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5 questions to ask about your hardwood flooring installation

Published: October 22, 2015

Perhaps more than any other floor, hardwood floors are a long-term investment. It is important that you carefully select your Indianapolis hardwood flooring store to make sure you’re getting the expert knowledge and installation that type of investment deserves. When you are shopping, don’t stop asking questions after you select the right plank width, wood type and finish – ask questions about the installation process. Kermans hardwood flooring store has five important questions for you to ask when you’re shopping for hardwood flooring.

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1. What type of hardwood is best for me?

Yes, your design preference and style will help guide the type of wood floor you select. But so will the sub-floor, expected foot traffic and use of the room. This is where the experience of your hardwood flooring store comes into play. A knowledgeable dealer can help you choose the correct flooring for your specific needs. Our design consultants know the ins and outs of hardwood flooring and save people time every day directing them to the best choices for their home, space and budget.

2. Do you offer in-home estimates and measuring?

Having an expert in hardwood flooring actually see the space and measure it makes a huge impact in how well your flooring installation will go. The experts at Kermans perform in-home estimates and when we’re there we do more than measure. We look for key factors that will guide the type of wood floor that will work best and note any challenges for the installation process. The in-home estimate also helps make sure you buy the correct amount of wood flooring for your space and needs.

3. What certifications and experience do your installers have?

You want to make sure that your installers are knowledgeable and have experience installing the hardwood flooring you select. This can make a difference in your warranty as well as your overall satisfaction and the longevity of your floor. Also ask how the installers handle sub-floors that need repair before installation can begin. You want to make sure your hardwood flooring investment is in the right hands from start to finish.

4. Do you provide matching molding and trim? 

All hardwood floors will leave a small space around the edges to allow the floor to expand and contract with temperature changes. You’ll need matching molding and trim to cover this space and finish the flooring.

5. What can I expect from the installation process?

This final question is more about preparing yourself for the process. Who moves the furniture? Who disposes of the old flooring? Learn more about the installation process, including a checklist for homeowners.

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