A good hardwood floor installer?

hardwood floor sectionDoug asks on Twitter:

I need the best hardwood floor installer in the 518.

We'll expand Doug's question a little bit to include hardwood floor refinishing -- often companies do both installation and refinishing.

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We used Fridholm Painting & Remodeling (www.jfridholm.com) last year to install hardwood floors throughout our entire first floor and have been very happy with them. My husband is handy, but with 2 toddlers underfoot, time was an important factor -- i think it took them 3 days at the most. (They also show up when they say they will and finish the job when they say they will, which is a rarity with many contractors.)

Charlie Stehlin (518) 596-2333 out of Troy. He's friendly, quirky, conscientious, and works alone - more importantly he can restore the heck out of wood floors. He brought our 120 yr old floors back to life; and mixed, matched, and put down new hardwood in a different room. His pricing is very fair, even on the cheap side.


I called them last year when I was remodeling my rental apartment.... the previous tenant had pretty much trashed the beautiful oak floor. I only did a refinishing, but it came out so beautiful, and it ran about $1500 for 600 square feet. I would call then again for my other apartments if I needed them.

When we had our hardwood kitchen floors refinished this fall we got referrals from people in the neighborhood who had new floors installed. No hesitation in recommending Tony Poutre (518) 458-2417.

We use john's Kustom Floors for all our Hardwood installations and re-sanding. He's done work for us on numerous occasions as well as all of the family as well He's been around for quite some time in the 518 and we recommend to all. His phone is (518) 767-3200

It's a do-it-yourself project. Go to Lumber Liquidators off of Railroad Ave and pick out what you want. Then go to Home Depot, buy a miter saw and rent a nail gun designed for flooring installation. You can do any room in a day.

I'm going to go with Tim on this one - although easier said than done. We recently laid new floors in our kitchen and we bought the lumber at Lumber Liquidators. We have an old home and it's not "square" - not that you can notice but apparently when you lay new floors you have to pay attention and measure carefully! Do your research either way.

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