Articles about New Wood Flooring Installation projects at Dan’s Floor Store, of Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Red Oak Plank Floors with Walnut Pegs Restoration – St. Augustine

Dan’s Floor Store was called to a home located in the Davis Shores community in St. Augustine, Florida. These homeowners are repeat clients. They called us in the spring of 2017 to replace the Red Oak plank floors with Walnut pegs in their home that were water damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

View of Mantanzas Bay from client's homeDuring the fall of the 2017 hurricane season, Hurricane Irma came through Northeastern Florida, wreaking a lot of damage. The new wood floors were water damaged as well. Our clients called on Dan’s Floor Store to help restore their home, replacing their damaged wood floor with Red Oak Plank Floors with Walnut Pegs.

The home is located the waterfront of Mantanzas Bay. The home owners have a nice view of Castillo de San Marco, right across the Bay.

First our crew removed all of the water damaged wood flooring from the home, and ordered solid, unfinished select Red Oak plank flooring in 4″. 6″, and 8″ random widths from one of our sources.

We had previously used drilling jigs to match the unique peg pattern in the old Red Oak wooden floor. We made new drilling jigs to help us save the peg pattern for the holes we would use for the 3/4″ Walnut pegs in the new Red Oak flooring.

Then our crew went to work and drilled all the peg holes in the new Red Oak plank flooring.

We organized and stacked the drilled planks to make it easier to find the ones we wanted during installation.

Next we installed the Red Oak plank flooring.

You can see nickels sitting between some planks during installation in some of the photos. Those nickels create expansion joints in the wood flooring; helping us leave room for the wood to properly expand and contract, so the wood flooring lasts longer. Expansion joints are just one example of how our Dan’s Floor Store complies with National Wood Flooring (NWFA) standards to provide our clients with beautiful results and long lasting wood floors.

With the new Red Oak wood flooring installed, we will have to wait several months (because the home is so close to the water) to allow the solid wood flooring to acclimate. Then we can come back, install the Walnut pegs, stain and finish the new Red Oak Plank Floors with Walnut Pegs.

New wood flooring (either solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood floors in your home or business office will improve it’s looks and value. Just give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

And if your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Weave-in Repair Install Refinish Red Oak Flooring – St. Augustine

Completing plywood underlaymentThis job took place in Moultrie Foreside, a community near the water off of US1 on Moultrie Creek in south St. Augustine.

Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to help with a home improvement project involving solid wood flooring with plywood subfloor underneath it.

The home had already existing Red Oak select grade flooring, all running on a diagonal in the upper level. Our clients were re-doing their whole kitchen and connecting on in the lower living room but we are knocking out an old existing bedroom to enlarge the open space.

We put down our vapor membrane when installing the plywood base for the new Red Oak flooring, using our Hilti DX2 nail guns.

Next our crew installed the solid Red Oak select grade wood flooring.

Adding Red Oak to finish the transition and steps between upper and lower floors.

There was a massive amount of weave-in repair work in the wood flooring for this job, as evidenced in the photos. Also the floor running on a diagonal had to come around and meet up. There was a room with a fireplace where we did a weave-in repair, as well as repairing some old pet damage to the wood flooring in the center of the living room. The lower floor had 3 inch wide Red Oak select flooring. The upper floor was 2 1/4 inch wide Red Oak select. Both sizes of Red Oak select wood flooring were provided by Oak Crest Lumber.

Our Dan’s Floor Store wood flooring work is done in compliance with National Wood Flooring Association standards, in order to provide beautiful results and long lasting wood floors for our customers. As one example of NWFA practices, when installing solid wood flooring like this one, it’s important to leave room for the wood to expand and contract. That’s why we install expansion joints (which you can see in some of the photos), using nickels between the boards every 10 feet.

We needed to give the new solid Red Oak wood floors time to acclimate before sanding and finishing them, and sanding and refinishing the repaired Red Oak floors. We will give the new wood floors about month to acclimate, and then return and finish this project.

Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients, to improve the looks of the floor and value of the property. Give us a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Wire Brushed White Oak Flooring and Staircase – Marshview

View of the marsh.This Dan’s Floor Store wood flooring installation and staircase project took place in a home in Marshview.

Marshview is a community just north of Vilano Beach, directly off the Coastal Highway.

The carpeting which is installed in most homes starts to wear and become harder to keep clean after three or four years.

