My insurance company recommended onside as on of their preferred providers to replace my hardwood flooring as a result of a flood in my condo apartment in June 2021. When I contacted them they were very pleasant and arrived to my home for an estimate of damage. Because of Covid the advised that material would not be available until fall. I decided to have them change my kitchen flooring as well (at my cost)
They finally arrived with their crew in November of 2021 and because they had to remove of the furniture so that they could take up the flooring and replace with new I had to leave my home for a period of 2 weeks. When I arrived on a Sunday I spent a good part of the day cleaning up sawdust, coffee cups and cigarette butts on the balcony, pile remaining flooring in the corner and then move saws and heavy pry bars. I then realized that they had put many dents in my brand new refrigerator I presume from placing he's pry bars against it. The flooring had numerous gaps, and they did not sort the material as I now have numerous black boards that should never have been used. They have filled a number of the gaps (because they did not tape the boards together) and there is glue on the floor which will require a cleaner to remove. Furthermore, they did not follow my instructions to hide cable wiring despite my placing at least 1 dozen signs around the place and no transition moulding was purchased at the time the order was placed. It is now January 2022 and my floor is still a mess with numerous gaps and the transition moulding is not in place, a floor tile has to be replaced because it has a fairly large flaw in the middle of the floor and I have yet to receive a new refrigerator door. I have been advised that dit will likely be end of January before the job is complete.
When the manger arrived I showed him /them the workmanship and frankly he agreed that the flawed flooring should not have been used and that the cracks and blemishes should have been fixed.
I advised that I truly regret using the company and if it was not so much hassle would have them remove the flooring and I would go with a laminate. It has been 8 months and the job is still incomplete and absolutely unprofessional.
Terribly disappointed and despite the recommendation of the Insurer would never recommend them again.
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- Company Response
Good day. Very sorry to hear about your experience. We can understand delays in materials arriving but quality of work and care while in your home is of critical importance. We have sent this on to our Toronto Territory Manager as it appears this is the branch that would have assisted you. As is the case with all feedback, we have also sent this on to our Quality Assurance team. The HomeStars system makes challenging for us to identify the reviewer and therefore tough for personnel to follow up directly on these reviews. If you can send details to our Quality Assurance Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org - it will help us review your file and follow up appropriately. Thank you for sharing your experience. Sincerely, On Side Restoration.