It is rare to find someone you want working in your home for more than a few hours and even more rare to find someone who takes the kind of pride in their work that Steve does. I can't say enough good things about Steve and the work he does. Everyone has commented on how great my floors look and I haven't hesitated to recommend Steve. He even did my sister's floors and they look amazing too!! Tanya Klepper
Steve did a phenominal job installing hardwood flooring, tile, and carpet. They look wonderful! He was very professional and easy to work with- plus he was considerate and cared for our dog while we were out :) I was very pleased that he was flexible and accommodating to complete this large project around our schedule. I would have no hesitation hiring him again! Pros:Dealing with one contractor made it an easy transition between projects. He is extremely skilled, personalable and knowledgable. He completed his work in a timely manner. Cons:None
Steve is the best
Steve installed wood floors throughout my first house and when I moved I hired him immediately to install new wood floors at my new home. There is no one better. His wood floors are always superior than anyone else's I have seen.
Hardwood Floor Install
We had carpet removed and hardwood floors installed in most of our upstairs (2 bedrooms, hallway, stairs). They did a fabulous job and we're very happy with the results. Pros:Strong work ethic, professional, highly skilled, good follow-up Cons:None
I was very impressed by the fast and quality work performed on my new addition to the house. American Hardwood and Stone came in and did a remarkable job on the 1,100 sq. ft. we added above the garage. They performed their job in a timely matter and during the construction we had no problem with any dust. Thank You Steve for a job well done!!
I arranged to have my wood floor refinished and when I came home I was so shocked! Steve had promised my floors would look better than when they were new, and they did! The wood grain is so beautiful. Done on time, very professional with astonishing results! Pros:On time, true to estimate, professional, no dust! Cons:None.
No need to look any further
No need to look any further
American Hardwood & Stone did a fantastic job of installing new hardwood, tile and carpet throughout my entire house. I had several companies give me estimates and American Hardwood & Stone had the best price and service helping me get my entire home finished for a very reasonable price. They completed the project on time and on budget. I would use them again and recommend them to all my family and friends. You will not be disappointed.
We felt that American Hardwood and Stone did a great job in the initial work they did, but more importantly, the follow up was extremely comforting. We would wholeheartedly recommend this company for anybody contemplating hard wood floors.
American Hardwood and Tile
American Hardwood installed our wood floor and tile floor. We were extremely satified with their professionalism and quality of work. Pros:Very nice people doing the work. Would clean up at the end of the day. Cons:Can't think of any.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Project
Very pleased with the results - our floor looks beautiful, and the project went smoothly and quickly. I would consider American Hardwood & Stone at the top of my list for future flooring work. Pros:Polite, professional, and efficient crew. Cons:None.
ONE STOP SHOP FOR TILE, HARDWOOD AND CARPET
American Hardwood and Stone has been my "one stop shop" for remodeling my home. They installed bamboo hardwood, retiled my shower and added tile around my bathtub, even installed CARPET in 4 rooms at a great price! So nice not to deal with multiple contractors. They aren't bad looking either. Pros:Prompt or someone will call. Very resonable rates. Gave me great suggestions on tile projects.
American Hardwood & Stone furnished and installed a red oak hardwood floor for a remodel project that including matching the existing hardwood floor. They laced in the new wood flooring with the old wood flooring and it is completely unnoticeable. In perfect fashion, they matched the wood, finish, and quality craftsmanship of the 1965 construction. American Hardwood & Stone did what the said they would, when they said they would. They hit my schedule and did so with quality work. they are trustworthy and dependable which is utmost importance in today's industry. Thanks for doing such a quality job and providing a perfect product.
Pleased with the work
I'm writing this letter in regards to the work done by American Hardwood and Stone who recently worked at our house. Mr. Nickels worked on the wood floor. I found him to be very meticulous in his work and helpful in his advise regarding the best possible results from certain type of floor lay out. He did a wonderful job with our wood floor and I am totally satisfied with his hard work, expert showmanship and immaculate finishing. I recommend Mr. Nickels to anyone interested in having wood floor installed. I am sure you will be extremely pleased with his work.
