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Connecticut Flooring Contractors

Renovating or replacing the flooring in the home can be a huge project. Some homeowners may be skilled enough to complete the work themselves, but most people would opt for hiring a professional contractor. For Connecticut residents, there are a few points to know before hiring a flooring contractor.

Licensing in Connecticut

In the state of Connecticut, all home improvement contractors must be licensed before they can take on any flooring installation or renovation projects. The state Department of Consumer Protection has outlined what is required to be licensed and offers consumers the opportunity to look up and verify the licenses of potential contractors and businesses.

Legal Issues and Complaints

If consumers run into problems with contractors, the state department has a complaints section where issues can be sorted out. This site provides samples of complaint forms and even has video guides on how to file a complaint.

Consumer Protection

The Connecticut Government has a list of requirements that must be met by contractors. Consumers should be aware of these in order to ensure they are fully protected. The state requires the following:

  • All home improvement/renovation contracts must be in writing and must include the contractor's registration number
  • Contracts must state the date the contract was signed, the project start date, the completion date and the date by which the consumer can cancel the contract
  • Consumers must be informed that they have the right to cancel up to three days after signing the contract
In addition, to avoid complaints in the future, consumers and contractors should spend time drawing up a specific contract to ensure both parties know what is expected of them.

If a dispute should arise, the homeowner should try to resolve it by writing to the contractor before registering a formal complaint with the state.

Common Flooring Installation Issues

When installing wood floors in moist conditions, contractors should be aware that the product is likely to shrink and expand when exposed to the atmosphere. It is therefore important to let the product remain exposed for a few days before attempting to install the material.

With carpets, common problems could include damp surfaces that cause odors to rise through the carpet once the installation is complete. To avoid such problems, contractors or DIY enthusiasts should be knowledgeable about the material they are handling.

Fortunately the exams and requirements of the state should prepare professionals for such problems. DIY enthusiasts on the other hand should do the necessary research before attempting to undertake any flooring installation project. Preparation is key to having a successful end result.

Specialty Products Available in Connecticut

Specialty Flooring based in Watertown, Connecticut offers a range of stone products. The company sources natural stone products from across the globe. Specialty Flooring can tumble marble and other stones to present a more aged and distressed look to cater for consumer taste and needs. Specialty Flooring also offers laminate products that resemble wood products so closely that consumers would have a hard time differentiating between real wood and laminate products.


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