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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a flooring professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To safely set up a consultation or appointment with a flooring professional and avoid the risk of transmitting COVID-19, start with an online search. Contact the professional through a message and ask to set up a video or phone call to discuss the project. This lets the professional visualize what needs to be done without physically needing to be there. Discuss the project’s timeline, budget, virtual payment capabilities and adherence to guidelines set forth locally and by the CDC.

Can I use digital payments to pay for floor installation, replacement or repairs?

Many local flooring professionals offer digital payments to conduct transactions for floor repairs, installation, replacement and more. This trend has been increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is prompting flooring professionals to take payments through Venmo, Square Cash, PayPal, Google Pay, Zelle and other convenient platforms. 

To ensure you can safely pay for the service, contact the professional beforehand and ask which services are acceptable. Take any measures necessary to comply with guidelines on social distancing.

Do flooring professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Because flooring work has to be done in-person, flooring professionals are typically unable to perform work virtually. If you come across a pro's profile that states they're offering remote services, message the pro to see what those services include.

If you plan to get indoor flooring installed once the pandemic is over, you can ask potential flooring specialists if they host virtual consultations through video calls and digital messaging. Compare flooring professionals in your area online to find the right fit, and book an appointment.

Does a flooring professional need to enter my home?

If the flooring project is located inside your residence, performing the job would require the flooring professional to enter your home. This is not recommended by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if a flooring project takes place in a separate location outside of your home, the flooring professional will not need to enter your home. 

Talk to flooring professionals in your area to see if it’s necessary for them to enter your home. If so, you might want to postpone the project until social distancing guidelines are relaxed by the government.

How can I find out if a flooring professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a flooring professional is considered an essential service in the current coronavirus pandemic, consult your city or state’s government website. To get a sense of the national recommendations, check CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage

This page lists 16 different infrastructure sectors that are officially considered essential during this time. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. Ultimately, you should consult with your local government. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a flooring professional when social distancing?

If you hire a flooring professional for an outdoor project, you may be able to avoid person-to-person contact with the pro. If you hire a pro for an indoor job, avoid physical contact, sanitize surfaces and use virtual payments like PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay and Square Cash App to complete transactions instead of using cash or checks. Determine a strategy with the flooring professional when you contact them.

What are the different types of flooring I can install in my home?

Here are four popular types of flooring you can install in your home. 

Solid wood flooring:

Solid wood flooring is made up of 100% wood, and has a very natural look and feel. It can add value to your home and. It can resist wear and tear, and be sanded and refinished multiple times. However, solid wood is susceptible to humidity and water damage. When it’s humid, solid wood could expand and if there’s a flood, it will be hard for the wood to return to its natural shape.

Laminate flooring:

Laminate wood flooring is an artificial product that mimics real wood flooring. Its core consists of fiberboard material, topped by an image print layer and sealed with a clear protective film. Laminate flooring is UV-resistant and less expensive than solid hardwood (approximately $3 to $7 per square foot to install). However, it also has a lower-quality feel, is unable to be sanded and refinished, has a lifespan of around 25 years and will invariably have a repeated print, according to Consumer Reports

A laminate hardwood floor is popular in living areas like dining rooms and kitchens. Their quality has improved dramatically in recent years, making them an attractive alternative to more expensive flooring types. Laminate flooring can also be scratch-prone, easy to clean and maintain, and resistant to moisture. 

Vinyl flooring:

Vinyl flooring is made completely out of PVC plastic and is an excellent option for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens. It is durable, comfortable and inexpensive. Vinyl plank flooring and vinyl floor tiles can also imitate stone, tile and wood. However, it is fairly easy to spot vinyl flooring as synthetic. Install luxury vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring in areas where moisture is a concern.

Engineered wood flooring:

Engineered wood flooring often has a plywood-core substrate and a genuine hardwood veneer as its uppermost layer. Engineered wood floors are more impervious to humidity than regular hardwood, meaning that it’s less likely to expand, warp and buckle, according to Consumer Reports. However, it can dent easily. The best engineered hardwood has a thicker veneer, as well as a quality that allows it to be sanded down and refinished to increase its lifespan. It can be as durable as solid hardwood, and it’s often an affordable choice for many homeowners.

If you need help choosing the best flooring for your home, reach out to the top flooring companies near you.

What is the best flooring for dogs?

Waterproof or scratch-resistant flooring is typically the best flooring for dogs. This includes: 

  • Vinyl: Vinyl may not add much to the value of your home, but it is resistant to scratching, stains, dents and accidents. Plus, it’s an affordable option.
  • Tile: Tile is generally water-resistant and scratch-proof, and more affordable than hardwood or stone.
  • Laminate: Laminate is not truly waterproof, but it is tough and often more scratch-resistant than other wood floorings. 

