A.L. Thomas, Inc.
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"We are so blessed to have served the Atlanta and surrounding areas for so long, and we truly value our customers. We want the company to remain relatively small so that we can deliver the attention our customers desire."

Lamar Thomas & Rita Thomas-Moon | Owners
Company Information
Services Offered
A.L. Thomas installs engineered and solid hardwood floors and performs on-site refinishing using equipment to reduce dust.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $500 minimum.
A.L. Thomas offers a lifetime warranty on flooring installations and a limited warranty covering workmanship and manufacturing defects.
Company History
A.L. Thomas is a family business that has been serving Atlanta and its surrounding areas for more than 65 years. The company is owned and operated by the second-generation, brother-and-sister team of Lamar Thomas and Rita Thomas-Moon.
Areas Served
Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Tucker, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell

“They did a great job. I liked what I learned from them, I had engineered hardwood floors, and it was just amazing to see the process. They were able to match my floors. They did an awesome job. I would them an A+.”

“They are wonderful. There's nothing, in particular, that I liked about them. They are just honest, and they do a great job. I would rate the overall experience with an A+.”

“It was a wonderful experience. They were awesome.”

“They refinished our floors and did a great job, and they worked with my schedule. We had scheduled for a date, because I was trying to schedule for other workmen for the painters to come, and their schedule changed so they ended up coming sooner than they originally planned because my schedule changed, so they are very easy to work with and they did a great job. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“They did very well. I liked that they did a great job. I would rate the overall experience with an A.”

“They were very good. I liked the work that they did. I would rate the overall experience with an A. They did a good job. No complaints and will highly recommend them. I'll be calling him for another job soon.”

“He does all my hardwood floors. I've got another job coming up in about a week, and he's the only guy I call. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. They are always there when you call them, and when they say they are going to be there.”

“I liked A.L. Thomas' quality of work. There were some issues. It was a particular job that was hard to do, and they did a good job with it. They get an A+.”

“I liked that they are a contractor, so it was done on time and on budget. They did flooring for me. I would give them an A+.”

“I liked that they were very easy to contact and was able to get back to me quickly. They were just easy to work with. They came when they said they were going to come, and finish when they said they were going to finish. I would give them an A+.”

“I liked the communication and workmanship. I would rate the overall experience with an A+.”

“Lamar has done several jobs for me. I liked that Lamar does what he says he's going to do, when he says he's going to do it, and they do a good job. In my business, that's an important key—do a good job, make the homeowner happy and do it when you say you'll going to do it. I would rate the overall experience with an A+.”

“I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“There's no question that it was positive. I liked everything that A.L. Thomas did. They get an A.”

“They did a good job. They answered any questions I had. There were one or two spots that I asked them to come back and take a look at and they did, and I appreciated that. They deserve an A.”

“They did a really good job. I liked their time management, customer service, and cleanup after the work is done—I really liked that about them. I would rate them an A.”

“He did my hardwoods, and he kept going until we got it right. That's one of the things that I appreciated. He was very attentive. I would give the overall experience an A-.”

“They were clean, they were timely, and they were wonderful—just wonderful. We've used A.L. Thomas twice. We had to have our hardwood floors refinished when we moved in, and then later, we had the linoleum made into hardwood. They have been wonderful. They get an A, of course. We would use them again if we need them.”

“We were delighted with the quality of the work. The nice folks were very considerate about keeping the house clean, and when they got through, it looked absolutely fantastic. On a scale of one to ten, they got an eleven.”

“I think the finished product turned out beautiful—A.”

“We were very pleased with the work they did. They refinished some hardwood floors, and they're coming back to refinish some additional floors. I'd say they're an A+.”

“They were punctual, completed the work on time, and there were no hidden fees. They earned an A+.”

“It went as expected—A+.”

“Hardwoods. They get an A+ grade.”

“I've already recommended them. They get an A+ from me.”

“It went smoothly. It's an A from me.”

“They finished the job on time as they were supposed to. I'd probably give them an A. I'm very likely to recommend.”

“They did what they needed to do, and were willing to come back if something was not finished correctly. They deserve an A.”

“They were matching existing hardwood floors. I'd give them an A- grade.”

“They were putting in brand new hardwood flooring. They get an A.”

“They were refinishing and installing hardwoods in different rooms, and new carpet. I'd give them an A.”

“They're very good. I'd say they're an A.”

“They were refinishing my hardwood floors. So they sanded, re-stained, and put the poly back over it. They're great, so I would give them an A.”


“They get an A grade.”

