If you are like most people, you probably don't know the first thing about flooring or flooring installation. The real problem with not knowing about something, is that you may not even know enough about which questions to ask to learn more. Well, Carpet Giant has your back! This quick guide should have you asking the questions you need to ask of your flooring installation service, to ensure you get the service you need and deserve.

What Type of Flooring is Best For My Home?

This question will depend upon more than just your personal aesthetic preference. There are a lot of things to consider beyond the simple appearance of your new floor. This is not to say that the aesthetic isn't important, only that there may be some other things you need to consider before choosing.

For instance, if your home is prone to ambient moisture and humidity, natural hardwood floors may not be the best option. They have a tendency to warp and buckle in moist environments. You may want to consider engineered hardwood flooring as an alternative, as it is more resistant to these conditions. Your flooring installation service should know best how to accommodate your aesthetic wishes, as well as your practical needs.

Are You Insured and Certified?

This is an incredibly important question to ask your flooring installation service. If the answer is no, or if they try to beat around the bush about answering this question in any way, you will definitely want to find someone else to install your floors. A botched flooring job can be an extremely costly and time-consuming problem, that will probably require an even more costly and time-consuming legal case to recoup your losses. Always employ certified and insured services.

Can You Tell Me About the Specifics of the Installation Process?

This question has a number of sub-questions that fall under it. The discussion of specifics should include the following questions:

• Will you dispose of the old flooring and, if so, will there be a charge?

• Will you be responsible for moving the furniture out of the work space? If so, will there be a charge for this service?

• Will you be responsible for the undercutting of any door jambs or doors to adapt to the new floor height?

Armed with these answers you should have no trouble at all ensuring that your floors are safely and professionally installed. If you are looking for a flooring installation service in the Houston area, we encourage you to contact us by phone, or by stopping into our showroom. We would be happy to answer any and all of these questions, as well as any others you might have.