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Loretta said on Aug 15, 2019 7:42 AM

LOVE MY FLOORS, Zoltan & team, there are no words to say thank you adequately. My floors were in bad shape and you made them look new. Pictures are posted on Angie's List showcasing your beautiful work. I will speak highly of you all, always and recommend you at every opportunity. Loretta, 8/14/19

David said on Aug 8, 2019 0:13 AM

These guys just finished our hardwood floors a couple weeks ago. They know how to do a clean and professional job! They come on time and stay late if the job requires it. With minimum disruption to our life and maximum efficiency in their work, they try to finish everything on time as well. All of the people we were in touch with were polite and professional. I can and will recommend them to anyone, anytime. David, Westlake

Mark and Kathy Rini said on Sep 23, 2017 2:19 AM

After taking up our old carpeting we discoverer that our house had hardwood floors. Unfortunately the previous owners had spattered paint all over them and we were sure we would have to re-carpet but gave Cleveland Hardwood Floor a call to see if they could refinish the floors. The owner Zoltan came out and reassured us that he would make it look beautiful. We gave him the go ahead, Zoltan & John got right to work. After the floors were sanded, he gave us different stains to pick from. We made our choice and now our floors look beautiful, just as he promised. We would not hesitate to recommend CHF to anyone needing hardwood floor work.

Shelley and George Novotney said on Feb 4, 2017 5:41 AM

We knew we found the right contractor as soon as we contacted Cleveland Hardware Flooring. Zoltan was in the neighborhood and came by within an hour of contacting him. Besides being very personable, his knowledge of wood and ability to give us a quick estimate made the whole experience so much easier than expected. We had researched Cleveland Hardwood Flooring prior to making any calls. They were highly recommended. We had 60-year-old wood refinished throughout our entire home. Zoltan then laid and stained new hardwood in our master bedroom. This was a big job. We had no idea how they could accomplish the refinishing with all the furniture, and the fact that every room was being refinished. I'm still not sure how he accomplished the details. He and his crew were here every morning at 7:30 am. The job was completed within the timeframe promised. The workmanship was beautiful. The job was completed a week ago. I had a few extra thresholds I wanted put in and stained. Zoltan was here today to finish the extra work. Rarely have we come across a contractor as trustworthy, conscientious, and skilled. We are absolutely thrilled with all of the hardwood, the old and new. We highly recommend Cleveland Hardwood Flooring to all.

Chris Esmurdoc said on Oct 5, 2016 1:11 AM

I am glad to highly recommend Zoltan for refinishing hardwood floors. He just finished doing our entire house and the workmanship is spectacular! He did what he said he would do, it was well done, it was done timely, and he is absolutely a pleasure to work with. Fair, highly skilled, and honest. If you are making this kind of investment, do it right, do it with Zoltan!

Erin and Jason Smith said on Aug 29, 2016 8:22 PM


Zoltan refinished our hardwood floors in 2015 and I cannot begin to tell you how much we love them! When we moved in, our 1920 home was carpeted. After a few years of toddler and animal fun, we tore up the carpets and found PAINTED hardwood floors underneath. The previous owners had painted and didn't cover the floor. WHY WHY WHY?? They also used a saw which left a large gouge in our flooring. Zoltan came in and delivered the dark deep character filled flooring I've always dreamed of. He filled the gouge, and repaired some issues with new wood, that absolutely matches the old wood perfectly. This takes true talent and craftsmanship which Zoltan has! They are so easy to keep clean, they look amazing all the time! Thank you so much!!

Margarete said on Nov 3, 2014 0:23 AM

Our 1927 floors are now a restored warm honey shade thanks to Zoltan and Co. I have recommended them for their fine craftsmanship, professionalism and good prices. Zoltan was very thorough and meticulous with his work. He treated the floor as an artist, carefully refinishing the old. wood A marvelous transformation. He was courteous beyond belief in these days of mediocre home improvement entities. Thank you.

H. Patel said on Sep 18, 2014 2:31 AM

Zoltan recently completed a very large job for us. He installed risers and treads on our stairs, installed hardwood in our bedroom and kitchen and restained the entire first floor. He did a great job, was professional and courteous and met all of our expectations. All of the work was completed on time and as agreed.