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know we are extremely pleased with the new wood floors you installed in our two rooms and the set of stairs. The color match between the new floors and the existing floors is perfect. The installation in particular the lacing between rooms, is a true act of workmanship by your installer, Faron. Not only are we pleased with the final product, it was a pleasure dealing with your company from the initial estimate through completion. The schedule was met, we were kept well informed throughout the process and your crews did an excellent job of cleaning up before leaving each day. My hats off to the whole American Hardwood team. In particular, I'd like to praise Alan for his attention to detail and his obvious commitment to the final outcome of the project. He was a true asset to the project and represented your company professionally with quality and customer service in mind. In conclusion, the floors look fantastic and exceed our expectations.
We are so pleased with our new hardwood floor. This was a project we were not looking forward to since it can really be a challenge to live without a floor but we were amazed at how smoothly the project worked out. The crew was professional, clean, and arrived each day just as promised. I felt very comfortable with the crew in my home which is also my office and am thrilled with the end result. The compliments from neighbors and friends keep rolling in. The installation and refinishing is absolutely gorgeous - thank you American Hardwood & Stone!
I was very impressed with Steve's interest in doing a small refinishing job on my hardwood floors. He and his crew were very professional. The floors are perfect and they do look nice!
We recently had our harwood floors in the living room and kitchen refininshed by American Hardwood and Stone. Steve Nickels was the installer, and we are very happy with his work. Our floors were in very bad condition and they now look beautiful. Steve was prompt,courteous, and professional. He also did an excellent job explaining the entire process and finished the work sooner than expected. We would be to give a recommndation for Steve at American Hardwood to anyone who needs this service.
Work was excellent.
We used this company to refinish & Install hardwood floors in a previous house, so we wanted to use them again in our present home. They did an amazing job both times! The first time, I was impressed that there was so little dust, because they put plastic walls around the work area. This time, Steve had anew system that doesn/t require that. It really saved time. I was skeptical that it would not be as good, but it really was. There was hardly any dust. The quality of work was excellent. I didn't know how bad my floors looked until I saw the beautyof the wood after Steve was finished. They are gorgeous! Steve was on time pleasant and very professional. I would recommend this company
Doing this for along time
I am happy with the hardwood repair and refinish work American Hardwood and Stone did. Steve is very prompt and professional, he clearly has been doing this for along time and doesit right. he was able to repair a large section of the damaged floor, it looks like new and blends perfectly with the reamining flooring. The dustless system works greast. I highly recommend American Hardwood and Stone.
American Hardwood Flooring - TOPS
We recommend Steve without reservation. He was professional, his workmanship was outstanding, and his pricing was great. He installed our hardwood floors in record time, did a fabulous job and gave us a great price. He was also flexible and responsive, as we needed to have him split our job into two pieces, as we prepared the rooms.
Your happy customers
We wanted to thank you for going above and beyond to help restore our floor. We built our house in July 2009 and selected a fantastic Brazilian teak wood. Our contractor used his own contact to install the flooring. You can't imagine the heartbreak to see so many gaping cracks through out the entire 1,700 ft of flooring. After they attempted to correct the situation, with yet another flooring "expert" our floor was further damaged. Although the problem was with the initial installation, which I am still kicking myself for not insisting you be the installer, your experience and expertise has given our floor new life. I know you put more time and work into the job than we had originally contracted for without charging us any extra. If there is any house building in our future, expect to hear from us. Thank you again Steve.
This is a reference American Hardwood and Stone Company. whom we hired to refinish our hardwood kitchen floor. The owner Steve, gave us a free,written, estimate without pressuring us to get the job. We felt it was a fair esimate and upon cmpletion of the work, there were no hidden or additional charges that weren't on his otiginal estimate. Steve has an excellent work ethic as evidence by him arriving promptly and the agreed upon time to begin work,and completeing it in the same timely manner. he had all updated,well maintained equipment requiresd to perform the work. His dusless containment vacuum system proved to be a real plus as ther e was virtually no dust to clean up anywhere. Mr Nickels is very knowledgeable ablut the various wood products as well as the procedures required to refinish them. He takes great pride in his workmanship( from sanding to staining to finish sealing) an does high quality work- wether it is a small job or a large one. His attention to detail is unmatched.Upon completion of the job, Mr nickels disposed of all used items and left no trash behind requiring clean up. I highly recommend him for all size hardwood flooring jobs. We now have a beautiful floor that looks new agin, and will give us many more years of use and enjoyment.
