11 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403


Flooring Installations

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The look and feel of your home largely depends on the type of flooring you choose. Wood offers a classic quality to the home. Carpet can evoke a warm feeling. Laminate flooring looks good, but does not evoke quality. Tile and stone give off a sense of sturdiness and cleanliness, and express a warm climate atmosphere. Once you have settled on the type of flooring that you like, you can begin to narrow down your choices.


Your Hardwood and Softwood Flooring Contractor

You have two choices when it comes to wood flooring. We can install prefinished flooring — which you can walk on immediately after installation — or unfinished flooring, which requires sanding and finishing before use.


prefinished wood flooring


Prefinished flooring has a small beveled edge on every piece to allow for variations on the sub-floor and to stop you from stubbing your toe. Because there is no delay getting back into the room, it is a common wood floor installed in existing homes. Prefinished can be a quality floor, but the discerning homeowner will know it is less expensive.


Unfinished flooring offers a more seamless finish and quality feel. It is more common in new construction since there is a 3-5 day delay to complete the finishing process.


Pros and Cons of Wood Flooring

Wood flooring looks great in living areas, kitchens and bedrooms, though not the best choice in wet areas like bathrooms. It brings a nice, classy feel to the room, but also requires some care. You have a large variety of hardwoods and softwoods to choose from, literally hundreds of options. The most common softwood is pine and the most common hardwoods are maple, cherry and oak. Your best bet is to decide on a style you like, and then select the best quality you can afford.



The material cost usually runs $2.50 – $10.00 per square foot.


Tile and Stone Flooring Installations

Installing tile and stone flooring adds value and beauty to your living space, and we are experienced in the design and installation of all ceramic, porcelain and stone material. One of the most important steps in the installation process is to make sure the underlayment, or sub-floor, is prepped properly before laying the tile to prevent cracking.


ceramic tile flooring


Tile and stone are most often used in kitchens, bathrooms and entry ways.


Pros and Cons of Tile and Stone Flooring

They are durable and easy to clean, making them a popular choice among Vermonters, although both will feel cold and hard under your feet. Also, if you drop a plate on the floor, it will most likely break.



The material cost usually runs $1.50 – $10.00 per square foot.


Other Flooring We Install

Wood, tile and stone are classic choices, but the following alternatives also offer a great value at a lower cost.


Laminate Flooring – Used in living areas and bedrooms, laminate is a low cost alternative to real wood. The material cost usually runs 99c – $ 3.50 per square foot.


Linoleum – A popular material for kitchens, entry areas and bathrooms, linoleum is a low cost alternative to tile, stone or Marmoleum. The material cost usually runs 99c – $2.50 per square foot.


Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) – This material is often found in kitchens, entry areas and basements. This is a high quality product that can mimic the look of tile or stone, and be warmer on the feet. The material cost usually runs $4.00 – $6.00 per square foot.


Marmoleum – A higher end product than Linoleum, Marmoleum is used in kitchens, entry areas and bathrooms. The material cost usually runs around $4.00 – $6.00 per square foot.




Carpet – Carpet works best in living areas and bedrooms or any place where you want a warm, soft feeling. The material cost usually runs around $3.00 – $4.50 per square foot.


Floor Preparation

We will have to remove the old flooring before installing something new. Sometimes this means removing and re-installing the baseboard trim, which may need repainting when we are done. But when it’s all finished, you will love the result.


Flooring Underlayments

Even though hardwoods and softwoods are typically installed over the existing sub-floor, other products will require additional underlayments before installation.


Tile and stone requires either a ¼” cement board or an uncoupling underlayment over the sub-floor prior to the install. This will prevent cracks in the floor from radiating through. If the floor is concrete, we will install them directly to the slab.


Laminate requires a foam underlayment or will come with the underlayment already attached.
Linoleum, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), and Marmoleum all require a ¼” underlayment to help ensure a smooth surface for the floor to lay on. Just as with tile or stone, if the floor is concrete, we will install directly to the slab. Carpet will always require a pad.


Regardless of the type of floor you want, count on us to have the knowledge and experience to do the job right.


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Flooring Installations
Service Type
Flooring Installations
Provider Name
Polli Construction, Inc.,
11 Gregory Drive,South Burlington,VT-05403,
Telephone No.802-482-5777
Thinking about installing new flooring? There are literally hundreds of options to choose from. We will help you decide on a style and cost that suits you.