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Idaho Flooring Contractors

Renovations can improve the value of any home and one of the most beneficial types of home modification involves flooring repair or installation. Homeowners considering a flooring renovation should look into the rules of the state and if necessary hire a professional contractor to complete the work.

Licensing in Idaho

All general contractors and their employees operating in Idaho must be licensed before they can undertake any flooring installation or renovation projects. License applications are accepted by the state's Division of Building Safety. Companies or persons who complete work without a license will be fined by the state inspector and this fee would be double the amount of the permit application fee.

Legal Issues and Complaints

While a dispute is the last thing homeowners and contractors want, sometimes there are disagreements. If a conflict should arise, the homeowner should write to the company and try to resolve the matter directly. As an added option for recourse, consumer can visit the Idaho Division of Building Safety for guidelines, forms and information on filing a complaint.

Consumer Protection

When hiring a contractor, consumers must take every precaution to protect themselves from fraud, exploitation, poor workmanship and even identity theft. Consumers should:

  • Research companies by checking out their references and licences
  • Obtain at least three quotes from prospective companies
  • Never choose a company based on price alone
  • Never give over unnecessary personal information to companies. Contractors often have many employees working on a project and one can never tell where their personal information will end up
  • Ensure that the contract cooling off period is clearly outlined
  • Get the contract and all the details in writing, this way if there is a dispute later on, there would be written evidence to support complaints.
  • Never pay down more than 10% of the cost and where possible try to make staged payments.

Common Flooring Installation Issues

Depending on the type of flooring being installed, the problems can vary. Below are a few examples.

Wood - This type of material has a tendency to expand and contract when exposed to the atmosphere so it is important to let the material 'breathe' for a few days before installation takes place.

Tiles - Problems usually occur if the surface is not prepared well or if the grouting is not applied well in that it causes cracking of the tiles or loose grouting.

Carpet - Usually carpets are easy to install but the surface must be free of moisture and where the carpet joining is necessary, the contractor should ensure there are no visible signs where the pieces connect.

Specialty Products Available in Idaho

Birch Creek Millwork Inc is located in Terreton, Idaho. The company offers unique flooring to consumers in the state. Birch Creek offers hand and machine textures and wood profiles. Using a range of species, consumers can obtain wood of unusual lengths and widths to meet every specification. Wood is available from alder, cherry, ash, red and white oak to name a few.

Birch Creek provides textures including wire brushed, smooth chalet, and even 3D styles.


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