Sooner or later, most commercial and residential building owners find they eventually need to replace or repair their flooring when it becomes worn, damaged or is no longer fashionable. Hiring professional flooring installers to do the work can ensure the new floors in a home or business are not only properly installed but provide lasting beauty for many years to come. If it is time to have your scratched wood floors refinished to a smooth, new look or if it’s time to upgrade from stained, old carpeting to stylish, new European tiles, it’s probably time to contact qualified flooring installers.
Individuals and companies that specialize in installing or repairing floors–including tiles, linoleum, laminate, hardwood, or carpet–can help you evaluate your needs, measure the floor area, prepare the floor for installation, and install the flooring material of your choice. In addition, they will provide a cost estimate for the job and tell you how long it will take them to complete your project.
If your job requires your flooring installers to read blueprints or drawings for the installation, it is wise to let them know ahead of time. However, since they commonly work with construction plans and product installation instructions, this should not be a problem.
Each type of flooring installer will bring and use a variety of tools and equipment that are specific to their trade. Depending on the job and material, they will most likely use special tools to measure, cut, glue, nail, scrape, sand, grout, putty, staple, tack or tape to prepare the flooring area and install the material. Some wood floors also require special finishes after installation, such as sealers, varnishes and floor waxes.
When the flooring installers are finished with your job, be sure to ask them how to care for the new flooring. Inquire if any special types of cleaners should be used or avoided. And, do your best to follow their advice so that your flooring will always look its best and last as long as possible.