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Berkeley Hardwood Installers

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Brian Cooper Handyman
5.0
from 191 reviews
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ankit S.
Verified review

Brian is very dedicated and explained multiple options for my toilet flooring, he seems easy to work with and I would certainly work with him again !!!

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Philippe J.
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Arisel handled a small hardwood repair job in our kitchen. First I'm grateful that he offered his services. Many contractors only bid big jobs. Second he followed on his commitments to me, being on time and following up the next day with a touch up. I did not have to follow up. He was good to work with. Third I think he did an excellent job with the conditions he had to deal with. I recommend him.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
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RIcardo was great - super helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. He was incredibly responsive and was willing to pitch in on additional things to help make my move out as smooth as possible. For projects he helped install some flooring, paint, move some furniture and patch some holes. Would recommend him for sure.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve M.
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Matthew built two wood platforms for our washer & dryer that required some creativity so that they both fit comfortably within the confines of our garage space. He built solid, well-designed platforms with smooth edges. He was thorough and made a point to double check measurements as well as sought feedback from us as he built the platforms. Also installed an on/off switch for our gas line behind the dryer, which was a relief. Maintained a solid professionalism throughout the entire project as well as showed consistent communication. Would hire again without hesitation!

Hals Carpet & Vinyl
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 87 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Amazing!! Dennis had his subcontractor Randy work on a job for us and we could not be more happy. Randy took out flooring in a small bedroom and uses it to patch our living room floor where were missing boards from removing a wall. We had other people look at the job and everyone said it couldn't be done. Randy proved them wrong. He did it in two days! And it's perfect. You would never know there was once a wall as the floor looks completely normal. He even made a great looking threshold for us in between the hardwood and marmoleum leading into our kitchen. Super job! Really happy. Easy to work with. Thank you Dennis!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina E.
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I've literally communicated with or contacted at least five contractors over the past two months to complete this flooring job. Salinas was an answer to prayer! Whereas other sites or contractors told me to wait and/or never got back to me or took others jobs, Vyron responded promptly within an hour when I posted the job on Thumbtack. Vyron and Pablo did excellent work putting down a new subfloor and plywood, then installing an LVP (see photos) and a new toilet (not pictured). Vyron communicated about every step of repair and installation and about every purchase for the job. He takes pride in his work and left the work area clean. I'm so glad that the job is finished and that it was done well.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Serene L.
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Custom designed, built and installed wood bookshelves in my living room. Jasper is great to work with, trustworthy (gave him a key and left him alone multiple times) and knowledgeable. Plus, he was fast! Job done well and right in 2 days.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen R.
Verified review

Bogdan was a gift. He and his team installed ~2000 SQft of Bamboo Hardwood floors, a marble entry way, tile floor in the laundry room and bath, built a tile shower from scratch, matched and installed granite in a half bath and full guest bath, and repaired several small but important plumbing issues along the way. Bogdan was respectful and considerate of our priorities. He worked with us with patience, always checking in to make sure we were happy with the choices and installation. For example, he was able to create a seamless transition between the tile and hardwood and marble that made a big difference in how the flooring flows- no tripping on t-moulding ! I would happily recommend Bogdan for home improvement projects.

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Peninsula Custom Floors
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirstin P.
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Andres at Peninsula Custom Floors did an amazing job refinishing my hardwood floors. I had several trouble areas including an area that had a patch of engineered wood, deep gouges, different colored finishes, etc. Several years ago I had 2 other floor refinishing companies attempt to finish my floors. They both said my floors were particularly tricky and the outcome wasn't great, so I gave up until now. Andres made my floors look stunning! Plus his price was great, ywas able to work within my timeframe, he works neatly and methodically, he contains the dust, and is a totally professional in every other regard. I highly recommend Peninsula Custom Floors.

  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Aditya D.
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I hired Jeremy for installing bidets and faucets in 2 bathrooms. He was flexible in setting up the appointment even though it was after normal business hours. The faucet replacement turned out to be more challenging than we anticipated but Jeremy was persistent until the job was completed. Overall I had a good experience and recommend his service.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna A.
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Juan remodeled our unfinished attic space (about 700+ sq ft) from top to bottom and turned it into a new office studio. He laid out the framework, ran electrical wires, put up insulation and drywall, painted and stained, added window trim, installed hardwood flooring and baseboards, and added storage cabinets. He was able to finish our attic in three weeks, and for a very reasonable price. He is a very hard worker, and really creative with his solutions. He always had helpful advice for me when I wasn't sure what decisions to make. He is now our go to contractor when we need work done around the house. I highly recommend him for his work quality, professional etiquette, and ease of communication. I am very happy with the work he is done, and can't wait to work with him again.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kathi R.
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Anderson Construction as done several jobs for me. He has put in can lighting in my kitchen, painted, installed flooring, plumbing and many other projects at my house. The jobs are always completed with great results, cleaned up and in a timely manner.

Coyado's Company
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth J.
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Rigoberto and his team did a great job on our interior paint project. We live in an old building that required a lot prep work on the lath and plaster walls but they were very efficient and the end product looks great!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew P.
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Johan & Denny did a wonderful job installing a new suspended vanity and an in wall medicine cabinet. They had to reroute electrical and plumbing for this job and did it quickly and easily. I’d use them again. Thanks!

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Regson Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan J.
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I have used J.A. Services for several projects in my home that include replacement of glass sliding door, installation of an over-the-range microwave and repairs on my laminated flooring. All projects were completed in a short time. Highly recommended for any household projects.

J.P'S PRO PAINTING
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Peter J.
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Juan did a great job for me last week ago .im his past costumbre.he did a great painting and install floors . I recomment him to someone also.

