Now for an installer, look for someone that will:
- warranty their work
- has pictures and references
- Spells out exactly what he is going to provide (and what all the extras are, like floor prepping and glue)
Remember, labor that is done as a permanent improvement to your home does not carry a sales tax but if your installer is providing product (like glue or fillers) they are taxed. The high end flooring center in town tried to sneak that one on us.
We decided to go with Fortified Construction (check out their work on Facebook). Matt the owner is young, talented and hands on with the job. His prices were great which helped me add some of my extra wants, like crown molding and a higher baseboard! The added bonus is that being a general contractor he was able to “bundle” his quote to include these extras and thus give a better price. When you can find money in your budget to bling up your house, do it!!
I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! The floors are ordered (they have not arrived when I thought, but fingers crossed they are coming soon) , the crown is going up and the floors are getting prepped!