Find a local flooring professional near you.
I get calls and emails all the time asking me if I know a good flooring contractor near them. Every once in a while I do (if they are near me), but I would say that 95% of the time I don’t. There is no way that I could keep tabs on hardwood and carpet stores across the country.
However, I often refer customers to try Home Advisors to find a local contractor. Home Advisor makes sure that there contractors are licensed/have the proper paperwork for their state (yes, there are different requirements by state). And, they collect reviews on the contractors. You can read these reviews before calling the contractors (as well as after). You also can leave reviews on there.