So you have decided that now is the time to take your home from flab to fab with a new carpet flooring company or hardwood flooring company. Before you get started, though, there are several things to consider before hiring anyone. You want to make sure that you choose a good professional who has plenty of experience installing both carpet and laminate flooring. Here are a few tips to help you find the right contractor:
Hiring an installer with experience installing carpet is important, but not the only thing to consider. If you’re going from carpet to laminate flooring, you also need to hire an installer who has installed hardwood flooring in the past. It’s a good idea to check with your local carpet stores as well as the manufactures of your flooring to see who the recommended installers are. Ask friends and family for recommendations as well, since they may have purchased carpet that they can recommend to you. You can also purchase a book at your local bookstore that features flooring installation reviews so you can read what people have said about different types of floors as well.
Installing hardwood flooring is a great idea for any home but it can be costly to have installed. Carpet installation can be completed quickly and easily without paying huge fees. If you are looking to get new flooring in your home in a short amount of time and save money, consider having your old carpet removed and replaced with a new one. Your hardwood floors can look beautiful once they are properly maintained.
In most instances you will only have to remove the existing flooring if there are no penetrations underneath. In the case of oak flooring, if you need to install beneath it, you can do so but you must be careful about which type of subflooring you use. You don’t want to ruin your flooring by using the wrong type of subfloor. If you have plywood subflooring installed and you want to change it to hardwood flooring, you will find that there are many different types of wood available to you.