hardwood store or contractor?

hornmanApril 17, 2011

Hello all, I'm planning to have a new hardwood floor installed and was wondering if some of you more experienced people could advise me if I should purchase and have installed through a store or if I should just contact a local contractor and deal with them. Maybe without so many middle men I could get a better deal.

Bill in Pa

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The first time DH and me had hardwood installed in a house we learned of a local guy that was an independent hardwood floor installer. It was actually a friend of my DH's brother. Anyway, we got his phone # and he came over; we showed him the area we wanted to put hardwood in and he made some suggestions. He installed a beautiful hickory floor and maybe 6 or 7 years later he sanded it and refinished the floor for us. He was very reasonable and did a beautiful job. I think if you can find out about a local contractor it's worth it. Just make sure he comes recommended by friends or other contractors.
Good Luck!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 11:57PM
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I agree with twotogo- if you can find a reputable contractor with good references, use him/her. I have experience with home depot, who contracts out their work and of three floors I had installed (Pergo, tile and carpet), only the tile installer did a good job. I very recently had hardwood installed in my living room by an excellent contractor (he only installs hardwood floor). I found him on the internet (although he is local to my area) through one of the sites that evaluates contractors.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 7:43AM
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