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Eco Forest Flooring began operations in 2005 and has received 124 reviews for an overall customer rating of 4.8. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Winnipeg area is 4. Write a review
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John and the crew did a great job refinishing my original 1960's era floor! We decided to sand and stain and I can honestly say they look outstanding. We also decided to add wood floor between the bedrooms (front back split house) and it looks unbelievable. Eco Forest Flooring produces high quality refinished floors as well as new floors.
I posted on this website looking for a contractor to refinish our hardwood floors. John replied to my request very quickly and offered to come by for a free estimate. He was very prompt, friendly and professional. We looked at the reviews for the company and were happy with what we saw and decided to move forward.
John and his team have been absolutely wonderful! The quote was clear, easy to follow and understand where each charge came from. The team came when they said they would, and even when they were behind they communicated very clearly what was going on. They were obviously concerned with the quality of their work and took extra time sanding when necessary. All of their workers were very friendly - they even offered to take my dog outside during the day! And of course we were very, very happy with the results.
Thanks John, Dylan and team! Really enjoyed the entire experience.
I had the floors in my whole house done and they look amazing! They were professional and really went above and beyond what I would have expected. I even got nightly updates on progress. They were often here from early morning to late in the evening in order to get the job done. I highly recommend them!
I cannot tell you how impressed I was this company. Right from the start I had texted John wanting to have my floors redone he had given me a quote and day they would be there to start and end.His employees showed up on the Monday at like 8:15 and were ready to go. John has an awesome and very knowledgeable crew. Dylan who oversees scheduling and stain sample would text both my daughter and me every evening to say Joshua and Gerardo would be at the house between 8:00 - 9:00 would that be convenient. Dylan has excellent and fantastic customer service. He is always available and gets back to you when you may have questions. Now Joshua and Gerardo who sanded the floors, tore out the carpet and moved the furniture to the storage trailer. Both of these two guys were outstanding excellent job and always answered all my questions. I can't say enough about these two guys, friendly, knowledgeable and hard workers. They did a fantastic job. I didn't get to meet who stained my floors but who ever did that its spectacular. I went from a dark chocolate brown to a chestnut, simply beautiful. Eco Flooring and his crew were outstanding to the very end. I cannot say enough about this company.
Great service! Very friendly staff and great communication. They dealt with all of my anxiety attacks like true professionals, and the work they provided was amazing. My floors look brand new! I couldn't have asked for better customer service and workmanship. I would highly recommend this company.
John and his crew were absolutely fantastic. They answered all of my questions through the whole process. All of my floors look brand new. All of the guys who worked at my house deserve a huge thank you.
I found John to be very honest and he took the time to fully explain the process and timelines. We had our own scheduling issues and John and his team were able to do the work in phases to accommodate our needs.
John & his team did an excellent job. The floors look great! They were even able to piece in hardwood in a spot that had no hardwood before. I am very pleased with the results & I would not hesitate to recommend Eco Forest Flooring to my family & friends.
I have all "Positive" things to say regarding John and the Eco-Forest team. He did floors twice at my residence with beautiful results both times. There were 3 techs that did sanding, rprs & staining. All 3 were well versed, knowledgeable, professional and personable. He uses High quality products that are standing up well. They provide a lock box so you don't have to worry about leaving keys or giving out codes. Pricing is fair and competitive.
I used John and Ecoforest flooring to refinish my badly neglected hardwood floors. Him and his crew did an excellent, professional timely and reasonably priced service. I highly recommend this company.
The team at eco forest flooring were excellent, patient when it was stressful choosing the stain colour, kind and very professional! You absolutely can not tell where the new wood floor starts, blends in beautifully!!
Couldn’t be happier with the service!
Great communication with the workers Glad I had the chance to meet them They also showed me multiple option with the stains which was fabulous !! Great work an so happy with the maple floor looks great !!
Thanks to all the guys at Eco forest flooring appreciate the time and care !!
We are very happy with the work John and his crew did in our log cottage. The estimate was reasonable and the work was completed in a timely fashion with no glitches. And the floors are beautiful.
I would highly recommend this company.
Despite a couple of miscommunication hiccups we could not be happier. The floors turned out fantastic. The guys doing the work were extremely personable, knowledgeable and professional. We would recommend their service to others looking to get similar work done.
I am writing this review, which I have done before, however, John immediately contacted Trusted Pros and they did not include my review in the rating and did not post it. He also threatened to list my name on his website for non-payment. My floors were in better shape before he started on them. I had to replace the oak hardwood and spent a great of time and money dealing with the disaster he left. My name is Malvine Giesbrecht and I am a Professional Interior Designer. Contact me at 204-233-9159 if you want to know more about this situation. This is the worst experience that I have had with a subtrade in my 30 years of working in this industry.
No business in the world can make everyone happy. Malvine is that one person and we did everything we could to make her happy. See Attached emails.
We do hundreds of floors in a year with the most happy amazing results and very happy clients.
People including myself generally don t leave reviews if we re happy. But if not happy with anything say like cell phone provider or any service we hire, or something we buy then we re more likely to complain or leave a negative review. We ve done the math and less than 5% of happy clients leave reviews. And 100% unhappy clients do. And keep looking down at our other greatest reviews we get. Out of a thousand floors we may get one client that takes advantage of me taking no deposit.
This is what really happened and can all be backed up by emails.
She wanted her hardwood stained and matched to the stain she wanted. I told her we guarantee that we ll be able to match her colour. I let Malvine know that using her supplied stain that we re not comfortable can risk floor not turning good. And when we did match her colour 100% she still insisted we have to use her stain. We all know someone that is very stubborn, believe they are always in the right and like to get stuff for free. She doesn t even get along with her neighbors. In fact one of the neighbors told me after that she is known for trying to get things for free.
So even after us telling her in writing that using her stain could risk blotches and sure enough it did. And even after this, us as a great company offered to do all of it for free using our stain. We even offered to pay a hotel for them. Even Manitoba floor inspectors were and are suspicious of her actions.
And now with us having to put a lien on her property she is going online and everywhere to try to bash us.
Despite her taking advantage I ll continue to operate on no deposit. People like her will not ruin that for all our great clients to come.
