Posted on 24th Sep 2010 @ 3:55 PM
Couples who have invested in a wooden floor for their new abode should ensure that a carpenter is part of the team installing it.
That is according to Andreas Loppas, writing for AboutMyArea, who stated that carpenters are among the most knowledgeable members of the building trade.
Homeowners should check with the building firm they have hired whether they have an in-house carpenter to make sure their new wooden floor is being installed by someone with the appropriate skills.
"From hardwood strips to resilient tile, carpenters are experts at flooring - an area that many homeowners assume will be taken care of by the builders," Mr Loppas stated.
He added that most firms who do not have an in-house carpenter will usually sub-contract the work out to one.
The importance of having the appropriate knowledge has been highlighted by Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council, who said that botched jobs can lower the value of a hosue.