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New Mexico Flooring Contractors

It's always best to seek out a professional opinion before jumping into a DIY flooring project. The right flooring contractor can help pick out the ideal flooring material for the required dimensions and climate. Hiring an experienced contractor will also ensure the finished floor is properly installed so as to prevent problems arising in the future.

Licensing in New Mexico

Flooring contractors must obtain a contractor's license from the New Mexico Construction Industries Division (CID) in order to work. Performing any kind of construction work without an issued licensed is illegal and punishable by law.

In order to receive a license, contractors must pass a business and law exam and include a certificate of the results, a $10,000 bond, and proof of a New Mexico tax ID with the application. Contractors are also required to have workmens' compensation before they are given a license.

Legal Issues and Complaints

If a contractor is in violation of the CID rules and regulations or New Mexico state building code, complaints can be filed at the CID for further investigation. Such violations include:

  • No workers' compensation insurance
  • Helping unlicensed contractors
  • Working outside of licensed field
  • Using a different name than what is on license
  • Abandonment of contract or participating in fraudulent activity after a court ruling
The CID only handles complaints of these matters and does not accept complaints related to the work or services provided. Any financial, contractual, or quality complaint must be filed through the Office of the Attorney General.

Common Flooring Installation Issues

Acclimating wood floors to the dry climate of New Mexico is necessary before installing them in any structure. Because wood is a natural product, it is susceptible to the elements and may be damaged if exposed to too much dry or wet air.

If the material does not have adequate time to adjust to the climate, it may dry out and develop cracks, cupping, buckling, or movement after being installed. The manufacturer should include guidelines and recommendations for acclimation procedures to follow before setting the floor.

Specialty Products Native to New Mexico

Cool in the summer and strong enough to withstand the elements - traditional stone floors are common in warmer climates because of their durability and decorative designs. New Mexico's natural resources are rich in aggregate and stone, allowing the state to produce over 13 million pounds of material a year. New Mexico sandstone, flagstone, and travertine are manufactured throughout the state and sold across the US. These diverse products can be used for floors, patios, pavers, tile, and building construction.


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