If you want any further questions answered here please call John 204-509-3239
Look at pictures we took and she claims her floor looked worse. It was the old strips of hardwood and she just wanted a new floor.
She also owns Synergy Interior Design. We ve heard from several people that she is very rude to her own clients.
Refinished hardwoods on the main level of our home. Approximately 300 sq ft plus stairs. Started with plain oak hardwoods and changed to a spice brown stain with a satin finish. Absolutely love the finished product. The job was started on schedule and finished on schedule. It was invoiced as quoted. John was in constant communication with us providing daily updates regarding the work done and what was next.
Work crew were professional and skilled. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Literally not a bad thing to say—all the guys were great. Work was flawless. They replaced a 4x8’ portion of floor that was a sheet of plywood, that area matched the rest perfectly. On time, price didn’t change, job length was as quoted and they came at 630am one day to accommodate our needs for a dry floor by a certain date/time. There were couple scratches I saw after and they came and fixed them, free of charge, and we were likely the ones that did it. I had literally 11 companies/individuals by for a quote prior, don’t waste your time with the others.
Our kitchen floor is not huge and we were on a budget. John from Eco Forest Flooring not only provided a reasonable quote but gave us the confidence that it would be done in a timely and professional manner. We did not feel like it was too little of a job for them. After experiencing defects in the flooring we purchased as well as a couple of installation issues, John was able to assure us that they would support us in having a successful outcome. They kept their word and we are very happy with our new floor.
John and his team did an amazing job refinishing the wooden floors at one of our units. He provided us with a free of charge estimate that was more than reasonable for the work they did. We also needed to have the floors done in a time sensitive manner and they finished them right on time by fitting us into their schedule. So grateful and impressed by their work. The floors turned out beautiful and look brand new! Definitely recommend them to anyone that needs any floors refinished. 10/10.
Professionalism at its best. Crews always on time, clean work care of going the extra mile for their customers. Mr. P.J.Bernardo one of ecoforest technician took the time to give me a tutorial on touch ups and maintenance. Everyone there know what their doing. The succession of different crews doing different steps is seamless and very efficient. The end game... Absolutely wonderful?? Kudos to this great company.
I do not recommend this company to anyone. The floors that were sanded were damaged by leaving an uneven surface and "valley" marks from the drum sander. I paid to have a 3rd coat of finish applied and that coat looked even worse than the previous 2 coats. There were bits of material and sawdust all though the finish coats. It looked like none of the sanded material was vacuumed or wiped off before the urethane was applied. I had to hire a different company to repair the damage.
No business in the world can make everyone happy. The difference with my company is that we still always try to make clients happy. Even if we ve done nothing wrong. Bill is another one that falls in the .0001 % of clients wanting to take advantage of trying to get something for free. His expectations on a fifty year old floor is that it d be brand new. Yet the before and after results are amazing. A fifty year old floor will have some character and never perfect like a new floor.
We do hundreds of floors in a year with the most happy amazing results and very happy clients. We ve done the math and less than 5% of happy clients leave reviews. And 100% unhappy clients do. And keep looking down at our other greatest reviews we get. Out of a thousand floors we may get one client or so that takes advantage of me taking no deposit and wanting something for free. In his case it s because he ran over his budget on doing other Reno s on the house. Him and his wife said three or four times to my guys they are over budget. So I guess they decided to take it out on the flooring company that takes no deposit.
This is what really happened and can all be backed up by emails.
Bill s floor had been refinished over the years several times by other companies that did poor job with the drum sander. He now claims the valleys were left by us.
My employees even showed him the valleys before we even brought in a sander. He said he understood and was fine with them until it came to pay of course. Bill s floors had almost a hundred drum mark valleys. We worked very hard working on as many of them as we could. We spent an extra full day sanding and charged him zero extra when we should of. We ended up getting over 90% of them out. Some were so deep that the sander just rolls over them and can t be sanded out. Also something he said he understood. Also the new modern sanding equipment we have has a stopper on it so it leaves no marks or valleys. We also applied an additional coat at no cost even though we know we re right. But people like this are so in their own delusional world and we just wanted to help. We always go above and beyond.
We also installed new hardwood in one of the rooms. We told him that if we even get one drum mark on that floor that we d do entire job for free. He knew we could but didn t give us the opportunity. Also one of the types that always insists he s right and can t admit his faults. We all know these type of personalities and it s sad. I feel bad for them.
I know one of their co-workers and they told me they never did end up getting the floor redone. All they did was hire someone to finish that one new room because they knew that if we did that room perfectly that they had no leg to stand on. At the end of the day we re only as good as floor is. This one was rough and we ended up making the before and after results absolutely amazing. See pictures.
Despite them taking advantage I ll continue to operate on no deposit. People like them will not ruin that for all our great clients to come.
If you want any further questions answered here please call John 204-509-3239
After several quotes we chose Eco Forest FloorIng and were so glad we did. John was very knowledgeable given his many years in the trade and professional. Eco came in and provided free test patches of possible stains we liked which we could contemplate over several days in various lighting conditions so we knew exactly what the finished floors would look like. There was an area of severe water damage that required the replacement of several floor boards which were staggered and matched perfectly. We came home to seemingly brand new floors. They cleaned up after themsevlves completely. Several other contractors said there wasn’t enough flooring left to refinish and tried to have us replace our floors. John knows his trade and assured us there were still several refinishes left in our 1950’s red oak foooring. So glad we chose Eco Forest Flooring. The price was very reasonable and the work impeccable. I highly recommend this company.
We had gotten a quote from a company who basically said our floors weren’t salvageable and would cost us a ridiculous amount of money. Eco flooring came in and didn’t see an issue redoing /repairing our floors at a reasonable price.
They did an AMAZING job we are so in love with our floors and it’s the first thing people comment on when they walk in. I would 100% recommend Eco Forest Flooring!
John was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and did an absolutely amazing job installing hardwood on the main floor of our home. He and his employees kept the jobsite clean, and protected our belongings from the expected construction debris resulting from a project of this size.