Fawn said on Aug 21, 2013 7:28 PM

Two years ago Zoltan refinished most of the hardwood floors in my 90 year old Cleveland Heights house and they continue to be beautiful. I get non-stop compliments on the floors. At the time I wasn't sure if we should sand and poly or stand and stain and poly and so looked to Zoltan for advice and his guidance was spot-on perfect! Zoltan was terrific at working around the schedule for my initial move into my home, and was a true pleasure to work with. He did such a fabulous job that I am looking forward to working with him again this fall during my kitchen remodel. If every contractor and specialist was as quality-focused, professional and skilled as Zoltan, there would be no need for Angie's List!! He is absolutely the best that there is!

Bronwyn Monroe said on Mar 22, 2013 8:18 PM

We called Zoltan when our other flooring contractor fell through. He got our job on his schedule quickly and showed up exactly when he promised! We were very pleased with the work he and John did and would definitely hire them again as we have more floors in need of restoration.

G Greene said on Mar 1, 2013 6:53 AM

Several rooms of hardwood floors need refinishing and repairing Very old home. Need a project plan and budget for the upcoming months.

William & Joan Shanklin said on Sep 13, 2012 6:34 PM

Zoltan and John are the best craftsman we have retained to do work at our house. These gentlemen are master craftsman. In addition, they are punctual and show up when they say they will. During the three days working at our house, they minimized the disruption the best they could, considering that putting down a hardwood floor is a noisy proposition. Cleveland Hardwood has reasonable pricing and does not add on extras at the last moment. Highly recommended.

Tina and Dan said on Aug 8, 2012 7:34 AM

We are so happy with the results of Zoltan and John's hard work. Zoltan did a great job guiding us through the process. He assisted us with picking colors, and followed up with us every step of the way. He also fit us into his tight schedule, which we appreciate. Most importantly, our floors look great, I can't stop staring at them. Who knew there was such beauty to be found under all that carpeting! We have already recommended him to our neighbors :-)

Richard Parks said on Jul 24, 2012 2:52 AM

Zoltan costed the job for us a few months ago. As we were about to renovate our kitchen we delayed refinishing for about 16 weeks until that job was done. He called us a week before the start date - which was the date he had given us months before - to say they'd be here at 7:30 a.m. as promised. He and his partner arrived, tented doorways and kitchen cupboards, and went to work sanding, scraping, and vacuuming dust. Near the end of the day he conferred with us about what stain we wanted and the degree of gloss. The next morning they put on the stain and sealer coat; the following day they applied a varnish coat with stain, since we realized we wanted it a little darker than it looked after the first coat; the fourth day they applied a clear coat of varnish. We were able to walk on the floors (in our socks only) about five hours after each coat was applied. (It helped that the weather was warm and we could leave all windows open.) The floors are beautiful--we are entirely happy with the results, and have scheduled them to come and do two more rooms and the upstairs hall. We have no complaints at all. We expected some dust--and were not disappointed!--but it was manageable.

Glory said on Jul 17, 2012 11:22 PM


We experienced an old world professionalism that was a wonderful change to other providers we have used. When we were ready, our living room was refinished in just a short time. The owner was very flexible to accommodate our changable schedule. Our floor was badly marred with paint and some old water and pet stains. We now have a beautiful floor that had all the attention to detail we were hoping for. We were also given very clear long-term care instructions. The owner of the company even came back to put in some new trim around our fireplace to match the floor. We wish we had more rooms to refurbish! We would recommend this company to anyone. Their prices are fair as well; honestly we feel we got more than we paid for.

Nancy said on Jun 28, 2012 2:00 AM

Zolton refinished the oak hardwood floor in the 1/2 bath off my master bedroom. He was professional, very prompt, returned calls and gave me a 1 hour notice so I could stay at work until he was ready to do each phase. His artistry coupled with his energetic enthusiasm only confirmed my decision. It looks fabulous! Thanks, Zolton!

Jim S (Independence, OH) said on Jun 13, 2012 7:01 PM

I've been using CHF for a few years now and could not be happier. They have done the floors in my whole house, circa 1959. Competitive pricing and fantastic customer service. They make it a point to make sure the customer is happy with the job.

Leigh Keeton said on May 2, 2012 1:04 AM

This was the third time I've called Zoltan on John for their work. As usual, they did a fabulous job installing new hardwood flooring in our kitchen, sanding, and refinishing it. They had to blend it in with existing hardwood in adjoining rooms and did so to perfection. They worked to our schedule and through the weekends to get us back our kitchen. There's a reason I keep calling them -- they're courteous, professional, hardworking, and most of all absolute experts at what they do.

