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Hiring a tradesmen for new floor installation
When looking for tradesmen that offer floor installation services, you want to make sure that the job will be done professionally. Plentific can help you make your choice by generating a list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer floor installation as a service, in addition to giving you quick access to customer reviews. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about new floor installation?
When it comes to floor installation you need to be aware that a lot of different jobs can be involved. In addition to measuring the room and installing the floor, you may need new underlay, pipe surrounds, skirting boards or threshold strips. It is a good idea to take measurements yourself and to research the materials you want before speaking to a tradesman. They should be able to offer advice, which may end up saving you money. When getting quotes, ask for a price breakdown as there may be certain jobs you can do yourself, such as moving furniture from the room or disposing of waste materials.
If you have been working with tradesmen recently it is likely that they will be able to recommend people for installing your new floor. Even if this is the case, be sure to check the experience and qualifications of each of your options before making a decision. They should be able to provide reviews from their previous customers, or even pictures of completed jobs. They may have passed an apprenticeship, or they may have earned a college or industry qualification. Membership in a tradesmen’s organisation is a good sign, as such groups usually enforce strict standards and codes of conduct for their members.
Before making your final decision, make sure that your choice is adequately covered for accidental damage. This is particularly important if you have having them move your furniture for you. They should also have liability cover, in addition to policies for if you are unsatisfied with their finished work.
How much does new floor installation cost?
The cost of installing a new floor will usually depend on the area of the room in square metres. You should take all of this into account when selecting materials for the room. Certain room shapes may also incur additional charges, such as ones with diagonal walls. You will also be charged more if you want your flooring placed with particular designs or patterns. Remember that for certain floor types, or depending on the state of the room itself, extra jobs may be required that will incur additional costs. If you are told that you need to bring in additional tradesmen or materials, be sure to ask whether this will affect the price you were quoted.
After assessing the job you should be offered a quote based on hourly, daily or fixed rate. Ask for a price breakdown, not just to see if there are any jobs you can do yourself to save money but also to make sure labour is included, and be prepared to compare quotes before making your final decision. For larger jobs you may be asked to pay a deposit. While this is not unusual, you should not be pressured into paying too much up front.