His pricing was more than fair, and he was absolutely wonderful to deal with. I would recommend Eco Forest to anyone looking to have flooring installed in Winnipeg. I will definitely be using them again!
Great service from John and his crew. The did some stripping and laminate for us and actually they did too good of a job. Looks excellent. On the job early and very polite. Good outfit.
I would recommend Eco Flooring to anyone. Their work is outstanding, their costing is very competitive, they are punctual and don't nickle and dime you with lthe cost of little extras. They had to match wood flooring to existing flooring and we cant tell what is the old and
what is the new. their staff are very pleasant and appear to love their work.
We have given their names to several friends who have used them and came away with the same positive feeling.
Thanks to Trusted Pros -I was able to find a great flooring company - Eco Forest Flooring. Hardwood floors in 3 bedrooms needed refinishing. John Blatz and his crew were great - hardworking- skilled - professional - personable- respectful and mindful of my cats etc. I just had a pre- sell home inspection- the inspector was also very impressed with the floors- it has enhanced the value of my home. Keep up the great work.
With gratitude - Rose
John and team were absolutely wonderful to deal with. He is always on time and the attention to detail is outstanding. From the first visit, estimate, and work completed John was always professional and attentive to our questions and the quality of his work. They sanded and stained our actual floor with 6 different sample sizes so we could live with the colours for a little while in order to ensure we made the right decision. This was great because the colours do look a little different than expected with different sunlight and when different furniture pieces were put up against them. We had all the hardwoods on the main floor refinished and new hardwoods installed in our sunroom. The team worked quickly and kept us informed throughout the process. We had some additional work done on the house after they were done and the team came back to touch up the work. John is a perfectionist and this comes across all interactions with him and the final product. Would highly Eco Forest Flooring!
From start to finish I was very impressed with the service John provided.
He was very knowledgeable about hardwood refinishing and took the time to educate me about my different options. He was then able to prepare a Quote for me on the spot which made my decision very easy.
The final product was amazing, way better than I could have hoped for. He even was able to repair a badly damaged area so that it was virtually impossible to tell!
Would highly recommend John to anyone needing hardwood refinishing.
John was the utmost professional. Refinished my floors within the time he said, and the price he quoted. Floors look amazing, he really cares about his work. Honest and reliable sums up the man, amazing sums up his work. Highly recommended.
I had renters who incurred alot of pet damage when the carpets were on. Some contractors came to see the damaged hardwoods and seemed worried about the ability to repair, some didn't want to do it, and some made some really poor recommendations.
John came in and while he said the damage was extensive, never once said it was irreparable, or ever seemed unconfident in his ability to do the work. He was able to replace all the damaged wood, lace it in so you can't see where the patch work was done, and the end result was absolutely fantastic.
If you need hardwood restoration done, John and Ecoforest flooring are your guys. Great work and in a very reasonable amount of time. Oh, and the final cost was cheaper than his quote.
I cannot even begin to express how pleased I am with the job Eco Forest Flooring did restoring and refinishing my floors. I was told by another contractor years ago that they were beyond repair so I settled on carpeting. When the time came to change the carpeting I thought I would try once again and get another opinion and contacted John. I am so glad I did! He assured me that the damaged boards could be totally replaced if need be and they would match the original floors that dated back to 1971.To be honest I was a bit skeptical that they would live up to his claims, but they did that and more. John and his team definitely live up to the high rating they receive on this site. I just cannot say enough about John and his crew. They were all extremely professional from start to finish always arriving when they said they would, very courteous, knowledgeable, hard working and eager to please. As for the cost, I thought it was very fair and reflected the amount of time they spent and the beautiful end result. I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend Eco Forest Flooring.
I contacted John in May for a quote on refinishing my livingroom floor as well as constructing an additional stair coming off the landing of the staircase and installing hardwood in front of the front door. The floor was originally red oak dating from 1967 and covered by carpet for over 30 years. The very detailed quote was returned within two hours of his visit and was more than fair. I appreciated that I was given a choice of as many stain colours as I wanted to find one that I really liked. The work was completed on time, clean up was done daily and everyone I encountered was truly professional. Connor did an absolutely fabulous job on the stairs. I would have liked a final walk-through the John after the job was complete, however, I did speak with him on the phone. My new floor and landing is absolutely beautiful and I would not hesitate to recommend John and Eco Forest Flooring.
John gave me some good advice on how to do the floors myself. In the end I hired him because I ran out of time and because my house is heated by a boiler so getting around the radiators would have been tricky on my own. He was quick to respond to my texts, he came and gave me a quote right away. He and his crew scheduled an appointment and got the job done on time. He finished my 100 year old fir hardwood floors, and sanded around the radiators so I didn't need to remove them. Not removing the radiators was a huge benefit because it would have cost me almost as much to remove them as it would have cost to hire John. The floors looked great after he was finished. He was always upbeat and generous in giving me reno advice in case I wanted to tackle it myself. I would happily recommend John for anyone looking to get their hardwood floors re-finished. The only issue that came up is he charged me $50 to move some furniture out of the way, but he took it off the bill after we discussed it.
My name is Darrell, I am VERY happy with the service Eco Forest Flooring provided when they refinished my hardwood flooring. The flooring was original from 1961 from when the home was built and they made the flooring look better than I ever thought it could. Some areas had water damage and what not, they fixed it all up without trace of damage when they were done. On top of that the price was great, the workmanship was great, all the guys on the crew I met were very professional, did great work, and the cleaned up at the end of every day. I was referred to Eco Forest Flooring by my niece who recently got her floors refinished, and I would highly recommend them to anyone else interested.
