Entry #1699, October 8, 2012
Last week I shared with you a great opportunity that I’ve been chosen to pair with HomeAdvisor to showcase how choosing a vendor, pricing out remodeling costs and more can be achieved with their HomeAdvisor network. I chose to get wood flooring installed in my family room and foyer and we are now onto week 2: Choosing and Selecting a Vendor.
Week 2 – Using HomeAdvisor to find a flooring vendor
I will be honest, before deciding to go with the flooring project, I had no idea what type, color, price or even how to choose a vendor or contractor to perform the job. I was glad to see that HomeAdvisor walks you through the entire process so help you find local vendors in your area that are pre-screened and qualified to come give you an estimate.
The only thing I did know was the look I was going for in my finished wood floor! 🙂
Finding a Flooring Vendor
I went through the questionnaire online and was able to choose my flooring type, my type of project, my zip code and other pertinent information.
Once you submit your information, the system assesses your information and then will choose up to 4 qualified contractors in your area. 3 were chosen for me, and within 10 minutes of filling out my information, my first contractor was calling me to setup an estimate appointment!
Choosing the right vendor
After I received 3 phone calls for estimates. I chose only 2 vendors to interview, as the third vendor didn’t have an appointment time for another week. What I did like was the ProFinder guide on the HomeAdvisor website. It enabled you to choose your project and then get helpful tips for interviewing the and choosing the right vendor for your needs.
Chose my flooring vendor
After meeting with both vendors I chose to go with Quality Flooring by Frank Milea here in Jacksonville, Florida. He suggested I come out to the showroom first to pick out what I liked, and to get a feel for different prices, types, and what would work best with my family’s lifestyle. Then Frank brought the flooring samples to my house and me and my husband chose the sample we liked the best.
We decided on – Natural Prestige – Bordeaux Oak 6-1/4″ for our foyer and family room. We can’t wait for the upcoming weeks! Join me week 3 when we get started with the project.
See you then. To see how details on HomeAdvisor – visit week 1 here, on Stagetecture.
Note: I’m pairing with HomeAdvisor to have flooring placed in my home and working with HomeAdvisor prescreened contractors to perform the work. The project costs $2500 and is being covered by HomeAdvisor. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.