Changes to Licensing in Florida

newspaper with a headline about the changes in Florida licensing for flooring installers

Since 2009, Seer Flooring has held two licenses to cover all the craftsmanship they provide from wood floors to kitchen cabinets to tile and marble installations through the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board. What’s beneficial about having a specialty license is that clients know you have the skills, experience and ongoing education for your trade.

As of July 1, 2024, Florida’s flooring installation license requirement is being eliminated. As with any Florida business, flooring installers will need to have an active Sunbiz registration, maintain general liability insurance and workers’ compensation, follow regulations for commercial vehicles, and adhere to building codes and the laws of the areas.

For your reference, here is the official HB735 (2021) and HB1383 (2023) that expires June 30, 2024.

Under Chapter 489.117(4)(a)1. “… A local government may not require a license to obtain a building permit for work such as painting, flooring, cabinetry, interior remodeling (when the scope of the project does not include a task for which a state license is required), driveway or tennis court installation, handyman services, decorative stone, tile, marble, granite or terrazzo installation, plastering, pressure washing, stuccoing, caulking and canvas awning and ornamental iron installation.”

Part of Florida’s license was the one-year warranty. Because we are so committed to providing the best to our clients, we are continuing to include that warranty with our work.

Our advice to anyone seeking a service that no longer requires a license is to carefully research any company that you plan on retaining.

We encourage you to share this blog post with friends and family who live in Florida so they are aware of this important change.

As always, we take our craftsmanship and service to you seriously, because we believe that quality is never an accident.