Articles about Wood Flooring Refinishing Projects by Dan’s Floor Store of Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Sand and Finish Oak Flooring in St. Augustine Beach

View out the window - St. Augustine Beach.This job took place in St. Augustine Beach. The homeowners were moving here from Pittsburgh and Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 was able to squeeze this job into our busy schedule for some new Floridians.

Their floors are number 1 Red Oak with number 2 White Oak flooring planks peppered in here and there. We have also seen this mixture of Red and White Oak planks in flooring in some other homes built in the 1950s.

Our clients wanted a bare/naked wood look for their floors. Pallmann has a product that helped us achieve that look, so our clients asked us to refinish their Oak stair treads to match their Oak floors.

Here are some photos of the Oak floors and stairway, before our crew started work.

We sanded the old, oil modified polyurethane finish off, and hand scraped the edges of the Oak floors and stair treads.

Our crew coated these Oak floors and stair treads with Pallmann Natureseal and Pallmann Pure; companion sealer and finish for giving the bare/naked wood look to the flooring. The result it the look of a freshly sanded Oak floor, but the floor has 3 coats of protection.

This Pallmann finish combination is amazing – the dry look is so clear, more dull than an ultra matte, and it is in trend with the vibe of this St. Augustine Beach house!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and can match stain) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (engineered wood, solid wood, or laminate) as well as Luxury Vinyl Plank for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Refinish and Whitewash Heart Pine Floors in St. Augustine

This job took place in a home in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida. Our clients contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303, wanting their Heart Pine wood floors refinished with a cool, whitewashed look.

We began this flooring improvement project by sanding and hand scraping the edges of the Heart Pine wood floors. This step removes the old finish and prepares the wood floors for the whitening sealer.

Our crew applied durable Pallmann products. We started with Pallmann Pall-X Whiteseal to achieve the whitewashed look our clients wanted.

Our crew applied two coats of Pallmann Pall-X Power. When that finish had fully cured, we buffed the wood floors down, and applied a final coat – Pallmann Pall-X Gold Ultra Matte.

Our clients told us they were thrilled with the new, cool look for their Heart Pine floors! Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients.

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and can match stain) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Sand and Finish Heart Pine flooring in Historic St. Augustine

Owner of a home on the harbor in St. Augustine, Florida, contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to sand and finish their old, solid Heart Pine flooring. This is the 5th home on Avenida Menendez, in the historic area of St. Augustine, in which we have sanded and refinished their wooden floors.

Heart Pine is the heartwood of the long leaf pine tree. The wood is very hard and strong, with beautiful coloring and figure patterns.

Our crew began by sanding the old Heart Pine flooring, and hand scraping their edges. During breaks, we would enjoy the view of the Harbor.

Easier to see the beauty in this Heart Pine flooring after sanding.

Next, we applied durable Pallmann products – Pallmann Clear Sealer for the first coat.

Then our crew added a coat of durable Pallmann Pall-X Power Ultra Matte.

After these two coats had fully cured, we buffed the wood floors down, and applied a final coat – Pallmann Pall-X Gold Ultra Matte.

Our client was super pleased with the look of his freshly refinished Heart Pine wood floors. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and can match stain) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Refinishing Red Oak Flooring – Jacksonville, FL Northside

Stained and finished 1 1/2" wide Red Oak flooringDan’s Floor Store was contracted to refinish existing Red Oak flooring in a home in Northside Jacksonville.

The scope of this refinishing project included sanding, staining and finishing the wood floors.

The Red Oak flooring in this home was 1 1/2″ wide strips; more rare than the 2 1/4″ wide Red Oak flooring we usually see. Dan loves the look of this narrow wood strip flooring.

First our crew thoroughly sanded the floors and hand scraped the edges.

Then we stained the wood floor with Minwax Gunstock Wood Finish stain.

Our crew finished these Red Oak floors with three coats of Pallmann Pall-X Power semi-gloss finish.

