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Thanks to Debbie Gartner, our Flooring Girl, we have lovely refinished oak floors with Mahogany inlay in Fleetwood, NY 10552.


When we moved to our antique home and then moved my father and stepmom in years ago, it was to rooms with that had pink shag carpet.  You remember, the kind that some of our grandmothers favored in the 1950s.  Ugggh!  My Grandma Jean had slightly better taste and had just pink and blue Chinese wool area rugs, until she passed at 93 years!








home for sale 39 fletcher ave fleetwood ny 10552 near Metro NorthSo, we HAD to do something and had pulled up a corner of that "rosie" 45 year old carpet, to find gorgeous ribbon inlay that looked like mahogany, married to "quarter sawn oak" floors GORGEOUS!  



home for sale 39 fletcher ave fleetwood ny 10552 near Metro NorthToday, none of us could afford the kind of workmanship:  hammered parquet oak that is an inch thick, nailed every 4 inches.  A fortune these days to install in a home.  Flooring contractors in the late 1800s were craftsmen, as you can see.




http://theflooringgirl.com/Debbie Gartner, the Flooring Girl, and her team at Floor Coverings International came to the rescue and gave us a generous estimate on "sanding and refinishing."  I was glad that Debbie and her team were so savvy about older flooring because it's easily ruined.  Over sanding and nails sanded off that hold old floors down are just a couple of the "no, no's," if the refinishing is not handled with care.  


This is the result and they are stunning!


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Hillary Sheperdfire water mold cleaning restoration flood soot puffback scarsdale mount vernon, ny

Vice President / Co-Owner, 

Servpro of Scarsdale /Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, NY  10550


Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon

Flood, fire, mold remediation

Comments (3)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh wow, Hillary, thank you so much for the kind words.  The pictures look awesome.  I'm definitely reblogging.

Oct 21, 2014 06:39 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I love this story Hillary, older floors can be saved. It is also wonderful to hear such great things about our fellow bloggers. Debbie is the "Flooring Girl" for good reason! 

Oct 21, 2014 11:25 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Those floors are a knockout Hillary and glad that Debbie could revive them - having the shag cover was definitely good protection but time to show them off!

Oct 21, 2014 11:27 AM