Calabrese Flooring was by far the best contractor I’ve ever hired. We just finished a 3 month long full renovation of our house and Mike (the owner and sole worker of the company) did our floors, stair treads/risers, balusters, and trim in our house (~1400 sqft of floor).
From start to finish Mike was responsive, professional, and communicated with great detail what to expect in regards to timeline and price.
Just before our project began Mike had a family emergency that took him away from work for several days, delaying the project he was working on just before ours. The delay on this previous project was going to delay the start of our project past the date we were going to install our kitchen (we wanted the floors in before the kitchen). Mike was awesome though and was able to negotiate shared time with his previous client and us to get our floor installed before our Kitchen would be, avoiding any delays on our project.
Mike was able to get the majority of our main floor installed in three days and it looked incredible. He definitely focuses on detail as exemplified by how well he was able to end the floor against our fireplace. Mike laid the vinyl flooring from the opposite wall towards the fireplace, making the cut at the brick very difficult to keep close, but when he was done we decided it didn’t even need trim due to how small the gap between the floor and the brick is.
At the end of each day Mike communicated what he expected to get done the next day and how much he’d done the current day as well as clarified any questions there may have been about the upcoming work. This really made us comfortable with the work he was doing and avoided confusion and worries since I was at work for most of the installation and couldn’t be there for in-the-moment questions.
We were so happy with Mike’s work on our floors we asked him to continue his work onto staining our barn door and installing our balusters. After making sure his other customers were taken care of he quickly made it back to our house to install beautiful balusters, trim, and finish staining our barn door.
With each of the projects Mike worked on he paid special attention to detail. The railing on our stairs meets perfectly with the wall. The gaps between the steps and the walls are near unnoticeable and the staining on our barn door is perfectly even. I will 100% be hiring Mike in the future for staining and floor installation.