I hired Eco forest flooring to do about 600 square feet of floors in my house based on the good reviews I had found online. I'll start off by saying that I was mostly taken care of in the end and I'm not dissatisfied but there are some improvements that could be made. The upstairs of my house was done in between other jobs to try and get it done sooner which I appreciated but didn't work out in my favour in the end, and my main floor was supposed to be done as a scheduled job. I would not recommend doing anything as a fit in as things were a little disorganized, the key to my house was lost and my house was then left unlocked. I was not notified about that, I actually found my house unlocked on a Friday evening, it took 2 days to get an explanation about what happened and I mostly just got excuses. I think the company could improve on that as well as follow ups. I often had to call someone to get an update or find out if any work had been done that day and when I was promised a daily update, I didn't hear from anyone for a week. I was making daily trips to my house to try and determine where things were at and sometimes found that no work had been done that day. The floors look pretty good, there are unfortunately a few spots I've noticed that look like drops of the finish that were not smoothed out. There were some repairs that I noticed and asked them to fix but a few I missed and unfortunately they did not mention those so those didn't get fixed. I wasn't even notified when the job was done, I again had to call. The company could benefit in some of those finishing touches. Perhaps a walk through once the floors are dry to ensure everything looks good and some information on how to care for the floors. The clean up was not good, i have walls that have stain on them, doorknobs covered in stain, stain and finish all over the door frames and a lot of dust although the dust I expected and have no issue with. I have also not gotten the key to my house back and they left with one of my brooms which was odd. In saying all that, the majority of the floors do look good, I was compensated and they stayed pretty true to their original quote it's just not the end result I was expecting after a 3 week process.
I contacted John in May for an estimate. He arrived on time and was super pleasant for the visit. He emailed the estimate right at the end of our appointment - definitely impressed. We had our main living area and hall refinished. On the first day, the crew arrived on time and were very polite to talk to. The floors were finished quickly, a day faster than I had expected. After we moved back in I found 2 spots that had been repaired that felt a bit rough, and I was mostly worried about the longevity of the finish as these were high traffic areas. Also keep in mind that this particular area prior to finishing was a total disaster (peeling, cracked boards, gaps, you name it). I let John know my concern and he responded quickly and very politely. The manager, Jhon-nhel, came out to check these areas and he actually repaired them on the spot. I was SO impressed!! It looks like a new house I am so excited and so happy with the results. I had lots of questions along the way and John was always super kind and easy to work with. I will definitely recommend EFF to anyone who needs their floors refinished.
If you need your floor refinished call Eco Flooring John is truthful / honest and provides a good price they did a great job on our original oak floor and we are very happy, If you are concidering refinishing your hardwood floors I highly recommend getting a quote from John.
Thanks guys for a beautiful floor.
My husband and I were extremely impressed with the service we received. John came to the house and provided a very comprehensive and reasonably priced assessment. Jhonnhel did an absolutely fabulous job on our floor. They are consummate professionals and I will be recommending them to all my friends and family.
We bought a 1912 heritage home in Crescentwood. The hardwoods were all there but in rough shape (35 year old carpeting covering oak hardwoods on first and second floor, actual paint on the fir hardwoods on third floor!). There was lots of water staining and nail holes, cracks etc. The floors are over 100 years old after all. They literally look brand new today!
John and his team worked a miracle in our house. The floors are flawless. We had a tight timeline too, because of the possession date on our previous house and John and the crew got it done. To do this they worked from 6 am to sometimes 10 or 11 pm, which was truly above and beyond. There were so many little things John also did to make sure the experience was exceptional. He let us choose several stain colours and he stained a section of the floor with each so we could make the best choice. Everyone on this team was polite and professional.
The main thing is the quality of work. As I said, our 100 year old floors are absolutely flawless and we are just so truly grateful to John. Frankly, this was the best contractor experience I have ever had, across the board. I highly recommend using Eco Forest. They are the best in the business.
Our floors were in rough shape and we needed the hardwood floor refinished in a timely manner so that they would be done in time to list our house for sale.
Due to the weather there was going to be a slight delay but Eco Forest Flooring stepped up, worked extra time, and made sure the delay didn't impact our timeline much at all.
The quality of the work is first class and every member of their team that I met was great to deal with.
I would recommend them to anyone needing hardwood floors refinished.
Eco Forest Flooring did an amazing job with my hardwoods and baseboards. I thought they were beyond repair but John Blatz and his partner made the floors look better than they ever have. I highly recommend Eco Forest Flooring! It is no wonder they are ranked as the highest.
Very happy with the work John and his team did refinishing our hardwood floors. The result was great, the project was done on time, and the bill was just like in the initial quote. His team were always cleaning behind them and communicating on the progress. Would recommend to anyone who needs a similar work done!
We live out in St Malo and John came out to give a quote. He was very easy to deal with and the quote was free of charge. His worker John was very professional, easy to talk to and answered all questions. We were extremely happy with the work and at the end the quote was what we paid. I highly recommend this company.
The team at Eco Forest Flooring was hired to repair the existing hardwood floors on a property we just purchased. The floors were in really bad shape and there was noticeable stains in some areas of high traffic.
Eco Forest Flooring was able to sand, repair and refinish the existing hardwoods. The team was super friendly and provided good advice during the entire process. I would strongly recommend them Eco Forest Flooring.
Very satisfied customer. The workers were very knowledgeable and friendly. Refinished my motherinlaws living room and hallway floors. Quality of workmanship was fantastic. They kept everything clean and tidy. The prices are very reasonable. Would highly recommend them to do your floors satisfaction guaranteed.
I have had problems with contractors in the past, but John and his crew were a dream to work with. John is a professional who believes in customer service and right from the time we met him, he was so friendly and easy to talk to, you feel like you've known him for years! His crew that performed our work (Janel, Josh and Connor) were the most professional and polite fellows and you could see in the work they performed that they have high standards and take pride in their work.
I had old carpet on the floors that had been on there for 46 years and they removed it and refinished the floors and wow!....they look brand new! We had a timeline to work with and John and his crew were very accommodating to meet that timeframe. If I had any questions, I would call John or Janel and if they didn't answer right away, I got a response back from them within 10 minutes; they didn't leave us hanging like some companies would do once they acquire your business.
Also, their pricing is very fair....we were actually surprised at the cost of the project as it came in below what I had budgeted.
I would definitely recommend using Eco Forest if you have any hardwood flooring issues or needs!