Our customers were thrilled with the outcome. And Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and match stains) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Sand, Paint, Finish Wooden Floors – South St. Augustine Beach

Some of the flooring improvement jobs Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 accomplishes in local homes and businesses are part of larger scale renovation projects, working with local contractors.

This remodeling project took place in a home on Atlantic View in South St. Augustine Beach, Florida. The builder envisioned extending the wood flooring with our crew doing a lot of weave-in work, to create a continuous, solid wood floor. And then paint the wooden floors white.

After doing the weave-in wood flooring extension, we sanded the wood floors and hand scraped the edges.

As part of this job, our crew milled our own transition strips out of the solid wood.

After sanding these floors, we applied two coats of Benjamin Moore white paint designed for floors.

The next day, we applied the applied two coats of Pallmann waterborne polyurethane products – Pall-X Clear Sealer – and then Pall-X Power Finish. Then our crew buffed down these first two coats of polyurethane finish, and finished this job with a final coat of Pallmann Gold. Pallmann Gold is a non-ambering, clear, 2 part waterborne polyurethane finish.

We also sanded, painted, and finished the stairway in this home to match the wood floors (but missed getting photos).

The contractor and his clients told us the look that we achieved with these white painted wooden floors was just what they wanted! And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy customers!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, repairs and refinishes wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (engineered wood, solid wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Sand, Stain, Finish Red Oak Flooring in Matanzas Inlet

Homeowners in the Matanzas Inlet, Florida neighborhood contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to stain and refinish their Red Oak floors. They also wanted us to stain and refinish their stairway treads to match the new look of their floors.

Here are some photos of the way their Red Oak floors looked before we started.

Our crew started this project by sanding 1,500 square feet of Red Oak flooring to remove the old finish. We used our big Lagler-Hummel belt sander. for the main areas. Then our crew used edge sanders and hand scraped the edges of the wood flooring.

To get better visual results with the wood stain, we “popped” the grain of the wood flooring with a little water. Popping raises the grain of the wood to allow the stain to penetrate deeper in the wood than the stain would, if applied straight out of the can.

In order to get the look our clients wanted, our crew mixed three parts Provincial to one part Neutral/Natural Bona wood stains.

To finish this Red Oak flooring, we applied the applied two coats of durable Pallmann productsPall-X Clear Sealer and then Pall-X Power Finish. Then we buffed down these first two coats of polyurethane finish, and finished this job with a final coat of Pallmann Gold. The Pallmann Gold top coat is a non-ambering, clear, 2 part waterborne polyurethane finish.

We followed the same sequence – sanding, staining, and refinishing – on the stair treads. We achieved a nice matching look with the wood.

Our clients were very pleased with the outcome of this wood flooring and staircase stain and refinish project. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and match stains) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Heart Pine Plank Flooring – Sand and Finish – Springfield

Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 does flooring projects for residential and commercial clients, and for local building and renovation contractors. This is about the 10th job we have done for this client. It’s always nice when a prior client appreciates your work, and calls you with a new job!

This flooring project took place in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, in the historic Springfield neighborhood.

The home was built in the 1930s, and has existing Heart Pine plank flooring. Our client contracted us to sand and finish these old wooden floors.

Pre-Refinishing.

Our crew sanded the Heart Pine plank flooring, and hand scraped the edges.

Sanding.

Next we applied 1 coat of Bona dri-fast Sealer.

And then we finished these old Heart Pine floors with 2 coats of Bona Woodline satin oil-modified polyurethane.

Between application of the Bona finish coats, we screened these Heart Pine floors for proper bonding and to give the smoothest possible results.

When we screen wood flooring, we use a buffer and a mesh screen covered with an abrasive, instead of regular sand paper discs. Screening provides lighter abrasion to the floor finish, providing a good roughness that helps the new finish coat of polyurethane adhere properly.

Refinishing.

