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Installation is the most critical step to insure the overall performance and appearance of your new floor. You should contract a floor covering installer much like you would a building contractor. A reliable installer should carry insurance, both liability and workmen's compensation. At discountfloor.com we want to help you find the best installer available. We offer these guidelines to help you make a more informed decision on selecting your installer:
1: The first and best way is through referral. Possibly a friend or relative, maybe even your builder, has had floor covering installed recently. Even if this option is available, get more references and verify them. Possibly even look at more of their work.
2: The second way and could very well be a first choice is to call the CFI (Certified Floor Covering Installers) for a referral. They will furnish phone numbers for independent certified installers in your area. Certified installers usually charge a bit more but will follow all the guidelines set forth by the Carpet and Rug Institute.
3: The third way is to check your local yellow pages under the listing "Carpet and Rug - Installers". Again, we can't stress enough, the importance of referral and verification.
You can receive a copy of installation guidelines (commercial or residential) form the Carpet and Rug Institute. www.carpet-rug.org