Justine & Rob,
Fred & Annemarie S.,
Flordilia & Gustavo
We have a 14-year-old home, and we decided to replace our back entrance lino with tile. We picked out the tile, booked the tile installer, and my job was to remove the lino. I am a pretty handy guy and I removed the lino off the subfloor without much difficulty.
However, I also needed to remove the thin layer of what is called the K3 subfloor that the builder put under the lino (it is basically particle board) so that our new tile would be at the same height as the existing hardwood. This is where I ran into big problems. It took me about an hour to remove 1 sq. foot of this K3 with my tools. With 150 sq ft, I wasn’t gonna spend that kind of time removing the subfloor.
I looked on HomeStars and found Enviro Surface Removers. I phoned Blair and he said he could come the following week. What a lifesaver! His crew was professional, on time, detailed, and did exactly what they promised. (Thank you also to HomeStars). For whatever reason, the amount of glue that the builder used on the K3 was totally nuts. It took Blair and his team take almost all day, but they got it removed.
The tile installer came a few days later and said he’d never seen such a nicely prepped floor. I totally recommend Enviro Surface Removers and will in fact get them back when we do the same thing in our bathrooms. Thanks again Enviro Surface Removers! ~ Fred B, Calgary
I wanted about 500 square feet of carpet out of my basement. I was unsure what kind of surface I wanted however after some searching around I found Enviro Surface Removers.
I talked with Blair and set up an appointment to have the carpet removed and a polyaspartic coating put down. I am so glad that I did. Blair and his crew showed up and got right to work. Quickly the carpet and underpad were gone from my life (didn’t even have to go to the dump). Then the crew prepared the concrete for the new coating with grinding. This even got rid of some old paint that was on the floor.
Minimal dust was created, and they even put poly over the clothing in the closet. Next came filling holes and cracks in preparation for the coating. Then the polyaspartic coating went down. I chose a tan colour.
I now have a shiny smooth floor, much better than that old carpet. Blair and his crew worked very hard to do the job in the time they told me they would (even on a holiday Monday), and at exactly the price quoted. They even kept me apprised of the steps involved and what would come next. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks again, Blair! Neil D, Calgary
When you want it done right the first time, call Blair at Enviro Surface Removers. He was a pleasure to work with and he went out of his way to fix a very difficult job for us. He and his crew were extremely hard working and perfectionists. They tirelessly sanded and cleaned a very glued subfloor. His crew arrived on time, worked tirelessly until this very difficult job was done, and cleaned the construction area until it was spotless. The equipment was amazing as it left no dust behind as they worked. I would recommend Blair and his company without hesitation.
– Wendy H., McKenzie Lake, Calgary
Enviro solutions came in at the last minute to save me from what proved to be a very painful task. We had 5 areas in our house that needed to have the linoleum and kmf subfloor removed to get to the true subfloor. After trying for 3 hours, it was barely dented. So, we called enviro solutions. They showed up 36 hours later to help us out.
They showed up ON TIME AND PREPARED. The job was done in 3.5 hours. I mean all the areas were done in 3.5 hours and the floor looked like the house was just built. Even our tiler was impressed. Bottom line, you need flooring removed to a brand new type surface, these are the guys to call. -they show up on time -clean up everything with NO DUST RESIDUE. -professional all the way -polite and prompt.~ E. Freeman, Calgary
I highly recommend Enviro’s services. We hired Enviro to remove Carpeting and Marmoleum on two floors of our house and apply a very tricky application in its place – polyaspartic (shiny white floors). The floors turned out fantastic. They were perfectionists throughout the process and with the final product. They provide super personable service – they went out of their way and bought us the special floor cleaning machine we needed.
We were on a deadline with Christmas and New Year’s Eve hosted functions at our house, Enviro worked around our schedules tirelessly to get the job done on time. We were very impressed by their commitment – I have never encountered a company more committed to service and quality.~ M. Birklein, Calgary
hired Enviro Surface Removers to do some demolition work for my main floor renovations and was so pleased with their work that I called them back to do the demo work for the basement renovations as well.
They removed tiles, hardwood floors, lino, roman style pillars and underlying stub walls, various built-ins, and mirrors (incl. one very large and heavy one that was on the fireplace), and gutted the master bath. Bob has a construction background and is very knowledgeable, and Blair is great at ensuring customer satisfaction.
