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The Best Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Flooring contractors in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones that have met a higher standard than the minimum Delaware regulatory requirement. They are the flooring contractors or carpet layers proven through our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and ability, have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as flooring installers in Wilmington DE or flooring repair, including hardwood flooring, laminate flooring installers, vinyl flooring installation, carpet layers, and more.


Updated January 4, 2017

 The TOP 10 Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE

Jade Flooring
(302) 375-6283
1707 Pennrock Rd
Wilmington, DE 19809

Areas Served: New Castle County,Brandywine DE,New Castle DE,Wilmington DE,Newark DE,Glasgow DE
Services: new flooring installers incl. bamboo flooring,hardwood floors,laminate flooring

American Hardwood Flooring
(302) 529-5585
2633 Majestic Dr
Wilmington, DE 19810

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: flooring installers, hardwood flooring, flooring repair

Nichols Hardwood Flooring
(302) 892-9386
458 E Ayre St
Newport, DE 19804

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,New Castle DE,Brandywine
Services: floor contractors for hardwood flooring, floor covering installers

Delawares Finest Hardwood Floor
(302) 376-0742
1461 Cedar Lane Rd
Middletown, DE 19709

Areas Served: New Castle Delaware,Glasgow DE,Wilmington Delaware,Brandywine DE,Piedmont DE
Services: flooring services incl. flooring repair, linoleum floor, hardwood floors

Abbott Flooring
(302) 722-3468
807 W 10th St
Wilmington, DE 19801

Areas Served: New Castle County,Piedmont DE,Brandywine DE,Lower Christiana DE,Wilmington Delaware
Services: new flooring services, floor repair, hardwood floor installers

Pala Tile & Carpet Contractors
(302) 652-4500
600 S Colonial Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805

Areas Served: Brandywine DE,New Castle County,Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Pike Creek,Wilmington DE
Services: floor builders for new hardwood flooring, floor repair services

Robinson Carpet
(302) 798-9577
130 Hickman Rd # 32
Claymont, DE 19703

Areas Served: Piedmont DE,New Castle DE,Glasgow DE,New Castle County,Wilmington DE,Brandywine DE
Services: local flooring contractors for residential flooring, commercial flooring,floor repair

The Best Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

The state of Delaware requires only that flooring contractors in Wilmington DE be registered with the state of Delaware for any work over $500 in order to do residential flooring.  Not even that mere registration is required to install flooring in a commercial setting, so there is no state standard for competency and reliability.

But that state registration is no guarantee that any particular carpet layer or flooring contractor in Wilmington DE is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all carpet layers or new flooring installers in Wilmington DE who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, verified state registration (residential flooring only), good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.



Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE Perform Numerous Services
In addition to installing new floors, flooring contractors in Wilmington DE also do floor repair like hardwood floor sanding and refinishing, and other floor restoration. Some specialize in different niches of the flooring industry (new flooring installation, fabrication, hardwood, linoleum, etc.). Some do strictly residential work, others are strictly commercial flooring contractors, and some do both. Most flooring contractors install new hardwood flooring, but they might also repair flooring or do floor refinishing. Some flooring contractors can even perform the duties necessary to prepare the subfloor.

Some hardwood flooring contractors in Wilmington DE do every aspect of the installation process from initial fabrication to post-installation flooring finish work. They can custom stain and perform dustless sanding of hard materials, and install other features to embellish the new addition, such as custom moulding, custom milling, custom borders and inlays, inserts, matching baseboards or ceramic tile baseboards.

Some flooring contractors also perform as floor covering installers, meaning carpet layers, and layers of other floor coverings like linoleum.

Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE Work with a Variety of Good Flooring Products
There are many standard, affordable options in the flooring marketplace. Unfortunately, many of them involve some kind of compromise. Lighter, cheap flooring can stain easily, colors may fade with time and some shed or unrelentingly retain odors. But flooring contractors in Wilmington DE can install carpeting, laminate and wood flooring options far beyond shag carpet and synthetic linoleum. Materials range anywhere from stain-resistant carpets to environmentally-friendly composites.

