Top 5 Things To Look For On Your Flooring Quote
As a homeowner, getting new flooring installed is already a large task. Not only do you need to research flooring options, choose between thousands of products, and find a reputable flooring company, you also need to consider the cost of your upcoming project. Your flooring quote should contain everything you need to budget for your new floors. Cost information is one of the most important aspects of your project, and you have to ensure what you’re selecting fits within your budget. It can feel overwhelming to take all of this on!
You may already know from looking at our website and reading our reviews that we prioritize transparency and communication with our clients at Flooring Solutions. We do this by reviewing your flooring quote with you, line item by line item. You’ll know square footage, pricing, product names, and more when we’ve completed our review process. A detailed and thorough quote helps you clearly understand the work we will do in your home, giving you total peace of mind.
In this article, we’ll provide you with tips and guidance on what items to look for when reviewing your flooring quote, and the best way to ensure you understand the scope of work. We want the next flooring quote you receive to be so clear to you, that you have complete confidence in moving forward with your selected flooring company. So, let’s review this list of items together, ensuring you know exactly what to look for!
What Items Should Be Included In Your Flooring Quote?
Each flooring project is different. If you’ve done any remodeling in the past, you may already know how different each quote from different contractors may be. But a few things should be on your flooring quote each time, so let’s review the top 5 things you should look for!
- Quantity of supplies:
Does your quote thoroughly explain how much square footage you need? Let’s say you are doing a tile project. Does your quote outline how many bags of grout you need? It is best to look for transparency in your flooring quote and know the exact footage and quantities of supplies to compare it to other quotes. As well as feel confident knowing where your money is going.
- Product specifications:
The quote should specify the type of flooring you have selected, including the material, brand, and grade. This is important for many factors, and one could be if you ever needed to purchase more of that particular flooring in the future
- Area to be covered:
The quote should include the square footage of the area to be covered, as well as any additional details about the layout or complexity of the installation.
- Removal of old flooring:
If you need the old flooring removed before the new installation, this should be itemized separately in the quote.
- Material & Labor costs:
The quote should include the cost of all materials needed for the installation, including the flooring, underlayment, adhesives, and any trim or molding. The quote should include the cost of installation, which may be charged per square foot or as a flat fee.
How Should You Review Your Flooring Quote?
Reviewing your flooring quote is an important step in ensuring you understand the cost and scope of the work. Here are some tips on how to review your flooring quote:
- Check for accuracy:
Ensure all the information in the quote is accurate, including the type of flooring, area to be covered, labor costs, materials costs, and any additional fees. Ensure there are no hidden costs or fees not clearly stated in the quote.
- Compare quotes:
If you have received multiple quotes, compare them carefully to make sure you understand the value each company is offering. This doesn’t always mean money! Is it appealing to go with the least expensive company? Sure! But is that all that really matters? As long as your quotes aren’t on opposite ends of the price spectrum, try comparing things like product names, installation requirements, warranties (if listed) and other items.
- Ask questions:
If you have any questions or concerns about the quote, don’t hesitate to ask the flooring contractor to explain any of the costs or details of the installation. Often, we have clients come in who have received quotes from other companies and they still have tons of questions. Either their flooring consultant didn’t encourage them to ask questions, or they just had some type of doubt and insecurity about moving forward.
- Understand the timeline:
Make sure that you understand the estimated timeline for the installation and any potential delays that may occur. If you have a strict timeline for your new floors – let’s say you’re trying to get them installed by a party, event, or holiday – make sure the scope of work on your quote reflects that and allows it an opportunity to happen. Should you expect 100% that your floors can be installed by a particular date? That’s tough to say, as so many unforeseen factors could arise, but ensure you’ve communicated the importance of it with your flooring specialist.
- Review the warranty or special factors:
Make sure you understand the warranty or guarantee provided with the flooring installation and any exclusions or limitations that may apply. If the product you select has a manufacturer warranty, ask for it to be specified on the quote, or your flooring specialist can send you another document with that information.
Once you have reviewed and approved the flooring quote, ensure that everything is documented in writing to ensure clarity and understanding later on. By carefully reviewing your flooring quote, you can ensure that you get a fair price and that the work will be completed to your satisfaction.
Are You Ready For a Flooring Quote?
The quote process is just one of many times you should feel confident in your flooring company. You should also feel confident throughout the entire process, including installation and the final outcome. Be prepared to ask questions and communicate your needs and expectations. What happens all too often to homeowners is that fear and uncertainty around pricing and quotes holds them back from moving forward. If you don’t know what to look for in your quote, how could you feel ready to move forward?
Flooring Solutions aims to help you understand the long-term value that a new floor will bring to your home and even the quality of your life. We want to remove the hesitation you might feel as you consider the cost and scope of your project. When you fully understand both of these things, you have complete control over your renovation, knowing that the final outcome is worth the investment.
If you’re feeling excited as you imagine the beauty and comfort of your new floors, you may also wonder if Flooring Solutions is the right flooring company for you. If you’re ready to start receiving quotes, should we be one of the companies you consider?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, you may be surprised by just how good of a fit we are for your next flooring project!