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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Flooring Contractor in London

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The 18th-century writer Samuel Johnson once famously commented that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

However, while there is certainly no shortage of flooring contractors in London, there remains the question of how you can wisely choose between them if you need new flooring fitted at your home or workplace in the UK capital. It could help if you take the following factors into account.

 

Availability of flooring materials  

Even if you already feel drawn towards a specific type of flooring, would it really be the one that would best meet your practical needs?

A London flooring company offering a wide range of flooring options — like hardwood, cork, vinyl, rubber and carpet — would not only be able to answer that question but also provide you with the exact kind of flooring that would indeed serve you best. 

 

Quality of work 

There are various ways to judge how contractors differ in their floor installation abilities. Many flooring companies’ websites — including that of The Flooring Group — have portfolio pages showing examples of previous work.

It would also bode well if a specific company has fostered positive word of mouth, such as within your own social circle or more widely.

 

Communication skills

When approaching a contractor, there might be many questions you are keen to ask them. A flooring contractor who is adept on the communication front should be able and willing to not only answer those questions but also effectively keep you in the loop when undertaking a flooring project for you.

 

Attention to detail 

A genuinely reliable provider and installer of flooring in London will know how important it is to pay attention to the little details throughout a project.

The contractor should, for example, make sure the flooring materials are accurately cut in the right dimensions for the intended space, which should also be cleaned up after the installation work is complete.

 

Pricing transparency  

One key test for this is whether the contractor is willing to provide you with a written, rather than simply vocalised, estimate for the job. If they aren’t, then walk away.

It’s also crucial that the estimate breaks down the project’s overall cost into smaller charges, including for work and materials. 

This kind of insight can give you a reliable insight into what you will actually get for your money. However, remember that you should not allow a low price alone to sway you when you are endeavouring to choose between flooring contractors in London. Ultimately, price and value are two very different things!

 

Local presence

London is a pretty big place, so it would be ideal for you to opt for a London flooring company that has a physical base relatively close to where you need the flooring to be installed.

Keep in mind that there are Flooring Group premises in the London areas of Islington, Kensington, Fulham & Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Hampstead — and you can hit the link to see the respective contact details.