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New Britain Affordable Flooring Installers

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VRP Flooring LLC
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

Flooring was installed incorrectly which voids the warranty on it. Furthermore, there are multiple broken pieces installed, sections not properly secured together, and the installers did not follow the directions on the box. It explicitly says no pieces shorter than 12 inches to be installed, yet there are multiple pieces as short as three inches installed. There must be a 3/8 expansion gap against all fixed objects, yet most of the floor is installed directly against the wall or the tile threshold. Not only am I worried about the longevity of my installed floor, my ten year warranty is void as it states on the instructions due the errors made listed above. Lastly, the owner said he would come by and fix the errors but never showed up. Laminate flooring is very easy to install and I do not understand how people who do this for a living made such obvious errors. This was not a good experience and I do not recommend them.

Old World Home Improvements
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah L.
Verified review

Marty Kein's work is outstanding. He is a very professional person and very easy to work with. He worked for me on two occasions lasting about four months in total. His work involved renovating my kitchen, two bathrooms and an attached garage. He installed three new windows and one door. He also installed oak flooring in my family room. You can depend on Marty. He is totally honest and wants to please you by doing a very professional and thorough job.

Top Pro
  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ivory B.
Verified review

I hired JA Drywalling initially to install a new kitchen faucet. That faucet turned into cutting and installing a new countertop, installing a electric box and wall mount for a flat screen in my kitchen. Let me start by saying the work was quality work and the value was unbelievable. What I appreciated most was he took pride in his work, even when he didn't think anyone was watching, he was still measuring precisely, going over work and taking his time. For instance I ran into some issues with my faucet. I had a continuous leak that had been going for some time, instead of him just slapping the faucet on he informed me that the hardware under the sink was pretty much done for and that I would have to replace it to avoid anymore further leaks. He was absolutely right! I had so much erosion a metal clamp broke right off in my hand. He replaced everything under the sink, when he could've just threw the faucet on and not cared if it leaked in the near future. I will definitely recommend him to anyone. And I'm already planning for him to do additional work for me. He was well prepared with tools and material and he also cleans up after himself. What else could you ask for, Hire him!

Right Choice Handyman
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Shane and his crew arrived when they said they would, got straight to work removing my carpet and installing my laminate floor, did a beautiful job, cleaned up everything perfectly, and I will definitely be using him for future projects.

Gold Saw Hardwood Floor LLC
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Erlinda Z.
Verified review

INSTALLATION OF WOOD FLOORING Angelo and his crew were excellent. I thank God that I found them. My wood floor looks amazing, they moved my furniture and were so considered that call me to put all big pieces back. I would recommend them to anybody. Thumbtack really check their people. Now I know where to go when I need something done in my place. Thank you very much! God bless you

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Positive Wood Floors
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ankit U.
Verified review

They really did a good job in installing my laminate flooring. I would definitely recommend them for installation of flooring.

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MF Hardwood Floors
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruno A.
Verified review

Fernando really has a lot of skills when talk about hardwood floors installation!!! He has done 1200 st of pré finished hardwood in my house Believe or not he did it in 1 day with he’s crew ! They has knowledge about floors !! I would recommend him for anyone who’s need a hardwood floors professional ! Thanks Fernando for your business!!

  • 38 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lowell D.
Verified review

i've used brian for multiple projects - 3 different paint projects and bedroom flooring . he's very efficient. comes in, does his work. very professional. has his eyes on the end zone. if you want to get something done in an efficient manner and a sensible price then hire him.

Master hardwood flooring
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Antonio at Master Hardwood Flooring did an amazing job on our floors. He removed carpet and installed floors in two rooms and then sanded and refinished our entire first floor. We were away the week of the sanding and refinishing and I expected to need to clean all the dust when we got home. There was not one bit of dust in our home. Antonio left everything so clean it was such a pleasant surprise. And the floors look amazing too. We highly recommend him for any flooring project you might have.