In summary, I thought their pricing was reasonable, the quality of work is excellent and customer service second to none. ~ Marianne & Patrick M, Calgary
Slate tile removal on the exterior step. Amazing service! The last thing any homeowner or contractor wants to do is remove existing flooring. This job had slate tile mortared to a concrete step. Under the mortar was glue residue from the exterior carpet. Blair and Bob quickly cleaned the area down to the bare concrete. I was able to Install the new material the same day. My customers are extremely happy with the results. Also, the Calgary Humane Society in the south complimented the Enviro Team on their quick, clean service to remove mortar residual in their front entry to enable them to install their new desk. When I spoke to the volunteer director she said she needed service to remove the mortar that didn’t make a lot of dust due to the animals that were nearby. I of course recommended Enviro. Any jobs I take on that need tile removal, k3, vinyl etc I will definitely use the services of Blair and his Team!!! Thank you!! ~ Heather MacDonald (Tile Installer), Calgary
Eau Clair Lookout Condominium
Althea W. ,
Parzen Construction & Renovations
Blair and his workers came into a job that I had attempted to do myself. (I had no idea what a huge job removing K3 was!!) Blair stopped in to evaluate the job and within 2 days had 6-8 men at a time working non-stop to get the floor removed. They were very courteous, clean, and respectful!
There was never a concern. When the job was done it looked like a brand new floor!! Ready for my hardwood to be installed. Couldn’t have asked for better.
I would definitely recommend that you hire Enviro to anyone who wants a professional job done. ~ Carolyn Bailey, Calgary
M & L Morandi,
I believe it was my best decision to start my house renovation with Enviro Surface Removers. These kind of project are always very stressful and starting it with nice and experienced group of people make it easy for you. They were my consultant on every decision that I wanted to make and with Blair and Bob’s experiences I was correcting my choices.
They really care about their clients and always had time to listen to me and pass me their experiences. The quality of their work is excellent, they are working very clean, they covered all of the surrounded area and furniture, also cleaned and vacuumed everywhere before they leave every day. They hired a very polite and respectful team and I recommend them strongly.
I believe if you hire expert ones on every job you will get better services. I am sure that if a hardwood or tile installer wanted to remove old lino and tile from my house, it wouldn’t be the same results.
These days that I should deal with other groups like painters, tile installers, on my home, I see how different are they compare to Enviro. The price that they charged me was much lower than the other quote that I’ve got too. They keep their words to start and finish the job on schedule. Thank you, Enviro, special thanks to real gentlemen Blair & Bob. ~ R. Shakeri, Calgary
ile & Thinset Removal – Blair and his team did exactly what they said they would. If you need a firm to remove and dispose of finish flooring especially tile..this is a no-brainier quality & economy-wise. The job would have taken days and made a mess and we were able to save on the cost of a bin as they disposed of the material, which would have cost $325 + tax.
We are a family with 2 small children, the elimination of dust was worth every penny of the service and they were done removing 500 sq feet of the tile while salvaging the baseboards in 5 hrs. When my neighbour saw the finished product he asked if the plywood was new and that in a nutshell is what you get and it’s nice to get a service that is beyond what we expected and my tile setter said he would never have been able to get the thinset off that well. ~ Garry, Calgary
I contacted Blair at a very busy time of the year and, although I had to leave a message, I was called back within minutes. In less than a week Blair, James & James arrived and the work was underway. It is a very disruptive process, in general, but James & James made the intrusion minimal. They were quick, yet thorough, and the clean-up was well done. I am very satisfied with the process and the work, and will be calling back when it is time to renovate my three bathrooms! Thanks, guys for all your efforts!!! ~ Barbara, Calgary
Leasa Renae Salons,
Concrete Floor Stain & Polish – My tile supplier informed me at the last moment that they had lost my tile and could not confirm when it would be in. I only had a few days before the grand opening of our Braeside salon location.
I had Enviro Surface Removers do their dustless tile & thinset floor removal earlier as I didn’t want the dust going through the mall and affecting other tenants. Blair, one of the owners of Enviro had mentioned that they did concrete polishing and the like.