High Return on Flooring Investment
Our project involved installing 1600 square feet of new hardwood and refinishing an additional 800 square feet of existing oak flooring. Needless to say it was a large project and we were concerned about the investment. However, because of Steve at American Hardwood & Stone we are receiving a return on our investment. One of Steve’s most important traits is commitment to quality and customer delight. We knew nothing about hardwood floors at first so Steve took the time to explain the different types of wood, plank sizes, finishes, etc. We ended up selecting 5 inch tiger wood planks in various lengths. He explained the potential problems we might have with the wide plank size, but offered solutions to the problems, namely gluing and nailing down the wood. The other vendors tried to talk us into using regular 3 inch oak instead of providing solutions that met our needs. Steve made an investment in us by taking the time to listen and create a plan. Secondly, Steve made sure our wood acclimated for the appropriate time period. This was so important to him he came out twice to check the moisture of the wood with a moisture meter. Once the wood was at the proper moisture he started the installation. Thirdly, Steve installed the wood much quicker and neater than we expected. The installation involved several tight areas including closets, all ending in a really nice fit because he uses a special technique to tie back the boards to each other. I doubt other installers use that technique because it takes more time and effort. Also, his dustless system was exactly that – no dust, no mess. Fourthly, Steve did a bunch of custom woodwork for us including bull-nosed solid tiger wood stair treads, rounded bull-nosed stairs and a tiger wood border around a tiled landing. Also, he custom built posts out of some of the tiger wood planks for our stair rails. Finally, during our move we scratched the floor in several places. Steve knew this would happen and he came out and fixed the scratches free of charge. These finishing touches of old world American craftsmanship really make our home truly unique. Our general contractor is amazed at the quality of the work and our neighbors are jealous. Bottom line, if you want a return on your hardwood flooring investment, the only choice is American Hardwood & Stone. Matt
Just dropping you a note to let you know how pleased we are with the kitchen floor. You have done such a great job. Chuck looks at the floor like it is a piece of furniture, Just magnificent. We have passed your name onto three of our friends who need their floors done and hope you get these people. Anyone that comes in our house now remarks about our floors.
Steve refinished the original hardwood floors in the1960"s ranch home I purchased in early 2011. After a spring and summer of pets,2 boys and lots of living, the floors are still as beautiful as the day they were completed ! Thank you Steve !
Great Quality, Clean Professional
We are extremely pleased with the quality and installation of American Hardwood. The installed new wood and laced it into our existing floor. You can not tell the difference! Steve and Michael worked quickly and were very professional. No dust, no muss, no fuss. The floor is beautiful!!! Thanks Steve and Michael.
We absolutely LOVE the floor!
We absolutely LOVE the floor and now that the furniture is back in its all I imagined it would be and more! There was no misunderstanding - just poor communication between Mark and I. I will fill it out tomorrow and get it back to you.
Enthusiastically recommend them!
Dear Steve, Thank you very much for the beautiful hardwood floors you installed in our home. And not just the floors, but the beautiful wood and iron railings, several flights of stairs, and the built in bookshelves. Every bit of your work shows incredible attention to detail. I really appreciate that you took time to arrange the wood on the floors so that the dark and light boards are beautifully laid out. They look perfect the way you chose to arrange them. And thank you, too, for the little details you included throughout the house. The railings are simply gorgeous, and the way each post is inserted into both the railing and the floor, I know they are sturdy enough to withstand my house full of boys! At the bottom of the stairs, there is a very nice detail to tie the stairs into the wall, and the border where the hardwood meets the carpet is beautiful. All throughout your work there is a clear attention to detail. I also want to say a huge thank you for your professionalism. My husband and I both appreciated that you advised us well on the type of wood that would fit both our budget and busy household. I am thrilled to know this flooring will hold up for many, many years. You always came exactly at the time you stated and finished the job within the amount of time you originally told us you would – and for the price you quoted. There were no unpleasant surprises. We simply couldn’t be happier with the whole process and the finished product. As a mom, I have to add that it made me laugh the entire time you were here that you could work for hours on end with a very curious, talkative two-year-old at your heels. Thank you for the extra measure of patience you showed in dealing with your little shadow. Please feel free to use us as a referral. We will enthusiastically recommend you to anyone looking for hardwood floors! Thank you, Steve, for a job beautifully done.
We had over 2500 sq.ft. installed and finished and all ,I can say is wow. Our floor are absolutely beautiful. Thank you Steve for a great job !
