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A magic hardwood flooring installation

We all wish our flooring installation could be as fast as this 18 second video, but this video does a nice job at showing some of the steps required to install a new hardwood floor.

 

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Flooring Installers (aka Flooring Fitters) – See if you can detect Sarcasm

If you read the packaging of Pergo flooring or most any other brand of flooring today you see giant letters that claim this Do-It-Yourself product is unmatched in it’s simplicity! The marketers then go on to show several toddlers putting the flooring together while Dad watches the big game on TV.

Given the absolute truth truth that we come to expect from the marketing community(hint: this is where the sarcasm is the thickest) it is easy to say that flooring installers or as our English friends call them “flooring fitters” must be a thing of the past right?

WRONG!

In fact as the differences in flooring construction have increased the need for competent and talented flooring installers has only increased.

Flooring installers are often like other contractors – meaning they have their own view of the world, they have their own way of doing things and why shouldn’t they? They are consummate individualists that have earned the right to do it their way. (Queue Frank Sinatra song)

One of the resources for flooring installers is the now 11 year old site FlooringInstaller.com. Packed with photos and videos from installation insiders these guys are not afraid to give as good as they take. At the end of the day, they are professionals who are committed to doing the right thing for their customers and they deserve the recognition for having high talent in a very tough trade.

So the next time you see that slick marketing from the flooring manufacturers basically tell you that the flooring will install itself, take a moment and decide if you need a professional flooring installer or if you really are up the challenge (and the risks).

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