This includes designing and choosing the right materials for your project. Once materials are finalized they will be ordered from our trustable suppliers and delivered onsite. We'll keep an eye on budgets to ensure the job are completed the right way with no surprises, stay on top of schedules for timely delivery and completions to make your vision come true.
Once we start a project we'll stay focused on it with quality control and communication the entire way. Wrapping up a project means removing plastic barriers set ups, cleaning, vacuuming the worksite with HEPA equipment, removing construction debris and inspecting all work performed.
Step 1: Getting an estimate
There are three ways to get an estimate. The first is to have an onsite estimator come look at your project. This is the most accurate way and recommended for non standard or larger size projects. The second is by email. Gathering a floor plan and internet data can be enough information to provide an fairly accurate proposal. The third is have an over-the-phone verbal estimate for your basic jobs. Keep in mind the second and third options are rough proposals and could change in total cost.
Step 2: Scheduling the job
Depending on our schedule, we usually need few weeks notice before starting a job. We encourage our clients to contact us as soon as they know they would like to proceed. This gives us, as well as the client, more time to prepare before starting the job.
Preparations for the client include:
· Clearing the areas of work. We need to have everything off the floors before we arrive unless stated in the proposal.
· If in a building complex or townhouse, it is recommended the homeowner notify neighbors and/or property manager of the job being done because of noise, dust, and fumes of polyurethane.
A 50% down payment is required before the starting of a job. The remaining balance is due on completion of the job.
Step 3: Working on site
Most jobs will not be completed in one day, and we insist that the client provide us with a key to the site which will be put in a lock box and remain there the entire duration of the project. Being in the service industry, we know that schedules are constantly changing, and that is why two hour time windows are often used. We have also noticed this is often inconvenient for most clients, so having a key to the site will provide us, as well as the client, the flexibility needed.
For jobs that require sanding, we will need access to a fuse panel because our sanding equipment requires a 220-volt power source. Sometimes, we can use the 30 amp outlets dedicated for electric ranges or dryers. If there is no 220-volt power available, please contact us to make alternative arrangements.
Estimated time to complete.
A typical three coat oil-base refinishing job will take approximately five days to complete. A large amount of that time is drying time and during this phase the hardwood floors will not be walkable. A timeline of an oil-base job process is as follows:
Day 1 - sand, buff, apply first coat of polyurethane
Day 2 - apply second coat of polyurethane
Day 3 - drying day
Day 4 - apply third and final coat of polyurethane
Day 5 - drying day
Day 6 - floors walkable. We recommend not moving the furniture on finished floors until 48 to 72 hours after the final coat has been applied (depending on drying conditions). This will allow the polyurethane to cured properly.
A typical four coat water-base refinishing job will take approximately three days to complete. Water-base poly dries much faster than oil-base poly, but the tradeoff is in price, with water-base poly being more expensive. A timeline of a water-base job is as follows:
Day 1 - sand, buff, apply first coat of sealer
Day 2 - buff apply first coat of polyurethane,
Day 3 - buff apply final coat
Day 4 - floors walkable and furniture can be moved in
Dry times will vary depending on drying conditions. Installation jobs will vary in time depending on size of the job. Please ask an estimator for an approximate time to completion.
We, at Boston Premier Flooring, know that time can be an issue and will recommend any steps necessary in order to get a job done as fast as possible without compromising the quality. Even though inconvenience is inevitable, minimizing it is not, and this is what we strive for. Whether you are installing or refinishing hardwood floors, we believe it should be a good experience and we do everything we can so that it is achieve
Even with proper maintenance, eventually your floor may become dull and worn looking. Recoating / top coating your floors is a part of maintenance that people often don't know. This will reseal your floors and adds additional years of protection without prerforming a full refinish. Maintenance is the key to the longevity of your floors.
1. BPF is not held responsible for damaged baseboards. Expect minor scuffs and scratches with any flooring work. Precautions are taken to eliminate damages.
2. Not held responsible for any damages caused by blue painters tape. Painters tape is used to secure plastic protection to walls, trim, cabinets, doorways, etc. Please notify us if you choose not to use any plastic protection and painters tape.
3. Not held responsible for cleaning fine dust or any items affected by it. Items of concern should be moved to another location not affected by our work. Dust is to be expected and is natural with and part of any flooring work.
4. Jobsites are to be cleared of any items, materials, and debris before the schedule start date, unless stated otherwise. Clients will be charged $175 per hour for any delays.
5. Cancellations or rescheduling less than 24 hours notice from the scheduled date will be charged a fee of $400.
6. This proposal is based on our evaluation and does not include material price increases from date of proposal or additional labor and materials which may be required should unforeseen problems arise.
7. BPF warranties all workmanship for one year from the completion date.
8. Final payment is due within 14 business days of job completion. Interest of 25% APR is accumulated onwards.
9. A deposit payment is a valid acceptance of this contract/proposal.