First time investing in flooring? Or perhaps it’s been a while and you’re switching to a different type of flooring you haven’t had before? Either way, you’re in the right place. On this page, we’ve looked to answer some common questions we receive from Guildford clients on topics like vinyl flooring and Karndean flooring, as well as the more general aspects of what a flooring contractor, carpet fitter and carpet supplier does. Serving as all three, the D N H Carpets team feels more than qualified to answer!
If you have a question that isn’t answered on this page, or want to discuss your individual requirements with a reputable, qualified flooring contractor – don’t hesitate to call us on 01252 641 522. Our friendly team provide fantastic customer service from first point of contact, and will happily provide expert advice to help you find the perfect product for your Guildford property.
WHY NOT BUY CARPETS, VINYL FLOORING OR KARNDEAN FLOORING OVER THE INTERNET?
While we ourselves are avid internet shoppers – who isn’t in 2018? – one thing we don’t advise buying online is flooring. However, the internet is a fantastic way to browse manufacturers’ products and for Guildford homeowners to find style inspiration on blogs/interior design magazines etc. The reason we advise against using an online-only vinyl flooring, Karndean flooring or carpet supplier, is that it’s essential you see the products you’re considering buying in your own home. This way you can ensure that the colour and general look/feel is right for the room which you wish to install it.
A bricks-and-mortar flooring contractor like D N H Carpets provides invaluable advice and assistance, can issue sample books and direct you to a different product should you like something but want some minor alterations in size/build/colour/finish. Online outlets might offer to send you samples, but they don’t offer such a complete service – another issue is the time it all takes, and that many online outlets won’t serve as a flooring or carpet fitter, so you have to get in a separate tradesman anyway!
HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT I FIND THE RIGHT FLOORING CONTRACTOR OR CARPET FITTER?
There are a number of checks that you can make. Firstly, ensure that a flooring contractor or carpet fitter is insured. Some operating around Guildford might not be, leaving you financially liable should something go wrong. Also ask about their qualifications. While you do not require formal training to become a carpet fitter / carpet supplier, there are courses out there and any flooring contractor looking to be the best in the game will have their employees complete them. For example, the DNH Carpets team hold NVQ-level qualifications.
Other things that are worth considering are, as in any industry, a company’s reputation. Browse online for reviews or contact them directly for testimonials. Beware any vinyl flooring, Karndean flooring or carpet supplier / carpet fitter that’s reluctant to provide references. They should be proud of their reputation and be eager to show verifiable examples of past work and happy customers! Also keep in mind whether a company offers guarantees, to ensure you have complete peace of mind. We do – both fitting and general wear guarantees.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TYPE OF FLOORING WILL BEST SUIT A PARTICULAR SPACE?
The short answer is there’s no one correct option, as each and every one of our Guildford clients have (often subtly) different aesthetic tastes, and our looking for different characteristics. But know that we can provide expert advice at every juncture, to ensure you find the perfect product for you.
Typically, clients choose vinyl flooring or Karndean flooring for kitchens, bathrooms and high-traffic hallways. They’ll be more interested in what a carpet supplier / carpet fitter can bring in for bedrooms, lounges and similar rooms in which a high degree of comfort is sought.