“The person that came out and gave the quote was very professional and on time. He gave a lot of information. The final job came in exactly as quoted—there weren't any surprises. The supervisor that was monitoring the workers and giving them their instructions came out every day, sometimes twice a day, and made sure everything was clear. He followed up on any concerns or questions I might have had. Our flooring was part carpet and part builder hardwood. The previous hardwood was glued down, so they had to pull up all the glued hardwood and the rug. They put in a higher grade of hardwood that was notched and nailed into the subfloor. They also pulled the carpet off of the stairs and did hardwood planking on my stairs. I would rate them as an A.”

“A.L. Thomas did work for us, and we were delighted with them. They were excellent. I'm actually in the construction business, so I'm around construction people all the time in what I do. These guys were cool. One guy was really young—he is the son of one of the owners. So, you figure if the son of one of the owners is coming to your house, he is not going to really screw up a lot. The other guy who was his boss on the job was really professional. He knew how to do stuff, and he had been around the business. This guy knew how to come in. They worked very clean and very fast. Their work was just excellent. The guy that was in charge was superb. They get an A from me.”

“We used them for several floors in our house for some waxing and buffing and so forth. They did a great job—they were wonderful. Then, they did a small space in a room at my son's house where they actually refinished the entire floor. He couldn't be there, so I babysat the house for him while they came in four days in a row to do it. They just did a fantastic job, and I have recommended them to the people in the neighborhood. I would give them an A.”

“They were really good. They were strictly business—they didn't fool around or anything. They just went right to work. I had a leak. They worked on a slab, so they had to pull up the oak floor to get to where the leak was. When the leak was fixed, they had to get pieces of wood to patch the floor. The gentleman said he ordered it. It was pure oak, and they had to find pieces to fit the area that they had to tear up. A.L. Thomas is an A+. They were extremely nice and very professional in what they did.”

“They refinished all my hardwood floors. They sanded them down, took all the finish off, and put a new finish on. We had had the floors redone one time before, and the redo was not very good. We have not been happy, but we are thrilled with the job A.L. Thomas did. They did everything they said they would do, and if they did anything differently than they said, it was better—A+.”

“It was great. They sanded the hardwood floors. They were great all around, and they showed up on time every day. It was a weeklong job. The guys that did the job were polite and knowledgeable, and they did an excellent job. They kept the majority of the dust down. They a great job, and I would certainly recommend them and give them an A.”

“I have no bad remarks. They showed up on time and did quality work. The job was refinishing of the hardwood flooring. I'd rate A.L. Thomas as an A.”

“They were fine. I have used them before, and I have no issues with them whatsoever. They put down a new floor in my home office. They took up carpeting and put down hardwood flooring. I just wanted to upgrade it. When I used them before, I had a toilet overflow, and they were the company that came out to replace the hardwoods. Because they did a good job, I asked them to come back for more work. They deserve an A.”

“A.L. Thomas is great. I would give them an A grade.”

“They get an A grade from me.”

“I have a lot of confidence in A.L. Thomas because of their level of experience and the quality of the people that they brought into my home. They installed some new hardwoods in our renovation, and they refinished our old hardwoods at the same time. They're an A-grade company.”

“It was very easy to understand what they were going to do, and they had great follow-up. They refinished the hardwood floors in the house I was selling and in the house that I was moving to. I'd say they get an A grade.”

“A.L. Thomas refinished our hardwood floors. Any little details that we wanted them to fix, they were really responsive and quick to do it. They moved our furniture, and they were very careful—there was no damage. They were a referral from a friend. I would give them an A.”

“I thought they were flexible, thorough, and hardworking. They did a great job. Everything they did was really solid. They stained and finished the hardwood floors in our house. They were a referral from a friend. I'd grade them as an A.”

“They redid our hardwood floors, and we are happy with their work. They were very prompt and courteous, and they did the work that they were supposed to do. They were very thorough and professional. They refinished our main level of hardwood floors—our living room, den, kitchen, breakfast room, and keeping room. They get an A rating.”

“I would give A.L. Thomas an A grade.”

“They got the job done when they said they were going to get it done. They refinished my floor. I found them in Best Pick Reports. I would give them an A.”

“A.L. Thomas was fantastic. The owner was just incredible, and it was great quality. We had our hardwoods refinished and sanded. Later, they put a separate piece of flooring in, and it looked like part of the original work. We thought there would be a lot of dust, but it never was dusty. They're A+.”

“I liked their professionalism, quickness, and timeliness, and the workmanship was excellent. The floors are gorgeous; they match almost perfectly with my older floors, and they're beautiful. I would give them an A rating.”

“A.L. Thomas gets the highest marks all the way across. They do great work, they show up when they're supposed to, and they're fabulous and very trustworthy. They redid my floors. I have used them for at least 20 years, and I'd absolutely rate them as an A.”

“They did floor refinishing, and it was fantastic work—A+.”

