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why voyageur flooring left http://www.servicemagic.com

For those homeowners who don’t know what http://www.servicemagic.com is, it’s a site where as a homeowner you can detail what type of contractor you are looking, give details about your job, and then contractors (who pay money to http://www.servicemagic.com) call you to service your need. Essentially, http://www.servicemagic.com is a lead service…they collect leads from homeowners and then sell the lead over and over again to any contractor who will pay for it. Each contractor must prove his company is insured, but that’s not that hard.

Here’s why Voyageur Flooring has stopped working with http://www.servicemagic.com. We have nothing against anyone at ServiceMagic, but feel like sharing why we left will ultimately benefit you (the consumer)!

1. As a homeowner, you have a need within your home that you are willing to pay someone to solve. You don’t need 10 companies to solve it – just one. ServiceMagic.com sells your lead until they are blue in the face often times resulting in a “mad dash” to your doorstep.

2. The best companies don’t always win – which means as a homeowner you don’t win. Companies that don’t spend money on advertising or other traditional business practices can simply be a member of ServiceMagic and call it a day. It’s not a sustainable business model but it can work for awhile. In the meantime, the loser is the homeowner. 

3. Because “the lead” is sold more than once, twice, three times, etc., this eventually will result in a degradation of the services provided. For example, if company A knows they need to bid the work REALLY low to get the job, because they are bidding against 6 other companies, what do you suppose will give way in this scenario? The answer is something that hurts the most important part of the equation – the homeowner that has a need! You see, company A is going to bid it really low to get “the work” and then will skimp on the supplies (using poor quality materials) which pads his already slim profits.

As a homeowner, you have a lot of research tools at your disposal via the web. We encourage you to utilize those tools (ie: look for letters of reference, reviews, etc.) and make an informed decision about your contractor (on your terms). Don’t fall for the low price leader – when it comes to hiring a contractor, you get what you pay for.

Thanks,

VF

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Recommended Service Providers

Voyageur Flooring realizes that we aren’t the only home maintanence service that you’ll need. That’s why we are in the process of building a “recommended providers” section on our website. Whether it’s tree trimmers, painters, remodelers, etc., we hope to be a resource for you. Stay tuned as we add more and more to this section on our website.

If you need hardwood flooring services and you live in Minnesota, please give us a call – we’d be happy to help. We do FREE ESTIMATES in the evenings and on weekends, ya know, when you’re home!

Thanks!

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minnesota wood flooring: before and after photos

Take a look at the wear patterns in the before picture. This is fairly common in older homes especially found in St. Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota. We can help though – as the picture might suggest.

Get a free estimate – we provide them in the evenings and weekends (ya know, when you’re not working).

http://www.VoyageurFlooring.com

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minnesota hardwood flooring: when you know you need a refinish

lots of times Voyageur Flooring receives questions like: when do you know you need a hardwood floor refinish? can i just get by with a buff and coat? here are a few pictures that help answer that question – if your floor looks anything like this, you need a hardwood floor refinish or at least a buff and coat!

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Should I Refinish or Resurface my Hardwood Floors

A question that Voyageur Flooring often hears from homeowners is “should I refinish or resurface my hardwood floors”? The difference between those two services is quite considerable. To refinish hardwood floors, Voyageur Flooring, actually sands your floor and removes the top layer of finish and wood. The purpose of this is to remove all deep knicks, scrapes, scratches, stains, etc. This process is applied to hardwood floors that have significant wear and tear. Often times hardwood floors have been neglected and as a result a hardwood floor refinish is the only option. Other floors have minor scratches and imperfections that are not as deep. These imperfections can often be cured by a resurfacing. To resurface a hardwood floor, Voyageur Flooring buffs the existing finish and applies a new coat of finish. The difference in price is about 2.00 per foot. Hardwood Floor resurfacing doesn’t not include a sanding but rather a buffing. For more information please visit Voyageur Flooring‘s website and click on services.

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FREE – Minneapolis/St. Paul MN Wood Floor Sanding – SERIOUSLY

Voyageur Flooring is offering a FREE wood floor refinishing for up to 500 SQ. Feet. Seriously – we really are! You may be asking yourself, how do I sign up for this? GOOD QUESTION!!!!! All you have to do is go to Voyageur Flooring‘s wonderful website and request a Free Estimate and in the notes section, indicate you’d like to be entered into the FREE wood floor refinishing drawing. Voyageur Flooring is accepting entries through the month of March. Tell your friends by emailing a link to this blog entry or our Free Estimate page on our website.

 Click Here to go to Voyageur Flooring’s Free Estimate page and sign up now!

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Minnesota Wood Flooring: Wood Floor Before and After Pictures from Voyageur Flooring

Despite the cold weather that we’ve had recently, Voyageur Flooring has been hard at work helping homeowners in the Twin Cities with their hardwood flooring needs. One of our most recent customers in St. Louis Park (a Minneapolis suburb) asked Voyageur Flooring to refinish their hardwood floors. The hardwood floor turned out great and is a wonderful example of the quality of work that Voyageur Flooring is committed to! Take a look below and see for yourself or you can visit our newly designed Before and After Gallery on our site…

 Before:

 Minneapolis Minnesota Hardwood Floor Refinish Before and After Gallery

After:

Minneapolis Minnesota Before and After Picture

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