Remember that solid hardwood is susceptible to damage, including dents, scratching, licking and accidents. But if you want to install wood floors, the best hardwood floors for dogs are typically made out of maple, Brazilian walnut or bamboo.

For more tips on choosing the best flooring for dogs, talk to one of the best flooring installation professionals near you.

How much does it cost to install flooring?

The national average cost to install flooring is $5,500, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 . Your cost can be much lower or higher depending on the type of flooring you select, the square footage of the project, and other important variables like demolition and repair work needed.

Here are some examples of floor installation costs, depending on the material:

Reach out to the top flooring installation specialists near you to get an accurate, free estimate of how much it will cost to install flooring in your home.

How do you clean hardwood, concrete, vinyl and laminate floors?

After you get new floors installed in your home, make sure you maintain them. Use these tips to keep your floors clean, shiny and polished. 

How to Clean Concrete Floors

Start by sweeping or vacuuming the entire surface to remove loose debris. Mopping will require different substances based on the type of concrete floor. For a polished concrete floor, use a specialized polished concrete cleaner. For a painted concrete floor, use a mild all-purpose cleaner. A sealed concrete floor can be cleaned with dishwashing liquid, while an unsealed floor is best cleaned with trisodium phosphate and stain removers. Use kitty litter or cornstarch for grease stains, and distilled white vinegar for rust stains. 

For more tips on how to clean and maintain your concrete floors, consult with your professional concrete flooring contractor.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Cleaning hardwood floors typically requires a mop, bucket and some type of hardwood floor cleaner. Start by removing furniture and objects. Vacuum up all debris (or use a dust mop), moving with the grain. Spray your cleaner on a small section of the floor, and mop in a figure-eight motion, working backward. Make sure there are no puddles. 

In high-traffic areas, you should mop one or two times per week. Low-traffic areas should be mopped at least once per month. 

To ensure you're cleaning and maintaining your hardwood floors properly, speak with your hardwood flooring installation specialist.

How to Clean Laminate Floors:

Start by vacuuming to remove dust, dirt and other debris. The best mop for laminate floors is a microfiber mop with a sprayer feature. Spray and mop one small area at a time to avoid standing liquid on the floor. Go over the floor with a dry microfiber cloth after mopping to make sure all liquid is gone. 

Although you can use a damp mop, never use a wet mop on laminate floors. Moisture can cause the flooring to bubble, swell and buckle. Instead, use a dedicated laminate floor mop with a laminate floor cleaner spray. The best mop for laminate floors is typically made with microfiber, which picks up dirt and absorbs moisture well.

Consulting with your laminate flooring installer is a good idea if you've never had laminate floors and need more tips on how to clean them properly.

How to Clean Vinyl Floors

Cleaning vinyl plank flooring is easy. Start by sweeping and vacuuming up dirt, dust and debris. Then use a damp — not wet — mop or rag with warm water. While vinyl is waterproof, an excessive amount of water can leak between the seams and affect the glue bond with the floor. When you feel a chemical is needed, make sure to choose cleaning products safe for vinyl planks.

Reach out to your vinyl flooring installer for tips on how to further maintain and care for your vinyl floors.

For more tips, read our guide on how to clean and maintain all types of flooring.