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doris P.
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Eduardo and his partner did a fantastic job of installing new entry doors. Eduardo gave us a very competitive estimate and was easy and flexible to work with. The doors were unique and required a bit of problem solving; they demonstrated skill and team work that allowed for a smooth and efficient installation. We’re so pleased with the work that we’re bringing them back to complete our entryway project with the installation of new tile and molding. Looking forward to working with them again!!

Top Knot Flooring Inc.
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah R.
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Top Knot refinished all of the hardwood floors in our house. Mike brought a creative suggestion for the staining and we are excited about the results. Our 50 year old floors now look updated and our guests can't believe they are original.

Equilibrium Construction.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valery K.
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Great contractor. These guys were working on our house for a few months and did a huge amount of work. Built an addition to the house, built a new bathroom, remodel kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, replaced all plumbing, sewers, gas lines, windows, hardwood flooring - everything. During all construction period Aldo was super responsive, helped a lot with his experience in materials and design, always managed his team to do work on time and with great quality. One thing that I'd like to point out specifically - his estimates were always detailed and accurate and he never asked for extra expenses. We're living in our house for almost a year now and we're happy that we worked on it with this guy, he is a perfect example of highly motivated professional who can do any complex construction project with pace, great quality and within budget. I would highly recommend to hire him if you want your home improvement to become a great experience for you and your family.

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Davmal Floor Covering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iman N.
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They did a good job installing my plank vinyl flooring.

Mikeco Construction Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna J.
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Michael and his team have been working patiently and diligently with my husband to install the hardwood flooring and stairs. I must say given budget and their reasonable price, they managed to provide us with exactly ehat we’ve asked of them. They did a excellent job. We are completely satisfied.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long does it take to install a hardwood floor?

Hardwood floor installation can take anywhere from a few days to more than two weeks, depending on demolition, wood type, the condition of your subfloor, total square footage of the project, and installation method. Demolition is necessary if you have existing flooring you want to replace with hardwood floors. New-construction homes do not require this step, as the subfloor is primed and ready for floor installation. During demolition, the flooring crew may find that your subfloor has damaged wood, uneven surfaces or other problems that must be addressed before the new wood can be laid down. Crews may charge on an hourly rate for subfloor repair, and the work can take a few hours to several days, depending on what’s hiding underneath your floor. The wood for your new floor generally arrives a few days before any work begins. This allows the wood to acclimate to the relative humidity in your house, which prevents it from shrinking or expanding after installation and causing gaps or buckling. The actual wood installation may take several days or more, depending on the size of your home and what type of custom cutting and designs are desired. If your flooring is not prefinished, the unfinished wood must then be sanded and stained in the home to treat and protect your new investment. Typically, stain takes a full day to dry, and multiple coats are applied. Baseboards and trim must also be installed. With all these variables at play, you can see why it’s important for a wood installation pro to provide an estimate only after seeing your home.

How much does it cost to install flooring?

On average, Thumbtack customers nationwide pay $5,500 for floor installation. The cost can range much lower or higher depending on the type of flooring you select (laminate is far less expensive than exotic hardwood), the square footage of the project, and other important variables like demolition and repair work needed. Here are some examples of average floor installation cost:   

  • Basic floor installation cost: $3 per square foot (not including product).
    • This can range up to $7 or $8 per square foot when tear-out and prep work is required.
  • Laminate floor and installation cost: $3-$8 per square foot.
    • Laminate is one of the most affordable materials and can start as low as $1.50 per square foot.
  • Wood floor installation cost: $3 per square foot (not including product).
    • $7 and up for hand-scraped oak planks and other specialized work.
  • Luxury vinyl tile installation: $3.50+ per square foot (not including tiles).
    • Cost includes prep work, underlayment, leveling and grouting.
  • Examples of additional floor installation costs:
    • Pouring concrete to level the under-flooring: $1,000-$1,500 for materials and labor.
    • Removing carpet: 35 cents or more per square foot.
    • Removing difficult ceramic or porcelain tile: about $2.25 per square foot.
      • Includes removal of the dura rock.
  • Floor repair: $75 minimum.

How much does it cost to install hardwood floors?

The cost of hardwood floors will depend primarily on the total square footage of flooring, the type of wood you select, the cost of labor in your region, and any preparation or repair work that needs to take place before installation. Selecting exotic woods, such as teak, will result in a higher cost for the project than a more affordable wood such as oak. The national average cost of hardwood floor installation is $5,750. Here are some examples of different woods and their average costs; actual costs will vary depending on the factors listed above.

  • Basic wood floor installation: $3 per square foot from a wood floor installation company.
    • The product cost for hand-scraped ¾-inch oak planks: $7 per square foot.
  • 620 square feet of maple floor:
    • Residential installation, total project cost: ~ $2,400 with five days of labor.
    • ¾-inch dark stained maple installed on top of new concrete in three rooms, a hallways, and a staircase.  
      • Cost for total project: ~$3.87 per square foot.

How much are oak hardwood floors?

Installing oak hardwood floors can add value and beauty to your home. The cost of hardwood floors is typically based on the overall square footage of your new floor, the type of oak you select, any repair work your subfloor requires prior to installation, and any demolition costs to remove your old flooring. Other factors that will affect your total cost can include the regional cost of labor and business overhead of your flooring company.

A flooring installation company may charge $3 per square foot for standard installation. For hand-scraped (higher-end) ¾-inch oak planks, the cost is approximately $7 per square foot, for a total cost per square foot of about $10 as long as no repair work is required. Standard oak planks are available from big-box stores for as low as $3 per square foot, so the quality of oak you want will affect your total project cost.

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