Mike and Ann Bell said on Mar 24, 2012 8:15 PM

Zoltan and John, We want to thank you for the great job you did. The floor looks AMAZING!! Mike and Ann

Chris & Tracey said on Feb 28, 2012 1:19 AM


We are very pleased with the quality of service we received from Zoltan. He was able to install new hardwood flooring that perfectly matched our existing flooring in other rooms. He also worked on our stairs and made old wood look like new. He was very professional and meticulous. He did a wonderful job and we would recommend his work. Would hire him for any future work.

matthew neubeck said on Feb 24, 2012 6:22 PM


we are very satisfied with every aspect of cleveland hardwood flooring!from the initial consultation, to finishing the final details at the end of the job...zoltan and john cannot be beat! i have worked w/numerous contractors over the years and none have offered the level of service or satisfaction delivered by cleveland hardwood flooring. i will definitely consider them for future work...and most importantly the floors look great just as zoltan promised!

Erin said on Feb 21, 2012 4:08 AM

Zoltan and John were professional, puncutal, and pleasant to work with. They installed about 450 sq ft of pre-finished hardwood flooring on our main floor in 2 days. They even came back within one week to replace shoe molding when I was not happy with the color of the shoe molding around the cabinets. I was impressed with the level of communication, quality of service and pricing from Cleveland Hardwood Flooring and would definitely recommend their services to others.

Karoly&Johanna said on Feb 18, 2012 0:35 AM

Zoltan installed a beautiful bamboo hardwood floor in our family room.He did a fantastic job,he did everything the way he said and we are very happy with his job.Can't wait to start the kitchen floor too!!We would recommend his job to anyone:)

Julie Toth said on Feb 2, 2012 5:07 AM

Zoltan and John are truly artists!They did two of our bedrooms in our century home in September of 2011. We were having a hard time "matching" the center hall that they had done years ago. Zoltan suggested that we really should do all the bedrooms on the second floor if we wanted to do this right! We then booked them to do the entire second floor after the holidays.We then emptied the entire 2nd floor onto the first floor and landing. They said they would be there at 8 AM on Monday January 16th, and they ALWAYS arrived on time down to the minute. They came in and began working non stop! They walled off the upstairs to decrease the dust and refinished the floors to a beautiful rich color that matches the landing and the stairway. The color is perfect. It looks like we have a different 2nd floor! It is beautiful! We can not say enough about the quality of work and work ethic of Zoltan and John! Living in a home that is over 100 years old we have had many work crews in our home. NONE of them were as professional, timely, or as cleanly as Zoltan and John. We would recommend them to anyone anytime! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Julie Toth

Michael and Kari said on Jan 23, 2012 5:05 AM


Zoltan and John refinished our floors two years ago. The kitchen was getting a little worn from our heavy use - hours every day, including kids, food and spills. They came out and did a quick retouch - buffed and polyurethaned. Within two hours, the floors gleamed like brand new. Thanks!

Debbie and Randy said on Dec 29, 2011 7:17 AM

We had our hardwood floors refinished when we went on a vacation to Mexico. When we returned we were so impressed with the workmanship. We also appreciated that they kept us informed of their progress with pictures and emails the entire week we were gone. They are very trustworthy and reliable. My neighbor even mentioned that they were always here on time which is something we're not used to from previous contractors! We felt like we received a fantastic value for the cost. They even recommended a cleaning company so that all of our drapes, furniture, etc. were clean upon returning. In fact, we're still using them to clean our home. We would highly recommend Zolton and his team and are planning on having them back when we replace our kitchen tile for hardwood. Thank you!

Jay P. said on Dec 9, 2011 2:29 AM

This is like an old fashion company. What they say they will do.... they do!! There are no hidden extras.There prices are fair and they are very dedicated to "Customer Service". The hardwood floors look great!! We even went from a natural color to a darker chestnut. I would recommend Zoltan and John to anyone.

