When you have a hardwood floor that needs to be refinished, you don’t want to take any chances when it comes to hiring a professional to do the job. Hardwood flooring can keep its beauty and strength for a long time, as long as it is properly cared for. At Lawalt Home Improvement we have the training, experience, and knowledge necessary to provide you with top-notch service, and we guarantee our work 100%.
Our process for refinishing starts with preparation, which includes sanding and buffing. This creates a lot of dust, so we’ll cover any furniture in the area and close off any rooms that aren’t being treated. You’ll also need to be either out of the home during this time or in a part of the home that will be sealed off.
The next step of the process we’ll be applying a polyurethane finishing coat, and most of the time it will be the water-based type. This type has advantages because it is non-toxic, and it dries quickly so we can apply several coats in one day. There are no harmful fumes which means that you, your children, and your pets will be safe. If you decide that you’d like your floor to have a different color shade, we’ll be glad to provide staining for you as well. We’ll be sure that you get the exact color you’re looking for. We complete the entire process as quickly as possible, and we pay attention to detail during every step. Call us today to schedule an appointment and to get a free cost estimate.
There are few things that look more beautiful in homes than hardwood floors; they add warmth and elegance to any room, and they go well with almost any kind of decor. At Lawalt Home Improvement we specialize in hardwood flooring, and whether you need new installation, repair, or refinishing, you can count on us to do the job right. We have the experience and the expertise to provide you with exactly what you need, and we guarantee our products and our work 100%.
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom involves more details and planning than any other room of your home. Lawalth planning and design work is precise, with exact wall and cabinetry measurements, and esthetically perfected in any style that you like.
In New York City smaller or unusually-shaped kitchens may require customizations to make the best use of your available space. A thorough knowledge of materials and their applications, coupled with skilled installation techniques, is essential to carry out a fine design and assure the durability that you deserve in your renovation.
It is our policy to provide every client with extensive guidance and design services. We prefer to spend as much time up front as needed to assure you the highest level results.
Here are some of the steps we perform:
Renovation Planning and Preparation
Plan and design the entire renovation with client
Determine a schedule for starting and completion, allowing sufficient time for delivery of custom products
Develop or obtain specifications for all significant installation items
Obtain the building’s Alteration Agreement to review and comply with rules
Provide insurances, licenses, plans, specifications, and other documentation as may be required by the co-op or condo building’s management
Verify that all items for installation have been ordered or are scheduled
Install dust barriers to protect furniture and other rooms; use Masonite for floor protection, and seal off the work areas with plastic partitions
Perform all demolition, including cutting though existing walls for layout changes
Remove debris and dispose off-premises
Inspect for any leaks or damage behind walls, tiled areas, floors, etc.
Perform plumbing rough-in work.
Perform electrical rough-in work.
Complete building walls; tape seams and plaster to make joints seamless
Re-level floors, walls, and ceilings for cabinetry, vanities, tiling, wood floor installation etc.
Skim-coat walls and ceiling as needed, sand surfaces to a smooth finish
Prime walls and ceiling using oil-based or acrylic-based primer
Install new flooring
Install new baseboard moldings
Complete doorway framing and interior window frames
Install new doors, door moldings and hardware
Install crown-molding, millwork, trim work
Install cabinetry and millwork per plan including paneling, kitchen cabinets and vanities, entertainment centers, work stations, built-ins in other rooms, and other furniture
Make templates for fabrication of counter and vanity tops with matching backsplashes
Install sinks, faucets, dishwasher, and ice-maker
Install all light fixtures
Complete all water, gas, and electric connections including outlets, TV, computer, and other
Floor protection and complete painting
Apply faux finish, wallpaper, or other special finishes
Walk-though with client for final inspection; create a punch-list of touch-up details
Kitchen Remodeling and any other home improvement projects in New York City require lots of planning and preparation, even before the work begins. At Lawalt Home Improvement we will take you from concept to creation!
New York City remodeling and renovations require a top home improvement company to get the job done correctly as this is much more complex than if you were doing the same work in a private house.
Virtually all city apartments, whether in brownstones, pre-war co-ops, or new condos have space limitations or unusual shapes. The locations of building wiring, plumbing, structural elements, and other fixed features often pose design challenges.
Creative and sophisticated thinking, combined with in-depth knowledge of city codes and building regulations, are essential to solving these challenges and designing to the maximum potential of your space.
At Lawalt Home Improvement, our goal is to make remodeling a pleasant experience for you. We are a full-service renovations firm. We can design and renovate any area of your home, and coordinate all aspects of your renovation project. From our years of experience in New York City renovations,
we can help you get the most out of virtually any size or shape of space.
We have over 30 years of experience and dedication. We are a locally owned and operated company. We believe each client deserves the utmost professionalism and courtesy, and our priority is to provide to our clients Grade A superior work. We offer a one on one service to our clients to better meet their requests. You’ll never encounter a middleman.
We are meticulous in our quality work and guarantee satisfaction.
At LaWalt HIC we are committed to provide quality service to the community. We believe that our reputation will supersede us. We believe a reliable business is a recipe for success. While others seek to profit by cutting corners, or recommending unnecessary services to customers, LaWalt HIC believes in consistent service and meeting the high demands of our clients because we believe it will reap a lasting and profitable business relationship in the long run.
By servicing our community LaWalt HIC looks forward to a happy and long business relationship.