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Phone: (253) 531-8403 Fax: (253) 535-2789 10513 19th Avenue Ct E, Tacoma, WA 98445
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This company offers carpet sales and installation of hardwood floors, laminate and carpet services.
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- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||3|
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Washington Department of Labor & Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater WA 98501
Phone Number: (800) 647-0982
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Dean Johnson, Vice President
Carpet & Rug Dealers - New Linoleum Dealers Carpet Layers Floor Laying, Refinishing & Resurfacing Flooring Contractors (NAICS: 238330)
10513 19th Avenue Ct E
Tacoma, WA 98445 (253) 531-8403 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: Due to the installation process, there was no expansion spacing and on a non-flat sub-floor this does not allow the floor to expand as intended. With the sub-floor not being flat, the vinyl floor was heavy which is causing the floor to sink in some areas. When this happens, the floating vinyl floor is hindered from moving as planned by the manufacturer.
Desired Settlement: I want to request a full refund of the total job of the flooring and the molding. In addition, I would like to have a Professional Contractor to fix the damage or for Gary Johnson Floor Covering to pay for the cost of 4 inch wood molding to cover the damage and to seal the walls to prevent moisture since the paper of the drywall is now removed.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/10/25) */ We are willing to issue the customer a full refund of $6,250 (Six thousand two hundred fifty dollars) if she is willing to sign a statement releasing us of any additional claims in the future. She can keep the flooring or if she prefers we are willing to remove the flooring.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I left work twice for the sales man to come and look at my poorly installed carpet and had ripped. The first time he was sitting at his desk the second time he was with someone and didn't call to notify he was not coming, the third time he just never showed and the fourth time he came left no information with his card on the floor. Then said it was due to pet damage which it was not. They just installed cheap carpet at apartments and did not take responsibility for their error.
Desired Settlement: To fix the carpet.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 6, 2013/08/19) */ We received a call from ** ******* stating that her carpet by the entry was "too tight" and that it had pulled away from the metal bar. We contacted the maintenance department for the apartment building she lives at. The maintenance supervisor said that he had already looked at it and that he thought it was torn by an animal. He told the tenant that it could be repaired for a fee. The tenant did not like his response so she contacted us directly and complained that we had "over stretched the carpet." We contacted maintenance, they mentioned they forwarded us a picture of the damage. Our salesman *** offered to try to fix it himself at no charge. The tenant stated that she goes home for lunch and to call her when he was on his way. It took a few days for him to get out to the job site. The tenant was not home but the maintenance man let us into the unit. Upon physical inspection it was clear that this was pet damage that the salesmen would be unable to repair. Fixing the damage would require sending a technician out to cut out the damaged area and splice a new piece in. The tenant called and asked to speak to the owner, he told her he would look into it. After reviewing the picture, he agreed that it appeared to be pet damage and there would be charge for the repair. We have been in business for over 30 years, we have installed thousands of yards of the very same carpet. Damage like this does not occur from installation or normal wear and tear. It is very clear that the damage is caused from a pet. We are happy to repair the damage but pet damage is not covered under warranty so there will be fee. Please see attached photo as evidence of pet damage. Final Consumer Response /* (3000, 8, 2013/08/26) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) I came home 3 times to meet the salesman that said he was going to come, the first time I called and he had forgot and said he was sitting at his desk, the second time I confirmed and he was going to be there in an hour and did not call or come, the third time he confirmed again and was helping another customer even though he had an appointment from me. I have had another carpet company come and look at it and stated that it is NOT pet damage and from cutting the carpet from the installation. I have lost over 5 hours of work with the sales pm an not showing up, very unprofessional and poor customer service. I have also never talked with the owner of this buisness. Final Business Response /* (4000, 10, 2013/09/04) */ ** ******* spoke to the owner of the business (**** *******) on August 8th at 4:30pm and again when he called her back later that evening. The maintenance man at her complex said it was very clearly pet damage, *** our salesman who has over 20 years of experience agreed it is clearly pet damage and the owner of the company also concurs that it is pet damage. Holes do not just appear in carpet, we have installed the same carpet in thousands of apartments. We have been in the business for over 30 years and we know pet damage when we see it. We will agree to repair the carpet at no charge but we contend that it is pet damage and not installation related. We will coordinate the repair with the tenants management company. All further correspondence will need to come though our customer (the management company). We will not work directly with the tenant.
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