I hired Johns company to repair and refinish my hardwood floors during a complete remodel of my home. He came out and took his time to properly assess the job and advised me of my options. I had been given 2 other estimates as I was told to get 3 and choose the best. All three were fairly close in price Eco forest floors was the only company that didn't ask for a large deposit upfront. They were the only company that told me they could get the boards the same size as my 70 year old floors. He told me upfront what the process would entail how long it would take and exactly what he would do. His employees were professional and courteous, and cleaned up after themselves every day. When renovating things can come up that can delay the project. I contacted John 4 times to postpone him and rather than get the hard line story he put me at ease and asked only that I give him a few days notice if I had any delays and he would work around my schedule. Eco-forest floors is simply the best hardwood refinisher period.
John and his team of awesome guys do a fantastic job! The customer service is top notch. The site was always clean when they were done and they were not happy unless I was happy. I would highly recommend this company.
Old hardwood, new install to kitchen and bathroom, stripped and stained in the entire bungalow. Exceptional service as well as perfect job, we have had many compliments on how beautiful our floors are.
I would strongly recommend this company. We have hardwood in all rooms upstairs except Kitchen and was debating to get them redone, or carpet. John told us the floors would look good and they do. Better than we hoped. Price was reasonable and the work was done ahead of schedule.
We called Eco Forest Flooring because our old hardwood floors were in bad shape. We were debating whether to have it replaced all together, but John advised us to get it refinished instead saying it will turn out beautifully. He was friendly and informative and had the gift of patience to answer our many questions. John was right, the end result is as beautifu as he had said, every grain in the wood stands out to be counted.
Thank you John and crew at Eco Forest Flooring.
The work was completed on time and on budget. I contacted John to have him look at the floors about a week after completion as I am concerned about many visible "lines" in the finish. He inspected the floors and assured me those marks were excess varnish and would disappear given the full time to cure, 30-60 days. John also offered to come and fix a couple scratches we incurred with moving furniture back in, so I'm waiting to see if the lines disappear soon for those other small repairs. I'm remaining positive for now but will reserve judgement depending on the outcome of those problem areas.
John has refused to fix the MANY very visible applicator lines or any of the flaws!!! The 20-some tents he took exception to each marked an applicator line or sanding scar on my floors. The lines are approx 16" long and 1/4" wide and are in every room and hallway refinished; mostly in the entrances and usually 3-4 in the same area. So they are VERY noticeable. Although a couple lines were less visible in direct sunlight on the day we inspected them, most were very apparent. I certainly didn't agree otherwise like he states. As I said to him then - I shouldn't need direct sun or an area rug to hide the flaws. Also, there are sanding marks which he denies were done by his workers - but they sanded the floors so who do you think did that?
He shouted at me on the phone for 20 minutes based on my first review where I reserved judgement until the work was completed - saying I had no business writing that there were imperfections. He ranted for some time about a comment I made about the smell, that has nothing to do with the poor workmanship which is the issue. He contradicts himself constantly in his emails offering to fix the problems, then later says the floors are perfect. He wanted me to sign papers admitting to not finding things on a sunny day and that it took me weeks to call and complain when it was 9 days including a long weekend. None of which have anything to do with the poor work.
All this might have been avoided had I not paid so quickly. Waiting a week even with a small fee would have motivated him to fix the problems in a reasonable time. One reason I selected their company was based on positive reviews in Trusted Pros. I now have to wonder how many of those customers really exist, given the difference in experience. If I was the odd customer with such a poor job done, a quality company would have fixed the problems rather than let that work stand as proof of their poor work.
I'm willing to share my experience further or even show you my floors. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes for some clients the smell lasts for weeks however my feedback is that 99% of clients say the smell goes away in a few days. Which I mention on the every estimate. Also on every estimate I've ever done I always explain how everyone has a different level of sensitivity and telling them that my feed back is the best I can do. I've never ever said to anyone that yes smell is gone in a few days.
That's also why I offered Sharon and everyone I visit that if sensitive to smell then to go with water-base. Over the years I've even had the odd complaint about water-base. It's just we're all different as people. Plus the exact finish I use is in great detail on the estimate giving a chance to do further research.
Sharon had weeks to decide and then decided to go with oil base knowing that I told her that I could only tell her what my feedback is on the smell. Which is that 99% of clients say smell is gone after a few days.
After weeks of finishing Sharon's floor I get a call about some concerns she had with the floor. I'm a big believer in making all clients happy so almost immediately I went down to her house to have a look.
When I arrived she had little paper tent marks everywhere on the floor. So then her and I started looking at each one and asked her to point out the issue. And one after another she couldn't find them. Her excuse was she could see it in a certain light. But her and I together looked at every angle and couldn't find anything. Then one after another she agreed there was nothing. Also keep in mind this was a sunny bright day. If there were flaws then we'd able to see them for sure.
So it ended up being two or three very very minor applicator marks that are barely visible and normally accepted. I asked her why she waited so long to tell me. She said one of her friends came down and picked her floor apart. She said she hadn't even noticed them until her friend pointed them out.
Anyone can go to someone's home and pick stuff apart. Any decent person knows that floors have to looked as a whole. Specially decades old flooring. It's amazing what we can do with them.
At the end of the day any business that deals with hundreds and hundreds of clients will have the odd person that does this. I've been doing this for almost 20 years and have made thousands of clients super happy. :) To bad internet wasn't around then. I can't imagine how many more great reviews I would have.
Also if you think about it that every client that isn't happy will post negative comments. But I'd say maybe only 15% of happy clients post a review. I have a great reputation and will always do whatever I can do make clients happy. Naturally us as people including myself don't always give feedback on greatness. Whether it's a restaurant, doctor, service, house work, etc.
At the end of the day I will still do whatever I can do make her happy. Granted it can't always be done. Most companies likely wouldn't even go back.
I'm even going back for a free complimentary visit to fix scratches that happened during her moving furniture.
I love being happy and clients happiness is way important than mine.
I like how they helped us move some hard to move furniture in our home, They were very prompt with their work and made our floors like new again. They stand by there work and were able to fix any minor problems we had with the small issues on our base boards.
The only thing I didn't like, I have to say was cleaning up the mess on the walls and everywhere in the house from the sanding dust.
