DON'T REPLACE, REFINISH! 98% DUSTLESS HEPA CERTIFIED Syd's flooring, located in the nation's capital, is a small business leading the way in quality and innovation for the floor sanding industry. I am highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the flooring industry, always staying up to date with new sanding techniques an read more...
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I purchased a 12 year old bungalow in Orleans with the intent to have the main floor hardwood refinished after years of obvious wear and tear. I showed the job to three Ottawa area contractors with Syd’s price, comments from social media and warranty being the deciding factor to go with his company. I am a trustworthy individual and gave Syd unescorted access to my home and appreciate his honest work effort to ensure the final product met not only mine, but his standard with respect to quality.
I have already provided Syd’s company to a colleague at work who used his services and will keep passing the word on.
Great work Syd, thanks.
The birch floor in our kitchen was badly worn (scratches from a dog plus two decades of wear and tear), and after contacting a few floor refinishers, we settled on Syd's Flooring. Almost all the others didn't want to come & look at the floor, but rather, simply provided a quote over the phone based on the dimensions I gave them....not ideal when the client wants to discuss the work in some detail and ask questions, as we did. Syd, however, was happy to set up an appointment; and then spent over an hour with us looking closely at the floor, explaining his process for sanding & refinishing, discussing the merits of various finishes, and answering quite a few questions. Syd's quoted price was competitive relative to what other contractors had estimated.
Bonus: Syd suggested that he do our dining room floor at the same time - it would be only a bit more expensive, because the two rooms together were only slightly over the square footage that he would refinish for his minimum charge. We'd never have thought to ask about that, and jumped at the chance to have two rooms done for a very reasonable price.
Communication with Syd was excellent throughout; the job started on the scheduled date and was finished on time; and the promised 99% dust-free sanding was more like 99.9% (yay!). We couldn't be happier with both the entire process and the result - absolutely gorgeous floors. Our finish of choice was Loba Supra AT satin, which is more often used on commercial floors but will provide super-protection against scratches and general wear in our kitchen, which gets pretty heavy use.
Syd also recommended that we have him do a refresh of the floors, particularly the kitchen, after about five years, or when we notice that we're seeing a lot of surface scratches. This involves a deep cleaning, then application of another coat of finish; having this work done regularly will likely delay the need for a full refinish (which is a LOT more disruptive) for quite a few years. We weren't aware of that as an option for long-term maintenance of hardwood floors, and will definitely have it done when the need arises.
It was a pleasure to have Syd and Luc working in our house. As well as being top-notch at the art of floor refinishing, they're personable and friendly, and didn't seem to mind answering our questions as they arose during the process. Should we need floor-refinishing services in the future, we will definitely hire Syd's Flooring again; and I recommend them without reservation to anyone looking for this kind of service. They are, quite simply, the best!
Syd and Luc refinished my 60 year old oak strip flooring that was in bad shape after decades of wear and partial DIY refinishing jobs. They did the entire house end to end two months ago and I could be happier with the results. The sanding job was superb and great care was taken to get even the tightest corners in the closets flat. I didn’t notice any dust whatsoever afterwards, not in the ductwork or on top of the picture frames I left on the walls.
The best part is the house didn’t smell like a varnish factory afterwards. Syd has a complete refinishing system based on low VOC water-based products for those who are interested in a more natural look. It smelled no different than a fresh paint job. It was largely cleared out by the time I was moving my stuff back 5 days later. Just a minimal background smell for another 2ish weeks after that, not an overpowering varnish smell.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Syd. He was very patient answering questions by email after the estimate and seeing him in action, he clearly loves what he does.
Syd's Flooring has a TrustScore™ of 4.7. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Ottawa and the surrounding areas is 3.4. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|In Business Since||2012|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2014|
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Specializing in sanding, staining, and resurfacing hardwood floors. Using NWFA approved methods and low VOC products to refinish all species of hardwood floors, you are guaranteed to have a beautiful looking floor with a low odour non health threatening process. 98% dust free sanding.
Using NWFA approved sanding methods and low VOC products to refinish all species of hardwood floors, you are guaranteed to have a beautiful looking floor with a low odour non health threatening process. We are 98% dust free for a more enjoyable and cleaner experience from beginning to end.
DON'T REPLACE, REFINISH! 98% DUSTLESS HEPA CERTIFIED
Syd's flooring, located in the nation's capital, is a small business leading the way in quality and innovation for the floor sanding industry. I am highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the flooring industry, always staying up to date with new sanding techniques and installation guidelines with information and skills acquired from the National Wood Flooring Association to guarantee you a top quality finished result.
Being a small business with only 2 people, it allows for greater attention to detail. From sanding the floor, to applying the finish, to putting down the toilet seat, I will treat your home and floor as if it were my own. Floor refinishing is an art that takes extreme skill to properly execute and I take great pride in the quality of my work.
I started working with wood when I was a child cutting and sanding wood figures for my mom to paint but sports quickly took over and the hobby died off. It wasn't till high school when I found the passion for wood working again and the hobby developed into making small furniture and I even helped build a small Minto townhouse. My first hardwood floor I installed was in my moms house when I was 19 and that's where I developed the passion for flooring. I took a summer job with a local flooring company, sanding and installing floors, learning the basic skills of the trade before going on my own. Using the knowledge available from the National Hardwood Flooring Association I was really able to hone in those skills to become the professional sander I am today.
My main focus is to provide you with an outstanding service. Transforming your floor, whether it be 5 years old or 100 years old, into the beautiful piece of art it has the potential to be.
Services we offer:
Refinishing - 98% dust free sanding. With a professional dust containment system we are able to eliminate harmful dust that would normally be airborn throughout the house during sanding. With this process we are able to remove cupping, deep scratches, dents, and other damage. You can also change the colour of the floor with over 80 selections of stain colour. Refinishing requires sanding the floor to remove all the varnish and stain down to the bare wood to achieve a flat and even surface. We offer both oil and waterbased products when refinishing your hardwood floor in either a satin or semigloss finish.
Refresh - 99% dust free. This process doesn't require sanding down to bare wood and is used when your hardwood floor is still in good condition but the varnish has dulled down. It also removes minor surface scratches. This requires prepping the floor with a special solution that removes dirt, oil, and any other contaminants that may interfere with varnish application then scuffing the top layer of varnish using a specific abrasive disc to assure proper adhesion of the new top coat and finally 1 application of high traffic aluminum oxide waterbased varnish.
Stairs - we can refinish your existing stair treads and risers. We also do installation of stair treads and risers with solid wood.
Installation - we install laminate flooring, engineered hardwood, and solid hardwood.
Fully licensed and insured
Syd's Flooring was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Floor Refinishing and Flooring in Ottawa.
Syd's Flooring was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Floor Refinishing in Ottawa.
Syd's Flooring was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Flooring and Floor Refinishing in Ottawa.
Syd's Flooring was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Flooring and Floor Refinishing in Ottawa.
|Main contact(s)||Sydney Lebarron|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2014|
|Warranty||1 year warranty on workmanship.|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||No|
|Legal structure||Sole Proprietor|
|Insurance information||Insurance information available upon request|
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