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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What's the best flooring for basements, kitchens and bathrooms?

When installing flooring in your home, keep in mind that some materials are better suited for certain rooms while others are not. Use this guide to help you make the best decision for your home.

Best Flooring for Basements

Basement flooring should be highly resistant to moisture, as many basements are below grade. Choosing the best flooring for basement spaces depends on what they’ll be used for. For example: 

  • An epoxy basement floor is a durable finish for concrete.
  • Vinyl basement flooring is generally waterproof or water-resistant. 
  • Laminate floors can be an affordable option, but they’re often not 100% waterproof.
  • Ceramic tile floors are also water-resistant. 

If your basement isn’t moist, carpet tiles are also an option — just make sure to use a moisture barrier.

Best Flooring for Kitchens

Kitchen flooring does more work than almost any floor in the house, so you’ll want to choose a durable floor. The following are among the best flooring types for kitchens:

  • Porcelain tiles can be fashionable, moisture-resistant, and cost less than stone or wood to install.
  • Vinyl flooring can withstand dents, is generally inexpensive and it’s easy to install.
  • Linoleum flooring can be durable, easy to maintain and affordable. 
  • Wood flooring could be damaged by dropped pots and pans, furniture and pets. However, hardwood and engineered wood floors in kitchen spaces are still popular among homeowners.

Best Flooring for Bathrooms

Bathroom flooring must withstand high moisture levels while also being comfortable on bare feet. Here are some of the best flooring options for bathrooms: 

  • Porcelain tiles are generally comfortable, waterproof, stylish and less costly than stone or wood. 
  • Vinyl flooring is waterproof, cost-effective and can imitate wood convincingly.
  • Natural stone can be expensive, but it’s typically hard and durable.

Reach out to a flooring installation and repair professional near you to see which type you should install in your home.

How much are oak hardwood floors?

Installing oak hardwood floors can add value and beauty to your home. The cost of hardwood floors is typically based on the overall square footage of your new floor, the type of oak you select, any repair work your subfloor requires prior to installation, and any demolition costs to remove your old flooring. Other factors that will affect your total cost can include the regional cost of labor and business overhead of your flooring company.

A flooring installation company may charge $3 per square foot for standard installation. For hand-scraped (higher-end) ¾-inch oak planks, the cost is approximately $7 per square foot, for a total cost per square foot of about $10 as long as no repair work is required. Standard oak planks are available from big-box stores for as low as $3 per square foot, so the quality of oak you want will affect your total project cost.

Reviews for Alexandria floor refinishers
Thumbtack Customer
Install Pros sanded, stained, and refinished our 70s era hardwood floors and did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Install ProsInstall Pros
Dominick C.
I hired FloorTechs to install hardwood floors throughout my home and to refinish the railings and install new balusters. Great quality, fair price, great value!
FloorTechs, LLCFloorTechs, LLC
Yehudis N.
This crew was incredible. They rearranged their schedule so that they could refinish our floors with one day's notice. They were punctual, courteous and professional. Their price was extremely reasonable. Would definitely use them again should the need arise. We'd give them six stars if we could!
Home Design by MolinaHome Design by Molina
Jena Z.
Ford and team did a really great job refinishing our existing 70 year old wood floors and seamlessly integrating them with new wood flooring in an adjacent space. He really went out of the way to make a great transition (What was originally a concrete step was refaced with a new wood tread and riser), and even delivered the flooring to our house over the weekend to accommodate our schedule. He was very courteous, knowledgeable, and willing to go out of the way to make sure we were happy with the end result and completed the job very quickly. We would definitely hire again.
Elliot Y.
From the initial scheduling of the estimate to the little details, Martin and his team were excellent. When we agreed on a price, and scope of work, he pointed out that I might be happier with the alternative of removing existing hardwood (that was severely damaged in some spots) and installing all new hardwood so that the factory finish and plank width throughout my home matched (rather than having one color/finish wood on the basement, refinished smaller plank wood on 1st floor, and new wider plank wood on 3rd floor). I agreed and he worked with me on the price so that cost was not too much of a factor. Tae and Martin kept me informed throughout the entire installation process and took care of the smallest details that I didn't even think about until it was finished. I highly recommend KNN Flooring.
KNN FloorKNN Floor
Jennifer C.
Ford and crew were very responsive and did a wonderful job on refinishing our floor for a reasonable price. We had a bit of a miscommunication that left us waiting around a while for the initial estimate, but otherwise they were fairly prompt. I appreciated his willingness to respond to my questions over Thumbtack (particularly in comparison to others floor people on here) and via text message as well as on the phone. The previous owners of our home had painted over some wires tacked onto the baseboards and the paint was cracking and ripping as they were removing the shoe molding to do the work on the floor. Ford offered to come back and install the shoe molding for us after we've had time to repaint the molding that was damaged by the methods of the previous owners, which I appreciated. We were on a tight timeline trying to get the floors done between closing on the house and moving in and Modern Floors was able to accommodate our schedule and work with us to get it done when we needed it to be done. The finished product looks beautiful and they did a great job matching the color of the engineered hardwood floor we have on the main floor. The only cons to our experience was the lateness to the initial estimate appointment and it would have been nice to get an email copy of the estimate. I would not hesitate to recommend them to a friend!
Daniel S.
We had our floors refinished by MJA design and the final product turned out great. Whitney was a true professional from the initial contact, doing a thorough estimate, and working with us through several mishaps in the process. We were even able to start our project several days earlier than initially predicted. Unfortunately, while Alex and his crew were very helpful in putting down sample areas to help us decide which stain color to use; instead of then sanding out the sample areas to be the same bare finish as the rest of the floors, the crew stained over them along with the rest of the bare floor, leaving the sample areas with noticeable boxes where two coats were applied (the sample coat plus the one coat the rest of the floors received). Whitney was quick to bring the crew back and have them fix it, but unfortunately their fix left a much larger section that looked noticeably darker from the rest of the floors. Whitney was quick to bring the crew back again to fix that attempt and ensured all stain any poly was stripped and again refinished. While there are still very minor noticeable differences in the problem areas, we are ultimately satisfied with how everything turned out and really appreciate Whitney's and Alex's follow-through to make sure things turned out as we wanted--even after we already gave final payment. That is a commitment to customer service that is highly commendable and sincerely appreciated. Our only gripe is the way that the process played out, dragging what should have been a 3 or 4-day project to 10-days. The persistence in fixing the problems warrants five stars, but the frustrations of not having everything been done well the first (or even second) time knocks off 1-star.
MJA DesignMJA Design
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