What Should Be Included: Modesto Flooring Installation Price Quote
Here you'll discover detailed information on all of the key Modesto flooring selections for your home. And whether you're going to install linoleum flooring, cork flooring, or prefer rugs and carpets inside your home, each area includes price recommendations to help you estimate the cost of installing your floor of choice.
For instance, in our Laminate Flooring Price Guide, we explain that the average cost of your laminate flooring will be between $2.40 – $4 per square ft, plus an additional $3 per square ft if you wish to have it professionally installed.
While this information helps calculate an estimated cost for your new flooring, you will need to dig far deeper to obtain accurate pricing when it comes time to engage a contractor to install it. Therefore, let's examine some of the items you should anticipate being included in your floor installment price quote and why a comprehensive quote is necessary.
Written Flooring Quotes Constitute Binding Contracts
If you accept a written quote from a Modesto flooring contractor or installer, the quote becomes the binding contract outlining the parameters of the installation work. This is why it is critical for both parties that any quotation includes all possible outcomes.
Vague quotes that do not specify all of the work that has to be done may result in conflicts and, in the worst-case scenario, legal action at a later time. Apart from the flooring cost and the basic installation, what else should you check for in an estimate for installation?
Existing Flooring — If you have older floors, you may need to level or repair the subfloor before installing the new flooring material.
Sunken portions of the floor, uneven flooring, buckling, squeaking, or bouncing floors are all indications that your subfloor may require additional work. Is the quote inclusive of removing and disposing of your existing floor?
Preparation — A variety of sub-floor expenditures must be considered prior to installing your new floor. Will the subfloor require replacement or repair in any way? Is your new floor going to need soundproofing, a moisture barrier, or any other type of underlayment? The quote should include all products.
Floors of Adjoining Rooms — Has the variation in floor height between adjacent rooms been considered? Will an additional floor be required to meet the height of the adjoining room?
Access to the Floor — If your area is on the 2nd floor or above, additional charges will apply for hauling all materials and equipment upward. Any additional accessibility issues will add to the total cost.
Furniture and Doors — Who is in charge of relocating, repositioning, and rehanging furniture, appliances, and doors?
Materials – Apart from the flooring itself, what additional items will the contractor supply? These materials, including sales tax, should be divided out.
Square Footage — Are their material costs based on real square footage, and if so, do they account for overage? If they include overage, will they leave any unused supplies for you at the end of the project? Consider having spare tiling or slats on hand for repairs, etc.
Moldings — Some clients believe that moldings are always included along with their new floors. It is a separate part of work that must be discussed, selected, and factored in.
Finishes — If you are laying an unfinished wood floor, your quote should include which sealing and finishes, and finishing products will be utilized.
Warranties — Finally, if warranties back the flooring contractor's work, these should be appropriately indicated on the quote.
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This information will be included in every flooring quote; however, your specific project may require more details. Hopefully, this can help you better prepare for your flooring installation.