Fortin & Miller Construction
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary F.
Verified review

I hired Fortin & Miller Construction to install hardwood flooring in 3 separate rooms in my home. They removed the existing carpeting and assisted us in choosing the correct flooring to suit our needs. The floors came out fantastic and I would hire them again for the next home improvement job that comes up. They were efficient and professional. Highly recommended!

On the Mark
4.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Adam W.
Verified review

Mark did my kitchen remodel which included new cabinets, countertops, tile backsplash, and tile flooring. We gave Mark a must have start and end date and he finished early. He worked in a clean, safe, and professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a skilled carpenter in all phases of home improvement.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean N.
Verified review

Bryan showed up and gave us a reasonable quote very quickly and was able to start quickly as well. Has done a beautiful job on our kitchen backsplash. He kept the kitchen clean during the installation and he even was able to fix our trim which looks great.

Apple hardwood floors
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie S.
Verified review

I had hardwood refinished and also new hardwood installed. Very prompt and professional , their services were affordable and them did a great job, Olter is responsible, and courteous. I receive compliments on the end product all of the time. I have already recommended their serviced for friends and others.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
T. R.
Verified review

We had an incident where one of our basement windows had broken. Victor came to the house the next day to measure the three windows for replacement (we decided now was the time to replace them all). That evening we had an estimate emailed to us, and the pricing was good. Victor ordered the windows, and the day they came in he called to schedule installation for the next day. He was on time, quick, and the work is very high quality. After installation he walked us through opening the windows, showing the completed work, and gave us recommendations regarding the rain/snow covers we had over the windows. We have plans for the basement which includes finishing it, update flooring, etc and plan to work with Victor for that as well.

  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Fitzroy P.
Verified review

From day one Paulino was very responsive to any inquiry I had about the job. He was professional throughout. Due to traffic conditions he was a few minutes behind schedule but he gave me adequate notice of the delay. He was meticulous with the job (interior door installation), completed the job in a timely manner and cleaned up after completion. I highly recommend Paulino Home improvement to anyone who is looking for a door installer!

Connecticut Flooring LLC
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

We had Connecticut Flooring install and refinish flooring. They were professional and the job came out great. We will use them again for our next project. Brian the owner was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Payette Transformations LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
Verified review

I had a bathroom from the 1970's complete with a blue tab and tile. All the tiles along the tub were falling out and leaking. I called Bathfitters, and they wanted an exorbinate amount to fix it. Tony came out and gave me some fantastic ideas. First of all, he suggested we retain the blue tub, which I wanted to do, and which makes the bathroom unique. Then he suggested a bring in a neutral wall tile, BUT add aborder of blue tile that would match the bathtub and bring the room together. He also quoted me for a new floor, painting the wall, installing a new toilet, and moving and reinstalling a heavy cabinet. He work was impeccable. He was always on time. He price was unbelievably less than Bathfitters to do all the work. He also did extra work, like personally refinishing some work along the border of the shower. He went out of his way to do an amazing job. I would highly recommend him for his attention to detail, creativity, and willingness to work with the client.

Leafar Floors Expert LLC
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

I hired Nelson to install 200 square feet of 1/2 inch rubber gym flooring. He was responsive, arrived on time, and did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs flooring installation or repair.

AHW flooring Andrew Rotas
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christian C.
Verified review

Andrew is our "go to" flooring contractor and has been an integral part of our team at Sullivan Brothers Remodeling for several years. Andrew's years of experience in the hardwood flooring industry along with the quality of his finish product is something we are always able to depend on. We are proud to recommend him to all of our customers and use him in our own homes.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

Scott was very professional and I know he stands by his work. They were fast and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend Family Flooring. I would use them again in a heartbeat.

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Costa Flooring LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron Z.
Verified review

I had an amazing experience with Costa Flooring. The quality of work was elite. They were quick to come over for a quote, gave a very fair and honest price, and worked within our schedule to get the job done. The entire experience was positive and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

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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