Sandra K
Sandra K
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  • Alpharetta, GA
Asked on Mar 29, 2012

Need a reference for a quality hardwood floor installer in the Alpharetta/Milton GA area. Good cleanup & move furnit

Sandra KHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLCLeslie D
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  • Ana M
    on Mar 29, 2012

    http://www.flooringsolution.com/faq.html Flooring Solutions 41 Marietta Street Alpharetta, Ga 30009 Tel: 770-521-1810 Fax: 770-521-2358

  • Ana M
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Flooring Solutions BUT they are not the cheapest but are very reputable. Did my Living/Dining room floors. Was very satisfied with their customer service. They have been around a long time too.

  • Sandra K
    on Mar 29, 2012

    Thanks so much! I'll check them out.

  • I recommend Moda Flooring. They did my floor. They are also Hometalk members. http://www.hometalk.com/member/cohdbq19l6

  • Sandra K
    on Mar 30, 2012

    Their work looks fabulous! Do you have a feel for their costs compared to the marketplace?

  • Peachtree Designs has done 100s of floors for HandyANDY over the years....always good work at great pricing. You can reach Michael at 404-683-0348

  • Atlanta Reroof Specialists
    on Mar 30, 2012

    Richard Walker with Dustless Wood Floor Refinishing. The refinish and install wood floors. You can reach Richard at 678.478.2873. Good luck!

  • Sandra, I am sure Moda is not the low cost bidders. The good ones usually are not. They are a member of NARIAtlanta. Feel free to mention my name. They are used by some very well-known and respected remodelers and stand behind their work.

  • Sandra K
    on Mar 30, 2012

    Thanks Kevin. I will!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 31, 2012

    BTW...there is no such thing as a Dustless refinish process ( at least any type of process that involves sanding...some are better than other but nothing collects all of it.

  • Leslie D
    on Mar 31, 2012

    I just had glue down hardwood installed, but I'm in Vegas. I paid $2/sf install price, but I'm a Contractor and he was one of my subs doing my personal house, so I got a price break. His normal install is $2.75 - $3.00/sf for hardwood install. Not sure if that will help you for the Atlanta area for pricing that is within area standards, and my sub didn't have to move furniture or demo existing floor. Industry standard for estimating is normally $3.00 - $4.00 sf.

  • Sandra K
    on Mar 31, 2012

    Thank you for that information - very helpful!!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 1, 2012

    Leslie D. Those prices are for "pre-finished" and just the labor? Around here, that is about the same..3 to 4 for labor on the install...if the floor is a "sand in place" that goes up another few bucks for the sanding and finish work. Then of course there is the material cost itself.

  • Sandra K
    on Apr 1, 2012

    This will be a new hardwood install and then a sand and refinish so all the floors will match. $$$ Really dread the mess, but this is long overdue!

  • Leslie D
    on Apr 1, 2012

    Yes, KMS, that was for pre-finished,, and was just the labor. My material cost was another $4.00/sf with my Contractor discount. I should have clarified. Thanks!

  • Sandra K
    on Apr 5, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • If you are trying to match to existing floors, the key isn't price...it's workmanship. The furniture move is a headache and most contractors won't touch it for liability reasons...which often means you need movers. Back when we were flipping 20 to 40 homes a month, Peach Designs handled all of our hardwoods without a hick-up. We've have referred them to residential clients for years so they could go direct and save our mark-up...and again, flawless work without an issue. Always ask potential contractors about their process and what materials by BRAND that they use. Just like with anything else, there are cheaper stains and poly. Also pay for the 3rd coat of poly....for some reason it adds an exponential wear layer to the floor that I've never been able to explain. As KMS noted there is no such thing as dustless on a wood sanding job. There are a couple of local vendors touting a Swedish refinishing process that doesn't involve sanding. It's not what you want and the finish doesn't hold up that well but is perfect for a home getting prepped for sale.

  • Sandra K
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Thanks for the great post!! A friend of ours recommended Peach Designs also at 440-683-0348? Is the same company you are recommending? We don't intend to do any of the dustless sanding or the other finishing that is now advertised. We have beautiful 20-yr oak floors and hope to get two other rooms to match them. They really need refinishing no matter what!!

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