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

Water Damaged Pine Floor Refinishing – Historic St. Augustine

Owners of a home in historic St. Augustine, called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation on their water damaged pine wood floor. The home is located just south of the Bridge of Lions, on the Avineda Menendez, which is right on the Mantanzas riverfront.

In the fall of 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused water damage to the wood floor in this and many other homes in St. Augustine that are near the water.

After looking at their water damaged pine floor, we told the homeowners their old pine floors could be saved. Our Dan’s Floor Store crew could repair and refinish them for years more useful life.

This is the fifth home on this street in which we have refinished the wooden floors, after they were water warped and damaged by hurricane Matthew.

Getting an early start on the day’s work, our crew was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the Mantanzas riverfront.

The project home has one room with a floor of Southern Yellow Pine. A majority of the wooden floors were Heart Pine, original from circa late 1800s. We had to repair several areas of wood flooring. Our Dan’s Floor Store team began sanding the wooden floors at a 45 degree angle to the grain several times to get them flat again. After we had the wood floors flat, we sanded them with the grain to prepare them for finishing.

We added an orange tint stain to the repaired areas, to get them to visually match the adjacent Heart Pine flooring.

To finish and protect these old pine wood floors, our crew first applied a coat of oil modified Bona DriFast Sealer Then we applied two coats or Bona Woodline Polyurethane for a tough protective coat with a slight amber tone.

Our clients were very happy to see how nice their old pine wood floors look now. And Dan’s Floor Store loves 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.

Pine Wood Flooring Refinish – Downtown Jacksonville FL

refinished heart pine knotty yellow pine wood flooringOne of our prior Dan’s Floor Store clients called us 904.887.8303 to refinish (“sand and finish”) the wood flooring in a place west of downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

The project wood floor was about 500 square feet in area. The floor was a combination of Heart Pine and Knotty Yellow Pine wood.

Some of the pine wood flooring had been painted, so we had to “cut” (sand) the wood flooring at a 45 degree angle. Then our crew came back and sanded the pine wood flooring with the grain to prepare it for finishing.

We have found that we get best results with all heart pine flooring when we use Bona DriFast Sealer (oil modified), followed with Bona Woodline Polyurethane satin for second and third coats of finish.

This is the fifth job we have done for this customer and he was very happy with the outcome.

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.

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.

Refinishing Hickory Flooring – St. Augustine

Dan’s Floor Store is thankful to have been able to help many First Coast homeowners and businesses with wood floors that were water damaged during hurricane Matthew (which occurred in the fall of 2016). While not always the case, often the wood floors could be restored with repairs and refinishing. Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 offers a free consultation and estimate for wood floor installations, repairs, refinishing, and for tile work.

Owner of a home situated on the marsh just west of the St. Augustine Amphitheater called us for a consultation on their water damaged wood floor. As a result of their wood floor being under water during the storm, we could see some slight cupping of their hickory wood floor.

We were happy to tell them that their hickory wood flooring did not need to be replaced, we could sand and refinish it to last for many more years of service. Refinishing Hickory flooring is certainly in our Dan’s Floor Store repertoire.

Their natural Hickory wood floors by Anderson had been prefinished with aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide provides a very hard finish which does not sand off easily for refinishing; it ruins our sandpaper quickly. Some of the photos show how the finish turns white but is not fully removed after one rough cut of sandpaper. In all, we made three sanding cuts to remove the aluminum oxide from the Hickory flooring.

The homeowner chose an oil-modified polyurethane Bona Woodline satin to finish their floor. For Bona oil-based polyurethane, the procedure that we use to get best results is to only do one coat per day and abrade the floors between the coats. This process results in solid bonding and cleaner, smooth finish results.

Our customer was “over the moon” to be able to save/salvage their hickory wood flooring. And Dan’s Floor Store always 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.

Red Oak Flooring Refinishing – Cimarrone Country Club

Dark gray stained Red Oak flooringWhen homeowners in the Cimarrone Country Club in St. Johns County, Florida were ready for a new look for their wood floors, they called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303.

We offer a free consultation and estimate for wood floor installations, wood floor refinishing, and tile work. Call 904.887.8303 to make your appointment.

They had pre-finished Mannington wood floor; rotary peeled Red Oak with an aluminum oxide finish.

Based on our consultation with our clients, our crew sanded their wood floor down (to remove the original finish), and then gave their floor a dark gray stain and a durable finish.

After staining the clients’ Red Oak floors, we finished them with Bona Mega Clear HD satin. This is a waterborne wood floor finish dries clear with no ambering, so it will not yellow over time.

Beautiful results! Our staining and finishing turned out very, very even. Our clients were as happy as we were with the new look on their Red Oak floors, and we like 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.

Refinishing Water Damaged Heart Pine Flooring – St. Augustine

The wood floors of many homes in St. Augustine, Florida were water damaged in the fall of 2016 during Hurricane Matthew. Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 has been actively working to help as many of these local homeowners as possible to restore their wood floors as part of getting on with their lives.

View of Mantanzas river from project home in St. Augustine, Florida.This water damaged heart pine flooring refinishing project took place in an older home on the Mantanzas riverfront in Saint Augustine. This home is one of many charming buildings along Avenida Menendez. The home is located just south of the landmark Bridge of Lions which crosses the Mantanzas River.

The home was build in the 1800s, and has retained the original heart pine floors.

Heart Pine wood is the heartwood, the dense, center-most wood of the long leaf pine tree, and it is very hard and strong, with beautiful coloring and figure patterns.

Water damaged old heart pine flooring needs repair and refinishingHurricane Matthew put the wood floors in this old home under water. We sanded and refinished the wood flooring in the home next door to this one about a month ago.

We have been contracted to refinish the water damaged wood floors in two more homes on this street, within three houses of one another in our schedule, due to the same storm.

