Flooring and Carpeting/Expert Profile


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20+ years flooring installation ...carpet,wood,tile and vinyl. Residential and commercial. I do not sell the products , just install what ever the shop / customer has purchased. I actually love seeing the finished project completed and it gives me great satisfaction to help others acheive that goal. If I don't know the answer I will say so, and then I will recommend another expert for you. I may even research the subject and answer to the best of my ability ...including links to my sources. I wish you all success Chris

Experience in the area

20 years as an independant contractor


H.S. diploma A.S. agriculture Mt San Antonio JR. College

Past/Present Clients

Gene Bonas and Kevin Churnock Inc. Sheward&Son&Sons Century 21 Forte Const. Famous Footwear BOSE Corporation Homebodies General Contractor Perry Floors, Tri Cord Flooring T.J.'S Supplies

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    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
Robert03/24/17101010Thanks for your time and assistance!
Jay03/23/17101010Great resource for flooring questions. Thanks Chris
Jay03/22/17101010Thank you! Very helpful, Chris

Recent Answers from Chris

2017-04-19 follow up to earlier question:

Yes...you can do that...but the joint won't be as strong without the T&G  Use a table saw...Make your groove  Use the table saw again, cut splines. Gluing up 60-70% of the groove is acceptable...the ends

2017-04-19 follow up to earlier question:

Back in the day.. We did make our own splines...using titebond II we glued up and went forward. Making splines is risky...fingers get close to the blade at times. Be diligent and cautious.    Make every

2017-04-19 follow up to earlier question:

1/4" is nothing...nobody will see it. Only you.   Square up on something true.I assume the landing tread is a good place to start. That is the main focal point IMO.     Anything bigger than a hairline

2017-04-19 hardwood at top of stairs:

It depends on the nose...tongue and groove...or over lap.  Either way a chalk line or defined stopping point must be established.   Again scrap wood nailed down works.     I prefer to start at the nose

2017-03-23 hiding a bigger problem...:

Yes...  Make them all flush...trim/move the long one. Or replace the offending board...highly unlikely at this point.    They also make transitions that have a lip to cover the new material it creates


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