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10. Advanced Handyman LLC
4.8
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  • 6 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
"One of my rental houses needed work and TLC after the 11+ year tenants moved out. I needed help and found Thumbtack online and thought I’d give it a try. I put out my request along with a long list of items I needed someone to do. I received five excellent responses and selected Advanced Handyman LLC. Ernest came out to look at the house and he gave me an estimate for the job. The house had a leak in the dining/kitchen area that was fixed over a year and half ago but the current tenant preferred that I not fix it while they were living there. A good bit of the ceiling had to be removed and Ernest and his helper, Tim, discovered and showed me a section of the ceiling that needed shoring up and repair before putting in new insulation and drywall. Tim did a great job plastering and feathering out the small dip in the ceiling and the finished ceiling looks as good as new (See before and after pictures). I also had them paint the entire first floor (some of this required re-plastering a wall or two) basic white for the walls and a grayer white for the windows, doors and door trim, hallway cabinets, etc. Painting included, two bedrooms, living room, two hallways, stair walls to 2nd floor, kitchen and dining room. Advanced Handyman LLC also sanded and painted all the kitchen cabinets, drawers, and framing. The kitchen cabinets were made by Valley Cabinet new in 1997 and the last tenant was very hard on them. Valley Cabinet gave me free replacement hardware for some of the hinges that broke. The painted particle board cabinet faces and drawers needed attention – the kitchen cabinets, drawers, and framing was sanded and repainted in the same color (matched at Sherman Williams). This was a huge job and now they look as good as new. Ernest did a great job covering the engineered wood floors in dining and kitchen area and the hardwood floors everywhere else. Not having to work around a tenant was the way to do this and Advanced Handyman kept to the timeline — though I kept adding to what I wanted them to do — so this added to the time it took to finish. Ernest’s wife cleans houses and helped him a few times and Ernest said she suggested that I might want to redo the first floor tub and shower surround. The tub and toilet were 70’s avocado green and I agreed it was in need of an upgrade. I got a bid from Ernest to do this and I bought a shower surround and decided to just make it into a walk-in shower (there was still the tub and shower upstairs). They did a terrific job, fixing little things along the way. I also decided to have them put in new high-seat toilets and new bathroom subfloor and vinyl in both bathrooms (though Bayview Flooring, where I bought the flooring installed the upstairs flooring since I bought the material from them). Ernest is great with plumbing. There were also many smaller jobs like: making doors close better, fixing drawers, putting up new ceiling lights, trimming out a built-in book shelf, fixing and adding wall base trim, and hauling away all the trash. Another job I hired Advanced Handyman was to prime and paint all the walls in the basement and put up some shelves I had up onto the walls. It all looks so much better. Ernest and Tim did an excellent job on everything they worked on for me and I recommend Advanced Handyman LLC in a heartbeat. Advanced Handyman LLC worked to get the house move-in ready. I was able to advertise the house for rent on Craig’s List and after showing it a few times I was able to select a new renter and we just signed the contract. Thank you Advanced Handyman LLC. You know I will call you in the future. Christine S"

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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 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 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 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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