What Our Clients Say

For the past thirty years, we have worked with Frank Monda, d/b/a The Floor Specialist.

Mr. Monda is professional, his attention to detail is exemplary, and his finished results stands up to the test of time. We found Mr. Monda to be reliable, hardworking, clean and tidy, and his work was carried out to a very high standard. He always goes the extra mile to ensure the job was perfect in all aspects. There was one time, we hired another contractor for one of our renovations and regretted it. This resulted in having to hire The Floor Specialist to redo the work of the contractor. Frank Monda always starts the job at a specified time and finishes the work on the agreed-upon time schedule, while taking the time to hang plastic to minimize the dust in the areas when sanding the floors. We have had many compliments on the finished floors that Mr. Monda has done for us. It is without hesitation that we will hire him again.

We highly recommend Frank Monda for anyone looking to have high quality floor craftsmanship. We continue to be impressed by his skills and workmanship.

Carilyn Grimaldi

Facilities Department, The Hotchkiss School

My name is Richard McCue and I have worked for the last 37 years as Richard E. McCue Inc. I do very much of the high end building in CT and NY state. I demand the highest quality of my sub-contractors and their work as my customers / architects are extremely demanding. Frank Monda is the only one to satisfy the quality I demand on floor sanding, finishing, and re-finishing for the last 20+ years. He has done all my work and has always been very professional, punctual, starts when he says he will and finishes the job in a timely manner. We work with a lot of exotic and antique woods and we deal with any issues that may come up so that everything goes smooth and the customer is happy.

If you ever have any questions about Frank or the quality of his work, feel free to give me a call at (860) 435‑9710.

Richard E. McCue

Builder, Richard E. McCue Inc.

It was such a pleasure working with Frank—he came onto a flooring repair job that had gone terribly wrong, and with extraordinary skill and patience, he worked to find a solution. My floors are now even more beautiful than I had hoped, and that is completely due to Frank and his remarkable skill. I highly recommend him!

Elizabeth Silkes

I’m writing to thank you for the terrific job you recently completed on our house. The floors are beautiful, and we are just now getting comfortable walking on them without being nervous about scratching! We greatly appreciated not only your professionalism; completing the job exactly as you had described your plan, but also your advice; developing a strategy for doing both floors, essentially our entire house, in two weeks while we could still stay there.

We are thrilled with the work, as well as the execution of the project.

Thanks again.

Ellen and Sean Savoye

Frank Monda is the consummate professional. He showed expertise, efficient communication, and excellent work in refinishing our maple floors. It was a pleasure working with him throughout the project.

Frank thoroughly explained our options about finishes and number of coats. He showed us samples of oil and water finishes, and refinished a test spot (a stubborn dark spot that had been soaked with spilled olive oil many years ago) so we could make an informed decision. We are very pleased with the satin oil finish we selected. The odor of an oil finish lingered a bit stronger and longer than it would have with a water finish – as Frank explained it would – but it gave us the look we wanted (even better than expected), and we’re confident that we’ll get many years of service from it.

The detail work Frank did on the stairs and around the railing on the second floor was excellent, and overall, very little paint touch up will be needed on the baseboards – considerably less than we expected.

We were also grateful that he was able to accommodate our schedule, and completed the work on time. And communication by phone and email was prompt, clear, informative, and pleasant.

All told, we give Frank Monda top marks. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Barbara and Rob

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased we are with the work you and your guy did for us on the floors in our home. We absolutely love them! Your professionalism, and most importantly the finished work we get to live with, are top notch.

Please feel free to use us as reference, and know that we will happily pass your name on to any who ask, and hope to have you back for future projects.