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Ask Your Hardwood Flooring Installer These Questions

Posted by on August 14, 2020
Ask Your Hardwood Flooring Installer These Questions

There’s every likelihood that you’ll have questions about different species of wood and types of hardwood flooring, and queries about the installation partner you choose.

Even if you are ready to install new flooring, you might still have questions. That is completely understandable. Here at JKE Hardwood Flooring, we will strive to provide you with the best service that we can. There’s every likelihood that you’ll have questions about different species of wood and types of hardwood flooring, and queries about the installation partner you choose. 

Do You Have an Available Portfolio? 

The first question you should ask has to do with past work. You will be able to judge for yourself the level of experience your installation partner has. Besides, you can see if they are more skilled at residential or commercial projects, the materials they typically use, and previous outcomes and results. When you work JKE Hardwood Flooring, you can rest assured that you are getting the best of the best from us! 

Are You Professionally Trained?

Training also makes a difference. While some homeowners might consider themselves handy enough to do hardwood flooring projects by themselves, it is much easier to wait for professional assistance. 

Do You Need to Visit My Home First?

Proper installation of hardwood floors goes a long way towards ensuring that they last. Expert installers will come by to visit; in the current climate, they should take all proper precautions to keep you and your family safe. They will see the space for themselves, take necessary measurements, and evaluate the subfloor underneath the existing floor. 

Is the Subfloor Good to Go? 

Speaking of the subfloors, let’s turn our attention to them now. Most of the time, subfloors are made of plywood, particleboard, or concrete. Prefinished hardwoods fit over these subfloors just fine, while unfinished hardwood floors aren’t suitable for concrete. This is because the planks need to be nailed down to ensure stability. Your installer will also need to look for signs of damage so they can suggest repairs before getting started. 

Can You Handle Demolition? 

A small amount of demolition might be deemed necessary. That’s because it prepares the room where you want to place the flooring; space is set aside for the new floors to be put down and any potentially hazardous materials are eliminated as well.  

What Hardwood Flooring Do You Recommend?

The answer to this question depends on where you want the flooring to be. For example, natural wood floors aren’t a great solution for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, or laundry rooms.

Can You Order Materials For Me?

The final question you should ask has to do with flooring materials.  If there is a pre-existing relationship between your installer partner and top manufacturers, then you are in luck. This arrangement makes the entire process much more convenient and best of all, the savings are passed onto you! 

Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? Trust John K Eareckson & Co.

When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information, visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

 

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