TOP QUALITY, TOP VALUE, TOP INSTALLATION -- NAFFCO INSTALLED 7 ROOMS OVER 12 YEARS IN MY HOME.
April 25, 2009
I am a long-standing customer of both the South Tampa and North Tampa NAAFCO stores. I hired NAFFCO to install bamboo in 7 rooms of my home over the past 12 years and purchased the 18 inch travertine that I had installed in the common areas of my home.
I have always been treated fairly and honestly and have actually saved money since I received a top-quality product installed by NAFFCO certified installers for almost the same price as bargain-basement seconds being installed by some ??unknowns??. The NAFFCO install of their most recent bamboo install was absolutely perfect even where the bamboo joined at an angle with my existing wood.
The bamboo and travertine that I had installed years ago still look as great as when first installed.
The installers previously worked for NAFFCO but undoubtedly due to impending Federal socialist programs requiring companies to institute and comply with all kinds of silly new Federal requirements at great expense, it appears that NAFFCO provided their installers with the opportunity to form their own install companies that our installers elected to do in early 2009.
We are so happy that we chose NAFFCO ?? that I consider the absolute best in the Tampa Bay area at almost the same price as ??bargain outlets??.
Pros: Highest quality of flooring; beautiful install with NAFFCO ?? certified, experienced installers; Floors have retained their perfect look over time exposing no flaws ?? a great value at a fair price; and huge selection.
Cons: Slightly higher price but much better value than ??bargain outlets?? who typically sell seconds.
Pros: Highest quality of flooring; beautiful install
Cons: Slightly higher price but much better value than â??outlets'.
they advertise hardwood floors on sale for $5.95 installed, when you go in - they have only two samples on sale - a no name brand - and they are not the most versatile colors! Proceed now to other displays, and of course more money!
Also, they advertise that their wood installers are employees - not true ! Our installers worked for an employee! He was paid by job - a sub contractor - he answered to his boss..
Be cautious about their measuring of your area - get another estimate of the area - there was a wide discrepancy - they try to "leave you with at least a box" and they have to factor in "waste" . we wound up with 8 boxes left over - and the installer (sub) tried to take 5 of them away with him in his trailer. ( his bonus?) Oh! How suprised the guys in the (Brandon) store were when I brought 5 boxes back for a credit!
I recommend- if you can afford it - shop sales - at Lumber liquidators, or anywhere - buy it - and then find your own installer - a lot of these subs will work on the side for you -
Our installing "crew" had one guy who knew what he was doing, another who was okay - and two "rookies" - the cuts that one "rookie" made definitely showed his inexperience! and it shows in a vital area of our floor!
Overall- I went with NAFFCO because I thought I was getting some quality work - I was wrong.
Pros: The floor is beautiful, but I can see all of the "mistakes"
Cons: paid too much- too many middle men involved - getting my money!