As you are shopping for your new floor, it is always important to ask the right questions. While many homeowners may assume that all flooring companies operate in a similar manner, this isn't necessarily true. There are some differences between them, and there are some things you should know before deciding what company to hire to do your installation.

In the following blog post, we will discuss 5 questions that every homeowner should ask their prospective Fort Collins flooring installer before agreeing on a price or scheduling an appointment with them.

What type of flooring will I need? 

This question may seem obvious, but you'll want to be sure you're getting the type of flooring that is right for your home. For example, if you have a dog or cat, look at carpeting with pet-friendly fibers and dyes. If you want to minimize maintenance or cleaning time in your living room, consider luxury vinyl tile or laminate as an option.
An image of different types of flooring in Fort Collins.
Installation time may vary drastically with the type of flooring.

You'll need to ask this question first before anything else because it will make the rest of your questions easier when talking with any potential company that may be doing a quote on your Fort Collins flooring installation project.

What kind of warranty does my new floor have?

Homeowners must understand what they are buying and how long their investment will last them without expensive repair jobs down the road. You should always inquire about warranties so that there are no surprises when redoing the flooring in your home.

How long does installation take? 

This is a crucial question you should always ask. It may not necessarily have a straightforward answer, as each home, flooring type, and way of installing is different. However, it's good to know how long the project will take so you can plan accordingly.

Will there be dust and debris left over after installation?

It is vital that your home or office is in a presentable state most times, but especially when someone else has been working inside of it for hours on end. Your flooring company should offer up some solutions as to what they anticipate doing with your property during and post-installation.

What preparations must I make before installation starts? 

While some companies will help move furniture, others won't. Therefore, it is important to know the company's "rules" and what you must do before they arrive. Most companies will want furniture moved away from their work zone; however, it varies. Do not go into this blindly! Be sure that your belongings are safe and secure if you plan on moving them yourself or by hiring help in advance of installation.

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We hope this blog post has answered some of your questions about installing new flooring in your home. If you have any more, please feel free to contact our friendly Fort Collins flooring and design team today for a free estimate, and we can answer anything that's still on your mind!