Friday, February 7, 2014

Choosing the right St Louis flooring company

Tips on choosing the right St Louis flooring company.

Want a new floor? Or just want your old one repaired? Sometimes you have to hire a flooring company to get the job done, and when you do, you have to know that it’s being done right. If you’re paying someone to come into your home and fix it, then you need professional quality and behavior. So how do you find the right St. Louis flooring company, follow these easy tips.

Check For A License – If you’ve ever picked up a copy of ‘Hardwood Floors’ the magazine by the National Wood Flooring association, you’ve probably read about one homeowner or another who had problems because they hired an un-licensed contractor. Did you know that it’s illegal to install flooring in some states without a license? Try asking about it and even if it’s legal in your state for a non-licensed contractor, hire someone with a license. The license guarantees that they know how to install your floor properly, that they know how to waterproof your floor and how to protect it from insects. Even if you’re going for a stone floor, you want a quality installation that will be waterproofed and look beautiful for years.
Check Previous Work – Chances are any reputable flooring company in St. Louis will have photos and maybe even references of their previous work. Try asking for examples of the type of flooring you’re looking for and see what you think. If you don’t like the look of it, don’t think they did a good job or anything else, don’t hire them.
What They Offer – Unfortunately not all St. Louis flooring companies offer flooring in every material. Some will specialize in stonework while others will work with wood. You might have to choose a local flooring company because they are the only ones who offer the service you need in your area. If so, try making sure that they offer quality work or consider paying someone else extra to come to your area. On the positive side, a flooring contractor who specializes in one material is more likely to be skilled in that one area than someone who works with multiple materials. However, both contractor options are a good choice so long as they are licensed and skilled. Reviews or Reputation –
Chances are someone will have something to say about a flooring company. Whether it’s on a business review website or what the guy at the hardware store has to say, you can get a second opinion before you hire.
Warranties & Guarantees – If your STL flooring company doesn’t offer a warranty or a guarantee then ask for one. It’s important to know that the company is willing to stand behind their work because if not, there might be a reason for it. A good warranty should protect you in case of an installation flaw or possible material flaw that the workers didn’t spot during the installation. Installing a good floor in your St. Louis home is important because it can last for generations. Your flooring protects your home from insects, damp and mildew and even from rain coming under your house. Having it installed properly is not only important for your houses aesthetic appeal, but for your health as well. This info is courtesty of STLService.com