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Flooring: It's What You Notice

By Jeffrey Anderson
Think about homes you have been in that really impressed you. Chances are you remember the flooring that was used in most of the rooms. Walls tend to be covered with artwork, partially hidden by furniture, and broken up by windows and doors, and people tend not to look up at ceilings unless there is something spectacular like exposed beams or cathedrals. Flooring, however, is often exposed in vast areas, it's what you see when you enter the front door and what you see as you enter each room.

What do people see when they enter your rooms? Flooring receives more wear and tear than any other surface in a home and it's not unusual for a room to have beautiful walls and furniture, while the carpet has worn pathways and ground-in dirt.


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Flooring Contractors Can Create New Rooms in a Day

A flooring contractor can come into your home in the morning, move your furniture, take up your old flooring, install new flooring, and replace your furniture within a day for an average-sized room. Even prefinished hardwood can be installed in a day's time.

Experience and Knowledge Make a Superior Contractor

A Flooring Contractor can show you the many options available to you for new flooring. He or she can give estimates for a complete job including removing the old flooring from your home. A flooring contractor should also ensure a good installation crew does the work. Regardless of what type of flooring you are installing, a good installation crew is likely to know the proper techniques for a professional job. A flooring contractor should make sure his or her carpet crew:

  • Prepares the sub-floor
  • Has all of the nap running the correct direction
  • Has any necessary seams located properly
  • Stretches the carpet correctly

Hardwood and vinyl installation crews will also have strict guidelines they must follow. A professional flooring contractor will warrant his or her workmanship and the warranty of the flooring manufacturer if any future problems arise. You should ask for references when you are receiving your estimates, and in many cases, you may be able to see some previous work.

Make your floors the focal point of your home in a day with the help of a professional contractor.

About the Author

Jeffrey Anderson has a Degree in English from V.M.I. and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He worked in Residential and Commercial construction management for 25 years before retiring to write full time.

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