“I had an excellent time with A.L. Thomas. We had a floor that had to be replaced, and they came out, removed the old floor, installed the new floor, and matched the new floor to the old stain—perfect match. I'd give them an A.”

“They're very efficient, they show up exactly at the time that he says he's going to do it, and he's out when he says he's going to be out. The work done is probably the best I've ever seen, and that's true—I'm not just blowing his horn. This guy has been doing his handiwork for us for over 25 years, so I'm extremely happy with them. They're an A for sure.”

“I used A.L. Thomas. When we first moved in eight and a half years ago, people were giving us huge estimates to restore our floors. As it turns out, A.L. Thomas just put some wood putty down. They said, 'With the naked eye, if you look, you'll see it, but it'll buy you some time.' They were honest and reputable. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were wonderful. They did an installation for me. I decided to go with them because they were in Best Pick Reports; we got the name from that, and then we looked at one of the big companies that's well known and advertised in Atlanta. We interviewed both of them, and we just liked A.L. Thomas. The owner is very personable and honest, and he's just a good man. We felt that the people who installed it were very, very good about it, so we were very pleased. I would give them an A+.”

“They're excellent. The quality of the work they did made the experience positive. They have excellent employees that repair and polish floors. It was just an overall great experience. We've used them several times. The last time, they polished the floors and put down polyurethane. We've been using them for about eight years because of their quality workmanship. They're A+.”

“They did an excellent job.”

“It was great. They were wonderful. They did everything they were supposed to. My client recommended them, and I couldn't have been happier. I give them an A.”

“I am very happy with them. I've used them for years, and I'm just very happy to have them in my house. They're very good, and they've been in business for a long time; I've used them many, many times. I'm glad to give them a recommendation. I'd give them an A. They're excellent.”

“They did a refinish on one of my hardwoods. They were on time, they were good at picking up little errors in the woodwork that they could repair if need be, and I think they were really diligent in terms of moving all the furniture around and taking care of all the areas and everything. I was favorably impressed when they got through. I'd probably give those guys an A.”

“The floors look awesome. I wasn't here when they were doing the work, but it holds up. I'd give them an A for sure.”

“They refinished my floors. They came in with an incredibly good reputation, and a friend referred them to me. We were out of town for this whole experience, so they were very trustworthy; that's the kind of reputation they have. They were great with communication. Everything that they said they were going to do, they did. Then, during the follow-up, when there were a couple of little areas, they came out and fixed them. I have no complaints. I would give them an A.”

“A.L. Thomas did a full refinish. It was super professional. They just came in and got it done. I hired somebody else first, and they just totally screwed it up; A.L. Thomas came in and fixed it. It was great. There were no issues, and I didn't even notice that they were here, which was what I wanted. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a great job on repair work for a kitchen floor. They were super prompt, and they did it quickly and on time. They definitely deserve an A.”

“They did a great job, and we were really happy. We were actually selling the house, and the new owners were extremely happy with it. It's a very large house, and they screened all the floors, and then they finished everything with two coats. They were recommended to me by someone who had them do work, and I found that they were very professional and very responsive. I wanted to check with questions I had, and during that time, everyone I worked with was really responsive and very professional. I would give them an A.”

“I used A.L. Thomas. I even had them come back and do a little something else, and they did it without an issue. I had them sand and re-polyurethane a family room hardwood, and I had them sand, stain, and polyurethane the kitchen dining area. They're family-owned, they're very nice people, and everyone that works there has been with them forever. I'd give them an A—excellent.”

“This was the second time I have used A.L. Thomas. They refinished some hardwood floors in the house. They came recommended the first time, and when I used them, they did a good job. So, when I had another house to do, I just used them again. They did a good job the second time, too. The job was finished in the exact time frame they told me it would be. They were in and out in a couple days, like they told me. I would give them an A+.”

“They did floors for me. They did a good job. They were prompt and efficient, and they did a cleanup. I recommend them wholeheartedly. I have a hall I'm going to do sometime in the fall, and I'll certainly use them again. I would rate them A+.”

“They know their stuff. I highly recommend them—I wouldn't use anyone else. I do high-end renovations in the Atlanta area, and they've done all of them, and they've done hardwood at my house. They're an A+ business.”

“It went very well. They were very nice.”

“A.L. Thomas was great. They refinished my floors. I had a slight issue, and they came out and fixed it. They were very easy and great to work with. They're an A.”

“They did my hardwood floors. It was wonderful; we were very pleased. We had hardwood floors already, and they just refinished the ones we had. They did a great job of cleaning up afterward, and the floors look great—we're very happy with them. I'd give them an A.”

“It went very well; it was a very good job. I can't think of anything that went wrong. I'd have to give them an A.”

