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05/22/2014
By: whiteboxcomputers
American Floor Show
I came here quite a while back to get a quote and it was okay. I found it cheaper at other places and more expensive also. So Iskalis was right in the middle. But their quote on hardwood installation was outrageous. I got my hardwood bought and installed for less than half of their quote and got 3/4" hard wood vs engineered wood which is what they were going to use to keep costs down. I chose to go with another company and all my floors look great. However, I return to iskalis today to get a scrap 2' x 3' piece of carpet that a lady said they were throwing away or said they have samples I can get for $1-2. Then when I get there he tries to sell me a very low quality 50ยข sq/ft carpet one of the guys said they were returning. He says he can cut it out in the size I needed and he tries to sell it to me for more than $20. I can go to any carpet store, Menards or Home Depot and get cheap carpet per sq/ft for under $10 for that size. I just went to hobo and bought a $5 4x6 mat and cut it down. I will never shop or recommend this place again after today. And I am putting this review on all the review places I can find so people know about this place. Be careful so you don't get ripped off.
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In most states, contractors are required to have a license before taking a job. Some states also require registration. To be licensed, contractors must pass an exam and meet certain qualifications that prove he or she is a competent flooring contractor. Registration is simply a list of who will be performing a job.
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