If you’re looking for help with your San Jose wood floor installation process, take a beat and pay attention to this mission critical information.

Wood floor manufacturers are now recommending that customers should only choose contractors who are NWFA certified.

To achieve certification, contractors must pass written tests of knowledge of key guidelines and meet industry standards. They also must demonstrate their skills and obtain continuing education credits every year to demonstrate proficiency. The NWFA provides certification for various aspects of the wood flooring process, including commercial inspection, sand and finish, installation, and sales.

The good news is that the ranks of this organization are swelling. Over the past five years, the number of certified professionals has spiked by nearly 300%. More and more consumers and manufacturers now recognize the importance of creating and hewing to industry standards.

Here’s how one of the board members of the NWFACP, Roy Reichow, described the mission: “The popularity of wood flooring has grown considerably during the past few decades, but…our industry has experienced a decline in sales while enduring a rise in complaints… this program offers manufacturers an opportunity to minimize claims by ensuring their products are installed by certified professionals.”

At the end of the day, quality matters. Professionalism matters. So why do some consumers choose “low quality” contractors?

Reasons abound. Perhaps the most critical is price: it’s sometimes cheaper to choose a non-certified contractor to do certain work. You may “get lucky” and find a contractor who does a decent job. However, if you DO choose poorly, and the contractor does a bad job, you will have to pay a lot of money and time to fix the problems.

You owe it to yourself and to your family to get high quality workmanship. Get in touch with the team at Elegant Floors today at www.elegant-floors.com for help with your Bay Area wood flooring installation needs.

Stop! Be Sure Your Hardwood Flooring Contractor Is NWFA Certified