Q: Can you help me determine how to find a good flooring professional. In our previous home we hired a well known local company to install engineered hardwood and had 3 years of issues from underlayment issues to panels moving. We want to have hard wood installed in our new home but I don’t know what to ask to find someone who can do the job well the first time.
A: Finding referrals from friends and neighbours can help. Maybe if you emailed National Wood Flooring Assoc., they could have a recommendation for your area. Hope that helps.
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