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

Refinishing Rotary Peeled Red Oak Flooring in Ponte Vedra Beach

Refinished rotary peeled Red Oak flooring, staircase and railOwners of a home on Roscoe Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach contracted Dan’s Floor Store to help with some home improvements:

  • sand and finish their rotary peeled Red Oak flooring

  •  refinish the front and back staircases, and also the rails

Our crew sanded the rotary peeled Red Oak flooring, stair treads, and railings.

We used a Bona Golden Oak stain. Next our crew applied a Bona oil modified sealer for the first coat. And then we buffed down that coat, and applied two coats of waterborne Pallmann Power ultra matte finish.

After seeing their refinished rotary peeled Red Oak floors and staircases, needless to say our customers were thrilled, and they wrote us a raving review. Dan’s Floor Store appreciates having happy customers! And it is always nice to get compliments on our work.

Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, 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.

Sand and Finish Old Heart Pine Wood Floors – San Marco

A home improvement and renovation project in a San Marco home led to a call to Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to restore the old heart pine wood floors in the home.

Dan’s Floor Store crew has repaired and restored many old wood floors in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine, Florida area.

These old heart pine wood floors are circa late 1800s. The wood was very beautiful, and ultra sappy. These old heart pine plank floors had not been refinished in over 100 years!

Our crew sanded and hand scraped the old floors.

Then we applied Bona Woodline Oil Modified Polyurethane finish.

You can tell by the before and after photos that these wood floors turned out beautifully for the age of the floors. Our client was very pleased with their refinished old heart pine wood floors, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have 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.

Old Red Oak Plank Floors Refinished with Grey Stain – Ortega

Refinished, grey stained, red oak plank floorsDan’s Floor Store was contracted to refinish the 1 1/2″ wide solid old Red Oak plank floors in this circa 1950 home in the Ortega neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. As part of the refinishing process, our client described the look they wanted and we recommended adding a grey stain to the Red Oak planks during our refinishing process.

Often old wooden floors can be refinished to look good again and provide years more useful life. Refinishing wood floors adds value to both residential and commercial properties. And some clients decide to have their wood floors stained during our refinishing process, to create a new look in those spaces. Call Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 with questions or to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

Here is a look at the old Red Oak plank floors and stair treads, before we started.

Our crew sanded and hand scraped the wood floors and stairs, to prepare them for staining.

We applied Classic Grey DuraSeal stain. Then our crew finished with 3 coats Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

Our client was very happy, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have 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.

Repair Sand Finish Old Red Oak Flooring – Riverside

During the fall of 2017, many people in the Jacksonville, Florida area were victims of storm rain and flood damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Repaired and refinished old Red Oak flooringRiverside owners called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to repair, sand and finish their water damaged old Red Oak flooring, as part of the restorations of their apartment.

Our crew removed the old, water damaged Red Oak flooring.

And then replaced the Red Oak planks via weave-in repair.

After repair, we sanded and hand scraped the edges of all 2000 square feet of old Red Oak flooring in the apartment.

Sanding repaired Red Oak floors

Then we applied Bona oil-modified DriFast Sealer to the sanded wood floors.

Our crew buffed between each of the next coats on the wood floors, and applied Bona Woodline oil-modified polyurethane satin finish for a tough protective coat and slight amber color to enhance the natural tone of the wood.

Our clients were very impressed with their repaired and refinished old Red Oak floors, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and installs new wood floors (including solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients , improving the looks of the floors 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 Engineered White Oak Flooring and Stairs- Crescent Beach

Beach view from the project home.This home had been damaged during Hurricane Irma, in the fall of 2017.
These Crescent Beach community homeowners (in St. Augustine, Florida) called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to restore their water damaged wood floor and staircase.

During the storm, wind and water came in through the windows and doors of the home. You can see some of the water damaged wood flooring and stairs in these photos.

Our crew began working this project by drying out the wet subfloor with dehumidifiers and high powered fans. Then our crew repaired over 500 square feet of engineered White Oak flooring (weave-in repairs with new White Oak flooring).

To restore the wood flooring and staircase, we sanded and hand scraped the edges of:

  • 2,000 square feet of White Oak flooring
  • 30 stair treads
  • 8 stairway newel posts
  • 80 linear feet of stair railing

The engineered White Oak flooring had a tough aluminum oxide finish. Our crew used a lot of sandpaper to go through all the stages of sanding the wood flooring to prepare it for refinishing.

It takes a lot of sandpaper to remove the tough, aluminum oxide finish on wood flooring.

We applied Bona oil-modified DriFast Sealer to the sanded wood.

Bona oil-modified, DryFast Sealer on the sanded White Oak flooring

Then our crew buffed between each of the next coats and applied Bona Woodline oil-modified, polyurethane Satin finish for a tough protective coat and slight amber color to enhance the natural tone of the wood.

Our clients were very happy to see how nice their floors and staircase looked when restored, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients!

Beach view from the project homeDan’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.

Sand and Finish American Cherry Flooring – St. Augustine, Florida

Refinished American Cherry flooringHomeowners in south St. Augustine, Florida contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to sand and refinish the American Cherry flooring in their home.

American cherry is a rare specie to see these days. Most flooring manufacturers stopped making it because of how soft it is, but it is a very beautiful flooring.

