Livingston, NJ

Jacob van Ysseldyk has been refinishing and installing hardwood floors for over 15 years and has an incredible 100% approval rating from his customers.
What People Said On-Line About Jacob:
  • "Thank you all so much for recommending Jacob van Ysseldyk for refinishing our hardwood floors...He went beyond the call of duty to make us happy."
  • "He did our floors, too, and I found him the same way! We were very happy, too."
  • "We used Jacob for our first floor a few months ago. I can't say enough great things about him, the guys, the quality or the price. He did patch work in the ribbon molding and redid the mantel and front door thresholds. You would never know that they aren't original. Next is the 2nd floor and we will DEFINITELY use him again!
  • "I can't speak highly enough about Jacob. He redid all of our floors. Sanded, stained darker, poly on top. His crew did excellent work and he is the nicest guy in the world. We just had some Salvation Army movers drop furniture and mess up our floor. We were so excited by this because we got to have Jacob back!
  • "Jacob is a class act. Very experienced, wants to be sure you are satisfied and will follow-thru on those little details that others overlook (i.e., paint touch-ups and staining on baseboard if needed). He uses dustless equipment. And his prices were right in line with others we got. In fact, his price is really better because he takes care of the details."
  • "Jacob fan here. When he did our house, there was never a day that they didn't work (as in no excessive drying time). And, we were able to walk on the floor every night. Also, it was nearly 100% dust-free. Our interior painters created a lot more dust than Jacob's crew."

  • "Jacob is a great guy - he's going to do some repair work on our floor and I've found him to be on time, very knowledgeable, reasonable...just a great person and professional."
  • "Jacob fan here as well. I can honestly say that I wish I had Jacob do my entire upstairs instead of just my remodeled master bedroom while he was here. He is a detail oriented craftsman who knows what he is doing. It doesn't hurt that he is a likeable guy who actually does what he says he is going to do and shows up on time as well."
  • "Jacob is amazing. He refinished my floors last month and did a wonderful job. And his price beat all others by hundreds. Love him!"
  • "Went with Jacob recently and I'm now a fan as well. Everything looks great and he did go the extra mile (he had to work to match some of the stairs when we discovered that several were from different wood). He's such a lovely man and did such a nice job that I'm going to do the remaining rooms."

What Jacob Does When He Refinishes Floors

He sands the floor with grid #24, #36 and #60 sandpaper. Then he fills in any cracks with wood filler and sands again with #60, #80 and #100. Even though there are dust catchers on the machines, he keeps cleaning during this process to keep the environment as dust-free as possible.

If a customer wants a stain on the floor, he shows 3 different colors on a portion of the sanded floor so people can actually see how the colors look and pick the one they like. Then he applies three coats of the highest quality water-based polyurethane, allowing 2-3 drying time hours between applications.
When the polyurethane is thoroughly dry, he re-sands the floor again with high grid sandpaper to make sure it's smooth and then applies a 4th and final coat of polyurethane. The best part of all this is that you can stay in your own home during the entire refinishing process.

What Else Does Jacob Do?

If a customer needs furniture moved or carpets removed or new shoe molding installed, Jacob will do it. But in addition to refinishing floors, Jacob is also a master carpenter/furniture maker, a skill that's almost impossible to find. He has designed and crafted children's beds, entertainment units, bars, mantles, desks and even radiator covers. Ask to see his portfolio. You'll be amazed at his skill.