Local vinyl floor installation contractors are available to install vinyl flooring in homes and businesses. They will have expertise in removing old flooring, preparing the floor for the new vinyl, and in installing the vinyl. Some installers will also sell vinyl flooring, but most specialize only in installing the goods. If you have chosen flooring elsewhere, the local vinyl floor installation expert you choose will pick up the goods from the retail or wholesale location, and will bring it to your home or business. There may be an extra charge for this, but it will likely be less than the store would charge. The local vinyl floor installation contractor will begin by removing the old flooring. The contractor will supply the homeowner or business owner with a bid that includes removal of the old flooring, and cost will vary based on the difficulty of the job. Removing old carpet is easier than removing asbestos tile or vinyl, for example. Once the old flooring has been removed, the local vinyl floor installation contractor will do whatever is necessary to prepare the floor for new flooring. Vinyl flooring adheres tightly to what is underneath, so it is imperative that the sub floor be as smooth and free of bumps or pits as possible. All nails and staples will be removed, and pits and pockets filled in.