Do You Recognise The Early Warning Signs Of A Dodgy Flooring Supplier?
Despite the large number of good flooring suppliers across the UK, there are still those of whom that shouldn't be trusted and will only lead to headaches further down the line. To ensure you never encounter these problems we’ve put together this list to help you recognise the earlier warning signs of a dodgy flooring supplier.
1: Require A Deposit For Small Amounts Of Flooring
Requiring a deposit for the smallest amounts of flooring is one of the first signs that you are potentially dealing with a dodgy flooring supplier. Recent high profile bankruptcies in the oak flooring sector has led to many customers losing their deposits on floors, leaving them helpless and their projects on hold. We always suggest that you only deal with a supplier that doesn’t take deposits, ensuring that you do end up out of pocket.
2: Supply Sealed Packs Of Flooring
Sealed packs of flooring are an instant no go for anyone who wants a true high quality oak flooring. Often these packs have been shipped over, and are of a poor quality. They can often be damaged in transport and are normally a complete mismatch of boards. All of the boards we send out to you have been individually selected and graded to ensure you receive exactly what you want.
3: Don’t Show Their Address And Are Reluctant For You To Visit Them
If the supplier is reluctant for you to come and see them in person, this should set of the alarm bells that they cannot be trusted as it normally means they have something to hide. Before purchasing any flooring we always recommend that you visit the supplier in person. If this is not possible, always ensure that you have the full contact details of the supplier.
4: Advertise Ridiculously Cheap Flooring Offers Which Don’t Really Exist
If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Although all suppliers will often try special offers to create interest, it is worth being wary of some offers. Some suppliers offer a product which seems great and cheap, but upon closer inspection can often be of a very poor quality. When approaching cheap flooring it is important to establish what you are getting for your money and how it stacks up against the competition.