The floors in the kitychen were absolutely trashed. The outcome was beautiful! The floors were sanded, stained and then a wonderful final finish, and it is gorgeous. The service was great, and the price was more than reasonable. I've used other flooring folks before, but never again. Pick this company. You won't make a mistake.
Not a “do-it-yourself”project!
My husband and I are your typical “do it yourself-ers” we have done many home projects with great success. We decided to take on the project of installing some new, and refinishing some existing hardwood floors. We found out the hard way this is NOT a project for the inexperienced! The installing of the hardwood was fine; we had enough background experience to manage that part. We then began the process of sanding the existing and the newly installed flooring. The machinery you rent just isn’t efficient enough to do the job well. We spent 3 FULL days sanding, sanding, and sanding again, with many trips back to the store buying materials. Finally after the 3 days of just sanding (and horrible amounts of dust everywhere) we started to stain. We put on the first coat of stain, and we started to see all the scratches, swirls, footprints and dark spots we did not see when we were done sanding! Yes, even footprints! We tried to come back and sand out the obvious imperfections, this left the floors more uneven looking than before. The thought of starting over left us completely overwhelmed. I made a few phone calls the next morning and was fortunate enough to have spoken with Steve. He came to take a look at our floors that same day. He was courteous, professional, and very re-assuring that he could fix the mistakes we had made. The results were AMAZING! Steve was efficient, professional, friendly, and explained the whole process thoroughly. The machinery he used was fantastic. It really was virtually dustless, I was impressed. Three short days later, start to finish: refinished, stained and polyurethane and our floors are awesome. My only regret is that I didn’t talk to Steve before we decided to try and refinish ourselves. There is an art to refinishing hardwood floors, we were very fortunate to have found Steve and recommend him with no reservations!
Cheapest isn't always best!
I had another company install 2000 sq ft of wood floors for me and within 1 year the floor had shrunk up and looked terrible. I was kicking myself for not using American Hardwood and Stone, who was a bit higher than the other company when I originally had the estimate done. I called American Hardwood and Stone to redo the 2000 sq ft of wood floors for me and they did an astounding job! I wish I had listened to Steve the 1st time he came out. He was very professional and knowledgeable, explaining about the wood needing to acclimate (something the other company didn't do) and why the floors shrunk up. He also explained about wood quality. I was charged for a higher grade of wood than I received from the old company. American hardwood and stone made my floors look better than before and I have not had any issues since. DO NOT ALWAYS GO WITH CHEAP OR IT WILL COST YOU IN THE LONG RUN! GO WITH THE COMPANY THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND HAS ETHICS! GO WITH AMERICAN HARDWOOD AND STONE!
Steve is the Best!
Steve refinished my floors and they looked beautiful and brand new! He was professional and timely. He spent extra time filling holes and drying thoroughly so the results would be spectacular. Steve explained the differences in wood grade and how a floor should be properly installed. I got 5 estimates before I selected him. I selected him because he actually does all of the work himself and is knowledgable about which process, shade etc to select. He also has a dust free system which really works! Thanks Steve for all of your hard work!
I would highly recommend him!
Steve did an exceptional job on my hardwood floor. First he replaced many loose pegs on the oak floor, and then he refinished the floor beautifully. He was reliable and trustworthy. As a matter of fact, he refinished the floor while I was out of town.
Beautiful hardwood throughout
I had American Hardwood & Stone install and finish hardwood floors throughout my home. 3 bedrooms, living room, family room and hallways. They did an excellent job. I can tell the products used were high quality. Not only did they show professionalism with the job, they also worked with my unusual schedule.
'Wow, your floor looks great!’.
Steve at American Hardwood and Stone is the best! We had and 80's style railing between our kitchen and family room that we wanted removed. Steve and his team came in and were able to remove the railing for us and then repair the wood floor so you couldn't tell that the railing was ever there. Steve also took the time to repair the wood floor that had been poorly installed by a different flooring contractor. Our floor was loose with board separating, Steve took the time to glue all of the loose areas on our floor prior to sanding and staining. He also helped us better match the floor to our cabinets in terms of color. We also had other parts of our kitchen remodeled and every other contractor that came in said the same thing 'Wow, your floor looks great!’. The level of professionalism, craftsmanship and care in their work shown by Steve and his team with American Hardwood and Stone is second to none! I will be highly recommending them to all of our friends and neighbors!