Testimonials

Your crew did an outstanding job at my home on Maple. The restoration of those 90 year old floors far exceeded my expectations. Additionally; your crew was professional in all ways and the cleanup was excellent. I would recommend your company to anyone.

Mark

Crystal Lake, IL

Bruce Svoboda Floor Design recently sanded and refinished a large section of our first floor.
It was a challenging job because he had to match the new stain to that of the existing adjacent areas. We were hopeful for a compatible look, not an exact match but when I saw the end result for the first time I couldn’t believe how masterfully the color and finish was executed. Bruce and his partners were the kind of professional, fair and considerate men you wish you could hire for all your home jobs. He answered all my questions promptly by email or phone. I was expecting a cloud of sawdust permeating the house but in fact there was very little dusting necessary afterwards. The finish has a lovely soft glow yet is not slippery. We recommend Bruce Svoboda Floor Design without hesitation.

Carol and Larry

Lake Forest, IL

Paul, Ed, and Vinnie did a great job sanding off the old finish and staining the floor. I really appreciate the fact that they were able to move the bulkier pieces of furniture without damaging any walls. And you did a great job finishing the floor. The Swedish finish is fantastic! The floor looks brand new! Thanks so much for an excellent job!

Frederick

Arlington Heights, IL

Even after three months had passed, there was no change in price and Bruce was a kind, knowledgeable and cooperative gentleman. He also didn’t try to sell me more than what I wanted. I am an old fashioned businessman and was very impressed by Bruce’s business manner and demeanor. He and his helper were there on schedule, done when promised and did an outstanding job leaving no mess behind. My wife and I knew the house would look better, but it exceeded our expectations.

James

Lake Forest, IL

I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality and professional assistance I received from Bruce Svoboda Floor Design.  He was very patient in helping me pick the stain color and sheen, and then did an excellent job in doing the refinishing work itself.  Clean, on time, excellent work.

Stephanie

Chicago, IL

Bruce and his crew did an outstanding job. They arrived on time – did a beautiful job and cleaned up when they finished. There were no “extra” charges or surprise fees. I highly recommend them.

Carleen and Tony

Chicago, IL

This is an unsolicited letter of endorsement for Bruce Svoboda Floor Design.  Bruce and his two staff members did an excellent job and exceeded our expectations.

Bruce Svoboda Floor Design sanded and refinshed six rooms in our home in April, 2007.   He also replaced the floor vents and the quarter-round trim along all the baseboards.  We slightly changed the color which is always stressful.  We found Bruce to be a clear communicator and the color was exactly what he predicted it would be.  He also ably advised us on the pros and cons of the various finishes that were available to us.  The small details, such as sanding in the corners, were completed neatly and thoroughly.  When we scratched the newly finished floor by moving a refrigerator on towels (note to all reading this — lift, don’t slide!), Bruce promptly came back and expertly repaired the damage at a reasonable fee.

Upstairs, all we did was shut our bedroom doors and put a towel along the bottom crack.  No dust entered those rooms.  The one main floor room that held all of our furniture was sealed with plastic sheeting that was slightly open at the bottom.  Almost no dust entered that room.  Our kitchen was sanded and we didn’t have time to empty out all of the cabinets.  You can imagine our surprise that the insides of those cabinets were also fairly clean.  The main dust was on the louvered blinds and the countertops.  We were thrilled that his methods prevented cleaning projects throughout the house.  In the garage where they used a saw, they cleaned up their work area.

More important to us than the beautiful floors and the reasonable amount of clean-up was the calibre of Bruce’s staff.  We found all three men to be professional, courteous and pleasant.  They spoke to each other with respect.  It is never easy to open your home to strangers, especially when they know you will be spending a night away from your home.  We had no reservations once we had an opportunity to meet and converse with these gentlemen.

We would highly recommend Bruce Svoboda Floor Design and would not hesitate to use them again for future projects.

Drs. Patrick and Rita Foley

Thank you so much for all your help with our floors! You took the time to answer our questions, and you made us comfortable with the whole process. You are a wonderful team, and we couldn’t be happier with our floors.

Thank you so much for working so hard to install our floors. Paul, you knew the perfect color stain. The floors look gorgeous! Thank you for being so friendly and professional! We have received many compliments on our floors!

Kelly and Frank

Naperville, IL

Our hardwood floors have never looked so good! Bruce Svoboda Floor Design refinished our floors and did a great job! They were professional, courteous, and very neat. Thank you!

Sue

Long Grove, IL

Floors look superb! Thanks again! We will keep you on our “A” list for any future work that we may need.

Brian

Lake Geneva, WI

We wanted to write to thank you for your help when we were in such disarray after the water leak that flooded our kitchen and laundry room last June.  You were so prompt in coming to our home to evaluate the damage that you were here before our insurance adjuster! We had your written estimate for repairing the damage to show the adjuster the following day.  After viewing the damage, our adjuster told us your costs for the entire repair and restoration were very reasonable.

We felt very confident in having you do the demolition and the repair.  We knew the quality of your work from the floors you had previously installed in our home. Please complement your work crew for us as well.  They were respectful, polite and tried to make a major disruption for us as easy as possible.  They helped us move boxes, and furniture to clear areas where they needed to work.  We appreciated their thoughtfulness and cheerful attitude throughout this very difficult time.

We also appreciated your referral to a local contractor.  Mike was quickly available and helped to coordinate the whole restoration process.  His experience and knowledge of local vendors and merchants helped us make wise and economically sound decisions as we put our home back together. Our floors look wonderful, and we have had many compliments from our friends and family.

We are enjoying both the looks and the easy care of our floors, and we know we have added value to our home as well.

Don and Glenna H.

Homeowners

Bruce and his team recently performed a pretty big job at my house that took up the main access area of the house. My wife and I had our concerns, because we have three small children, and there really is no way of avoiding that area. From the moment Bruce came out to give us an estimate, he was patient, accommodating, and extremely conscientious. The job couldn’t have gone smoother. Bruce was up front with me about everything, no last minute “gotcha” stuff, which is something I really appreciated. The guys cleaned up every day before they left like they were never there. And last, but certainly not least, the floors look amazing. Our house was totally transformed. Our old floors seemed to suck the life out of the room as dark as they were, and my wife and I were hopeful that the new floors would change that. Bruce and his guys completely surpassed our expectations. I never could have dreamed that the floors could turn out this great, and Bruce and Paul helped us get the perfect stain for what we were looking for. Overall, just an A plus experience, and I can’t wait to work with Bruce again to do the rest of the floors at my house.

Matthew

Roselle, IL