Like most service providers, the flooring contractor is motivated to keep his customer happy. So, in spite of site conditions, when the flooring contractor is told by the general contractor to, get the job done, he is likely to do just that. Disagreeing can strain customer relations, delay getting paid on time, and affect future job prospects with that customer.
This following excerpt from the National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) Floor Covering Reference Manual states how the flooring contractor should respond when faced with this situation:
‘DO NOT proceed with installation until all unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected. Notify the General Contractor and/or the Building Owner in writing of all defects likely to impair finished work. Start of work implies acceptance of surfaces and conditions.’
Source: NFCA Floor Covering Reference Manual - PART B06A - Resilient Specification Guide - .01 Installation Requirements.