How to Choose a Commercial Flooring Contractor
Choosing a contractor for your commercial flooring needs is not something that can be done on an impulse. No doubt the process of choosing a contractor will be strenuous and quite time-consuming but will always pay off in the end. Very many factors go into your decision of a flooring contractor considering the fact that your company’s floor is a significant part of the visual image that gets communicated to both the employees and the visitors. Hospital flooring is an investment in itself considering you will want to have a floor that is both easy to clean and very attractive. The best floor is one that can withstand all weather conditions and seasons with all that comes with the seasons including water, dirt, mud et al. Here is a breakdown of some of the most basic questions to ask a potential flooring contractor.
Does the contractor you are considering have a track record? A reliable contractor with a track record of success will be more than ready and happy to provide you with references and links to see their work portfolio. While at it, invest your time in doing a thorough background search on the company or contractor you are considering. Check with online review websites to see what past clients have to say.
Are you certified and Insured? The need to work with a contractor insured and certified can never be overemphasized enough. You will know just how important insurance and certification is when something goes wrong and you are held liable, or you are left with a damaged floor that is beyond repair, or one that will cost you an arm and a leg to fix. There are reputable companies out there, such as the famous FLR Group that will always ensure they have valid insurance in place. Before putting pen to paper, be sure to get copies of certifications and insurance and verify from the leading companies that they are valid.
Is your commercial flooring estimates free of charge or the service comes at a fee? It needs no mentioning that accurate estimates for commercial flooring services play an integral role in finding the right candidate for the job. If not for anything else, at least you will be able to plan ahead with your budget et al. It isn’t uncommon to find some service providers charging you for flooring estimates while others will be more than willing to share for free. Be sure to establish beforehand to avoid last minute surprised. It is thus important and highly recommended that you discuss the issue of floor maintenance right at the onset of any business transaction.