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Nevada Flooring Contractors

It's a good idea to protect ones home by hiring a licensed flooring contractor to have a flooring project done right. In the State of Nevada, strict licensing requirements are in place to ensure contractors perform quality construction, while keeping a homeowner's greatest investment safe.

Licensing in Nevada

The State of Nevada requires all businesses, individuals, and subcontractors performing any construction work to hold a contracting license from the Nevada State Contractors Board.

In order to apply for a license, contractors must submit an application as well as a minimum of four notarized Reference Certificates, a detailed resume listing all previous experience in the field, financial statements, and background information. Contractors need at least four years of experience in their area of expertise as a worker, supervisor, or field manager to be considered for a licensed.

Contractors must also submit a licensing fee, proof of workers compensation, a license bond, and register with the Residential Recovery Fund. If the application is approved, contractors must then take a business and legal exam to obtain their license.

Legal Issues and Complaints

Homeowners who have a grievance can file a complaint at the Nevada State Contractors Board. A Board investigator will examine the claim and determine if a jobsite visit is necessary to research the complaint.

If further work is required, the investigator will send "A Notice to Correct" to both parties involved. At this point, the contractor has 20 to 30 days to fix the items listed in the Notice to Correct. If a consumer doesn't allow the contractor back into their home - the complaint will be dismissed.

A Notice of Hearing and Complaint is sent to the consumer to fill out within 20 days to receive an administrative hearing if further action is required.

Common Flooring Installation Issues

Because of the dry climate of Nevada, hardwood needs to be acclimated to the environment before installation. Wood should be left out a few days to give the boards time to expand or contract before they are set. After the flooring has been installed, the dry climate will prevent the floor from expanding.

Consumer Protection

The Nevada State Contractors Board is designed to regulate licensed contractors throughout the state and protect against bad business practices. Consumers can use the NSCB to:

  • Check to see if the contractor has the proper license for your project and is in good standing with the NSCB
  • See if any complaints have been filed against a contractor
  • Review your rights before signing a contract
  • File a complaint against a licensed and unlicensed contractor
  • Report unlicensed contractors promoting their services
The Nevada legislature has also established the Residential Recovery Fund for homeowners that are unable to recover from damage done by a contractor. Single-family homes are able to recover up to $35,000 per claim, and up to $400,000 per contractor if they entered a contract with a licensed contractor and have exhausted all other means of recovery.


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