Frequently Asked Questions
Is prepping my old floor always necessary and how much does it cost?
Yes, prepping your current floor for the new application is always necessary. The prep work we do on every job is the foundation for a strong, level and long-lasting floor. The cost of preparing your floor will vary by size and current condition.
Any recommendations on how we can save on our remodeling costs?
One of the best ways the homeowner can cut costs, is with the removal and disposal of any existing flooring. For example, ripping out old carpet or removing old flooring, tiles or baseboard.
Do you move furniture and/or other large appliances?
Yes, we can estimate to move furniture. There are restrictions on items we do not move and these will be covered in more detail in the estimate. There are some items we cannot move and would refer you to a professional mover to coordinate the moving of these items. An example of such items would be pool tables, pianos, large aquariums, exercise equipment, electronics to name a few.
Where are you located? Do you have a showroom or store front?
Yes, however our showroom is available by appointment only. Please contact us to set up a time to discuss the variety of flooring and remodeling solutions we offer.
What are your store hours?
Currently our showroom is available by appointment only. Please reach out to us to schedule a time.
Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
Yes, West Coast Building Solutions is insured, and bonded in California.
California Construction Contractors Board License #964637
How long have you been in business?
West Coast Building Solutions was established in 2010, however our Founder/President has over 20 years of flooring and general construction experience.
Do you handle residential and commercial flooring?
Yes, West Coast services both residential and commercial customers and their specific flooring needs. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email to discuss how we can help. You can also schedule a time to stop by our showroom in Chula Vista, to see the very latest in flooring designs & trends for your residential or commercial project.
Do you offer design services?
Yes, design services is certainly part of the West Coast experience. Come visit us at our showroom, our team is here to help you design your next project.
How much excess material should I factor in when budgeting for my flooring project?
Depending on the layout (straight vs. diagonal) you will need to consider an additional 5% to 10% of the material will go to waste.
What if I feel there is too much moisture getting to my floor?
We have specialized equipment that can help us determine the moisture content of your concrete foundation. Most manufacturers will recommend around five pounds of moisture – however, if your floor does have an excess of moisture, there are multiple products available that can help seal your concrete. We can also assist in finding the source of the excess moisture, which will be necessary in preventing any future issues.
Do you always replace my base board, or is it possible to install ¼ round in order to my new floor to have no gaps?
If you have existing base with a flat surface to attach ¼ round – and it complements the base profile, then ¼ is certainly an option to run ¼ round. If you have older or damaged base boards, we recommend installing new ones.
Are transitions always necessary when going from one floor material to another?
For all laminate and wood flooring we highly recommend using transitions. This will keep your new flooring tightly affixed to the wall, preventing it from expanding and contracting over time.
With vinyl flooring, you will have few more options. We would be happy to go over all options with you when we look at your project.
Is there a charge for you to come out and measure for an estimate?
We will not charge to come out to measure so that we may properly give you an accurate price on your project.
Do you offer installation services?
Yes, West Coast Building Solutions is a full-service flooring specialist and can provide professional installation services for all the products we sell. We have you covered during the entire flooring process from selection to installation.
Are there Green or Eco-Friendly flooring options?
Yes, there are multiple options for eco-friendly flooring, like linoleum, bamboo, cork, engineered hardwood, glass tile, stone, and more. Additionally, we are sure to recycle all carpet & pad removed from residential & commercial projects.
Which forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash, Check, and all major credit cards.