After seeing their refinished Heart Pine plank flooring, our customer was very happy! And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Finished.

Dan’s Floor Store sands, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) and luxury vinyl plank flooring for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Southern Yellow Pine Stain and Refinish with Stair Treads – St. Augustine

Owners of a riverfront home in St. Augustine called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate on a home flooring improvement project. They wanted to stain and refinish their Southern Yellow Pine flooring. The homeowners also wanted their White Oak stair treads refinished, using the same stain.

After the meeting, we got the job!

Our crew began work on this project by sanding and hand scraping the edges of the Southern Yellow Pine plank floors, and sanding the White Oak stair treads.

We “popped” the wood grain on the floor and stairs with water. This opens the wood grain up for a more even, darker and deeper stain effect.

To get the look the homeowners wanted for their wood flooring and stair treads, we used quality Bona Antique Brown stain for both.

Our crew finished the Southern Yellow Pine plank floors and White Oak stair treads with durable Pallmann products – first, one coat of Pallmann sealer. And then we applied two coats of durable Pallmann Power satin finish.

Our clients were delighted to see their refinished Southern Yellow Pine wood floors, and White Oak stairs. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, repairs and refinishes wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (engineered wood, solid wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Sand, Stain, Finish Red Oak Flooring and Staircase – Fruit Cove

Saws set up on the back patio.This flooring and staircase project took Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to a home in the gated community called Bayside, in the Switzerland / Fruit Cove, Florida area.

Our clients selected unfinished, engineered, rotary peeled Red Oak flooring by Howell hardwood flooring for their home improvement project.

First our crew leveled the concrete slab subfloor, to prepare it for the new wood flooring.

Next we installed the new Red Oak flooring planks, lining them up to the existing lines of the old floor.

We sanded the Red Oak flooring and then “popped” the grain of the wood planks with water to open them up for better stain absorption.

Our crew stained the wood flooring with Bona Antique Brown stain.

Then we finished the wood flooring in this room with durable Pallmann products – one coat of Pallman Pall-X Clear sealer , then a coat of Pallmann Pall-X Power ultra matte finish. We buffed down the floor and applied a final coat of Pallmann Pall-X Power ultra matte finish. Our crew finished this room first, so that the grand piano could be moved into the room, and we could do the rest of the job.

We refinished the adjacent Red Oak floors in the home to match the new Red Oak flooring. This part of the job included weave-in repair of 10 damaged flooring planks.

Our crew also sanded and stained the stair treads to match, as well as the stair rail.

Our clients said they were impressed with our work and how nice the wood floors and stair cases looked. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and match stains) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

Sand, Stain, and Finish Wood Flooring at Matthew’s Restaurant in San Marco

Matthew's Restaurant of San Marco, in Jacksonville, FloridaMatthew’s Restaurant in San Marco, in Jacksonville, has been recognized as one of Northeast Florida’s most distinctive restaurants since its opening in 1997.

Chef Matthew of Matthew’s Restaurant, and Dan DiCarlo, owner of Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 have been friends for over 25 years.

The Restaurant was being closed for a week for renovations under a tight timeline, and Chef Matthew called Dan to refinish (sand, stain, and finish) the bar area Oak wood flooring.

Our crew started work at 5AM, sanding the bar floor with rough paper. Then we sanded the Oak floor with fine paper, hand scraped the corners and palm sanded all the ends to eliminate any sanding marks. Next our crew buffed the job smooth.

To achieve a deep stain, we “popped” the wood flooring grain with water applied with damp cloths.

We applied Bona Ebony stain. Our crew applied durable Pallmann products – one coat of Pallmann clear, followed by one coat of Pallmann Power ultra matte finish.

Two days later, after the bar area had been painted, we buffed down the job and put a final coat of Pallmann 98 ultra matte.

Matthew and his staff were thoroughly pleased with our performance and the beautiful wooden bar floor job we left! And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.