A big part of our house, including the entire 2nd floor and the circular stair case, was carpeted. Since the carpet was rather beat-up after many years of use and abuse, we decided to change it to hardwood, for both durability and aesthetics. Having had some experience in hardwood floor installation, I also decided to take up the challenge ... except for the difficult part the stairway and the hall, both with balusters, which I thought I should leave it to professionals. After consulting with several vendors, I settled on Acadian Flooring, by having them supply all the materials and do the stair/hall installation. Judy, my first and principal contact for the entire project, was friendly and pleasant to deal with. Her advice was sound and useful. The on-site visit for the measurement and estimate was done by the company co-owner shortly after and, contrary to most other companies, was free of charge.
The work that followed was efficiently, effectively and professionally executed. Three people were involved. Although not ones with many word, they were down to earth and hard working. They paid attention to details. The balusters, which were not changed, were carefully removed and fit back onto the stairs and the open end of the hall perfectly. The pre-mixed colors of the stairs blend well with the balusters too. The nosing and trimming were well done. I was pleased with the workmanship of the half moon mid-way of the stairs. If any imperfection, they should have left the find coating of polyurethane to the next day rather than towards the end of the day. As the drying time took longer than the 4 hours we were told, we ended up not being able to use the upper floor that night.
All in all, I was very satisfied with the work and happy with my choice. I have no hesitation recommending Acadian Flooring to others.
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