What kind of insurance a flooring contractor should have?

Any contractor you hire should have.

1- General Contractor liability Insurance, ask to see proof.

2- If contractor have any one working for him , contractor should have workers comp. insurance.

As home improvement projects take center stage, the search is on for products that will enhance, rather than jeopardize the health and well-being of our families and loved ones. Products made from American hardwoods have been the natural choice for healthy home and work environments for generations. Today is no different. With so many options available in the current marketplace, Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center, suggests a little more research, in order to separate product fact from fiction. "Health-conscious and environmentally responsible consumers are challenged to recognize products and materials that are both aesthetically appealing and safe," she says. "I encourage taking a closer look at U.S. products ...

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is easier than you think. No mattIter what the setting, the good looks and durability of hardwood floors can be maintained with minimal effort. It's simply a matter of proper care and maintenance.

The American Hardwood Information Center, in conjunction with the National Wood Flooring Association suggest the following care and maintenance guidelines to keep hardwood floors looking beautiful today, and for years to come.

Here's how to begin.

General Maintenance Guidelines All hardwood floors should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt and grit from between the floor boards.

Avoid using a wet mop which can dull the finish. Instead, sweep with either a dust mop or broom that features exploded tips, or vacuum the floors using a vacuum with s...

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Both engineered and solid wood floors are made using real wood, but each has different uses based on where you want to install it. Solid wood floors are made using one solid piece of wood. The thickness of the wood can vary, but generally ranges from 5/16” to 3/4”. Solid wood flooring can be used in any room that is above ground. One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times during its service life.

Engineered wood floors are manufactured using multiple layers of wood veneers. The layers that you can’t see can be of the same species, a composite material, or different species. The top layer, which is the only layer that is visible, uses high-quality wood. The grain of...

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Walk into any room in your house and what's the first thing you feel? No part of your home provides more physical contact than the floor beneath your feet. You stroll across it. Sit upon it. And sometimes even dance on it.

Flooring features a wide range of exceptional textures and colors to appeal to every sense. A variety of unique methods to give flooring character and beauty. These are applied by our wood artisans in combinations that help you design a floor to suit your taste and lifestyle.

Hand Scraping is a method of floor finishing passed down by artisans who smoothed floors with hand tools in the days before power tools. It imparts an aged quality to the floor, adding texture and depth.

Hand Scraping can help hide some signs of ...

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Formaldehyde in Wood Products Formaldehyde is used as an adhesive in most pressed and engineered wood products, including cabinets, shelving, furniture, plywood, and fl oor coverings. However, the level of formaldehyde emitted by these products can vary widely depending on the type of adhesive used, how much adhesive is present in the product, and how long ago the product was manufactured (formaldehyde emissions decline over time). Products like laminate fl ooring and cabinets that are made of press board, MDF or HDF, which are infused throughout with glue, tend to have higher formaldehyde emissions than products like plywood and engineered fl ooring, which are layers of natural wood glued together, containing far less adhesi...

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Asbestos is a hidden health hazard.

We (Arthur's Flooring) are not expert in this issue, how-ever before replacing flooring in older homes specially those built before the 1970s. We have to be careful. Undisturbed asbestos in home poses no known harm according to experts. Homeowners need to know the dangers involved when remodeling, the consequences of exposure and proper removal procedure. Testing Cost about $200.00 to $400.00 and cost for removal can be huge.

Make sure only hire who meets local and state licensing requirements.

Formaldehyde is a substance that has gained a lot of negative attention in the past few years, and with good reason. It recently was identified as a known carcinogen, meaning that it has been linked to an increased risk of cancer in humans. Minimizing exposure to formaldehyde is advisable, but it is important to understand its causes and its sources.

The chemical elements that make up formaldehyde include carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. All of these elements occur naturally in our environment. Natural sources of formaldehyde include things like forest fires. Man made sources of formaldehyde include things like kerosene space heaters, automobile exhaust, and tobacco smoke. Other sources of man made formaldehyde can be found in most homes and...

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Does your contractor have employees? Workers' compensation insurance is required by law if the contractor has employees or workers. Check the CSLB website, to make sure the worker's comp policy is current. Although not required, it's also a good idea to ask whether the contractor carries general liability insurance in case your property accidentally is damaged during the project. You might consider contracting your home ower insurance carrier to find out if it would be advisable to take out a temporary "rider" to your insurance policy, which is extended coverage for a determined period of time or for a particular use.

Flooring can be a truly defining factor in the style and ambiance of a home. White marble adds a sleek, modern feeling, while brown woods can tie together a warm, ranch-style home. The flooring gives a home a persona, an identity, and can fit the function of family needs as well. Arthur's Flooring has been a pillar in the Orange County renovation and remodeling community, recognized for combining impressive product with incredible customer service. They pride themselves on an experienced team that is fluent in all aspects of flooring, as well as their ability to provide service and products at lower rates than competitors.

Their new line of Vinyl Luxury flooring adds to their variety of already extensive choices, and gives the customers ...

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Arthur's Flooring

1300 N. Shaffer,

STE #64,

Orange, CA 92867

Phone. 714-495-9569