To make a long story short, Blair & his crew worked for 30 hours straight without stopping and had my floors polished up for the grand opening. I am now so glad that things worked out the way they did as we get so many compliments on our stained & polished floors at our Braeside location. Thanks for saving the day, Enviro! ~ Leasa Renae Salons, Calgary
John & Donna,
Needed removal of approx 600sqft of ceramic tile on the main floor, because of the open concept of the home we were concerned about damage to the floor and surrounding railings, walls, dust was also a concern as it could not be contained to one area, Enviro did an excellent job, when they say little to no dust they mean it, they use state of the art equipment we were very pleased with the result and would not hesitate to recommend them. ~ John & Donna, Calgary
Blair and Robert performed a miracle on a difficult project. Working with my clients renovating an office space, when the carpet was removed, there were layers of glue and PL on the floor that had to be removed before installing new flooring. After hours of trying to remove it ourselves, I came across Enviro Surface Removers. It was very appealing that the process was going to be truly dust-free, as we did not want to have the cleanup or create a mess for others in the building.
I was beyond impressed that not only did they manage to remove the glue and PL, but no dust!!! They helped us prep the floor, as the concrete was in bad shape. Robert had excellent knowledge of the issues with the concrete, and great advice on how to proceed. Thanks to the Enviro Team, a great deal of stress disappeared! I have since and will continue to recommend Enviro to all my clients and Contractors. ~ Linda Pryor, Colloco Interiors, Calgary
These guys are very professional and work very productively. They did everything they said they would do. The project was to remove old tile and drywall from the backsplash and fireplace, then replace drywall. The second part was to remove the tile and subfloor at the entrance and closet. The whole subfloor was glued and screwed down and they did a great job at getting it off. They have all kinds of equipment and were as dustless as possible. Overall I was extremely happy with their work and would recommend them to anyone. ~ Larry F., Calgary
We hired Enviro to remove the old tiles and, with their good advice, decided to go the extra mile and remove the 1/4 inch plywood and 3/8 inch particle board that had been glued and screwed from the previous tile gob.
They did a great job with the removal and the 3/4 inch base plywood looked like new after they ground off all the old glue. They added 5/8 inch glued and screwed plywood on top of this and the floor is much more solid now. You can never completely avoid dust but it was kept minimal by the use of poly and their vacuum system.
They were also nice enough to help me modify a wall to fit a larger fridge, cut away backsplash drywall for electrical work, and extend the floor 8 inches into the family room. This added 3.5 hours to the job but all was still done in 2 days for the tile guy who was already booked. Thanks! ~ Trent B., Calgary
Main floor demo of tile and linoleum flooring
Enviro Surface Removers dealt with a difficult floor to remove. Unknown subfloor condition underneath multiple layers of linoleum, brittle concrete. The homeowner was living in the house at the time of the project and Enviro did a great job of leaving the site clean at the end of each day. ~ Cam T., Calgary
I wanted to have the ceramic tile floor removed from my kitchen and bathroom and when Blair and Bob came to look at the job, they told me that it would be like a new floor when it was done with virtually no dust.
It has been a very long time that I have had a company that I hired to actually do what they said they would do. Blair, Bob & Jeremy did an AMAZING job! I was shocked at the end result, they far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this company to anyone and I certainly will be! ~ Debbie S., Calgary
KITCHEN BACKSPLASH REMOVAL: I needed to redo a kitchen backsplash, and removing the old tiles & thinset is a huge task. The guys from Enviro are EXACTLY the right guys for this. They did a fantastic job and worked like crazy to have my kitchen redone in just a few hours. They removed the old tiles & thinset, installed new drywall – and did a top-notch job. Even better, they left the place cleaner than when they came in, no dust & no debris!. I now have fresh smooth drywall ready to go for installing my new backsplash. Very happy with Enviro Surface Removers, highly recommended. Excellent guys, excellent work. ~ David M., Calgary
Shawn & Wendy MacDiarmid,
Enviro Surface Removers removed old lino and K3 board and installed new plywood subfloor. The crew was very professional and courteous and left the house in a good state every night that they worked. When the work was more extensive than expected, the crew worked long hours to keep on schedule. The house was left with virtually no dust and the final subfloor installation was professional and neat. No complaints from the tile installers that followed them.
Sharing their experience and offering advice, guidance, and assistance with other reno projects we had on-going at the same time was also very appreciated. We were quite satisfied with the work completed and we would both use them again and recommend Enviro Surface Removers to others. ~ Jason, Evergreen SE, Calgary
We are a leading Dental Laboratory with locations in Canada as well as the USA. Since we are FDA approved our premises must meet stringent guidelines for cleanliness to avoid contamination. Our Head Office needed to renovate the 1800 sq ft lunchroom and we had a concern about the dust omission while removing the Marmoleum and adhesive down to a bare concrete floor. We had the recommendation to use Enviro Surface Removers and are sure glad we did.
