With all the many companies offering floor installation services, which of them do you think can provide you the result you are looking for. This is actually not an easy task to do, especially that most, if not all of them, commit to a high quality service, even if in reality, they won’t.
Martin Helda is a popular commercial flooring company owner, he himself commits that he can provide the floor a commercial space requires. The only difference is that he has a good record to back up his claims, unlike other companies that are only good with promises.
Moving on, if you are having a hard time deciding which of them to hire, one of the things you can do is to ask them questions.
The more questions you ask, the closer you can get satisfied with their work.
To help you get started in formulating the right questions, start with the questionnaires below:
- When can you finish the project?
This is a good question to ask particularly if you want the project to be done as soon as possible, but of course, rushing and pressuring them to finish the project in an impossible time, is not a good idea.
This question can help you in setting your expectations in terms of timing. This is very important to know particularly if the project is to be done in a commercial space.
They need to provide you with a realistic timing, or timing they can surely adhere to. Let them know how crucial timing is to your business so they can adhere to their commitment seriously.
- Can you give me a discount?
The quotation they will provide you is not final until it is on contract. When they provide you with a quotation or estimate, feel free to negotiate. Once it is on contract, signed by all parties, negotiation is impossible already.
They may or may not grant your request for a lower cost, but asking is still a good move to make.
- What is the warranty included in the service?
You may also want to know the warranty included in the service they provided so you would know the next step in the event that something went wrong on the flooring in the future.
Not unless you completely understand what is stated on the contract about warranty, you must not stop asking.
- What are the payment terms?
What are the payment terms? Do they want 50% before the project starts and 50% after, or do they want 100% upfront? Knowing the terms of the contractor gives you the chance to prepare financially, and also try to push back for their terms, if necessary.
Do they accept credit card payment or do they prefer cash?
- What if I am not happy with the result of the work?
Even if the contractor you are talking to right now is highly reliable, you cannot let them start working unless you know what will happen in the event that you are not satisfied with their service. This is your safety blanket in the event that things did not go well as discussed.