John was very fast at calling me back and coming over to give me an estimate on refinishing the hardwood floors in 3 bedrooms. He showed me a lot of photos of the work Eco Flooring had done in the past, very impressive results! John came in and refinished the floors while we were away, the crew was very honest and trustworthy. I strongly recommend this company for anyone who is thinking about having their floors refinished!
We had Eco Forest refinish the hardwood floors in our 100 year old house. John and the team were very thorough and professional. The price was good, they kept to the scheduled we had arranged and we are very happy with the results. We've just scheduled them to refinish the floors in the house we just bought.
The reviews on this site for Eco Forest Flooring are positive, and that's exactly what I experienced when hiring them recently to refinish my dining room and kitchen floors. As an enthusiastic DIY type, I had started the refinishing project myself, but realized after a shoddy staining job that it was a project that called for the pros. John was polite and a good communicator, telling me how they would get my floors looking the way I wanted them to. They showed up to do the work exactly as promised, completed in the time expected, and the results were beautiful. Coworker Connor was also great, friendly, and most importantly skilled at what he does. Was a joy to watch him do his magic. Care was given to doing a professional job, including dust control and clean up. This is definately the company to hire in Winnipeg.
I had John come in to look at my hardwood floors that I had uncovered after being covered with carpet for almost 50 years. John did a fantastic job of cleaning up the old was that was still on the floors and then sanding and finishing the wood. It looks fantastic and the family was amazed at how good it turned out. John service was superb. He showed up when he said he would and did everything that was asked of him.
John was able to quote the job quickly and accurately, including a small repair job. Short turnaround between quote and work, which helped get the project done faster than originally expected. Good quality work overall. I will be using his company again!
Appreciation for knowledge also based on experience. A well organized company.
Immediate response on possible questions about procedures and outcomes had been addressed promptly by excellent communication. I can recommend this company anytime.
Work was done well and in a timely manner. Attaching a photo for your enjoyment. Love the two shades. Adds character, etc.
About a year ago, I hired Eco Forest Flooring to refinish the floor in my bedrooms. I was completely pleased with the end results. The cost was as had been quoted - no extra costs added. The work was completed within the time frame and they showed up when they said they would which is very important to me. All in all, I would definitely recommend Eco Forest Flooring.
Eco Forest Flooring refinished our damaged and worn hardwood floors while we were on vacation. They repaired the damaged areas so that you cannot see where they were and the entire area gleamed like new. John was polite, professional and stayed right on budget. Refinishing hardwoods is a dusty business, so it is hard to know how to rate cleanliness... but everything else was excellent!
We are so happy with the work that was done on our hardwood floors. They are great people to work with and very reliable. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get their hardwood floors redone. Great job!
Just had the hardwood floors refinished and are extremely pleased with the results.
John had his crew were great to work with taking time to provide information, arriving to the home at scheduled times and completing the work within the timeline set. The floors are beautiful. We have already recommended John to others and would have no hesitation doing so again.
I can't say enough about Eco Forest Flooring. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting their hardwood floors refinished. John and this workers were courteous, thoughtful, and a pleasure to work with. They did my whole house (70 yr old floors) and I am now in the process of picking out hardwood for a return visit from John and his team to do a family room which is a added addition to my house, which when build, had carpet installed. Carpet is going and I look forward to Eco Forest returning and doing another fabulous job. You can't go wrong hiring this company.
I highly recommend Eco Forrest Flooring. They made my hardwood flooring look immaculate, were true to their quote, cleaned everything thoroughly once they were finished, and were professional in their work and conduct. Also, John's a really decent chap and a pleasure to deal with.
The work was done exactly as promised and ahead of schedule. The workers were reliable and did good quality work. The floors look great and in one room we were told by someone else that the floors needed replacing. John from Eco Forrest said he could refinish them which was far cheaper and indeed he did it and they look fantastic.
John, Casey, and Connor did a beautiful job of repairing and refinishing a particularly bad patch on my old hardwood floor, and of installing a vinyl floor in the basement. They were professional, courteous, and friendly, and started and finished within their given time frame. Their work is meticulous and they justifiably take pride in it. I am extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend them.
Eco Forest flooring removed my carpet (which was old and stinky), uncovered and finished the hardwood floor below it. They also built transitions from my entryway and kitchen into the living room. The floor is beautiful. The finish is smooth. Because they are outstanding at listening to the customer and ensuring the customer is happy, any small concerns that came up as the work was done were resolved. The price was also very reasonable. I highly recommend them for hardwood flooring. I love my living room now!!!
I would strongly recommend Eco Forest Flooring regarding repairing / refinishing hardwood. They did a superb job, and were most accommodating, as I had to keep changing the start date, due to other renovations. John was always very pleasant and did not hesitate to fluctuate to suit my needs. The outcome was better than I expected - great job!!
John and his team at Eco Forest Flooring did a fantastic job refinishing our parquet flooring. We were under a bit of a time crunch wiht movers arriving and John was very understanding and did everything he could to speed the job up without any reduction to quality of work. The finished product was excellent but what really stood out for me was John. If I had a question, and I had many, John would quickly respond day or night. This level of customer service was well appreciated. I would not hesitate to use Eco Forest again and would quickly recommend them.
I would definitely recommend Eco Forest Flooring. They were on time and finished the job within 5 days. Our floors look amazing! We appreciate the hard work from the guys, including the carpet removal.
We were very satisfied with the work of Eco Forest Flooring. They were honest and professional and the finished job was absolutely beautiful. I would most certainly recommend this company for any of your hardwood flooring restoration needs.
They did an amazing job, our floors look great and they finished exactly when they said they were going to. Very accommodating of our pets, and they did a great job cleaning up as well.
We had John and his staff come and refinish our hardwood floors in our kitchen. The orginial kitchen floors from 1927 had been covered up when we're renovating the kitchen. John said that the floors were in great shape. When John refinished the floors they matched to the original hardwood floors in the living room. He is a miracle worker. When our friends came in the house they just couldn't believe it. He made sure his staff were doing everything correctly and after came in to check on everything. I have already recommended him. The photos are before and after the floors were done. There are so many pictures that I can't put them on.