They showed up right on schedule and started working right away. Even the owner stayed and worked with the crew until 10 PM as we were on a tight schedule. Their innovative equipment got the job done fast and we were impressed that the floor removal was virtual as dust-free as they claimed. ~ Delbert B. Aurum Ceramic Dental Calgary.
We wanted to replace ceramic tile in our kitchen with hardwood. The job was done very well with very little mess. Three men arrived 10 minutes early and got to work right away. I thought the job would be noisier than it was. ~ Suzanne Cabel, Calgary
I stumbled upon the ESR website by accident while doing some research. It turned out that they were a perfect fit for a commercial job I was doing for Lafarge.
The task at hand involved removing 30-year-old 2×2 mosaic floor tile that had been covered with a green epoxy resin. In addition, all eight feet of wall tile was removed along with a mish-mash of thin-set & mastic that was ground down to the original cinder block.
In addition, I was working with an ever-changing schedule that didn’t really come together until the last minute. Blair was incredibly accommodating & was one of the guys that actually came to physically do the work. Despite the fact that my project was industrial in nature, where dust mitigation wasn’t much of an issue, the system they employed was virtual “dust-free”.
I will use Enviro Surface Removers for all of my future projects. ~ Hugh Everding. Mobelwerx Kitchen & Bath Ltd. Calgary.
We required a last-minute removal of a very thick multiple layered epoxy floor of about 1000 sq. We called out to 3 other companies that specialize in floor coatings removal. 2 refused and the 3rd was way overpriced. We then contacted Blair from Enviro Surface Removers. He came out within hours indicating he has never stripped an epoxy floor this nasty before but gave us a quote & we agreed to a reasonable price. He was back that night. The project took 3 times longer than first thought and they went through $600 in blades but didn’t ask for anything extra. Very well done. Within budget, clean & professional.
5 stars all around!! ~ Richard, Impact Stone Ltd., Calgary
Bob and Blair from Enviro Surface Removers did a fantastic job removing the old tile from our kitchen backsplash and floor. They worked efficiently and were very clean. Their innovative system left behind virtually no dust and they cleaned to polish what little there was. Furthermore, they were very professional and really impressed me when they came across electrical issues after tearing out the backsplash and drywall. Instead of taking the easy way and putting the new drywall overtop like the last person, they ensured an electrician came first to make things safe and legit. I would like to mention the amount of physical labour that went into removing the old tile floor as there were many layers of old flooring from past renovations. You may view a short video of the floor removal at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzUrlGzyG88.
Lastly, they even rectified an issue that was outside what they were hired to do and in the end, made our kitchen perfect and saved the face of a different company. My experience with Bob and Blair was positive and I feel very grateful. I highly recommend Enviro Surface Removers. ~ Raylene, Calgary
THIS PROJECT WAS A KITCHEN FLOOR AND STAIRS IN A FIFTIES HOUSE. THERE WERE FOUR LAYERS FOR OLD FLOORING. CERAMIC, CHICKENWIRE, 2 SUBFLOORS. A MESS TO RIP OUT. THE RESULT WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE.
~ Rachel – All Floors Design Center
Bob and Blair arrived at the stated appointment time. They were very careful with my home and brought in mats so as not to dirty anything as it was snowing. They removed the lino from my basement bathroom and laundry room. This was a very tough job as the stuff was really glued heavily all over. They got it right down to bare concrete. They did a beautiful job. They used a specialized vacuum that captured all the debris and there was no dust or mess when they left.
They came and did what they said they would do when they said they would do it, and for the price, they said they would do it.
I was very pleased with their work and would happily recommend them. So nice to deal with professionals who take pride in their work. ~ H. Carrier, Calgary
Al and Kara Wallace,
Our flooring contractor contacted Enviro Surface Removers on short notice to remove the lino for the main floor renovation of our two-story home. We’re so thrilled that they were available. They called and stopped by the day before to assess the job, and took the time to explain it thoroughly. These gentlemen showed great respect for our schedule and our home. It was a challenging removal, yet their skill and attention to detail were fully evident.
They took great pains to keep the dust to a minimum. Our sub-floor looks brand new! We wish you all the best, Blair and Bob, as you expand your residential portfolio. It would be our pleasure to work with you again, and we would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. ~ Al and Kara Wallace, Calgary