Beware Kone Elevator Flooring

Both the new construction projects I bought at had developer installed elevator flooring. Once everyone had moved in that flooring had taken quite the beating so the HOAs wanted it replaced. Both buildings went to the elevator manufacturer, Kone, for replacement flooring.

Unfortunately their replacement flooring stinks. Literally. It smells AWFUL. Of course the smell goes away after a month or two but the smell the first few weeks is so bad you can smell it down the hall.

It also doesn’t look that good and shows dirt. My first building has the gray version, my current place has the black. Here it is:

An option on one of my places is looking at for replacing the Kone rubber with is Flor tiles. They’re pretty cheap, lightweight… Ideally we’d put in tile or something but apparently it weighs too much for this kind of elevator.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • Rachel

    Hey Matt. The board is not too happy with how this turned out and we are going to get the installer to make corrections. Also, they claim that it will not look dirty forever, but it can't be mopped for 2-weeks until the adhevise is fully dry.

  • Mike

    Get the Hercules mat cut to fit from these guys: http://www.logomats.com Flor tiles will be an absolute nightmare when they start curling.

  • Mike

    Get the Hercules mat cut to fit from these guys: http://www.logomats.com Flor tiles will be an absolute nightmare when they start curling.