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What is a flooring contractor?

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Flooring contractors install the floor surface, including carpeting if desired, as well as underlayment--the layer directly beneath the floor surface. They typically do not install subflooring, which is the layer that rests on top of the joists....Read More

What does a flooring contractor cost?

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Flooring materials costs range from as little as $1 per square foot, to as high as $100 per square foot for materials like high-end tile. The cost of labor depends on the scope and details of the project, but is usually comprises around 20 percent of the overall budget. Carpet is generally the least expensive, with average costs around $5.94 per square foot. Hardwood, on the other hand, is typically the most expensive. Average costs come to around $9.68 per square foot....Read More

What types of floor materials will a flooring contractor install?

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Most flooring contractors can install:
  • Ceramic, porcelain, or vinyl tile
  • Carpet
  • Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Bamboo
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What types of flooring projects can be fixed without a contractor?

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Flooring can be DIY with the right tools and know-how. Certain materials like hardwood and tile are difficult to install yourself if you have never done it before. However, you can opt for easier-to-install options, like engineered wood or carpet squares, which are simpler  than wall-to-wall carpet....Read More

What should be in the contract with a flooring contractor?

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In your contract, include:
  • The business name and contact information
  • Who will be entering your home
  • The scope of the project, including tools and materials used, and model numbers
  • Permits and inspection documents, and any other necessary legal documents
  • Information about who will clean up after the project is completed, and how they will clean up
  • Proof of the contractor’s insurance and professional license
  • Pricing information, including deposits made, payment schedules, equipment rental information, and the total cost
  • Warranty information
  • Any changes that were made to the project, including the cost of those changes
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