With the proliferation of flooring types and technology, the capabilities of the installing contractors have had to progress and multiply as well. Good flooring contractors are equipped to perform precision installation of most laminated or unfinished wood flooring, including red oak, white oak, bamboo (which is technically a grass), fumed oak, Brazilian cherry, hand distressed beech, cherry, or beveled beech.

Flooring contractors may also be acquainted with the techniques necessary to install merbau, ash, maple, hickory, pecan, distressed natural beech, and finished or unfinished exotic hardwood flooring.

Aside from appearance and practicality, there are other factors you may choose to consider when working with a flooring contractor in Wilmington. Some flooring contractors offer options in environmentally friendly or sustainable materials, so-called "green flooring", such as vinyl composition tile (VCT),  reclaimed hardwoods, reclaimed bamboo, acid-proof dex-o-tex, or other sustainable flooring materials.

Some Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these flooring contractors in Wilmington DE: Robinson Carpet, Delawares Finest Hardwood Floor, Abbott Flooring, Nichols Hardwood Flooring, Pala Tile & Carpet Contractors, Jade Flooring, American Hardwood Flooring. Other flooring contractors in Wilmington DE that might still be in business include: .




Questions To Ask Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE 

When choosing which flooring contractor to hire, ask these questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials.

• How long have they been in business?

• How many floor covering installations, floor repair or new floor installations have the floor contractors done in Wilmington specifically? (Different areas have different climate and moisture issues which can effect the choice of floor materials or installation methods, and lots of previous installations in your specific climate indicates experience in this regard.)

• How much experience do they have in the exact type of new flooring you want installed?

• Can the flooring contractor give you client names and numbers you can call as references? (All flooring contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How long should it take them to complete your new flooring installation?


• Will you be able to use your home or commercial space while the flooring work is being done and what level of inconvencience should you be prepared for?

• How do they price floor coverings, flooring materials and floor installation?

• Do the flooring contractors do finishing work as well as general flooring installation?

• Does the flooring contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All flooring contractors in Wilmington bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will they provide a written estimate that includes the exact amount of material to be used, and the brand names and product numbers? (This is important because cheap flooring contractors often only seem to cost less because they're actually using less material or inferior material that will cost more later in repairs or maintenance.)

• Can the flooring contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All flooring companies in Wilmington bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How often do they clean up and using what method or machines?

• What is the manufacturer warranty on the flooring they are proposing to install?

• Do they give written guarantees on their floor installations aside from manufacturer warranties?

When you've chosen the best flooring contractors in Wilmington DE for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are registered with the state if the project is residential. (All residential flooring companies in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state registration verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)



Resources About Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE 

Associations & Licensing for Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE

BBB Better Business Bureau
CFI Certified Floor Covering Installers
FIANA Floor Installation Association of North America
FCICA Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association
MFMA Maple Flooring Manufacturing Association
NALFA North American Laminate Flooring Association
NOFMA Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association
NWFA National Wood Flooring Association
PFIA Professional Flooring Installers Association
WFCA Wood Floor Covering Association

Media & Web Resources for Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE
Floor Covering Installer Magazine
Floor Focus Magazine
Hardwood Floors Magazine
Jobsite Magazine-Floor Covering
National Floor Trends Magazine
Floor Covering News
Floor Covering Weekly
Fabulous Floors Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Flooring Contractors in Wilmington DE within the following zip codes:

19805, 19734, 19803, 19802, 19733, 19714, 19810, 19731, 19736, 19707, 19702, 19709, 19706, 19718, 19808, 19895, 19715, 19899, 19713, 19720, 19850, 19977, 19809, 19708, 19703, 19804, 19801, 19711, 19938, 19730, 19701, 19710, 19806 and 19807

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Flooring in Wilmington DE within the following cities:

Bear, New Castle, North Star, Upper Christiana, Edgemoor, Pike Creek, Lower Christiana, Wilmington Manor, Pike Creek Valley, Glasgow, Brookside, Claymont, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, Greenville, Piedmont, Newark, Brandywine, Townsend, Hockessin, Elsmere, Wilmington, Middletown and Red Lion