Carol Schulien said on Nov 14, 2011 9:45 PM

Our home is approximately 80 years old with all original flooring on the main floor. The floors hadn't been sanded and refinished in at least 50 years, probably more, so they were dingy, had some nicks and scratches, and there were patches that were discolored. There was also a deep burn mark that was approx. 3" x 3". Cleveland Hardwood Flooring sanded the floors, and applied polyurethane to finish them. They didn't not stain the floors, but that was our choice. They would have had we wanted them to. Every step of the way on this project, our experience with Cleveland Hardwood Floors exceeded our expectations. Zoltan was professional, nice, and had quick followup when we had questions. We chose his company over others because out of all of the places we got estimates from, he paid the most attention to our project. I know contractors do jobs like this every day, but to my husband and me, this was a big deal. I felt like Zoltan actually paid attention to our house, and to what we wanted. The crew showed up exactly at the time they said they would, and kept us updated as to when they were finished for the day. They also gave us clear instructions about what we could and could not do (for example, before the poly, don't walk on the floors, after one coat, walk on them in socks only, etc.) There was almost no dust, and they took care of their trash right away. It was great working with them. I have recommended them to my friends.

Megan & Doug said on Oct 12, 2011 6:38 AM

We appreciated Zoltan's willingness to work with us on a stair project. Zoltan and John refinished our stairs and finished a new banister, as well. Zoltan was meticulous in his selection of a stain that matched our prefinished hardwood floor. We are very satisfied and have received many compliments on the final product. Thank you!

Bill & Donna Mroczka said on Sep 8, 2011 8:08 PM

Sanded and refinished hardwood flooring. Removed old carpeting, carpet tack strips, and staples from carpet padding. Sanded floors, took care of scratches and burn spot in front of fireplace. Installed shoe molding and completed job. He was very considerate, called and confirmed time before coming to start each day. Did a great job. Would hire him anytime. Did what he said he would do. Very pleasant and hard working. Floors look beautiful, looks like we have new rooms.

ron kincaid said on Oct 30, 2010 4:07 AM

cleveland hardwood flooring did a great job on my hardwood floor. i would highly recommend there work. these guys really enjoy working with wood.

Kate Kincaid said on Oct 29, 2010 2:02 AM

Just wanted to thank you for my beautiful floor It is so great to have the natural oak wood back & it is so gorgeous & easy to keep clean 100%recommended

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Description Of Work:

Zoltan and John installed new hardwood flooring in our kitchen, sanded and refinished it. The hardwood replaced tile that we tore up ourselves.


Our experience with Cleveland Hardwood was overwhelmingly positive from start to finish. When Zoltan came to give us the estimate, he arrived prepared with a of previous work, names and numbers of references, and sample finishes we could look at. These details made us feel like he would give the same attention to our project. He followed up with us a few days after giving us the estimate, showing that he was truly interested in our business. He answered all of our questions, both at the original time of the estimate and in follow-up phone calls, and never made us feel like we were bothering him by asking them. He worked with us to find a time that would fit our schedule for the installation. He told us he would arrive at 7:30 am on the first day, and he and John were both here promptly at 7:30 that day and every following day. They worked very quickly and efficiently but also did quality work. We had a couple of minor details that needed to be followed up on a few days after the job was finished, and they came over very promptly and fixed these minor issues. Our floors are beautiful, and everyone who has seen them (including another contractor doing other work) has been impressed with the job. Our kitchen feels brand-new. We couldn't be happier.

Alex Smith

Description Of Work:

We had floor damaged under carpeting from cat urine. When we ripped the carpeting out, we realized just how bad the damage was. Zoltan and John came out sanded a bedroom, dining room, living room, landings, several stairs, and a hallway. Zoltan made recommendations with stain color for the floor to enhance the wood grain and cover the damage.


Zoltan came and gave an estimate, made suggestions for a hard-wood floor that was damaged by cat urine through carpeting. Zoltan informed me as to when they could begin, and they completed the work on time. He and John arrived when they said they would, and they performed the work they said they would. Even though my husband was home during the work, Zoltan even went the extra mile by calling me to keep me in formed of the job's progress. The suggestion of going fairly dark in the areas that were damaged was the right recommendation, The effect of the dark with the natural on the stairs and hallway and landing is beautiful. It came out better than I could have ever hoped. The floors came out beautifully, and we are thrilled with the results. I would definitely recommend Cleveland Hardwood Floors, and will be calling them when we move.

Description Of Work:

Refinished hardwood (pine) floors on 3rd floor in circa 1922 house, which is formerly an attic, and 3 landings. Required extensive sanding and 3 coats (1 clear coat of stain).


