So, you’ve done your research on Pinterest and social media, you’ve selected your preferred style of flooring for your home, and you have an ideal timeline of how long you hope it will take and when you expect it to be complete.
Now it’s time to find a floor fitter who can bring your interior dreams to life and give your floor the revitalisation it needs. But what questions should you be asking, and what separates a high quality and reliable floor fitter from one who could be more trouble than they’re worth?
How many quotes should you get before selecting a floor fitter?
This is one of the first questions that prospective clients ask us and is certainly something you should pay attention to when finding the right floor fitter for you. Most floor fitters will charge for supplying the materials (if you haven’t already done so) and for the time it takes them to complete, with a prospective quote giving them a chance to price up how long they believe the job will take.
A high quality floor fitter will attend the site before sending you over a quote, taking into account how level the floor is and whether the job requires additional work such as removing old flooring and replacing the skirting boards.
Generally, it’s recommended to collect at least three quotes so that you can see where the average price point lies and go from there. Once you have collected your quotes you can look at details like how quickly they can get your floor fitting done – taking care to pay close attention to any reviews and testimonials you can find online which are linked to their work.
What questions should you ask ahead of booking a floor fitter?
Finding the right floor fitter for you can be as lengthy a process as you like, with the following questions all recommended as part of finding the right service provider or floor fitting company for you.
- How soon can you start and how long do you think the project will take? Timelines are important, with a professional company working hard to provide you with a realistic timeline that fits into your plans and schedule as much as possible.
- Are there any other hidden costs? There’s nothing worse than working to a quote that you’ve been sent, only to find a load of hidden costs tacked onto the final bill. This is something that we work against as far as possible, believing in the value of professional transparency – however, asking the question is always a good idea just in case.
- How will you tackle the more complex corners and areas of our space? Seeing how floor fitters respond to the more challenging areas of your home will let you know how experienced they are. If they can talk you through their approach, great! If not, it might be worth looking back at testimonials from other clients.
- Can you check the subfloor underlay first? Starting on a level ground is important, so inviting your floor fitter to check the subfloor is suitable before fitting day is a big part of saving both time and money.
Where can you find high quality and reputable floor fitters?
Here at Team Build, floor fitting is just one of the services that we offer to homeowners – both as part of the build process and the renovation process. With almost 50 years of experience in the flooring industry, our team is equipped to handle every aspect of your project – from the ground up. We are committed to helping you find the best materials at the best price, while ensuring the project stays within your budget and timeline.
If you’ve got more questions you want to ask us, or you’re looking for advice and guidance in selecting the right flooring type that will bring both style and functionality to your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.