Four Contractor Red Flags

No matter the size of the construction job you are having done on your property, you want to hire the perfect contractor for the job, or at least someone that can get it done right. Unfortunately, it’s an industry that is filled with imposters and fakers that only claim to be great at what they do.

There is one good thing about bad contractors, they usually don’t cover their tracks very well. After all, if they did that, they could just put that effort into being good at what they do. If you aren’t sure what to look for when hiring the next general contractor to remodel your kitchen. add on to your bathroom, or build you a deck, here are some tell-tale signs that you might be hiring the wrong person for the job.

Signs Indicating a Contractor You Should Avoid

1. They won’t put anything into writing – This actually goes for just about any service-based industry. The only reasons a contractor would refuse to put a job in writing is because they have something to hide. You want to work with someone that is trustworthy and more importantly, transparent. Get your quote and any payment you give them in writing and try to avoid paying in cash if you can. Paper trails are good.

2. You always see their employees, but you never see them – A good contractor is proud of their work from start to finish. People want to be around if things are going badly. So, if you hire someone and they are rarely at the job site, it could be a sign that something is about to go terribly wrong.

3. Constantly changing plans – Each job should have a clear schedule set out at the start that is followed to the letter. Of course, this should be based on the needs and wants of the person doing the hiring. Be wary of any contractor that is trying to change the job as things go along as there is no reason for this.

4. You can’t find anything about them – If you can’t find any reviews or references about a contractor, avoid them. Especially if you can’t find any good ones. Always work with someone that comes recommended by someone that you know and trust. They are the best source for a recommendation when trying to make the right hire for your next project.

BENEFITS OF FLOOR CUSHIONS

There are two main types of floors that people get for their home, hardwood floors and carpet. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these. Hardwood floors have become quite popular these past few years. They can really make a home look very attractive. The problem is that if you have kids, it may limit that amount of floor space they have to play on. For this reason, what you can do is get some floor cushions. This article will talk about the benefits of these types of cushions as well as the different types that you can get.

One of the great things about having carpet as your flooring is that because it’s soft, you can basically sit or lie down anywhere you want. Your kids can crawl around the floor without having to bruise up their knees. There are some disadvantages though such as it’s harder to clean spilled liquids and dust and bacteria tend to stick to the carpets more. This can cause some people to experience allergies. Now with hardwood floors, you don’t have these problems but you do have the problem of having a surface that may be too hard to lie down on or for your kids to play on.

What you can do is get a floor cushion. These things are basically giant pillow like objects that can be placed on the floor to help provide more comfortable room to lie down or sit on. Instead of just sitting on the couch, these floor cushions will allow you to have more seating options. They are great to have to allow your kids to lie on the floor or play without having to hurt themselves on the hard floor.

These cushions come in all different designs and sizes. You can get large floor cushions or small one. Some are square shaped while others are oval shaped. They can be made of different materials as well. You should be able to get these for about $15 to $50. It depends on the size and type of cushion you get. A large floor cushion will normally cost more than the smaller ones for example. You can buy these online where you can look at pictures of the many different ones that are available for purchase. Even with shipping costs, you can sometimes find them cheaper online than if you went to the store to buy them.

I have lived in both a house with carpets and a house with hardwood floors. Although the hardwood floors look nicer and are easier to clean, sitting on the floor is no longer an option. With the carpets, you can basically roll around on them if you want. As a kid, my siblings and I would do things like cartwheels and jump around on the carpet a lot. Had we grown up in a house with hardwood floors, we wouldn’t have been able to do that. Of course, if you don’t have kids or your kids are all grown up, then this might not really matter as much.

Either way, having floor cushions can really come in handy if you want to create more space to sit or lie down on. They are especially useful if you have guests over for a movie night where there might not be enough room on the couches. These cushions are definitely a good choice to consider if you are looking into getting some type of padding for specific places in your home. Even if you have carpets, these cushions are still great since they will provide extra padding and comfort of the user.