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Hiring a Flooring Installer

Hiring a flooring installer is a very important part of your project if you have decided you do not want to do it yourself. Although laminate flooring is one of the most DIY friendly flooring options on the market, not everyone feels comfortable with installing it without a pro and that is completely understandable.

But don’t worry! Bestlaminate is here with the top 5 tips to help hire a flooring installer.

1. What Is Your Time Frame?

Does your project need to be complete by a certain time? Are you rushing. If you are constrained by time, an installer is a great way to expedite the process. Make sure you address your desire to have the project completed in a timely fashion. It never hurts to have a contract with your time deadline in writing. An experienced laminate flooring installer will have your new flooring installed in the blink of an eye.

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2. Do You Know Your Installer?

It if often difficult to trust someone you do not know with such an important project. Especially if you have no recommendations for your installer, the decision is made very stressful. Sometimes it is helpful to have your potential installer come to your home to asses the project, so you can get familiar and comfortable with who will be installing your floor.

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3. What Is Your Budget?

Anytime you can do a home project yourself, you will save money. If money is an issue, it may be worth your time and efforts to install your laminate flooring yourself. Before you sign on the dotted line with a laminate flooring installer, find out if it is more affordable for your to purchase the materials, or if the flooring installer can get you a contractorʼs price. Keep in mind that when it comes to laminate flooring installations, itʼs extremely important to have a clean, level floor. If your laminate flooring installer finds your sub-flooring is not level, you may have some extra costs. Be prepared and educate yourself, your pocketbook will thank you!

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4. Can You Do The Prep Work Yourself?

Are you physically able to prepare your room for the laminate flooring installation process? Think about it – furniture must be moved, any old carpet must be torn out and remove. If you know these two things are out of your realm, itʼs probably a good idea to hire someone to install your laminate flooring. Your knees, as well as your body will get a work out if you choose to install your laminate flooring yourself. If you know you can not physically do it yourself, hire an installer.

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5. Ask For Recommendations

If  you know of someone who has laminate flooring that looks great, ask them who installed their new floor. It never hurts to seek out reputable laminate flooring installers from your friends and family. If they tell you they did it themselves, maybe you want to hire them!

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Installing laminate flooring should not be a stressful experience. If you want your laminate flooring project to be a success, find a reputable installer, get to know the installer before they actually install the floor, know your own physical capabilities, set a budget and make sure everyone involved in the installation process knows your time constraints.

Once you have thought of the whole process of installing laminate flooring, you will have taken the first step. You will have educated yourself and have more knowledge about installing laminate flooring. Remember, any home improvement project takes time. Once youʼve decided to hire  professional; you can kick back, drink a cup of coffee and watch your home be transformed in front of your eyes! When laminate flooring is installed by a professional, you and your family will be able to enjoy your laminate flooring for years in the future.

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  1. I found this information so helpful! Thank you. Our home is just over 3 years old and we’ve been considering hardwood flooring and if we should install ourselves. Your article gave excellent tips on hiring a professional.

  2. Flooring is the important part of your home as this can increase your homes value. When you do flooring installation you should have details knowledge about this. As there are many factors takes into consideration for flooring installation. So it is better you should hire an installer for your flooring purpose. But it is not an easy task to hire a good contractor. Check their background whether they have experience in this field or not. If you hire a good installer then you can save time and money. And your will be lasting for long time.

  3. I like what you say about asking someone you know, with a great floor, who installed their floor. It’s good to know that others have had a good experience with the contractor doing your floor. We’re getting new hardwood flooring soon and my neighbor has some great flooring. I’ll be sure to ask him who did his job.

  4. My wife and I are planning a remodel, and we want new floors installed. In the article, you mentioned that we ought to ask for recommendations from people we know to kickstart our search for a good flooring contractor. How many recommendations do you suggest we follow up on before making our decision?

    • Alana Kane

      Hi Finley, that is a great question. We don’t have an exact answer for you! If price is a big factor, you could compare 2-5 to see which would be the best deal. If you trust your recommendations from friends or family, and/or have seen the work of a specific contractor, then that may be your best bet to go with.

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