To hire a floor installer, check local ads to find an installer, ask neighbors for referrals for contractors they’ve used in the past, and use sites such as HomeAdvisor or Red Beacon to find local installers online. Some stores that sell hardwood and laminate flooring also often recommend local installers or have installers on staff to install the flooring they sell.
The local newspaper is often a good source for finding installers in the local area. Newspapers generally list ads for installers in the Home section of the classifieds.
Stores that sell flooring, including Lowes and The Home Depot, offer installation services. Lowe’s offers flooring specialists in its local stores for installing hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl and carpet. The Home Depot offers specialists and professional flooring contractors to install the flooring it sells, and it guarantees only fully insured and licensed installers perform the work. The Home Depot’s installation services come with warranties.
It is a good idea to get three estimates for floor installation prior to choosing a flooring installer. The installer should come to the home and take measurements of your floors to give you an accurate estimate. Most floor installers charge for installation by the square foot.