Recent Review: I called Doug Solomon at HAUPTMAN FLOOR COVERING on April 17 to obtain a quote for my project. Doug suggested that I come into the store to see samples of various products. Later that afternoon, I drove to 307 CENTRAL AVE, Jersey City, NJ 07307 and met with Doug to discuss several options for 3 separate projects. I was interested in the cost of installing luxury vinyl tile, bamboo planks, cork flooring, re-sanding the existing hardwood floors with the possibility of using area rugs or just replacing the existing carpeting with new ones. An appointment was made for April 20th so that Doug could come to the project site to take measurements. Doug was extremely friendly and professional when I met him again on the 20th. He brought carpet samples, a measuring tape, paper, and a pen. The 3rd project was cork or bamboo planks in my home but I was forced to push that project back 6-12 months and let Doug know so he didn't have to rush. He said that he would work on the quotes for my projects and sent me a detailed email on April 27th and the other project on May 4th. I visited Hauptman Floor Covering again on April 29th and after discussing the options with Doug I put a deposit on my project and ordered the nylon carpet in the color (cork which turned out to be a brownish neutral) that I wanted. We were aiming to have the installation done as soon as possible as I wanted to have the rental back on the market by May 15th. The nylon carpet which was at a warehouse in Georgia would arrive by May 7th, the commercial carpet remnant for the staircase was already in stock at the store. On May 5th, I got a call after the store closed around 6pm by Gary Solomon (the store owner) who stated that someone had cancelled an installation and was wondering if they could start early on the 6th. While it would have been perfect to have started earlier, my cell phone service didn't deliver me the message until 9pm on May 6th. Marty and Anthony were at the jobsite by 9.30 am on May 7th and 8th. Both were professional and friendly to me as I stayed in the apartment the entire time that they were there. Anthony was more taciturn, stating that Marty was his boss. Marty confirmed that the carpet in the stairway stunk of cat urine. By the end of the first day, they had 2 rooms finished and the other rooms padded. The second day, both Marty and Anthony skipped lunch so that they could finish the project earlier so that they could go home to enjoy their Friday evening with their families. Overall, I'm satisfied with my experience with Hauptman Floor Covering in Jersey City and I look forward to using them again for my home project for Wicander cork or Bamboo plank flooring.
Recent Review: Beautiful product, good prices. Only issue was a delay in shipping of several weeks due to inventory. This delay caused issues with scheduling on a whole-house renovation and it would have been quite useful to know about upfront, rather than having to call them repeatedly for updates. When the flooring finally arrived, weeks late, it was beautiful and in very good shape. I would use them again, but I would order much earlier than needed to allow for any delays.
Recent Review: If you want personal one on one service for your flooring needs go to Bench Fashion Floors. The staff of Ron, Crystal and Grace are very knowledgeable about flooring and are an absolute pleasure to deal with. There are plenty of flooring samples on display in the showroom and they stand ready to answer all your questions. Our recent purchase of hardwood flooring for our dining room went very smooth. The installation was no different - very professional. Everything was cleaned up, no mess. Several months ago we purchased a laminate wood floor for our son's bedroom and last year a fiber floor by Tarkett for our kitchen, laundry room and half bath from Bench Fashion Floors. That's three jobs in the past year and a half and each one went extremely well. Go to Bench. You will not be disappointed
Recent Review: I was very happy with the entire experience. Jason was professional, responsive and helpful. His men did a great job and the floors look terrific. I would confidently recommend D & L flooring to anyone looking to refinish a floor in their home.
Recent Review: Jorge gave us a very fair estimate for the work, based on three other estimates we received. He was quite knowledgeable about the varieties of flooring that would work for us, and he referred us to a very respected supplier warehouse to look at all the possibilities. After we agreed on a date to start the work, Jorge showed up promptly and completed the work exactly on schedule. He removed and replaced the flooring and molding, and painted all the moldings.
Recent Review: Despite my extensive use of reports and my being an avid user of Angie's List, I am frankly rarely compelled to write these reports unless there is merit for specific mention of a service (both positive and negative). My experience and dealings with Jeff though, definitely warranted me taking out the time to write something as he and his crew really do deserve special mention. Jeff and his team really stepped up to the plate and delivered beyond our expectations. We had a floor installed in the fall, right around the time that we were having some pretty heavy rainfall. The floor was installed by Jeff puctually, professionally and completely up to scratch. Unfortunately, a day (literally) after the floor was installed, we had the intense rainfall and ended up with flooding in our basement. We found ourselves having to replace half of our basement flooring as a result. Jeff completely came to the party and helped way beyond what I expected - He rejigged his entire schedule to try and get us into the queue as quickly as possible so that we could get our basement back up and running. He then went a step further and worked with us on the pricing and charged us only what his labor charge was on that portion of the floor that had to be re-installed. He came out to the house several times throughout the process to ensure a proper consultation, and kept us informed and up to date all the time. In all essence, this was one of the few times that I have felt my contractor was genuinely on my side and sincerely cared for my house and the job at hand as if it were his own.This to me was invaluable and provided tremendous peace of mind, and it is for this reason and the ones mentioned previously, that I would have no hesitation using Jeff again and would be completely confident in recommending him to my friends and family. So a heartfelt thank you to Jeff and his crew. In our time of need, he stepped up and worked with us to try and minimize the cost of the flooding, and sincerely bent over backwards to get our basement fixed and back to a liveable state as quickly as possible. Thanks Jeff and team, and I look forward to working with you all again!
