Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing Flooring

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Whether you want to install hardwood flooring in your hallway or restore the wall-to-wall carpet flooring in your room, you want to avoid some of the mistakes that many homeowners make. Buying the wrong flooring products or installing them incorrectly are some common errors. 

To steer clear of such mistakes, enlist the services of a reputable flooring company to assist you. A flooring company will help you choose the right flooring to suit your needs, install the flooring using their professional tools, giving your house a perfect finish. 

To help you avoid any such errors and get the best flooring services, Bert Vis Flooring Inc. has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make when purchasing flooring.

1. Buying cheap products that won’t last
Although going with the most economical option when purchasing flooring seems attractive, it’s not the best choice to make. By buying cheap products, you’re compromising on quality. Subpar flooring will wear off soon, and you’ll have to get it redone, thereby increasing your costs.  

2. Not ensuring reputable installers install the flooring
Getting professionals to install the flooring is as important as picking the right flooring. As a layperson, you won’t have prior experience with replacing subflooring, using construction tools correctly and safely or creating a transition between different flooring levels and other technical intricacies. That’s why it’s best to leave the task to the professionals. 

3. Not ordering enough material
Many homeowners make the mistake of underestimating the amount of material required. This can be corrected by adding 5% to 10% to the area of sq footage measured and ordering a bit more. 

4. Not allowing enough time to order material
Often, customers think that the product is readily available. However, it can take up to four weeks to get a custom ordered product. It is essential to plan ahead and allow enough time to get the products.

5. Purchasing products not manufactured by a reputable company 
Brand name companies will honor their warranty when there is an issue with the product. Non-brand name companies often do not honor a warranty but blame the installer or the customer for improper care. To avoid this, purchase a product made by a reputable company.

6. Expecting service when purchasing from a big box store
When issues arise with the flooring, the customer will want to ensure that the retail outlet will compensate for labor and material to correct the issue. A reputable flooring store is more likely to offer this kind of guarantee.

To avoid these and other mistakes when purchasing and installing flooring, reach out to Bert Vis Flooring Inc. With our customer-oriented service coupled with quality workmanship, we deliver what we promise. We carry a wide range of flooring products including, hardwood, laminate, area rugs, luxury vinyl plank (LVP), luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl sheet, ceramic tile, backsplash tile, or carpet and extend our services across Smithville, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Lincoln, Vineland, Jordan, Dunnville, St. Catharines, Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Welland, Cayuga, Caledonia, Binbrook, Pelham, Beamsville, Thorold, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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