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Do I Need a Floor Fitter, and How Do I Choose One?

A great floor fitter will provide your home with beautiful wood, tile or laminate flooring. It’s important to select a local tradesman who will ensure that your floors are high-quality, durable and easy to maintain. There are many instances when you might require the expertise of a flooring contractor:

  • If you want to remodel the interior design of your home
  • When your current floor is due for renovation, perhaps because it is wearing out or damaged
  • If you’re building a new home from scratch
  • If you’re changing the use or function of a room — converting a living room into a dining room, for example. The purpose of a room generally determines the most suitable type of flooring for it.

In all of the above circumstances, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a local floor fitter. Whatever changes you’re making to your home’s floors, you will need a local flooring contractor, who will handle the entire flooring installation process and ensure your home improvements increase your home’s value

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

What Does a Flooring Contractor Do?

Flooring contractors specialise in flooring installation and repair. Their work ranges from fitting carpets and tiles to laying timber wood and replacing laminate. These specialists will be able to select the right materials for your floor based on the intended use of your room, your budget, and the overall aesthetic you want to create, from carpet and wood to resin and asphalt.

The responsibilities of a professional flooring specialist include:

  • Preparing work spaces: Before laying carpet, tiles or any other flooring material, it’s important the work area is prepared to ensure the longevity of your new floor. A specialist will clear the work area and remove old floors if required. If they are building a new floor, they will first lay a concrete sub-floor, then lay screed (a thin layer of specialist concrete) to ensure it is level.
  • Administrative duties: While installing a new floor is largely a practical job, as with any work there are administrative tasks to be completed. These duties include working with other tradesmen on site (during renovation or building), estimating the cost and amount of materials needed, and liaising with the main contractor if the floor work is part of a larger job.
  • Carpentry duties: Wood is a material commonly used in flooring, so most floor fitters are equipped with specialist carpentry skills.
  • Finishes: The right finish can make a big difference to your floor. A floor fitter will usually wax or spray your floor for protection and decoration.
  • Repair and maintenance: Your floor installation doesn’t end when your floor has been fitted. Professional floor fitters will also be on hand to repair and maintain your floor, ensuring that it lasts for many years to come.

How to Find a Flooring Specialist Near You

To find a floor fitter near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to flooring contractors near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

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