John and his staff did a great job. We had damage from a leaking dishwasher. They installed new kitchen flooring and laced in hardwood in two other rooms, a skill not all companies have. They were very professional and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
John and his assistant, Connor, did an excellent job of refinishing my 50 year old, somewhat abused, hardwood floors. The pride they take in their work is very evident given the "just like new" look they achieved. I have absolutely no hesitation is recommending the folks at Eco Forest Flooring. I am extremely satisfied with the work they did.
Eco Forest Flooring (John Blatz) knows hardwood and wood floors inside out and backwards. Very skilled and talented man. He cares and understands a great deal about hard wood. It shows. His work is brilliant. Eco Forest can refinish just about anything. He brought the 50 year old beaten up floors in the house we are renovating back from the dead. They are gorgeous. His work totally transformed the house. Blatz is reliable. Totally organized. His quotes are exact and broken down very precisely. As contractors go John Blatz is a gem.
We recently used Eco Forest Flooring to refinish the hardwood floor in a condo my mother was selling. We choose them after having several other contractors out to provide a quote. They were able to accommodate our time frames and made sure to be there when we needed them to be. They were very prompt and the floor turned out better than we could have hope for. The floor looks better than it did brand new.
John and his crew were polite and all the work was performed in the pre-arranged designated time frame. The workmanship and quality was outstanding. Eco Forest Flooring take pride in there work. I would not hesitate to recommend them for all your flooring needs.
Very happy with the great job John and Connor did for us last month. Flooring and stairs look fantastic. They removed very old carpeting in rec room and lower bedroom and replaced with a great modern laminate. John and Connor were a pleasure to work with and very conscientious and professional. They even assisted me with new door replacement to lower bedroom, bath and laundry room as well as new sliding closet door in bedroom. Super job guys!! I highly recommend this company to all. Prices were great too and top quality product and workmanship. Wendy H. Charleswood area.
I had Eco Forest Flooring refinish my hardwood floors in my living room and dinning room. John and Connor were great. They showed up on time very day. Did what they could to make my house livable since I had to stay there through the work. But best of all my floors look great!! I would highly recommend this company as they do great work. I will call them agin when it's time to refinish the rest if the house. Great job!!!
Mr. John, and his partner Mr. Connor, did an amazing job of installing Laminate flooring and Vinyl Flooring. The Floors and Stairs look amazing. All our guests appreciated the workmanship.The Vinyl Flooring was done on a very short notice. Everything was done in timely manner and in the budget. I would recommend him to everyone.
John did a very good job on my floor and baseboard installation. He is very honest and provided options in terms of products and pricing. I chose to get my flooring and trim from a big box store and he was very helpful with transporting this to my residence for install. Even when the store made a couple of errors with my order, which delayed the install, he was very understanding and patient when having to make several trips back to my place to finish and to make sure everything was completed. Thanks for doing a great job, John!
Dealing with John was a great experience from the start of the quote till the end of the job. Was always punctual and kept in good communication during the job.
The skill that he and his Co Worker Connor have are second to none and have a great attention to detail. The quality of the stain and finish they use is top quality. My floors have been finished now for approx 3 weeks and Im still in awe of how great they made them look.
John and his helper Connor did an excellent job on my laminate flooring and baseboard installation. They removed and disposed of the old carpeting and baseboards creating as little mess as possible. They moved furniture around when necessary. I am very pleased with the quality and workmanship of this reno.
I contacted John to refinish the 2 bedrooms in my house. He was very knowledgeable, , professional & extremely polite. He fully explained the various options for refinishing. He & his Assistant Conner did a great job! They were on time, and did a beautiful job of the floors. I would highly recommend them & I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
We hired John to do our hardwood floors, and we were not disappointed. It has taken me a while to write this review, but he did our installation last year. First off John was super patient, I am not trusting by nature and after hearing many horror stories, I was nervous. He was super patient, answered all my questions and gave great suggestions. Our installation looked amazing and all of our transitions were made by him, looked much better than what the pre fabs look like. I can say its been about a year and there has been no issues. He also did a tile install at our back door landing which was also impeccable. I have included some pics, one is unfortunately quite dark. I am very appreciative of John and his staff for their patience with me and the family, and even the dogs and cats!! I have recommended Eco Forest Flooring to several people and my sister also used them to do baseboard install and she also was very satisfied.
It was a real pleasure to actually deal with a company that delivers more than it promised. John was extremely knowledgeable - an expert at his craft, didn't try to oversell, provided us with plenty of options, and once we decided what type of flooring, looked for the lowest possible price from his vendors. He is a master craftsman who pays takes great pride in his work (extremely clean and organized when working) and pays close attention to even the smallest of details. He was on time, under budget, professional, friendly and most importantly, honest and trustworthy. We are planning to have him back and we would highly recommend him and his company.
This is the 2nd time we called John.
The first time we had him install our hardwood flooring as seen in my previous review. We were happy with his work so we called him back to do the baseboards. John and his helper were efficient at getting the job done. They were easy to deal with and the price quoted was the price we paid. The quality of workmanship was excellent. Great job John
This is the first time that I actually feel strongly enough about a service to bother to write a review. John responded promptly to questions, flexible and do quality work and left our place clean everyday during the whole process (good enough for a 3 years old to run around) and our garage clean at the end. More importantly, John enjoys his work and it clearly show on the job done. I already recommended him to my friends.
We had John from Eco Forest flooring install hardwood in 3 bedrooms, hallway, family room and dining room.
The work was done done starting Tuesday July 23. The work was completed in 4 days. We were under a very tight time lime. However John did complete the Job in the time specified plus he also nailed down our sub floor which took extra time for him to do as well as install and stain our flush mount vents and make and install the transition molding pieces.
We also had John install vinyl tile in our front entrance.
Both Hardwood and tile look amazing. The flooring will look even better once we get the baseboards re installed.
John also did extra work such as sanding down the doors so they close perfectly.
Myself and my wife are 100% satisfied with the quality of his work, as well as keeping the project under budget as well as cleaning up after himself.
Whenever I had a question John phoned back in minutes as opposed to days, John first priority was in pleasing the customer which is uncommon in most companies.
We do have a bathroom Reno coming up in the near future, we will be giving John a call.
