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07/22/2015
By: Jason V.
Express Flooring Old Town
This is a great place to start your search for the lowest prices on carpet flooring, tile floors, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring and vinyl plank flooring. They will match or beat any other written quote you have by 10% or more. If you're in a hurry next day installation services are available. This is definitely a great place to start your flooring project. They also offer free in-home estimates.
08/11/2017
By: James L.
Protect-A-Shield
Top notch! Amazing attention to detail and phenomenal customer service. I have had 2 vehicles done here and I now will never go anywhere else!
Tips & Advices
In most states, contractors are required to have a license before taking a job. Some states also require registration. To be licensed, contractors must pass an exam and meet certain qualifications that prove he or she is a competent flooring contractor. Registration is simply a list of who will be performing a job.
The time it takes to install flooring depends on the type of flooring and the size of the room or rooms involved in the project. In one day, a typical contractor can usually install up to 2,000 square feet of carpet, 600 square feet of hardwood or laminate, or 400 square feet of tile or stone.
  • Do you have a professional license, insurance, and a business liability policy?
  • Who will work on the project?
  • Do you subcontract, and do you screen workers and have insurance policies to cover them?
  • Do you have references or examples of your work I can see?
  • Do you charge for an in-home estimate?
  • What type of flooring is best for my home in terms of architectural consistency, environmental influences (such as whether a certain type of flooring will be affected by humidity in my area), and durability?
Legally, insurance is not necessary, but it's a good idea for flooring contractors to have it. When hiring a flooring contractor, ask whether the business is insured. If it's not, consider that a red flag.
A flooring contractor should know the pros and cons of each flooring option. These might include pricing, time of installation, durability, and average lifespan of the material.

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