Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I refinish a lot of old homes, making the old, "beat up" floors look brand new again. I do a lot of word of mouth work. A lot of my customers are looking to add value to their old homes, and refinishing hardwood floors is a great way to achieve that goal. All of my customers have been extremely happy with the outcomes of their floors, and I look forward to working with you!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I just recently finished a job in Glenshaw, PA. It consisted of: a dining room,living room, and hallway. The customer went with an early american,cherry,and gunstock mix--it was a great color. I finshed it with a semi-gloss finish.
Also, I just did a job in Forest Hills, PA. It consisted of: a dining room,living room, and stairs.The customer went with early american stain. I finished the floors with a satin finish.
Also, I did another floor in Glenshaw, PA. It consisted of: a dining room,hallway, and two bedrooms. The customer went with a provincial stain, and I finished with a satin finish.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It's my philosophy, that you have to find someone who will treat your floor and your home like it is their own. I love the work, and you won't be disappointed. I am always courteous, kind, prompt, and reliable. I will listen to your needs and concerns, and make sure that you are satisfied with your floors.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. My belief is that good, quality finish goes a long way. Some companys will bid cheap to get the job, but there is a reason for that. They are skimping on the materials, and giving you low quality finish so that they can make more on a job. I believe you need the best material for the job, and nothing less. I take pride in my floors. Why would I just slap a cheap coat of finish on top, knowing it won't hold up as long?? I want my floors to stay beautiful, and one way to ensure that is by investing in the right materials.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How many coats of finish will they use? What type of finish will they use? What is the life/grade of the finish? What are the best ways to pick a color for your floor?
You should always ask for references, and also to see prior photos of their work, before and after shots.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Before choosing a hardwood flooring company, make sure they have plenty of refrences,and pictures to back up any claims they make. Also, how long will it take to get the job done? Some companys over book jobs, and that is not good business. Another point to consider is the quality of materials a company uses. If you are using a low grade finish, you are going to get low grade results that will not last nearly as long as higher quality materials, and in the end, you'll end up spending MORE money over the life of the floor on repairs and upkeep. In the end, it makes more sense to spend the money on quality materials that will last a longer time and keep your floors looking beautiful.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I feel that my artfully blended colors are rich, vibrant, and bolder than with other hardwood flooring companies, because I take my time and have had extensive years of training and experience in staining. Every minute detail is important, and I take my time. I use the best finish on the market, Basic Coatings, because it is durable and of the highest quality. I use only the best materials on my projects.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. When I was 21years old, a friend of mine got me a job sanding floors.I quickly discovered I had a talent for it, and luckily I was learning from the best hardwood floor company in northeastern Ohio.I love to see the difference made when you work hard, and the fruits of your labor are fulfilled, when you finally put that last coat of finsh down.I like to work with my hands, and found that the job was just for me.