What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Flooring Contractor

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Flooring Contractor

The floors that once had you sold on your home might no longer be serving their purpose, and this is not your fault! Floors age, just as everything else does, and as time goes on, they cease to provide your home with beauty and stability. 

When the time for replacement comes, there is plenty you must think about. You have to think about which floors are best for your home, especially when considering your family. You also have to keep in mind the amount of downtime that’s required and which rooms will be going under construction. 

We understand it’s a lot to take in, but that’s exactly what Casa Carpet, Tile, and Wood is here for. Let’s discuss the most important factors to think about before you find the right professionals to work on your flooring!

Looking at Free Estimates

When you are looking for a flooring contractor, it is best to find a professional who is willing to provide an estimate before having to put any payments down. An estimate can help you determine how much carpet or tile will need to be purchased and it can also help determine the overall layout of each room that will be receiving new flooring. An estimate can also provide homeowners with tips regarding their flooring. 

At Casa Carpet, Tile, and Wood, we offer free estimates to our customers. Please fill out the form here and we’ll reach out to you with your estimate!

Using Your Floor’s Layers

Replacing a floor isn’t always solely a superficial issue. In fact, the bottom layers of your floor may also need to be replaced, which can add to the overall costs of new flooring. If these bottom layers are in good shape, however, then that’ll play a major and helpful role. If the bottom layers of the flooring are in a state of damage, it may call for more downtime and extra tools for installation. 

The Need for a New Base Layer 

As mentioned above, the bottom layer of your flooring can either speed or slow down the process. Should a contractor find damages, they might have to take a look at the foundation of your home to determine if it is stable enough to support the new flooring. If your foundation is prone to move, it might not be best to choose tile as it is more susceptible to cracks. Vinyl and laminate may be optimal in these instances. 

Clearing Space for Your Doors

One of the most important things to consider is whether or not your doors will have enough space to open up during construction without snagging on carpet or other materials. If there is an interference, doors may need to be taken down prior to installation to keep the site as clean as possible. 

The Right Flooring for Your Family

Having a large family in your home can make it harder to keep your floors pristine. In fact, depending on the degree of use or the area you live in, floors can get scratched or damaged. This is why it is important to look at which kind of flooring would be best for you and your family. Softer surfaces, such as carpeting, can be good for little ones, but they can also attract dust and become messy. Hard flooring might be ideal for children when it comes to durability and resistance. If you’re unsure about which option to chose, don’t hesitate to ask the Casa Carpet experts!

Extra Room During Installation 

In addition to removing doors, moving your furniture is a must. In this case, you have to figure out where your furniture can lie for a couple of days and whether you will need to leave the house or not. This not only makes it easy for the contractors, but it also helps you and your family make arrangements ahead of time. 

Hardwood Floors - Fit for Specific Rooms

Hardwood floors
are a great choice, but just like any other kind of flooring, they go best in specific areas of the home. It isn’t the smartest thing to add hardwood flooring in bathrooms or laundry rooms as these areas of the home receive the most friction, making them susceptible to damage. Hardwood floors are best for bedrooms, living rooms, entrances, and hallways. Just some food for thought before opting for hardwood flooring! 

Find the Best Quality Possible 

There are no concrete rules when it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home. It will always vary. Multiple factors will come into play, such as your style for the home, costs, family members, and the rooms in which you want to tile. It is always good to do some research before asking a contractor for their services. 

Choose Casa Carpet, Tile, and Wood for All Your Flooring Needs! 

The professionals at Casa Carpet, Tile, and Wood can provide you with the material and services you need to update your flooring. No matter what your future flooring needs may entail, we want to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.