how to find a good reengineered hardwood installer nyc/nj
Any tips on finding a good, reliable installer for reengineered hardwood? Are there any particular certifications that are meaningful that would help zero in on the best prospects? If anyone can recommend an installer for the NYC/NJ area in particular, that would be great.
We used Angieslist and BBB to form a very short list of BBB accredited installers. We got estimates and then narrowed it down to two retailers from whom we would buy the materials (Triangulo Tiete Chestnut) and installation and now we're getting cold feet. Their installation plans and schedules are very different:
- One says they'll float OR skimgoat and then glue down and in either case they don't need to acclimate the wood to our place (manufacturer's website states that 72 hours are required so this is a red flag.)
- The other says they'll glue down and the wood requires at least 3 days acclimation. But we've read a negative review of this location - though it was about laminate - and it seems they do more carpet work.
Now we're thinking of buying from Hoskings and just trying to find a trustworthy installer. We're not looking for cheap, we're looking for no callbacks. Any advice would be appreciated.