This home improvement project entailed removing the existing carpet in four different rooms and adjacent closets and staircase, and replacing the carpeting with wire brushed White Oak flooring and solid White Oak stair treads.

Our client chose a 9 inch wide by 9/16 inch thick wire brushed European White Oak with a natural top and white stain in the soft grain. This wire brushed White Oak flooring is a product of Nuvelle, in the Camelot collection – Oak Mist.

After removing the carpet from the floors and stairs, we leveled the subfloor, installed the White Oak flooring, and prepared the staircase for the new stair treads.

The staircase required 29 solid White Oak stair treads. We wire brushed the tread after sanding them so they had the same texture as the new wood flooring. Next we stained the stair treads white to mimic the flooring, using white stain in the grain. Our crew finished the new White Oak stair treads with Bona Traffic matte.

There were two landings installed, which we had to do in place. We usually pre-finish the stair treads, prior to installation (to eliminate getting any stain up on skirt boards), and then install them.

Our customers were elated with the outcome of this wood flooring installation and staircase project, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy customers.

Dan’s Floor Store installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), refinishes wooden staircases, and repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring for residential and commercial clients, to improve the looks of the floor and value of the property. Give us a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Brazilian Cherry Staircase with Wood Flooring Installation

New wood flooring, provided by client and installed by Dan's Floor StoreDan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 sells and installs a wide variety of wood flooring, but we also install wood flooring that our clients purchase elsewhere, and need to have installed in their home or business.

And it always makes us feel good when someone we have done work for calls us to help with another project for their home or business.

This home improvement project took place in a home in Hampton Park, off Gate Parkway in Baymeadows neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. Our client is an existing customer, so this is repeat business (3rd project for this client). They wanted to replace carpeting with wood in several areas of the home.

After removing all the carpeting and padding, we prepared the subfloor and staircase, and installed our client’s wood flooring in their home’s upstairs sitting area and hallways that lead to the upstairs bedrooms.

For this Brazilian Cherry staircase, our Dan’s Floor Store crew sanded, stained, and finished 17 new Brazilian Cherry stair treads and one landing to blend with the new flooring. We also sanded, stained and finished the existing Red Oak handrail and newel posts to blend with the new Brazilian Cherry stair treads we installed.

To make the wood on the Brazilian Cherry staircase blend with the new wood flooring, we “popped” the grain in the stair treads after sanding the wood. Then we stained the treads with a custom stain that we created, a 50/50 mix of DuraSeal Red Mahogany and Sedona Red. We finished the stair treads, rail, and newel posts with a top coat of durable Bona Mega Clear semi gloss.

Our client was very pleased with their new wood floors, and how good their staircase wood looked. And having happy clients makes us happy too!

Dan’s Floor Store installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), refinishes wooden staircases, and repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring for residential and commercial clients, to improve the looks of the floor and value of the property. Give us a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Installing Maple Flooring and Matching Stair Treads – Sawgrass Country Club

Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 enjoys being able to participate in home improvement projects. New or refinished wood flooring can give a home a whole new look. These clients wanted to replace the existing flooring in their home with wood flooring.

Installed Maple hardwood flooringThe project began when our clients visited our Dan’s Floor Store showroom in Ponte Vedra and selected Nuvelle’s Blowing Rock Maple Cognac for their home. Their selection is 6 1/2″ wide, prefinished, hand-scraped Maple hardwood flooring. They also wanted solid Maple stair treads installed and finished to match their new wood flooring.

Work on this project began with our crew removing 2,000 square feet of wood and tile, and another 700 square feet of carpeting from the floors of a home in the Sawgrass Country Club community.

Our Dan’s Floor Store crew did a massive amount of leveling on first floor subfloor. We level the subfloor prior to installing wood floors to create a flat surface, which minimizes damage to the wood and maximizes the flooring life. Upstairs, we sanded the plywood subfloor seams to provide a level surface for the new wood flooring.

We installed the new Maple flooring on the first and second floors of the home.

We selected solid Maple stair treads, perfectly matched to the prefinished hand-scraped Maple hardwood flooring. Our crew first sanded these stair treads. Then we “popped” the grain in the treads with a little water, to open up the wood grains to better absorb the stain. The crew first applied DuraSeal Espresso stain, followed by a second coat of equal parts of DuraSeal Red Mahogany and Antique Brown. Our staining process infused a touch of red that was prevalent in the prefinished Maple flooring that the clients selected.