Reviews for Cleveland wood floor contractors
Jesse H.
We were looking for someone to paint, skim coat a room, take our old carpet, and redo wood floors in house, within about a 2.5 week time frame. My initial message with the request outlined in separate bullet points each thing we wanted done, and stressed that we were moving in on a specific date and needed the work done by then. Our experience with Peter was anything but satisfactory. We have a lot that was not ideal, and as it entails a lot, I'll just list it out the big stuff as factually as possible and let others make up their mind on him. I have copies of messages if it's helpful for anyone. Peter was the first contractor I met with, and the last to respond with a quote. I wrote him to follow-up about the quote and the next morning it was available. It was much less than the others so we decided to go with him. I spoke to him on the phone the evening I got the quote and told him we now wanted the bedrooms to have the wood floors redone and if he could do that and adjust the quote, and assuming it was within reason with the adjustment I would sign and send him the copy ASAP and we'd be ready for him to start as soon as that weekend. I had been exchanging messages with him via Thumbtack up until this point, but thought for the official contract it would be better to use actual email (at that point I wasn't even sure if you could attach things to Thumbtack messages). I sent the signed contract to Peter at the business email address listed on the contract. A couple of days went by and I didn't hear from him, then I got a message from him asking about it and mentioning the need to get it in quickly to keep on schedule. I told him I had sent it via email, he said he didn't get it, so then I just sent it to him via Thumbtack. Work didn't start for a couple more days, and the first real concern popped up when he called me to discuss a couple of things (I don't remember what exactly), but at the end of the conversation mentioned how they'd need to use an extra coat of paint in the one bedroom currently painted pink. I told him that was the one room that he was NOT supposed to paint, which we discussed clearly during our walk-through, to which he said he remembered. A few days before we were to move in Peter called me and told me they wouldn't be done in time. Apparently the skim coating in our living room was more involved than he had anticipated and also his skim coat guy hadn't started as early as he'd like, which set everything else back. He told me initially he would need to finish the floors in the downstairs a day or so after we moved in. I explained again that I already had everything planned for the move, and that we would need to walk on the floors in able to move in. He didn't really have a solution to offer. Eventually, I suggested putting painting the living room and doing a couple of other things and prioritizing the floors, which was able to be done, but they were literally working while we were moving in. He came back a few days after the move to paint a few things and touch up areas of the skim coat. The biggest issue we had was that he somehow believed we did not want our hallway and stairs to get the carpet removed from them and the wood floors redone, as was done in ALL the rest of the house and mentioned specifically in my initial message outlining our work request. During our walk-through we talked about it as well. At the time we had been considering adding carpet in the bedrooms and NOT redoing the floors there, but decided to redo those as well (mentioned above), but never once did I say we wouldn't be doing the hallways and floor. In fact, because I knew it may be confusing, I mentioned at least once that "all the existing carpet would be torn out." Days before we were to move in I was at the house and still saw the carpet in those areas, and I asked when they would be done. That's when he got confused and said they weren't part of the work. Clearly a conversation was had, and I now know that my inexperience here is partly to blame because I should have asked for a more detailed quote and contract (it didn't specify what areas of the house the carpet and floor work would be for). During that conversation I told him specifically to call me tomorrow with an update on what would be done and when, and he never called me. He also said he would be in the house that Friday afternoon doing work so we could talk then and never showed up. I never heard from him at all after that phone call with specifics as to what would be done, and when he would get the rest of everything finished. There was also shoe molding in the rooms that would not be done in time. The floor guy, Matt, WAS there the day after, however, but told me I needed to talk with Peter about when and how much to finish the stairs and shoe molding, when I saw Peter the next day and asked he said I would need to talk with the floor guy about it. I told him Matt told me to ask him and he said he'd connect with him and see. Confusing; THIS is why I expected a phone call the day after learning they wouldn't be completing the work. For at best a miscommunication that badly you would think he would try and clearly communicate a solution. When I knew the floors wouldn't be getting done, I asked at least for them to get the carpet torn out before we moved in. He told me a few times "oh we'll definitely get the carpet out" only to tell me the day of that carpet wouldn't get torn out, explaining how really that was for the best because the floors underneath could be rough and we may not want to walk on it, etc. We moved in and decided despite the annoyance it would be best to still have Peter's team complete the floors since they knew the work, we had a quote on the "additional" work, and he promised he would work to get it done quickly for us. I wrote him with specific dates explaining we were thinking they could come in during the week while we were at work and do most of the work, ultimately finishing the floor staining on a Friday to let it dry and aerate over the weekend so we wouldn't have to live with the fumes. We would take off work that Friday and head out of town so the house would be free, I did mention if needed they could wrap up Saturday morning. He said he'd check the dates with the floor guy and let me know. A week went by and I didn't hear anything, so I followed-up. He responded he hadn't heard back from the floor guy, then later that day confirmed with a short message "I heard back from Matt and he is good for that weekend." I wrote back again specifically outlining the time frame for getting the work done due to the short response from him, so then he responded saying the floor guy had confirmed the weekend days but not any times and he would ask him. I wrote again explaining the need for things to be done by that Saturday morning. This was all on the Monday before work was to start. That evening Peter called me to tell me the floor guy had to take his mother into hospice care that weekend and wouldn't be able to do the work. He then went on to explain how much work is involved in redoing stairs and basically setting up that it would take more time than we had planned for to get it all done. Except, in a message he sent me on Feb 15 explaining how they could do the work in stages to accommodate us, he specifically said that "The final sanding, staining and finishing has to be completed as one step because the floor can't have any foot traffic after the final sanding. He will need one full day for this step." This was four days before we were planning to leave town to get the final work for our house done. We had already taken off work for that weekend. I told him we would be going with someone else. Lastly, when we were moving in and he was finishing up painting our living room, I noticed that the wood trim and mantle in the living room now had lots of white splatter marks on it (I'm assuming from plaster). I pointed this out to Peter and asked if he would clean it up, he looked at it and explained to me that it was old paint that had been there. I know it wasn't, I DEFINITELY would have noticed so much splatter when we were first looking at the house, especially on the mantle which had actually looked very clean and solid. To his credit, he told me he'd try and get it off and he did. But, he used some type of remover that actually ended up stripping parts of the wood stain and varnish from the mantle and trim, so now there are discolored and unfinished looking spots everywhere, and the mantle is cracked in the back from I imagine the force of his rubbing on it.
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