They had pre-finished aluminum oxide American Cherry flooring in their home. Aluminum oxide is a very tough finish. It took three cuts with the sander to get all of the old finish off the wood flooring.

Next our crew applied Bona oil-modified DriFast Sealer.

We finished the American Cherry flooring with two coats of Bona oil-modified polyurethane finish for a tough protective coat with a slight amber color to enhance the natural tone of the wood.

Needless to say our clients were very happy with the outcome of their newly sanded and refinished American Cherry floors. And Dan’s Floor Store likes to have 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.

Sand and Finish Weave-in Repaired Red Oak Select Grade Flooring – St. Augustine

Weave-in repair of red oak flooringEarlier this year, Dan’s Floor Store started a home improvement project for clients in the Moultrie Foreside community, near Moultrie Creek in south St. Augustine. Our crew prepared the subfloor, and then wove-in solid Red Oak select grade wood flooring to extend the Red Oak through the home, and to repair some damaged areas of the wood flooring.

After allowing one month of acclamation time for the new solid Red Oak select grade flooring, we came back to sand and finish the Red Oak floors.

First, the acclimated wood flooring had to be sanded.

After sanding, our crew “popped” the wood flooring grain with water to give a deeper, darker color when we applied the stain. The stain selected was Early American by MinWax. Then we finished the floors with one coat of Bona drifast Sealer.

And then we waited around a month or so to allow the kitchen cabinets to come in. Next our Dan’s Floor Store crew buffed down the sealer coat on the Red Oak select grade flooring and applied two coats of Bona oil-modified satin.

Our clients were thrilled with the outcome of their floor, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and installs new wood floors (including solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients , improving the looks of the floors 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.

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.

Restoring Water Damaged Red Oak Flooring – Atlantic Beach

Refinished, water damaged red oak flooring - close upThe owner of a home on Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate, to restore their water damaged Red Oak flooring. Wind and water from Hurricane Irma had created a slight cupping of the wood floor at the front door. Also the homeowner did not like that he could not see the grain of the wood in his black stained wood floor.

(A close-up of the refinished Red Oak flooring is show above, right.)

We concluded that the prior floor man double or triple stained the wood floor to get the color that dark, a process which covered the grain of the wood entirely.

As our crew rough sanded the water damaged Red Oak flooring I could see that it was a 5″ wide, rotary peeled Red Oak flooring, from our experience dealing with wood flooring from a wide variety of vendors. I also noted the wood flooring had a mineral streak, and was made of a lower grade of wood, but we can work with that.

After sanding some of the floor, we put down a “pop grain” Dura Seal True Black stain sample, and it looked great! The wood grain in the flooring was clearly visible, and the color was just what the client wanted!

Applying stain to grain popped, sanded red oak flooringOur Dan’s Floor Store crew completed all of the sanding (and hand scraping the corners) of the floors. Then we “popped the grain” of the wood by rubbing the sanded wooden floor with water dampened cloths. Water from the damp cloths raises the grain of the wood, allowing the stain to penetrate deeper into the wood.

Next we applied the applied the Dura Seal True Black stain. We had to give the black stain extra dry time because that stain is super pigmented.

Our crew finished these floors with two coats of Bona Mega Clear HD satin (which eliminates an amber tint to the wood). We buffed the first two coats of Mega Clear HD to get a smooth surface. Then we applied a final finish coat of Bona Traffic HD satin for a super durable finish.

Our client was very happy with the new look for his wood floor. Before we even completed finishing his floor, our client had given me several referrals to his friends, for work on their wood floors. I can proudly say that our client was thrilled with his refinished wood floor.

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.

Refinishing Old Wooden Floors – Jacksonville Beach

Refinishing the wood floors in your home or business is an opportunity to give your place a new look, and that’s exactly what these clients did for their Jacksonville Beach home.

Whitened old wooden floorTheir home was built in the 1950’s, with a medium brown stain applied throughout the home. Our clients had a color in mind for their floor prior to my arrival to meet with them and provide an estimate for this project. Just knowing what they wanted prior to our meeting was very helpful. They told me that they wanted to make their wood floors as white as possible. To achieve this look, I chose:

After our crew rough sanded the medium brown stain off the wooden flooring, the species became distinguishable. The wood flooring in most of the home was a mix of Red and White Oak. And this flooring was also a mix of different grades, ranging from Number 1 common to Clear grade. The kitchen floor was an entirely different specie from the rest of the house – Knotty Heart Pine.

We went through all of the stages of sanding on these floors. We had to start with 36 grit sand paper (for the rough cut). Then we went to 50 grit (intermediate cut). Next we used 100 grit (fine cut). After this sanding, along with hand scraping all the corners of the rooms, we buffed the flooring out using 100 grit with the Bona Multidisk.

The next step in refinishing these old wooden floors was “popping the grain” of the wood by rubbing the floor with water dampened cloths. Popping the grain of the wood flooring raises the grain to allow a stain to penetrate deeper into the wood. This step of popping the grain is a MUST with a white stain, because of how pigmented this color is.

Then our crew applied Bona White, then 3 coats of Bona Nordic, followed by a final coat (after buffing the floor smooth) of Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

We are proud to say that our clients were elated with the transformation of their old wooden floors, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have 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.