Need help with shoddy workmanship of new flooring

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  1. Jul 4, 2019 #21

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    Again, glad to have you hanging out again. I dabble in this stuff and you do it routinely. I need your backup or correction when I'm pretending to be wise, noble and respected. :D
    I've honestly never seen those taper gauges.
     
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    You do a great job highup. I been keeping tabs.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2019 #23

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    The floor is in...Please take a look at these photos. I can't say I'm 100% happy with it. There're a couple slight humps throughout. Do I need to hire a floor inspector?
    https://ibb.co/0t05kZS
    https://ibb.co/Y3w13Ln
    https://ibb.co/H4QMHb2

    And they put a gouge on my kitchen floor when putting in the new dishwasher...:mad:
    https://ibb.co/47V0JV9
    after they patched up:
    https://ibb.co/qppJSP0
    from another angle, you can't really see it:
    https://ibb.co/TYGypQs

    And a couple shoddy patchup job:
    https://ibb.co/y5n0KRr
    https://ibb.co/r7k4mGy
    https://ibb.co/M1mnc7L

    There're also quite a few nail holes throughout.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2019 #24

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    Where are the nail holes, in the trims or the floor itself. The starter rows might need nails, and possibly the last rows.
    I'll look tomorrow for more of the images. They don't load up on this computer as easy as when I'm on a wifi system.
    I can't believe that appliance people don't use some floor protection. I'd expect that a homeowner and his brother in law might scratch a floor when installing appliances, but pros ought to be ..............uh, ............professionals? They know more than anyone how heavy these are and how sharp some edges can be. It's very hard to patch a cross grain scratch.
     
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    The nail holes are on the the last row.
    Yeah what's worst about the scratch was that he didn't even tell me. And when I confronted him, no apologies either.
     
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    That's face nailing and sometimes has to be done on the last row since the stapler or nailer can't be used close to a wall. It's done with flooring that is sanded and finished on sight also, but hard to see because the nail holes are filled, then the entire floor is finished, or stained then finished.
    I assume the row could be glued and wedged in place overnight, but I don't think that happens often because of the additional time it takes and for other reasons I don't know about. I don't do nail down so I know just enough to give you a bit of assistance.
     
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    In the last images, it looks like the trim edge is or was broken......... is it?
    They could have spent more time getting the filler to match by mixing colors, and obviously done a neater job applying it.

    I'm not so sure what I'm seeing in the images with humps. Sometime camera bows and distorts the image. It would be easier to see closer to floor level or at floor level looking across the room.......................... and maybe even laying a straight edge such as a 3 or 4 or 6 foot level on the floor to show off the hump or dip.
     
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    Do I need to hire a floor inspector for an evaluation? I don't know what to do about this anymore.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 #29

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    I suppose it would be worth it. Having someone on site can tell a lot more than can be shown with photos. Is the job totally completed and paid in full?
    I understand your frustration. There's a difference between acceptable or good and flawless. No one should expect perfection unless you make your expectations understood both in advance and in $$$. Perfection takes a highly skilled installer and you'd expect to pay more for that.
    Unacceptable is just that. .........unacceptable.
    An inspector could advise you on the damage caused by the appliance guy too.
     
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