How Do You Select a First-Class Floor Installer?

There is no Florida state occupational license to recognize a "Master Craftsman" of flooring.


So, how do you choose someone to do your floor project the right way?

Look for the following:


shamrock to represent Irish tradition of craftsmanshipWhat is the Individual's Qualifications?


Floor installation is a trained craft. You want an installer that is a graduate from a trade school with plenty of hands-on training.


Ian Martin was trained in the old world tradition. The best craftsmen are trained in Europe in accordance to the old world tradition of instructions and practice (that includes Apprenticeship, Journeyman and Master levels). This type of training has been recognized for over 800 years as the best way to certify:



shamrock to represent Irish tradition of craftsmanshipWhat Standards and Practices are followed?


There are very few American Societies or Associations devoted solely to the craft of flooring installation standards or practices. Look for a company that publishes a written criteria of workmanship or how it stands behind the work it does.


Tricolor Flooring developed it own set of standards based on old world traditions. Click on Tricolor Flooring Standards of Excellence to learn more.



shamrock to represent Irish tradition of craftsmanshipHow Much Experience and Expertise is Required to Install a Floor Properly?


How much experience is enough? This trade is a craft that requires years of experience to perfect the expertise to be able to deliver quality results. Look for a tradesman with a minimum of 10 years experience.


Tricolor Flooring's owner Ian Martin, Master Craftsman, has 20 years of experience. He also has attended intensive schooling, performed on-the-job training and accumulated diverse professional work experience in the pursue of his career.



shamrock to represent Irish tradition of craftsmanshipWhat is the Actual Work that was Previously Done?


You want to see the finished product-- the installed floors. Ask for pictures of previous flooring jobs to view the actual work done.


Tricolor Flooring's pictures may be seen in the gallery webpage of just a small sample of jobs completed over 20 years.


Craftsmanship can be seen in almost all beautiful artifacts. A great looking floor designed and installed properly is a beautiful artifact. It's also an example of labor performed by a competent artisan, that goes beyond a tradesman.


Ian Martin, the owner of Tricolor Flooring, is the yardstick to measure the quality of a First-Class Floor Installer. Ian excels in the four benchmarks of Qualifications, Standards and Practices, Experience and Expertise and Actual Work Performed. To learn more about Ian Martin's background and experience, click on the About webpage to understand why Ian is called the Master Craftsman.

Please call Tricolor Flooring on (813) 645-1201 to schedule your appointment to discuss the details of your flooring project. We use old world craftsmanship to create floors that are "works-of-art" in the new world of Tampa Bay.