Benefits of Using a Local Wood Craftsman

So, you’ve made the decision to invest in hardwood flooring. Not only will it increase your homes’ resale value and can improve your overall health, but it will also add a new element of design to your home. As you research your options on where to get hardwood flooring done, you may be overwhelmed. There are many resources and companies available to you, but which is the right choice?

Through your research, you skim articles on pros and cons when it comes to hiring flooring experts. You read reviews of horror stories or perhaps great ones. After searching through endless content available at your fingertips, it can be easy to be tempted to just go with a generic option, like hiring a well-known wholesaler.

However, at Barnum Floors, we know a thing or two about hiring the best in the business. That’s why we’ve curated a list of benefits to using a local wood craftsman when installing your new hardwood flooring.

Constant Communication

As a small family-owned business, we pride ourselves on being able to provide all of our clients with direct communication. When you call to schedule an appointment or simply inquire about our services, you will never be directed to an automated messaging system. Every call and email is responded to directly by one of our team members who are highly knowledgeable in hardwood flooring. Oftentimes, you will be speaking directly with Barnums’ ownership as it relates to your unique home project.

No matter what your hardwood flooring project may look like, our flooring experts work with you one-on-one from start to finish to ensure every need is met. Unlike larger retailers, you won’t be passed from one person to another when inquiring about your flooring plan. 

A Bigger Knowledge Base

Local flooring businesses, such as ourselves, have made hardwood flooring their career. Knowledgeable in installation, refinishing, replacement, and more—they can service your flooring with no problem. When you work with a local craftsman, you will receive service that goes above and beyond. Sometimes, wholesalers and big-box hardware stores can get overloaded with projects, sending out workers under subcontracts left and right. And oftentimes, those workers are only knowledgeable in hardwood flooring to an extent since they need to be well informed on all flooring types (ie; carpet, laminate, etc). 

Wood craftsmen live and breathe hardwood. They can work directly with you and know exactly which type of hardwood flooring would be best for your home. From walnut and maple to hickory and red oak, a craftsman can tell you everything you need to know.

High-Quality Workmanship

Flooring projects require a lot of attention to detail. When done incorrectly, it can cause damage to not only your floors, but can cause tension in the working relationship that can be hard to overcome to repair the issue. After deciding that you want hardwood flooring, you want to be able to put all of your trust in someone who is an expert. After all, you have many other things to worry about in life other than a home project. 

When inundated with projects, short-staffing or overall not much experience— finding a wholesaler that surpasses any of these three factors can be difficult. At the end of the day, big retailers are interested in quantity over quality. With this comes oversight and small mistakes throughout the process. A local wood craftsman knows the time and care it takes to install hardwood.

 Not only has a craftsman done this process multiple times, but they have perfected it. Lots of precision and care goes into this task. Barnum Floors has multiple employees that have been with the company for 20+ years. These employees are true artisans and pride themselves in the work they do.

Finding a Local Wood Craftsman 

Ultimately, hiring the person to install your hardwood floors is up to you. However, if you’re interested in finding a local craftsman to take care of your new investment we would suggest our flooring experts at Barnum Floors. With our refined process and the customer testimonials to back it up, we make hardwood floor installation a breeze. Fully customize your home flooring project from color and wood type, to pattern and more! Contact us today and let’s get started on your new hardwood floors.