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When choosing a floor there are many things to consider. A lot of times people wonder if they have a dog what type of floor will work for them. Or how a floor will react to kids. Rest assure there is a floor for all situations. If you have older carpet that probably needs to go. Especially if you have pets. A lot of dust and allergens embed themselves in the carpet and padding. Depending on how old the carpet is will determine how much trouble is hiding under your carpet. You can replace the old carpet with new. Make sure you get rid of the old pad too. If you decide to good with carpet again there are thousands of  types and colors to choose from. The best thing to do is give me a call and I will help you decide which carpet is best for you (904)891-8340 . If you are out of my area I would suggest a smaller type flooring store. You will get a more personalized experience. You won’t be treated like a sale. Sometimes in the bigger stores you won’t get that. The little money you save won’t be worth the trouble they put you thru. Also always check out warranty issues when you do chose a store. A lot of the bigger stores have huge warranty problems.

If you decide on hardwood we will have to find the best one for what you need in a floor. Some wood floors with a high shine are not very good if you have large pets. The finish will stay, but you may get scratched in the polyurethane . In Florida we mostly use engineered hardwood. That means there are a few different layers. This illustration show the different layers. The high gloss floors have a very eloquent look and can be very durable. Some Hardwood floors look very nice and can be bought at a very good price, later to find out that the wear layer was very thin or only 2-3 coats of polyurethane were applied. It is my opinion with hardwood you truly get what you paid for. This is not saying you can’t find a bargain or a good sale , but be careful and ask question. You may want to go with a hand-scraped distressed hardwood. These floors are very durable and can take some punishment. A good one can be purchased for $4.00-$5.00 sq ft. They do have higher end hand-scraped wood, but you will be very happy finding one in this range. These hand-scraped hardwoods are still engineered and have the same layers. They just have the wear layer gouged and etched to give a truly unique look. Most of these floors have a mat finish. This means it is not shiny. They usually match well with your kitchen cabinets and existing ceramic tile. Which ever way you go we can find the perfect hardwood floor for you.

Now if you want ceramic tile or stone tile we can find which is best for you. Tile and stone a virtually indestructible. Not to say you can’t break one but it is very hard. If you do break on we can take it out and replace it with a new one. Same holds true for hardwood flooring. Now if you have a child that likes to ride their bike or skateboard in the house ceramic tile is right for you. Again as with all flooring there are many types and styles to choose from. Also many different sizes of tile. The best thing to do with tile is to narrow your search down to a few tiles. Then bring those samples to your home and see how they look with all the other things in the house. You know furniture, walls, existing floors , and even the lighting you have. Also if you have an old floor down we can rip that one out. I always try to make remodels in a house as convenient as possible.

You may also like to go with a laminate floor.     The flooring industry has gone to great lengths to make laminate more than just imitation hardwood. Reputable companies like Mohawk, Armstrong, Pergo, and Shaw have given laminate flooring the look and feel of a true hardwood, while still maintaining its durability. It’s becoming more popular with not only the budget minded shopper, but those who demand aesthetic appeal and design along with the comfort of knowing their floor is safe to be lived on.

So if you have had it with your old flooring or carpet . Or if allergies are getting worse. Give me a call (904)891-8340 or visit my website : http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com    I am available in Jacksonville Florida and surrounding areas.


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These are hardwood floors installed in the Jacksonville Florida area and surrounding cities. Lots of them are on Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. When you live close to the ocean it’s a good idea to get rid of the old carpet and replace it with new hardwood or ceramic tile. I think carpet has a nice warm feel in bedrooms, but in common areas a hard surface is much better. Call today 904-891-8340.  I will come out and give free estimates. I can also give you free ideas if you need some help deciding. Visit my website http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com

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These are some shots of more floors around the Jacksonville Florida area. Its time for you to get rid of those old floors in time for the holidays. Discounts available. Free estimates. Call today 904-891-8340


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These are some floors that have been completed in the Jacksonville Florida area. We have been working hard to make many home very beautiful and comfortable to live in. If you are tired of that old carpet give us a call. If your hardwood has been down for a while or if you have water damage we can fix that for you. Especially water damage because mold can be growing where the dampness is. If you have any questions give us a call. (904)891-8340.

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This is a remodel in Jacksonville Florida

1. Do you have General Liability insurance?

2. Are you in possession of a workers compensation policy?

3. How many years have you been in business?

4. Why do I have to give a deposit for installation?

5.Do you have all the business and contractor licenses in this county?

6. Are you going to perform a moisture test?

7. Are you an American Citizen?

8. How long will this floor installation take?

9. Does my hardwood need to acclimate to my house?

10.When will we be able to walk on the new floor?

These are important questions to ask all contractors you hire. If a contractor is not licensed or insured that could come back and hurt you. There are a lot of so-called contractors that are getting deposits and never coming back. I want to raise every ones awareness on this scheme. If you have any other questions cal (904)891-8340 or visit website: http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com

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Call today for a free estimate. We also do repairs

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“Help me!” This is a common plea from homeowners who tried to be a do-it-yourselfer, who tried to save a buck and install their own hardwood floor. With limited time, money & knowledge they thought a quick trip to the big box store to get a few tips or extensive research on the internet via YouTube would make them a weekend installer of their coveted distressed Maple hardwood floor. Countless home improvement television programs show regular Joes remodeling successfully so why wouldn’t the same work for them?

It just isn’t that easy. Installing a hardwood floor is a lot of work and takes a good deal of experience to do it correctly and in a timely and cost efficient manner. Professional hardwood flooring installers take pride in their work and know a secret—they can actually save you money!

Professional hardwood flooring installers measure areas to include waste and other overages that do-it-yourselfers sometimes miss. They take into account the sub-floor and the conditions of that floor. They calculate the correct amount of adhesives and trims and all the other things that make a hardwood floor look beautiful and perform for a lifetime. They don’t want extra waste. They want to leave the job without boxes of unused Brazilian cherry flooring or adhesive. They don’t want to waste valuable time ordering more wood, additional trims or working on the subfloor surfaces. They want to get the job done right the first time, from the minute you order the wood so they can get out to their next job.

Homeowners can often overlook things like overages, waste and subfloor conditions. If the floor is installed under poor conditions it can gap and lead to creaking and other problems with the floor. Not installing a floor properly can void warranties and cost the homeowner lots of money. Leave hardwood floor installation to the professionals, they will save you time, money and aggravation!

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.

Visit our website: http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com  or Call (904)891-8340

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