles for weeks afterwards.
5. What Kind of Warranty Does the Installer Offer?
Installing hardwood flooring is a big investment, so make sure to ask about warranties and if they are qualified to maintain your floors beyond installation. Choose a contractor who is willing to back up their own work.
NJ Hardwood Flooring Installers
At Gorsegner Brothers, we specialize in installing and replacing hardwood floors as well as sanding and restoring floors to give them their former shine. We provide free estimates for residential and commercial wood floor installation. Contact us online, by phone at 732-291-7263 or visit our showroom at 6 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733 to learn more about wood floor installation, cleaning and refinishing for your NJ home or business. We look forward to working with you.