Laminate floor installers are a dime a dozen but that doesn't mean one is as good as the next! A new floor installation is a big investment, one that shouldn't be trusted to just anybody. With so many installers to choose from, how do you go about separating the wheat from the chaff, though?
No worries, Completely Floored has you covered with this quick list of desirable traits to look for in a flooring installation crew. Here are the main signs to watch for while you're out looking for a crew to install your floors.
Glowing Customer Reviews, Online and Off
One of the best ways to confirm that you are dealing with a Grade-A installation team, is to see if anyone has taken the time to go out of their way to point out the outfit's greatness. Take a look on Yelp!, Google Reviews, or Angie's List, to see what people are saying about a firm you are considering. Don't just check if people are saying good things, though. Pay close attention to the things that people complain about, and decide if those things would be deal-breakers for you.
You'll also want to get some offline, word-of-mouth feedback, as well. It's easy to fabricate online reviews, but if you are getting the word directly from a former client's mouth in person, you can get a better feel for their feedback, and are less likely to be misled.
Licenses and Insurance
Proper licensing and insurance should be the absolute bare minimum requirement for a company to be considered for the job. This will not only ensure that you are covered in the event of workplace injuries, botched workmanship, or other costly disasters, but will also go a long way toward indicating to you that the company in question is completely legitimate and not some fly-by-night operation operating out of an abandoned warehouse somewhere.
Awards and Associations Matter More Than You Might Think
You're going to want to be sure that the company you choose is invested in the industry as a whole, and not just slapping down floors for money and leaving it at that. A good flooring installation company will go out of their way to improve their skills, stock, and industry knowledge, by associating with other members of the industry from time to time to share ideas and get the skinny on the latest techniques, tools, and materials. It shows they are invested in their work beyond collecting the cash and clocking out at the end of the day.
The same goes for awards. If word of mouth is good, awards from within the flooring industry are even better! It shows that a company is well-respected by those who know most about the industry, the other members and watchdogs of that industry!
Are You Considering a New Flooring Installation?
If you're on the hunt for a great flooring crew to install your new floors, or you are still hunting for floors to install, the team at Completely Floored would love to help! Simply call, email, or stop by our well-appointed, 19,000 sq. ft. showroom in Everett, WA, to arrange for your free consultation and estimate. Our team would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect floors for your home at a price that's even better for your wallet!