These clients were thrilled with their new Maple floors and stairs! And Dan’s Floor Store is always happy when we have happy clients.

Our professionally installed new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinished the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve its looks and value. Give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Birch Wood Flooring Install – Palencia

Birch wood flooring installedWanting a fresh look for their Palencia condo, homeowners contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to replace the existing tile and carpet with wood flooring.

The first step on this home improvement project was demolition; removal and disposal of the original tile and contractor grade carpeting. The fact that this condo is on the third floor of the building gave our crew plenty of exercise with this project.

With old tile and carpeting removed, then we commenced leveling the concrete subfloor of the condo. There was a large amount of leveling to be done before we could install the wood flooring. Wood flooring requires a flat surface to minimize damage to the wood and maximize the flooring life. Our Dan’s Floor Store crew levels all concrete prior to wood floor installations.

Our clients selected engineered Chesapeake Countryside Birch wood flooring in Grey Fog for their condo floors.

We chose Bostik Vapor-Lock hardwood floor adhesive for this project. Bostick Vapor-Lock is good for moisture control. But in this application, we chose Vapor-Lock for its sound deadening barrier since this unit is a third floor concrete stack condo.

To add an interesting and creative twist in the flooring installation, Dan’s Floor Store owner Dan DiCarlo suggested running the new birch wood flooring front to back in the foyer, and then changing direction at the header boards. The owners liked the concept. Each flooring plank was then grooved at a 45 degree angle, coming off the header board to achieve the visual effect.

Our clients love their new birch wood floor, and Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Professionally installed new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinished the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve its looks and value. Give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Red Oak Clear Grade Flooring – Refinishing and Installing – San Marco

A homeowner in the historic San Marco community in Jacksonville, Florida called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate. They needed to have their old Red Oak clear grade flooring stained and refinished.

They also needed wood flooring installed in an addition to their home. And they wanted the new wood flooring to blend with the refinished existing wood floors. They contracted Dan’s Floor Store to help them accomplish these home improvements.

For one part of this wood flooring project, we sanded and refinished 1600 square feet of existing Red Oak clear grade flooring in the home. The old Red Oak flooring was very cupped. Our crew had to approach the old wood floor at a 45° angle twice with the sander in order to flatten the flooring. Then we rough cut the flooring straight with the sander.

For the other part of this project, our Dan’s Floor Store crew was to install new Red Oak clear grade flooring in the addition to the home. Before we could begin to install the new wood flooring, our crew installed plywood with a moisture barrier over the concrete slab subfloor. We installed the plywood and moisture barrier to protect the new wood flooring from moisture and in compliance with the National Wood Flooring Association and American Plywood Association standards.

Package of Red Oak clear grade flooring.The species wood flooring for this project was Red Oak clear grade. Clear grade Red Oak wood flooring was used a lot in the 1950s.

These days, mostly select Red Oak wood flooring is used.

If you held select and clear grades of flooring side by side, you would quickly see the difference; Red Oak clear grade wood doesn’t have any knots in it.

We installed a header board between the old wood flooring and the new wood flooring that we would install in the addition. Our Dan’s Floor Store crew lined all of our new Red Oak clear grade flooring boards up to the existing wood flooring that merged with the header board. And used Woodwise Full Trowel Filler for small variations in the wood flooring planks.

To get the effect our client wanted, we used the refinishing technique of “popping” (opening up) the grain of the wood with water prior to applying the stain. This extra step allowed the stain to penetrate deeper, creating a deeper, darker tone. Then we applied Medium Brown stain by DuraSeal.

Next our Dan’s Floor Store crew applied Bona DriFast Sealer for our first coat of polyurethane on the stained wood flooring. Then we buffed the Sealer coat down and applied two coats of Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

We believe this is one of the best jobs we’ve done all year; this Red Oak wood flooring turned out absolutely beautiful! The homeowner was super super happy and Dan’s Floor Store likes having happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients, to improve the looks of the floor and value of the property. Give us a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Brushed European White Oak Flooring Installation – St. Augustine

Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 was called to help with a home improvement project in St. Augustine, Florida, right across from the World Golf Village King and Bear golf course.

