2. Be sure to educate your clients on the uses and misuses of hardwood flooring. People may not know that leaving water on hardwood floors for an extended period of time can damage the wood. Additionally, be sure they use a neutral PH cleaner when cleaning their floors, and encourage them to keep shoes off the floor when possible.
3. Use sustainable flooring. Sustainable flooring is used from materials that don’t harm the environment and the ecosystems it contains. This process involves the harvest, production, and disposal of all flooring goods. There are numerous types of flooring that are considered to be sustainable, some of which are very cheap. Bamboo for example is a sustainable substitute for traditional hardwood flooring, and is water resistant and easy to install. Hardwood flooring is also sustainable but comes with a more expensive price tag.
4. Use a flooring cost estimator for your client’s homes. This software will save you a lot of time, and allows you to send clients flooring quotes in minutes. Additionally, it will save you money on paperwork, and you can use the estimator without having an internet connection.
5. If your customer is looking for a quick and easy solution, try using floating floors. Especially if the floor has asbestos in it, floating floors are a great option.
6. If you are installing hardwood in a basement or an area that will be getting a lot of moisture, consider using engineered wood. This wood contains a top layer of real wood, with thin layers of plywood underneath. Additionally, this engineered wood can be refurbished multiple times.