What’s the difference between a Master, Endorsed and Trained Installer?
FloorSkills Master Installers are installers who have been assessed and passed the rigorous assessment process, along with completing extensive training. All Master Installers are required to adhere to the highest installation standards, that are required to pass the Master Installer assessment process. Customers must be prepared to pay a little more for an approved Master Installer and they will benefit from a perfect installation with the option to register for the extended warranty giving you 3 years warranty rather than the standard 1 year of installation that most offer.
* Extended warranty only applies to flooring products supplied by the Approved Master Installer / Retailer
FloorSkills Endorsed Installers are installers who have also been assessed and passed the rigorous assessment process of their installation ability. Very similar to Master Installers but have passed at a slightly lower level or passed an assessment process at an alternative assessment centre to FloorSkills. Endorsed installers will carry out a very high-quality installation but are not accredited to offer the extended 3 Year FloorSkills warranty. Endorsed installers are generally a little cheaper than Master Installers. Our Master Installers can also offer the same service as an Endorsed installer at the slightly cheaper installation rate.
Trained installers are installers who have completed training courses relevant to the products they supply and install. However, the installers have not carried out an assessment process with FloorSkills or an alternative assessment centre. Many installers/retailers have their own assessment process and don’t require their staff to undertake an external assessment process. Due to no assessment being carried out by FloorSkills, we can not warrant or guarantee the quality of the installation. This does not mean the installers are not a good quality installer. Trained installers tend to be cheaper than Endorsed and Master installers.
How it Works-
Please follow the link to the Flooring Directory where you will be able to find a range of installers and retailers.
Make use of the flooring calculator to get an idea of approximate installation costs (Costs do not include floorcovering but may include preparation materials).
There is a FAQ section that will help you understand the costs that differ for different aged properties and different floorcoverings that you may be considering having supplied and installed or just installed.