If you want to find a reliable tradesperson for a home improvement project, it’s important to spend plenty of time doing it. Picking a flooring pro is no different – don’t be tempted to do a rush job. If you take your time then you’re much more likely to find a skilled professional who does a good job.
Picking a flooring pro
There are several easy steps you can take to help you find a top-notch flooring pro:
Avoid cold callers
To start with, don’t be tempted to hire a cold caller. Although there’s always the chance that they do good work, you can’t be sure of this or who they are. Plus, the fact that they have to turn up at properties unannounced to find work suggests that they may not be the most skilled professional available. Instead, you can use our service to find local flooring pros or get recommendations from your friends and family.
Ask several tradespeople to visit your property to quote
To give yourself the best choice possible, it’s a good idea to get quotes from several flooring pros. You can then compare prices and avoid anyone who asks for too much or too less. You should also ask the professionals you find to come out to your property to quote, as this is likely to make the prices you get far more accurate than if you just speak on the phone.
Look into their previous work
It’s also sensible to look into a flooring professional’s previous work before you consider hiring them. See if you can find any online reviews or, if you found them through our service, take a look at their Quotatis profile page. You can also ask the tradesperson for customer references and examples of their previous work.
Confirm their company name, address and insurance
Before picking a flooring pro it’s also a good idea to get confirmation of their company name, address and insurance. This will increase the chances of them being a legitimate professional and mean that you can get in touch with them whenever you need to.
Find out what training and qualifications they have
It’s also worth asking the tradespeople you find to tell you about the training and qualifications they have. You don’t have to have any particular training or qualifications to be a good flooring pro but they certainly help. If the professionals you find can’t tell you about any training or qualifications that they’ve done or got then it might be worth looking elsewhere.
These tips should help you with picking a flooring pro for your project. To get in touch with professionals in your area, complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 tradespeople in your area.