How to Choose the Right Flooring Company for Your Property
Installing fresh flooring in your property is a big commitment.
That’s why you have to get it right.
And that means hiring a professional team with experience of fitting various types of flooring in properties just like yours. But how do you know which flooring company is the best for you when there are so many out there?
Focus on Flooring’s experts are here to break it down for you.
Check their previous projects
Any reputable flooring company presents proof of previous projects on its website and/or social media pages.
This might be as simple as a series of photos or as detailed as a full case study. That doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that the pictures are clearly authentic (i.e. not pulled from Google Images) and include a variety of flooring types.
Sure, a business which offers no evidence of its achievements or versatility might still be reliable. But it suggests a lack of professionalism and experience.
Generally, property-owners want to see what a flooring company is capable of before reaching out to learn more about them. And a portfolio of images showcasing previous (or current) projects can encourage customers to get in touch.
Find out which services they offer
The right flooring company will work with you to find the right flooring for your property. They won’t sell you the most expensive or most popular option just to make things easier for themselves. They’ll take the time to listen to your needs, your goals, and your expectations.
And they’ll recommend the ideal flooring to breathe new life into your property.
But they may also offer a range of additional services, including installation, repair, restoration, and refinishing.
Because this gives you a comprehensive, all-in-one solution. You know a team offering a range of services has the skills, experience, and equipment to handle any issues which may arise during installation.
For example, what if the flooring in another area of your property demands minor repairs at the same time a new floor is being fitted? An installation-only company will be unable to take care of that for you.
So, you’ll bring in another team to administer what could be a quick fix.
That’s inconvenient, complicated, and potentially more expensive than just hiring one team with the tools to bring all of the floors within your property up to a professional standard.
Look into online reputations
Online reviews and social media make finding an expert flooring company easier than ever. Property-owners are free to share their feedback about any business they hire, whether their goal is to recommend the firm or warn fellow customers away.
There’s a real incentive for businesses to earn positive feedback through great service, as consumers are likely to spend 31 percent more based on a company’s praise.
Look up local flooring companies online to learn more about their services, their customer experience, and their overall reputation. But remember that it’s not unheard of for rival companies to create negative reviews for competing businesses. Their aim is to bring more traffic to their own site by reducing interest in their rivals.
Also, customers may bear a grudge against a business for irrational reasons, even if said company did everything right.
But generally, online reviews offer a fair insight into the quality of service, products, and experience a flooring company offers. And reach out to them via social media (e.g. Facebook) if you have any questions.
Ask for recommendations from people you trust
One of the simplest and most effective ways to find a flooring company you can trust is to ask for recommendations. Friends, relatives, and colleagues may have worked with a reliable firm recently. If they had a positive experience, they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
But don’t rush into a decision even if a business comes highly recommended. Weigh up your options and speak to the company to learn more about their solutions.
You may be planning to invest a lot of money into installing new hardwood flooring, or repairing, restoring, or refinishing your existing flooring. Take some time to make sure you find the most experienced, trustworthy team deserving of your custom.
Explore the range of flooring types available
The type of flooring you choose depends on the space it’s intended for. You’re unlikely to fit the same flooring into a bathroom and main hallway, for example. Each room or area within your property has its own style and character. Its flooring must reflect that.
So, speak to any flooring company that appeals to you about your options. Think about where the new floors will be fitted, or in which areas the existing flooring will benefit from a repair or refresh.
What impression do you want to create? What atmosphere do you want the decor to cultivate?
It’s easy to overlook flooring, but that can have a negative impact on your property’s aesthetic. And this could cause problems for visitors or paying guests down the line.
Your property is worth the time taken to find the ideal flooring style. If a local company seems keen to push you into a type of flooring you’re unhappy with, or believe it’s outside of your budget, consider looking elsewhere.
Look at a flooring company’s projects portfolio to find out whether its team has worked on a property like yours. They may well have even if no images showcase the results. Get in touch with your local experts to learn more about their experience and determine what they can do to bring out the best in your property.
Choosing a flooring company to work on your property is a challenge, especially if this is your first time. But this is an exciting opportunity to bring a fantastic new touch to one or more rooms and enhance your whole decor.
At Focus on Flooring, we offer a comprehensive service, installing hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, and tiling. But we’re also here to deliver flooring repair, floor replenishing, basement finishing & renovations, floor & water damage restoration, bathroom remodeling, stair sanding & staining, and more.