Jackson Heights Flooring Installation
Ethnic diversity takes center stage in Jackson Heights with some 167 languages spoken.Many blocks of pre-war apartment-style buildings, modeled after European structures with courtyard gardens, are bundled in a designated historic district. Linoleum (Latin for linseed oil) was invented in 1855 and can be found in some JH properties, even layers of it, as a Paintworks & Decorating crew recently discovered.
While linoleum may have enjoyed a reputation for going down easily, it can be a bear of a job coming up. Paintworks approaches these projects with the goal of removing every snippet of old material - in this case four linoleum layers, old glue and adhesives - before patching and repairing the sub floor. Then there's an underlayment before installing hardwood boards. Everything has to be level and fit snugly. The tools and equipment are only as good as the operators, and Paintworks is expert at prepping and laying hardwood floors, allowing for expansion around the edges, and strategically placing boards with a variation at the ends that looks natural. We kind of figure this home's market value increased by multiple factors of the cost of materials and labor, and the homeowners have decades to walk on beautiful flooring from a sustainable natural resource.