Conflicting contractors - painting and flooring
We've received estimates from three painters and five flooring people (two carpet installers and three hardwood installers, for different parts of our house). Universally, the painters said to do the flooring first because the painters can easily keep paint off the floor ("we do it all the time, on almost every job"), and the flooring installers will invariably ding up the walls and baseboards, requiring further painting.
The flooring installers universally said to have the painting done first, because their guys are "really good," will do minimal scuffing to walls and trim, and the painters will surely get paint on the brand new floor. Two also used a line along the lines of "builders paint first and put in the floors later, and they know what they're doing."
So, who to believe????