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Old 01-13-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Client has had some water damge in a section of 3/4 wood in the kitchen. If my installer replaces the wood with new 3/4 to match and sands the complete floor and refinishes the complete floor wouldn't it all look new or will the new wood still look noticable?
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Client has had some water damge in a section of 3/4 wood in the kitchen. If my installer replaces the wood with new 3/4 to match and sands the complete floor and refinishes the complete floor wouldn't it all look new or will the new wood still look noticable?

It depends the older wood usually will have a different color (darker typically) than the new floor. But if its a good floor guy he will stain it to match and the average person can't tell if they are good.

My hardwood guy does it often but he is a 30 year veteran

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Old 01-13-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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This is a natural non stained Maple if that makes a difference.
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This is a natural non stained Maple if that makes a difference.
Do you think it's worth it to replace all hardwood
no problems this way..

good luck

make sure its a straight line and do stain it..
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We have decided to replace it all.
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We have decided to replace it all.

Cha ching!
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yea, I know. $9,000 turns into $30,000
But I always try to keep the cost low to my insurance companies. This time it was unavaoidable.
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I'd find it pretty hard to avoid 21k too.
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yea, I know. $9,000 turns into $30,000
But I always try to keep the cost low to my insurance companies. This time it was unavaoidable.



who u kiddin?
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who u kiddin?
You must be thinking that one should hope for bad things to happen to people so one can rape the insurance companies of as much as possible.

I am not like that. I know my premiums are affected by people who think that way, plus I have morals.

Hard to believe I know....
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You must be thinking that one should hope for bad things to happen to people so one can rape the insurance companies of as much as possible.

I am not like that. I know my premiums are affected by people who think that way, plus I have morals.

Hard to believe I know....

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You must be thinking that one should hope for bad things to happen to people so one can rape the insurance companies of as much as possible.

I am not like that. I know my premiums are affected by people who think that way, plus I have morals.

Hard to believe I know....



no, what i thought was who are you kidding that you are getting 30,000 to replace a kitchen floor.
hell, who are you kidding that you were getting 9000 to make a repair to it..
what is it 4000 sf ktichen?
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Sorry, my bad.
It's not just the Kitchen, I just used this area because that's where it started. this is a Million dollar home. It started with the Kitchen and now is over 1000 s/f.
It has curved moldings and transitions all over. Flush air Vents, total demo and reinstall, sand and finish. Custom skins to boot.
This house is amazing and the wood is not just your average install. Lots of round walls and areas that require a craftsman. Plus this includes everything from furniture and appliance r&r along with plumbing , tearout, and clean up.
It's big for sure.
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tell you what..
tell the owners to call me.I will do it for 20,000 and this will include airfare and hotel stay.
we will be done in 5 days. this will also include my see the whales cruise

are you the only floor guy in this town? or state for that matter?
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What's your point?
I am one of the only guys the insurance works with under contract.
Because pricing follows quality and level of difficulty.
Saying you will do a job cheaper without visiting the jobsite and seeing the conditions gets you nowhere.
Except my misunderstanding of your intentions with your post.
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tell you what..
tell the owners to call me.I will do it for 20,000 and this will include airfare and hotel stay.
we will be done in 5 days. this will also include my see the whales cruise

are you the only floor guy in this town? or state for that matter?
Trying to find work the way to describe, is why you are probably forced into doing it.

It takes more than willingness to do a job cheap, to keep work lined up.
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I can't believe that any ins.co would sign off to have ALL the hardwood removed...remove the damage and splice into the rest and refinish seems more than most ins. co's would agree to as well...But if they will pay...take it!!!
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They usually do not do a full replacement unless all other areas are affected. Plus remember that some insurance companies work differently than others.
Some only have me install partial pad under carpet some replace all of it.

Because the wood was torn out in a section of the Kitchen, it created gaps as wide as 1/4 inch because now there was a hole in the floor for 5 Months.
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Can you get some photos up? There are so many things with this job that do not add up for me. I don't want to start in until I get a look at the photos.


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That's OK Brock. The issue has been resolved and I no longer need the help. This is turning into a "prove this" type of thing and I really don't want to get into that.
It is what it is......

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