Best Floor Refinishing
Janos P. Spitzer
131 West 24th Street
Spitzer has been creating magnificent wooden floors for over 40 years and is in the rarefied top tier of "floor guys" in the city. While most of his work is designing and laying elaborate marquetry and parquetry for designers and architects, he also refinishes high-end floors. Minimum: $2,000 (prices start at $5 to $7 per square foot).
Scerri Quality Wood Floors Plus
426 East 73rd Street
Joseph Scerri likes to think of his tiny storefront location as the "pro shop for floors." (He is the New York distributor for several European lines of floor-care products.) His passion is for the look and feel of eighteenth-century floors, but a big part of his business is refinishing contemporary floors, starting at $3 per square foot.
RUTH J. KATZ
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