I can’t recommend Alex’s work more highly. He really knows his stuff, and his workmanship is the best I have seen, especially with site finished flooring. I am not a big fan of pre-finished flooring with the micro bevel edges because there always seems to be a small space between where dirt and stuff can be captured. There has been or we have put in hardwood in almost every house I have lived in (presently house number 6) and the hardwood floors and installation jobs I like best are the site finished projects as there are almost no noticeable gaps/spaces.
Alex’s work seems more like art, true craftsmanship versus just an installation job and yet his pricing is good value and very competitive. His quotes are clear, and he sticks by them without surprises. I have a policy of getting a minimum of 3 quotes for a job and when I did so for my hardwood, his quote was very competitive and actually slightly cheaper when factoring in an “apples vs apples” comparison. However, the real value of selecting Alex and AF Wood floors is when you see the extreme quality of the finished product. You can also be assured Alex stands behind his work. When he did our entire main floor there was a board that had an imperfection due to some kind of debris that got into the finish coat. Alex offered to spot fix the board but if we were not 100% happy, he would redo that entire section. His repair was very good, and my wife was happy; however, as I am a bit of an extreme perfectionist Alex could tell that I wasn’t 100% satisfied so without any discussion he simply said “…I want you to be happy, I can see you are not sure, so I am just going to redo this entire section” and he did. The result was the refinished section was perfect and Alex ensured we were 100% satisfied. I don’t think of Alex as a “flooring guy” he is more like a “Flooring Master”.
I am sorry to see his business moving out to the west coast, but I know his new clients will be very lucky to have chosen him and his work will more than meet their expectations.