Thumbs up, John
Warren and Delores
I previously gave this company a very high rating for the wonderful work he did. Unfortunately he left us high and dry. John was to return to our home to finish off our bedroom closet door frames and install drywall in our garage. That was May 24th. My husband left messages of concern for John on two separate occasions. To this day we have not heard a word, yet I see he has done work for others. We never had any issues with John and why he would abandon us is beyond understanding, especially when we had discussed work to be done in our kitchen and bath and said we would be having him do this...not small jobs! All I can say is that this is not businesslike nor even courteous. If you don't want to do a job be honest up front.
I apologize there must of been a misunderstanding. My company specializes in flooring. Mary Ann and Morley are very happy with the installation of hardwood. My company works with a group of trades. When clients want other work done that we don't specialize in we refer them to other trades that do. Eco Forest Flooring (it's right in the name) does not do drywall. Unfortunately after I pass the information on, it's beyond my control. No was abandoned. I completed what was given and agreed upon as a quote. Not once did drywall make on the estimate because we don't do drywall. If anyone wants more information please contact me and I'd be more than happy to discuss this review further.
Thanks and I wish Maryann and Morley all the best.
It took me a few years to find the right person and company to get this job completed. We needed to live in the lower level with 2 dogs while the upstairs was done. Following a search and reading the reviews for this company and John, I decided to give John a try. I realized very quickly that;John is the reason for this company's quality outcomes and excellent service. John is a personable individual who consistently goes above and beyond the parameters of the job to ensure the customer is happy and content with the outcome. John arrives on time and communicates needed information during the finishing process. I have absolutely no reservation recommending John and Eco Forest Flooring. The floors look great and much better than anticipated. In addition, like a bonus, John was very kind and patient with the dogs who certainly liked him!!
Jon is a courteous, meticulous professional who is a true craftsman. He arrives punctually, cleans up every speck every day before leaving - even sweeping the garage floor. His work is beautiful and without flaw. He installed our new hardwood - even creating his own transition pieces. He installed new trim throughout our upstairs and the joins are picture perfect. I recommend him without hesitation!
Eco Forest Flooring renovated my hardwood floors and did some general contracting work at the front (interior) entrance of my home. Overall I was very satisfied with the service and workmanship I received. John is a very passionate individual and was always willing to spend time answering any questions I had, and even allowed me to inspect his work (while he was conducting it) if I wanted to. Although the project took longer than both me and my partner wanted, we was satisfied with the end result. John even came to the house to address a concern I had in his workmanship after all of the renovations had been completed. John's passion for restoring hardwood floors showed in his work, and I would recommend him to friends. About 8% of my hardwoods required replacing; with his skill, you can't even notice which boards are original and which were replaced. Thanks John.
This is the custom shower John from Eco Forest Flooring installed for me. VERY affordable, honest, trustable work! He does not only do floors, he has helped me and my husband with most of our renos. I would recomend him to anyone looking for any renos!
John did our floors last year in the summer,he told us he had three professional employees and two of them would be working with him at our house (laminate flooring in the living room)-well,there was only one guy who was working with him, and professional he was not!!-Rather,he was a new trainee who John kept yelling at because he had no idea what he was doing,they also never showed up on time and would leave the job site not to return for hours,one time I called him on my way home but didn't tell him,he straight lied to me that he was there working just to get home and find out he had not stepped a foot there,since nothing had been done from the previous day!!!-after our floors were installed,the following day I noticed a separation on the planks while I wiped the dust off!!-right away I took pictures and called John leaving him messages and texting him as he wasn't answering the phone!!-he never called me back but did answer my texts stating it wasn't a big deal and that he would get to it when he could!!After weeks of waiting,I called and texted him a few times only for him to reply saying he had been in an accident and would come fix the problem when he got better.-Well John has never called or showed up to fix my floor and neither did he care to call,all my messages have gone un answered and truthfully we've given up!!!-I still have the rude text messages he wrote me!!-I would not recommend ECO Forest Flooring to anyone,and have told our friends wanting to get their floors done to look for another company as John can't be trusted!-It's a shame,because if only he'd done a good job we would have sent business his way.
John was very knowledgeable and professional in his advice on my renovation project. He provided us with fair options and estimates for the flooring, as well, and answered all our questions. Would definitely recommend him
John recently installed hardwood flooring in my bedroom. He came to do an estimate when he said he would and showed up on time to do the work. He was timely in returning calls and was extrememly curteous and friendly. He sets high standards in customer service and has a list of business 'rules' that ensure the customer is always treated properly. He cleaned up when finished and worked very neatly. And most importantly, the floors look beautiful - a real professional install and the price didn't change from the estimate. I would highl;y recommend John to anyone looking for a floor installer.
We would highly recommend John for any project. We had a horrible experience with another contractor. Poor workmanship, damaged floors etc etc. John came in and saved our floors. He was courteous, knowledgeable and on time and did excellent work. The polar opposite of the previous company. Very glad we were able to find him.
Jon made this project (refinish hardwoods, grout peel and stick tile) easy for me. I knew I had someone on the job who cared about his work and who would do the best job. He was always on time, he always answered questions, he cared about my home and being clean etc. while there. He and Connor took care of any little problems we may have had along the way. In a world where people are always trying to get more and do less....Jon at Ecoforest is a breath of fresh air.
This company is fabulous! John is very professional and knowledable. Had answers for all my questions and told me exactly how the job would go. Stayed within timelines and his guys were on time every day. He comes out to the job to make sure things are going as planned and is available if you need him or have questions. I knew from the initial meeting that I would choose johns company by the way he conducted himself. I am beyond happy that I chose to go have EFF do my laminate (3 bedrooms and hallway). THEY LOOK AMAZING! The workmanship is flawless. Casey was who did most of the flooring and he was awesome! A hard working perfectioist he is! Al joined him on the 3rd day and helped finish up and together they made the floors perfect. As most of us know it is extremley difficult to find hard working individuals that take pride in their work and stand behind their committments. I would highly reccommend EFF because they are all that and more! They certainly will be back in my home for my next flooring project! Thank you John, Casey and Alan for an an amazing job!
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