You probably shop for flooring so rarely, you shouldn't be expected to have the answers. But it's great to have the questions! Here are some helpful questions to have handy while you shop around.
Do you charge for an in-home estimate? If so, does it apply to the cost of purchase?
Does the price include installation?
If not, what are the charges and procedures for installation?
What are the strengths of this particular choice versus another?
Are there guarantees or warranties on the flooring? On the padding? On the installation?
What features does this flooring have that makes it easy to maintain?
Can I take a sample home to check how the flooring color will look in the room?
What kind of padding or underlayment does this flooring require?
How quickly will my flooring be installed after I place my order?
If I buy an additional amount, could I minimize the number of seams in my room?
To have fewer seams, is this carpet available in a 15-foot length?
Who is responsible for removing and disposing of old carpet and padding? Is there an additional fee for that?
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