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Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Flooring Installation And Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Flooring Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Flooring Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Flooring Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Flooring Installation And Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Flooring Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Flooring Installation And Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Flooring Installer Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Flooring Installation And Service?Most Flooring Installation And Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Flooring Installer ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Flooring Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Flooring Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Flooring Installer must be licensed to provide most Flooring Installation And Services. To check a Flooring Installer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Flooring Installer for my project?Your Flooring Installer should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Flooring Installer should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Flooring Installer need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Flooring Installer. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Flooring Installer's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Flooring Installer - Services

A Flooring Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Flooring Installation And Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Flooring Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Flooring Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Flooring Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Flooring Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Flooring Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Flooring Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Flooring Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Flooring Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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Flooring Installer Hiring Guide

How to hire a Flooring Installer

Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
  • Get fair, complete bids
  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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