We called Zoltan on a Saturday and he came over promptly on Sunday to give us an estimate. He knew exactly what type of wood flooring we had. The floors were in bad shape. We are not sure if they had ever been treated and they had black marks all over them. He was optimistic that they would look good when he was done and said that he would not recommend a stain because the wood was pine and would not absorb the stain evenly. We had 3 estimates and he was the only person that knew exactly what type of wood it was. Because it was pine, he recommended 2 coats of poly and 1 clear coat of stain. We were fortunate that he had an opening and could start the next day! It all went as planned. He and John got there timely, and completed the work in stages lasting only 3 days. The smell was minimal. The floors are beautiful - the refinishing brought out the beauty of the wood that we did not know was there. We had debated about carpet instead and we are very happy that we refinished the floors. The wood finish is very nice - not too shiny - and they sanded the floors perfectly. We had a lot of contractors in our home to make the 3rd floor livable. Out of them all (painter, electrician, insulation), Zoltan and John were the best. They were professional, hard-working, personable, and communicated with us at each stage. Their work product is terrific. We were not home when they did most of the work but we felt comfortable leaving them the key. Zoltan informed us when he was done each day and what progress he had made.

Description Of Work:

We had approximately 750 square feet of hardwood on our second floor refinished plus thirteen stair treads. The services included sanding, staining and 3 coats of oil-based polyurethane.


Fantastic. Zoltan was energetic, enthusiastic and professional. His quote was aggressive, and he seemed to really want our business. He explained our options thoroughly and came out before the job to do some sample sanding and staining to allow us to pick a color from how it looked on the floor rather than from a paint chip. He was able to schedule the job while we were away on vacation and he provided a daily voice mail update of the progress on the project. The job was completed on time and on budget. He offered free touch-up of any part of the floor damaged by moving the furniture back in place. Because of his great work ethic and enthusiasm, we have dubbed him "Zoltan the Magnificent."

Description Of Work:

refinished hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hallway, 2 bedrooms, stairs and landing


I was very pleased with the service from this company, from start to finish. They were very prompt to provide an estimate when requested, then went out of their way to schedule the work around my needs. Zoltan Onodi communicated regularly and thoroughly throughout the process, calling with daily updates once the work was underway. I am very pleased with the finished product - the floors look terrific.

Description Of Work:

Cleveland Hardwood Flooring installed approximately 500 square feet of unfinished hickory hardwood flooring that we purchased from Baird Brothers. This included sanding and finishing the floors, as well installing new baseboard moldings that we purchased, stained, and coated ourselves.


Our experience with Zoltan and John from Cleveland Hardwood Flooring was excellent! Our new floors look fantastic. Zoltan came to our house for a quote the day after I called him after finding his name on Ange's List. His quote included removing the tile and carpet that was in place - I was planning to do the removal myself, as I anticipated some issues with the sub-floor that I preferred to address myself - and I was looking to keep costs down. My wife and I were very impressed with Zoltan's knowledge and professionalism, but we received three additional quotes just to make sure we were doing our homework. I called Zoltan back, told him I was planning to do the demo, but asked him how much he would charge to install the new baseboard molding I was planning on installing - he indicated he would do it as part of the price quoted, as he wanted my business. While he was the leading candidate when I called him, this sealed the deal. We scheduled a date to start a few weeks later, and I then ordered the . The hardwood floors could not be delivered in time for the flooring to become acclimated to the temperature and humidity in the house, so I had to call Zoltan to find a new start date - he was very accommodating, and we pushed it back a few weeks. Zoltan and John began work on a Wednesday - they installed approximately 80% of the floor, came back on Thursday, finished installation, and began sanding - before sanding, Zoltan put 5 color samples on the floor for my wife and I to be able to choose the color without looking at a tiny sample. On Friday, they did a quick sanding and put the first 2 coats of finish on the floor. We had to be off the floors until at least 5 pm. They were back on Saturday morning to do a final buffing, install the baseboard moldings and transition strips, and apply the final coat of poly. They finished up around 11 am, and we were needed to stay off of the floors until at least 7 pm to allow them to dry. I would definitely recommend Cleveland Hardwood Flooring. The finished product was excellent, the price was extremely competitive, and Zoltan and John were great to work with over the 4 days - installing and finishing hardwood floors is a laborious, tedious process, that could be extremely stressful to a family with 3 young boys; they worked around us, and kept us informed of their time-lines so we could work around them. My wife and I felt at ease throughout the entire process.

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