Wire brushed European White Oak flooring installedFor this project, our clients were replacing their old carpets with wire brushed European White Oak flooring by Forest Accents flooring.

They chose the Canterbury pattern, a 3/8″ thick by 5″ wide, random length engineered wood floor with white stain into the wood grain and a darker, caramel brownish stain on top.

Very nice!

After removing the old carpeting, we did a moisture evaluation of the concrete slab with our concrete moisture meter. This is a routine precaution for Dan’s Floor Store, prior to wood flooring installations. A concrete slab subfloor with a high moisture content can damage wood flooring.

As is often the case when installing wood flooring on a concrete slab, to replace carpeting, we did a large amount of floor leveling. Having a leveled subfloor helps the wood flooring that we install have a longer service life.

Prior to installing the wood flooring planks, we popped a series of chalk lines to make sure the wood flooring installation runs square.

Our Dan’s Floor Store crew used Bostik Pro-Cure professional urethane adhesive to install the brushed European White Oak flooring on the concrete slab subfloor of the clients’ home.

We finished this project off by installing T moldings around the tile area and shoe molding against the baseboards.

This job was another great wood flooring installation for Dan’s Floor Store! And our clients were very happy with their new wood flooring, too!

Professionally installed new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinished the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve its looks and value. Give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

White Oak Character Grade Flooring Install – Palencia

Wire brushed white oak character grade wood flooring installedHome owners in Palencia Golf and Country Club community wanted to replace about 1,100 square feet of tile flooring in their home with White Oak Character Grade Flooring. So they contacted Dan’s Floor Store of Ponte Vedra 904.887.8303 for this home improvement project.

Our clients selected 9/16″ thick x 7 1/2″ wide wire brushed White Oak character grade wood flooring with a natural appearance, by Naturally Aged Flooring.

First we removed the existing tile flooring.  The concrete slab subfloor of the home required an immense amount of leveling (as we have found to be a usual necessity) after the tile removal was completed.

Dan’s Floor Store cares about our wood flooring installations. We want to make sure that the new wood flooring lays flat with no hollow spots beneath. Leveling will help the wood flooring last longer. And leveling also helps the wood flooring hold up well during future sanding (for refinishing). We take pride in all of our work so we routinely level all substrate prior to wood flooring installations like this. We finished this job by installing shoe molding, and thresholds at the doorways where the new wood flooring met the tiled and carpeted floors in adjacent rooms.

This tile flooring removal and oak wood flooring installation project took our Dan’s Floor Store crew about a week to complete.

Our clients are very pleased with their new White Oak Character grade flooring, and Dan’s Floor Store really likes having happy clients.

Professionally installed new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinished the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve its looks and value. Give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.

Wire Brushed Oak Flooring Installation – Nocatee

Snow Cap wire brushed White Oak flooring by Naturally Aged Flooring.This Dan’s Floor Store wire brushed Oak flooring residential installation project took place in a home in the Twenty Mile Village community in Nocatee. Florida.

The first phase of this project was removing all of the floor tile from the kitchen area, and all of the carpeting in the home.

Next we had to level the entire concrete slab subfloor after (as is our standard practice) checking for any moisture issues since it was a new poured slab. (The moisture content of the slab dictates the selection of leveling material used for the job. Moisture coming up from the concrete subfloor can damage wood flooring.)

We had to do quite an extensive amount of leveling on this job. Some leveling areas show up in the wood flooring installation photos that follow. Having a level surface for a wood flooring installation prevents damage to the wood flooring and helps the wood flooring last much longer.

Our clients selected an engineered, wire brushed, White Oak wood flooring made by Naturally Aged flooring, called Snow Cap. This wire brushed Oak flooring is 1/2″ thick x 7 1/2″ wide and comes in random lengths, from 2′ to 6′, with white stain within the soft wood grain. From the Naturally Aged Flooring photo of this character grade White Oak flooring, you can see it has a natural looking white tone without so much character in the flooring to make it look too rustic.

Our clients are very pleased with their new wire brushed Oak flooring installation, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients.

New wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve its looks and value. Give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

If your next improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

Get the quality and the look you want, with friendly service and reasonable prices.

  • Visit our Ponte Vedra, Florida showroom.
  • Call Dan directly at (904) 887-8303.
  • Call the store at (904) 825-2311 to speak with our salesman or to make an appointment for a Free in-home consultation and estimate.