About R & R Renovation & Floor Covering
R & R Renovation & Floor Covering specializes in raw hardwood installation, sanding and finishing. We also build cabinets, entertainment centers and full room wrap book shelving systems, display cases and basically anything wood.
I am an extreme perfectionist when I work. I believe you should take pride in the work that you put your name on and I refuse to put out work that is not the highest quality possible. I believe if they are going to pay for it, it should be the best!
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We install all types of wood floor coverings, from laminates to exotic raw woods to be sanded and finished. We do "buff and coats" if you just want to spruce up the finish that is currently there, if the flooring has been properly maintained; i.e., no oily cleaners or chemicals of sorts as they make adheration of the new finish virtually impossible.
I also build from wood in the raw; cabinets, entertainment centers, book shelf systems, medical file cabinets, desks and other furniture pieces.
I use 3M paper and Diablo paper when I can get it on a deal. I also use Craftsman urethanes, Pro Finisher, and Dura Seal. If I buy a tool I try to buy DeWalt, although sometimes I cant make that financial move. I use Diablo blades on all my saws. And my floor sanding equipment is all Bona brand except the edger its a Clarke Super 7.
Questions and Answers
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
If your getting your floors installed you should ask how long the installers have been apart of the company you have hired and what qualifies them for your job.Ask for pictures of past jobs.How long before I can walk on the floor and how long before I can put the furniture back.What is the process your going to apply to reach the finished product.If your getting cabinets, entertainment centers built or any other furniture for that matter ask questions that are going to make the build as utilitarian as possible as these are things your haveing built for your use and use to hopefully make things a little easier for you.
How can we save money hiring you?
know the rates in your city on the work your going to have done. if you dont alot of people will take advantage and over charge for services.
What is important to know about your profession?
Its a mess. The floor sanding process involves at least two runs of accending abraiding grits and no matter how "dust free" a refinisher promotes his work there will always be an overwhelming amount of dust if they dont clean properly throughout the process. and move your furniture!!! We all charge for having to clear off the surface of furniture, and im sure you would want to move your aunt shirleys antique china cabinet as to have some guy you just met moving it for you. Its not his, he is not going to be as careful with it as you would.
What are you most proud of?
The project I would be most proud of would be the job I did at Griffin Insurance, in Stockbridge GA. The floor had termendous amounts of water damage and 7 patches along the middle of the floor where the previous installer laid wood around equipment that was in place at the time. The floor was poorly sanded and had seen alot of damaging traffic through out its life, but after installing nearly 600 feet of new wood and sanding for a day and a half we got it looking perfect. The gentleman who hired me upon walking in and seeing the first coat of poly applied was blown away, stating " I never imagined it would look this good. Man your a magician!" that is why I do what I do.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
The color scheme you wish to accomplish. Also the type of sheen you want in the finished product. And the footage figured to the best you can then ask for the floormans figure and compare.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
Include trash removal and heavy vaccuming of ceiling fans any blinds or curtains left hanging, vaccum all trim, doors, vents, and air returns. The sanding procees has advanced in the past few years incredibly, but as "dust free" as advertised it is still sanding wood surfaces so there will be dust. I help with the replacement of furniture. I also do a follow up a few weeks after to make sure every thing is to the customers likings.
How many projects do you average in a year?
I will take on as many projects as I can. I have a few accessable crews of hard workers to get things I cant necessarly get to. They of course are hard working honest family oriented people who I have work with closely to insure they meet my standards of quality. But I still do all floor refinishing my-self, as I am very particular about the sanding process.
I had a church friend who worked for a well-reknowned flooring company in the northwest ga area, Cox Hardwood Floor Company. He let me work summers when school was out and after I graduated I dove into refinishing floors and installing. I worked as an hourly helper for a while as I learned the craft. After a year or so I was a percentage based edger man, we were sanding 1500 ft a day on average and coating about 5000 per day. That lasted another two years then I got promoted to crew leader. My crew maintained 1500ft per day until the housing market crash and enevitably leading to a company wide lay-off of all but 8 people.
What we may not know about you?
I am a 28 year old father and husband to a truly wonderful woman and facinating 2 year old. I also play guitar in a nationaly traveling rock band called Legion X, and a country band called the Josh Daniel Band. I have tons of fun with music, I have been playing guitar for well over half of my life.