Things You Need to Know Before Hardwood Flooring

Things You Need to Know Before Hardwood Flooring


Things You Need to Know Before Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring can give any home a lovely, polished aesthetic, which is why it is such a popular option among homeowners. Although it can add beauty to any area, Nothing beats the rich natural wood's elegance, beauty, & warmth. Unfortunately, even the best-protected hardwood floors will ultimately show signs of wear & tear, necessitating replacement.

Of course, not all damage is equal, and although it can easily some repaired, more severe damage demands quick treatment. If you don't address any damage to your floors right once, it will most certainly become more powerful and require repair or replacement.

Hardwood floors are a significant investment in your home, but many homeowners believe it is worthwhile because they may add considerable value. If you've decided to put hardwood floors in your house, you'll want to take extra precautions to ensure you pick the best flooring contractor possible.


The hiring of a contractor is equal to that of any other service provider. You should obtain many estimates and carefully compare them to see what each contractor brings to the table and which one delivers the perfect deal to meet your demands.

It's crucial to remember that you get what you pay for when examining those estimates; even if you're attracted to go with a cheaper cost to save money, you could not get the highest possible quality of service. Sometimes it is necessary to pay a little more to get what you want.


Remember a few things when hiring a contractor to know what to expect.

Licensing And Insurance

For contractors to operate lawfully, most states require some form of licensing. You should double-check that any contractor you're thinking about hiring has met all legal criteria. Furthermore, no matter how diligent a contractor is, things can still go wrong on a job, so you'll want to ensure that your contractor is fully insured.


ASASA Construction is a commercial and residential renovation company that is licensed and insured. We have a competent team of architects, planners, and interior designers who specialize in various commercial, residential, and public sector projects. For more than ten years, we have brought pride and enthusiasm to all our undertakings.

Is Your Contractor NWFA Certified?

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is an organization that promotes the use of wood flooring. NWFA Certified professionals that globally recognized as the absolute best in the field. Installers who have received NWFA certification are dedicated to mastering the installation process & will continue to participate in ongoing education (both online & hands-on) to maintain and develop their skill set.


Although NWFA certification is not necessary, it provides further assurance that a contractor not only understands their company but is also devoted to continued education to stay current with industry developments.

Warranty Guaranteed

A good contractor should be willing to provide a warranty to back up the quality of their work. They should be ready to offer you this legal protection because they know that hardwood floors are an expensive investment for you.

At ASASA, we strive to provide the highest quality work to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Thanks to our customer-focused approach, every job is handled with care and efficiency.


Getting feedback from previous clients is perhaps the most effective technique to ensure the quality of a contractor's work. Always ask for references from a contractor, and make sure you have a decent sample of them. The more contacts you have, the easier it will be to assess a contractor's overall quality of work. It regards normal if they have a total of 15 or 20 reviews and only four are wrong, as opposed to 7 total reviews and four negatives.

Take note of how they handle unfavorable reviews and whether they handle them professionally.


Checking when a family member or neighbor has floors laid is another fantastic approach to identifying a reliable contractor. You can inquire about their satisfaction with the contractor's work and inspect the work for yourself. If it appears to be a good fit, request a business card from the contractor.


You might also want to conduct some research online, using review sites like Yelp and Angie's List, which can provide helpful information about a contractor's work quality. Finally, the Better Business Bureau can provide valuable insight about received complaints and how they handled them.


ASASA construction has a large clientele and has worked with several large organizations in Toronto over the last ten years. Our consumers are glad to refer us because we focus on high-quality delivery.

Dust Control And Clean-Up

The installation process can be messy, from cutting the boards to sanding and polishing, so you'll want to pay close attention to how a contractor handles the problem. There are a variety of techniques to contain the waste, and you should ask your contractor what actions they plan to take upfront. Will they take their saw outside and use any specific dust-control equipment?


Will they want you to move any furniture or appliances, or will they want you to do so? Will they shield windows, lighting fixtures, and other built-ins from the elements? You may be able to save some money by moving as many goods as possible yourself, but more oversized items may necessitate the assistance of a contractor.


Don't forget to inquire about how they'll handle baseboards, which typically overlap flooring. Determine whether the contractor will remove & replace the baseboards, cut beneath the existing baseboards, or merely butt up against them & cover with quarter-round trim. It is a crucial phase because it will directly impact the room's final appearance.

Finally, you'll want to make sure they clean up after themselves, which isn't always a given. The home is valuable to you, and you'll like it restored to its original condition once the job is complete, so be sure your contractor understands this and is willing to help.


The ASASA construction contractor handles post-renovation clean-up, ensuring that your new flooring is clear of dust and debris gathered throughout the construction process. Your flooring will be entirely usable as soon as we finish the project.

Job Duration

Installing hardwood floors is a time-consuming task, and you'll want to know ahead of time how long it will take. Materials supply and acclimatization, for example, can extend the job's overall duration. You'll also want to know if the contractor plans to skip any days during the project, whether to allow for drying time or simply because they aren't available on particular days.


Because flooring installation frequently necessitates you being out of the room worked on, if not the entire house, it's critical that you have a solid sense of the overall timeframe to make any required plans ahead of time.

When we begin a flooring project, we prefer to keep our clients informed about every step of the way. You will get a clear schedule of the process and how long it will take to finish your flooring from the moment planning begins to the completion of construction. We guarantee the quickest results in the industry, and we'll always take the time to tell our customers how long their flooring will take.


Most contractors will not want total payment upfront because they know that unforeseen complications may arise throughout the installation process. Most contractors ask for a deposit in advance, followed by the remainder of the payment once the job is over. If a contractor requests total payment upfront, it's a good indication that they can't trust them to execute decent work.


Remember that most contractors will start with a size estimate, taking detailed measurements of the area where the installation will occur to determine the number of materials needed. They can then create a price estimate after they have a size estimate. They may be able to do this on the spot, or they may need to return to their office and call you with the quotation.


Following that will be the material delivery and acclimatization period, which should take place at least three days before the start of work. Finally, the installers will arrive, set up their tools, and work on the installation. They should clean up after themselves when the job is finished, ensuring that your home is in good condition.


Knowing what to expect from your flooring contractor ahead of time will save you a lot of time and money. You are investing a handsome amount of money in adding the beauty of natural hardwood to your house, so you want to be sure the project is complete successfully. If you do your study ahead of time, you'll be able to relax knowing that you're working with a reputable contractor.

Why Choose Us

ASASA Construction is a Toronto-based hardwood flooring company. We provide a variety of hardwood flooring contractors for your home, giving it a beautiful look and feel. We provide hardwood flooring refinishing, color schemes, and a unique and customizable surface that offers your home a rich yet stylish appeal while also being sturdy and never rotting.

Our hardwood floors are adaptable and top-tier in terms of quality, value, and style; our team of experts focuses on creating a bunch of cutting-edge solid wood flooring layouts using the best foundation processes. We install Solid Hardwood Flooring, Engineered Hardwood Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Hardwood Flooring Repair, and Hardwood Flooring Restoration using unique wood species



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