Choosing the right flooring contractor is an extremely important step in the any project. Floors are one of the most aesthetically important elements to any room, so working with a professional is extremely important to ensure your space ends up looking its best, lasts for as long as possible and is 100% functional. Here are some reasons why it’s absolutely vital you work with the right flooring contractor.
Poorly laid floors can be glaringly obvious. Choosing the right flooring contractor will ensure that everything down to the smallest detail is taken care of. A well-laid floor can help to set the tone of the room by tying together all those various patterns, textures and colours, establishing a sense of cohesion and continuity throughout the entire space. This is especially important in sectors like hospitality and commerce where floors may be the centrepiece of a space (such as an atrium or lobby).
First and foremost, longevity will come down to how well floors are installed. For example, with resilient flooring the sheets or planks of vinyl need to be absolutely square against any other surfaces to ensure no moisture or particles interfere with the integrity of the floors. Even the slightest irregularity can wreak havoc on floors in the long run. For sectors like hospitality and healthcare, where hygiene is of utmost importance, flooring must be impeccably laid. The only way to ensure this won’t happen is by working with a professional, certified contractor.
For both commercial and residential projects, time is an important factor when it comes to a project running smoothly. A professional flooring contractor will work closely with clients to ensure the job is done to schedule. When choosing a contractor to install your floors, transparency is a great indicator of professionalism. Those that work hard to assure a job will be completed in a timely manner are often the best choice.
Flooring manufacturers will offer a warranty that guarantees a floor’s performance over a specific period of time. However, this warranty will often only be valid if the floors are installed by a certified flooring contractor.
A good working relationship with a flooring contractor will mean that you can ensure their quality for life. All floors need to be maintained – even the most expensive. Not only will working with a professional contractor ensure that your floors are perfect from the start, it will also mean you have maintenance support from someone who knows your floors.
Good flooring companies can provide consultants to assess the use and performance of your flooring and develop maintenance programmes to ensure you get the best performance from your flooring system. Maintenance programmes may include regular inspections and include recommendations to improve service life. Contractors work closely with manufacturers throughout the process to ensure your maintenance programme satisfies all of the manufacturer’s warranty requirements.
Professionally installed floors will improve the look, feel, and function of any space, not to mention increase its market value. If you want your flooring installed by the best, talk to Aussie Flooring Insights – our contractor are fully trained, highly experienced and hold all of the most relevant industry accreditations.