Recent Review: Dyal and his crew did a fantastic job repairing a section of my floor. The subfloor had rotted. They opened up a section of the floor and replaced the plywood, secured it to the concrete and installed the proper vapor barrier and paper. They then installed the new oak flooring by weaving it into the existing floor. They sanded and refinished the entire room. Other contractors told me it would take 3-5 days. Gemini did it in 1 and at a very reason price. I hope to use them on another project in the fall.
Cesar and his assistant were very professional and completed the job in a timely manner. The quality of the installation is excellent. They also allowed the proper time for the flooring to acclimate before installing and thoroughly cleaned up the work area after the job was completed. I would definitely use them again for any future flooring projects.
- Isabelle S....
AETC Home Improvement
A big rainstorm / snow melt destroyed the new laminate floor in my basement last Winter. Since the water came through the windows , I had to tear down some sheet rock and insulation because it got wet and I was afraid of mold . I started doing the work myself when I realized that I'm not a professional. I got an e-mail from Angie's list about a special deal from ETC HOME IMPROVEMENT offering laminate floor installation... FOR ALMOST THE SAME PRICE MOST COMPANIES WOULD HAVE CHARGED , THEY PUT MY WALLS AND CEILING BACK TOGETHER , AS WELL AS MY BEAUTIFUL NEW FLOOR ...SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN ME FOREVER TO DO AND THE QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP WAS SECOND TO NONE!!!!! I would highly recommend this company for their expertise, as well as the courteous workers they employ and the integrity in which they work.
- Douglas W....
APat Pellegrini Flooring Corp
Pat came the next day after my phone call to give an estimate. He then came back a few days later so that we could see a sample of the material. We ordered the cork and within a week and half we scheduled the work. The office women at Pellegrini were very nice and helpful in scheduling the work. The floor was installed in one day and was neat and well done.
- Taided B....
AThe Longest Yard
Excellent! Work done by owner, who is a highly experienced, fast installer. Conscientious, courteous, knowledgeable. Easy to communicate with. Great price. This man knows his stuff! Will hire again.
- Linda D....
AHardwood Floors by Fabian
From the beginning, my husband and I really respected Fabian for his professionalism and good communication skills. His estimate was right on the money for how much things would cost, and the job started right on time. I was amazed at how quickly the tile demolition went, and how well the crew cleaned up afterwards. The cork was installed in less than two days time, including meticulously hand-stained reducers and moldings that i couldn't find. (I bought the flooring myself.) Fabian and his family are wonderful, with the pride in workmanship and attention to detail that one usually only dreams about finding. We are thrilled with his work, and look forward to having him back in the near future.
- Megan C....
ARichie's Bay Ridge Carpet & Linoleum Corp.
When I stopped by the business to explore flooring options, Richie was super nice, showed me the different options, gave me pros and cons of each. When I decided to move forward, he showed up the next day to measure my room, and his estimate was the same as the one he'd given me in the store. The materials arrived in under two weeks and they installed the floor a few days later. Several guys showed up exactly on time and very efficiently pulled up my old disgusting carpet. They were friendly and got right to work. The installation of the floating cork floor took a few hours - they were very efficient and paid a lot of attention to detail - I watched them for a while and was impressed with how careful they were to lay each plank exactly right. They had to make a bunch of cuts around various doorways, corners and the radiators and it was very precise. They cleaned up nicely when they were done. Richie called that evening to make sure everything was ok. It looks wonderful. I'm so glad I used a local, family owned business instead of the hacks at Home Depot. When I need flooring in other rooms, I'll absolutely call them again.
- Tracy M....
AKORKMAZ RUGS & FLOORING
I was on a deadline to have the flooring completed in one month. They were able to complete the entire process one week early from the projected completion date. They arrived on time which was very appreciated by me. I was quite pleased with the overall experience from the salesperson to the installers. Upon completion, they did an excellent job of cleaning up. The carpet was placed by the curbside for the yearly city clean up day. They offer a huge assortment up to 35 styles in the cork flooring.
- Sharon R....
We are so happy with our choice and grateful for the care, attention and concern Fred's showed helping us chose our flooring. The service was perfect too. Measurements taken right on schedule. Installation was right on time, professional, courteous, cleaned up, trash bagged and bundled. I had gotten so used to box store non-service, I was in awe of the care and attention we received by this family business. Do yourself a favor, stop by and choose from a larger selection, get advise from pros and feel thanked for spending your hard earned money at a family owned business.
- Phillip N....
This was my third time hiring Bill and he did a great job as usual. My kitchen Cork flooring was damaged from a cracked refrigerator water line. He made a special trip to determine the amount of flooring I needed to buy to replace what was damaged. He was able to salvage some of the original flooring and replace what was needed without damaging anything in the process, all while working around a large filled refrigerator. He moved it back into place and replaced the toe molding to original condition. Everything was to my satisfaction and done for a fair price and in a timely manner. Could not have asked for better service.
- Aaron M....
AREALE & SONS CONSTRUCTION INC
Could not have been more delighted from beginning to end. Even had a hold up in my providing a material to the contractor and they worked around it. Team worked great together all were not only professional but courteous as well. Found a problem with previous job when I had a dormer put on and a ceiling beam did not rest on a support beam - and straightened that out too (curing what had been a curiously bowed ceiling). I had previously dealt with this company to help me straighten a mess another company had left me in. Dealing with John and crew from beginning to end, was a better experience. On job from beginning of project to end, no gaps in work. Heck, even their lumber was name brand! For quality at a surprising decent price I heartily recommend Reale and Sons. Though I do so with a little trepidation - afraid if too many know of them I may have to wait too long when next I need work done!