From 3 detailed quotes, I chose Artistic Floor Design to install new hardwood floors in my home (family room, living room, dining room and 12 step L-shaped staircase.) Although I own a fairly small home (1300 sq feet) this was a major renovation as it required: removal and disposal of all wall-to-wall carpet on floors and stairs, installation of 5/8" sub-floor, removal and disposal of existing 3 inch baseboard and re-installation of new 5" baseboard, removal and refinish of existing railing and pickets on staircase, installation of oak treads on stairs and oak veneers on risers (hand painted to custom colour), custom stain of stair treads, custom stain of existing oak rail, re-install hand-painted pickets, custom varnish on stairs (and install hardwood (Brazilian Mahogany).
Ted and Matthew were prompt, reliable, detailed, thorough, and most importantly, they did an excellent job. Matthew is a perfectionist (like me!) and after meeting with them I immediately realized the workmanship would be top rate. I chose to re-paint the 44 pickets and the staircase stringer on the stairs myself(to save some money) - it was a LOT of work and I wouldn't do it again (I would rather pay someone!) I also provided the following materials: hardwood for floors, the paint, the baseboards, the varnish and stain for stairs and railing, and the 5/8" plywood sub-floor. I purchased these items from Home depot, Benjamin Moore (paint) and stair retailer (varnish and stain) for much less than paying someone else to do it for me.
Artistic Floor Design provided the oak risers and treads, and all labour.
Ted arrived every morning promptly, worked hard all day every day and discussed each new item with me in advance. For example, we discussed the stain on the stairs and he provided me a sample first, before I committed. He explained what varnish to buy, and gave me a sample before I committed. He custom fitted the hardwood floor nosing to ensure the new (raised) hardwood floor would meet my kitchen floor since the installation of the subfloor meant my hallway was higher than my kitchen.
I was very pleased with Artistic Floor Design and would recommend them to anyone.
The entire process took about 3 weeks, it was a bit longer than I had hoped but the workmanship and price was worth it. Artistic Floor Design was very competitive, and close to $1000 less than the other two quotes. They delivered!