The wood floors have had many months to dry out, prior to our arrival.

We sanded the water damaged heart pine flooring down to the bare wood. Even as old as this heart pine wood flooring is, heart pine can be very sappy. And the sap gums up our sanding papers. So we end up using a lot more sanding paper for heart pine refinishing jobs.

Our crew finished the sanded heart pine flooring with 3 coats of Bona Woodline satin polyurethane.

The refinished old heart pine flooring looks great!

Our customer was very pleased with the outcome of our refinishing work. 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.

Red Oak Clear Grade Flooring Sand and Finish – St. Augustine

When Hurricane Matthew came through northeastern Florida in the fall of 2016, many homes located near the ocean were flooded and water damaged.

Fortunately for the owners of this home in the Davis Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, their solid plank Red Oak clear grade flooring was not water damaged beyond saving. Dan’s Floor Store could sand and finish this 1950s era wood flooring to restore it to its former beauty.

After sanding the wood floors, we applied Bona oil-modified Woodline polyurethane finish to provide a tough protecting coating to the Red Oak clear grade flooring with a slight amber color that enhances the natural tone of the wood.

The finished floors look very clean, the builder doing the rest of the home restoration was very pleased with our workmanship, and the homeowners were very happy with their refinished solid plank Red Oak clear grade flooring.

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 and Restoring Old Heart Pine Plank Flooring – St. Augustine

Refinished old heart pine plank flooringOwners of a home on the harbor in St. Augustine contacted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for one of our free consultations and estimates on refinishing and restoring their water damaged old Heart Pine flooring.

Living near the water, the wood floors in their home had gotten water damaged during hurricane Matthew in the fall of 2016.

The water damage made the old Heart Pine plank flooring in this home very unlevel, but we knew how to restore and refinish them.

The wood was so unlevel our Dan’s Floor Store crew had to sand the wood floors 5 times at a 45 degree angle to get it flat again. Then we could come back and sand with a cut straight with the wood grain for the final sanding.

These Heart Pine planks came from Longleaf Pine trees, which were overharvested in southeastern America in the 1900’s and can now only be reclaimed or river recovered.

The old Heart Pine plank flooring in this home is very, very old. We found the old, sanded flooring to be stunning looking, even before staining or finishing with polyurethane.

The homeowners wanted Dan’s Floor Store to refinish and restore their old Heart Pine plank flooring to match the same color as the stairs in the home (which had not been damaged by the water.

We chose Bona Rosewood stain as a good, blending match with the stairs.

Our crew finished this project with 3 coats of gloss Oil-Modified Polyurethane Woodline finish by Bona.

The old Heart Pine plank floors look great again, and our clients were very happy with the results of our work.

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.

Reclaimed Heart Pine Plank Flooring Sealing & Finishing – St. Augustine, FL

Saltwater Cowboys, a popular barbecue and seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, contracted Dan’s Floor Store to repair and refinish their reclaimed heart pine plank flooring after it was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, in the fall of 2016.

For more information and photos about the repair and installation, please see our article
Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Repair & Refinishing – St. Augustine, FL

Installing the reclaimed Heart Pine plank flooring was a really unique job; to be using a recycled floor that had been there for over 65 years was a challenge and was really fun for our Dan’s Floor Store crew.

After installing the reclaimed flooring, we recommended it be coated. Dan made some samples up for the decorators and at the last second, he decided to do a whitewashed sample using Bona Nordic (a white washing, innovative new sealer made by Bona). The decorators agreed with Dan’s recommendation after seeing the samples.

The white washed look might be a little hard to see in the photos, but this white washing process really lends a very coastal and beachy appearance to these reclaimed Heart Pine floors, it fits into the motif of the restaurant perfectly.

With three coats of Bona Nordic sealer applied, to give the reclaimed heart pine plank flooring a frosted whitewashed appearance, we top coated these wooden floors with Bona Traffic HD extra matte which is a very durable, commercially rated finish.

We agree with our clients; their whitewashed reclaimed heart pine floors turned out looking excellent!

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.

Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Repair & Refinishing – St. Augustine, FL

Saltwater Cowboys, a popular barbecue and seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, called Dan’s Floor Store for a free consultation and estimate for repairing their wood floors.

Hurricane Matthew that came through our area in northeastern Florida in the fall of 2016 did a lot of damage to local homes and businesses, including Saltwater Cowboys.

During the storm, Saltwater Cowboys got inundated during hurricane Matthew which happened to many homes and businesses in areas of Saint Augustine close to the river or intracoastal waterway. And this restaurant is sitting directly on the intracoastal.

The flooring that was existing at the restaurant was reclaimed Heart Pine. The original reclaimed Heart Pine flooring planks were tongue and groove joints, 7 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches thick.

Only some of the original Heart Pine flooring was able to be reused with the full tongue and groove. The remainder of the original reclaimed Heart Pine flooring was ripped down into 6 inch wide boards. These ripped-down boards did not have any tongue and groove.

As a result of the hurricane damage, Saltwater Cowboys had to go through a massive restoration including a new subfloor, new joists, new decks and many other new items, but they were able to reuse at least some of their flooring.

Among the repairs to be able to open Saltwater Cowboys after the storm, the owners had to replace all of the beams underneath the building. Seeing an opportunity among so much damage and destruction, they re-used the old Heart Pine beams, having them milled and re-planed into 1 1/2 ” thick by nearly 10″ wide floor planks!

The method that we used for installing the planks of reclaimed Heart Pine flooring was to glue and nail all the flooring in place.

The reclaimed Heart Pine plank flooring of varied lengths and widths looks great installed.

For the rest of the information and photos about the sealing and finishing phase of this project, please see our article – Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Sealing & Finishing – St. Augustine, FL

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.