“They were great. They did a good job installing flooring in our kitchen. They're an A.”

“I've used them for years, and so have my mother and my sister. They did some repair work for me—eventually, I want to have them redo all of my floors, but we had some repairs made. It was great; I'd recommend them to others. I give them an A.”

“They were great. I would highly recommend them. I'd give them an A.”

“They were awesome; I'd recommend them really highly. They did refinishing work on my hardwood floors. I give A.L. Thomas an A.”

“They repaired some damaged wood we had by our back door. They had to pull some boards, replace them, and match the color to our existing floor. Then, they did the screening of the rest of our floor. I'd say they're an A.”

“A.L. Thomas has been around for 40 years. The owner took over for his father, and they're really good floor people. I've used A.L. Thomas for sanding and refinishing older floors on older houses, and they have done well. I would give them an A.”

“They've done work for me several times, and they do a good job. They show up when they said they're going to show up, they move all the furniture, they keep dust to a minimum, and they're good with what they do. I'd give them an A.”

“I like their customer service. The owner comes out, and he takes responsibility. He's really good. I had to have them come do something, and they came and fixed it—no problem, no questions asked. There was a board in my hallway where the little nail started to pop out, and he came and fixed it, no problem. I would give them an A.”

“They put in a new wooden floor in the master bedroom and closet. They had done a whole first floor for me before. What was notable was that there were some low spots on the floor that weren't obvious—the underfloor—and when they were taking that up and putting down the wood floor, without us having to say anything, they adjusted for the low spots. They did grade-A work.”

“I definitely had a positive experience with A.L. Thomas. I was impressed by their expertise, the job was done right, and the technician had a lot of experience. They did a repair. I already had some hardwood floor where the problem was, and it was crowning. The floor wasn't flowing at all. A lot of people don't want to fix that; they'd rather tear it all down and redo the whole room. A.L. Thomas was able to fix the problem, and he did a really good job with it. There wasn't much of a big gap, and the board still looks symmetrical. I'd give them an A.”

“I was very, very happy; I had a good experience. I found them through Best Pick Reports. I called three companies, and just by the initial phone interactions I had with the three companies, I thought A.L. Thomas' customer service was certainly customer service-oriented, proper, correct, punctual, and attentive. I was confident in selecting them to do the work. I had an issue where I needed some flooring in my condominium replaced, so that's what they did—it's an engineered wood floor product, and they repaired about six square meters of it. I'd give them an A based on a whole range of things. I liked their attention on the phone; I liked the professionalism; I liked the air of the company that came out and actually looked at what my issue was, helped me, and gave me the price; and I liked the actual installer who did the work in terms of his politeness, punctuality, helpfulness, and cleanliness—very, very good.”

“They did a great job, and I'm really pleased. I had somebody moving in in a week, and they did it for me on short notice. I'd give them an A.”

“They refinished my floors last year. They came when they said, they did a good job, and the floors still look good. I would give them an A.”

“I liked my experience with A.L. Thomas very much. It was my daughter's home; it was in a historic home, so the old floors had to be all sanded, and we made a kitchen in hardwood, so they added flooring and matched that to the old floor. That was a good match. My plumber measured incorrectly, so we had gouges coming from the center island onto the new wood floor. I called A.L. Thomas to come back, and it wasn't their fault, but they came in and repaired it. You'd never know the plumber measured incorrectly. I'd give them an A.”

“They're the company that refinished our floors. They were fine, and I would recommend them to anybody. They did A-rated work.”

“We've had A.L. Thomas do flooring for us three times, and we're really happy with them. We've had them come back and do additional flooring, so they do a good job. I've used them three times, and I'm a really picky person, so I'd give them an A.”

“We liked A.L. Thomas very much. They had to move everything out and move everything back, and I was pleased; I would definitely recommend them. I'd give them an A.”

“I was very happy. They refinished my floors and then resealed them. They stand behind their product. I'd grade them an A.”

“They put hardwood flooring in my entire house. I liked their customer service. It was excellent—A.”

“They're great, and I'm using them again. They're putting in hard tile flooring and refinishing. I think they're a small company; I deal with the person in charge, Lamar, and that's it. I'd give them an A.”

“They refinished my hardwood floors. It was three rooms' worth, and it took three days because they couldn't do it all at once since we still lived in the house. They had to move furniture around. I liked their trustworthiness. They get an A from me.”

“I was referred to A.L. Thomas by a neighbor who had used them multiple times. I was looking for a particular antiqued floor for my lake house, so the first contractor sourced the product. The contractor who did the delivery got the materials from one place, and then he had A.L. Thomas come and do the finishing for me. I highly recommend them. I'd give them an A.”