What Certifications Should a Commercial Flooring Contractor Have?
A certification is so much more than a laminated piece of paper or stamp of approval — it’s documented proof of a contractor’s commitment to their craft and service. When seeking a commercial flooring contractor for your business, you don’t want to wait to find out whether they’re experienced, reliable, and capable of providing the best results. By looking into a given company’s credentials, you can get an instant glimpse into their worth. In particular, you want to look for accreditations that speak to the contractor’s professionalism, safety standards, and experience in a range of relevant services. Kaloutas is proud to display the various certifications it has accumulated over the years, and we’re always reaching new heights. Let’s outline the main types of certifications every commercial flooring contractor should have.
Certifications Commercial Flooring Contractors Need
Memberships/Certifications with Professional Contracting Associations
If you’re not sure where to begin, see if the flooring contractor in question is aligned with any broader institutions. Kaloutas, for instance, is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), an organization that’s been bringing construction industry experts together for over a century and providing resources that aid in our efforts to maintain best practices and ensure safety. We are also a part of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a testament to our ethics, integrity, and commitment to quality. Kaloutas also carries ISNetworld® certification — this regulatory compliance/safety qualification is achieved only by the most trusted professional service contractors.
Relevant OSHA Certifications
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is one of the largest regulatory bodies in the U.S. Overseen by the Department of Labor, OSHA’s regulations affect each and every commercial entity, ensuring that businesses adhere to the highest safety standards via periodic inspections. As such, your commercial flooring contractor must understand and abide by any and all OSHA standards relevant to their industry. At Kaloutas, our contractors undergo the OSHA-10 Certification course, meaning they are authorized by OSHA to identify workplace risks and safety hazards for each unique job. Our teams also receive confined space certification so they’re equipped to safely navigate tight areas and prevent debris from leaving designated zones.
Specific Commercial/Industrial Flooring Certifications
The certifications mentioned above are relevant to all commercial/industrial contractors regardless of specialty. Now, let’s detail some of the flooring-specific qualifications to look for in your commercial flooring contractors. At Kaloutas, our team is complete with:
Certified FloRock installers
Certified Dur-A-Flex installers (Applicator Training Program (ATP))
Certified Protective Industrial Polymers installers
Certified polished concrete contractors
Certified Sikafloor installers
Certified RetroPlate Contractor
Certified Koester moisture mitigation installers
Each of these credentials applies to a specific flooring application or component of the commercial flooring process. When hiring a contractor like Kaloutas, you can rest assured that we’re able to provide a wide range of flooring options based on your building’s unique needs. Additionally, Kaloutas has installed over 5,000,000 square feet of various types of flooring and accrued more than 30 years of direct flooring system experience. So, whether your company needs a basic epoxy coating system job or a more complex flooring system installation, we have you covered.
Certified for Safety, Quality, and Service
When it’s time to hire commercial flooring contractors, partner with a company that has the papers to prove their value: Kaloutas. To learn more about our credentials and all that we do, contact us online or give us a call at 978−532−1414 today.