Refinishing Old Heart Pine Floors – Springfield

Old heart pine wood flooring refinishedThis Dan’s Floor Store wood floor refinishing project took place in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, in the historic Springfield neighborhood.

The home was circa 1913, with the original flooring, old Heart Pine floors.

Some of the old wood floors were covered with so much paint and carpet glue, they did not resemble wood flooring when our crew arrived on site.

We also refinished the old wooden stair treads.

First some of the old Heart Pine flooring planks were damaged and had to be replaced, using by weaving-in new wood planks.

Following weave-in repairs, we sanded 1225 square feet of the old Heart Pine floors and the stair treads.

Then we finished the wood flooring with 3 coats of Bona Oil Modified Satin to keep the authenticity of this rustic old floor.

This job required lots of sandpaper and time to complete, and the results are stunning! The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome of this Dan’s Floor Store old wood floor refinishing project.

If you are thinking about refinishing old wooden flooring in your home or office, or getting new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate. And if your next home 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.

Replacing Water Damaged Red Oak Flooring – St. Augustine

Sanded, stained, and refinished red oak plank flooringHomeowners contracted Dan’s Floor Store to replace water damaged red oak flooring after the lower floor of their home took on and was damaged by water during Hurricane Matthew last fall.

The water damaged the subflooring in some areas, as well as the wood flooring. Before we could install the new wood flooring, we tore out 650 square feet of plywood subfloor and water damaged Red Oak (solid) wood flooring. Then our Dan’s Floor Store crew installed new plywood subfloor, with moisture barrier to protect the Red Oak new wood flooring.

For this project, we replaced the water damaged red oak flooring with 2 1/4″ strip unfinished Red Oak number 1 Common by Shamrock Plank Flooring and weaved the new red oak planks into existing, undamaged flooring.

After allowing a few weeks for the new wood flooring to acclimate, we came back to sand and finish the floor.

Our clients took this as an opportunity to give the wood floors and stair treads of their home a new look. They wanted a dark brown color for their floors and stair treads.

First our Dan’s Floor Store crew sanded the wood flooring and stair treads in the home.

To achieve the look they wanted, we next popped the grain of the sanded wood. Our crew conditioned floor with wet rags prior to staining. Popping raises the grain of the wood to allow the stain to penetrate deeper in the wood thus making the color ten times darker than stain could be straight out of the can.

To achieve the dark brown wood color for our clients, we used DuraSeal Espresso stain, and it turned out fabulous.

Then, for a durable, long lasting finish, we applied Bona waterborne finishes (Bona Mega Clear HD Satin for first two coats, followed by Bona Traffic Satin for the final coat).

And then we trimmed out the job with new shoe molding and new stain matched thresholds at all exiting doorways.

Our clients were thrilled with the new look of their Red Oak wood floors and stair treads, and Dan’s Floor Store always 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 it’s 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 Wood Floor and Stair Restoration – Avondale

Stained and refinished red oak wood flooring and stair treadsDan’s Floor Store was contracted to refinish and repair 3,800 square feet of Red Oak wood floor and 18 stair treads in a charming old home being renovated in the Avondale community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Here are some photos showing the old wood floors before we started to refinish them. The middle photos shows our new Lagler-Hummel Belt Sanding machine, next to our older one.

They do a good job sanding wood floors.

As part of this Red Oak wood floor refinishing project, we had to remove and replace some damaged areas of the wood flooring, using the weave-in process to achieve a uniform look for the client’s wood floors.

Based on our experience in restoring and repairing wood floors in old homes, we chose rift and quarter sawn Red Oak wood flooring planks by Shamrock Plank Flooring as a good match to the existing wood flooring. We used the Red Oak planks for the weave-in repair, to replace the damaged wood flooring. There were actually many weave-in areas, repairing damaged wood flooring on this project.

After weaving-in the new Red Oak planks, we sanded and hand scraped the floors, the stair treads, and landings.

First our Dan’s Floor Store crew used the technique of applying a little water to “pop” the grain of the wood, prior to applying the stain to the Red Oak wood floor and stair treads. This extra step allows the stain to penetrate deeper, to get a darker, richer stain effect than just using the stain, straight out of the can. Then we applied MinWax stain – blending 2 parts Coffee brown to 1 part medium brown.

We also mimicked the stair tread nosing from the 1950’s by handcrafting and modifying new nosing to achieve a near exact look.

For the finish coat on these floors, we used Bona Mega Clear HD for our first build-up coat. Our crew will be back in a few weeks to put the final two coats on this wood flooring restoration project.

As our Dan’s Floor Store crew was leaving the project home, we just had to catch a few photos of the serene view of the St. Johns River, as seen from behind the project home.

Are you thinking about refinishing old wooden flooring in your home or office, or getting new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate)?  Call Dan, owner/operator of  Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate. And if your next home 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.

Rotary Sawn Red Oak Floor Repair Sand and Stain – Ponte Vedra Beach

Homeowners in Ponte Vedra Beach contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to help renovate the old floors in their home.

  • The home owners wanted to replace the tile in their foyer and carpet in the adjacent home office room with rotary sawn Red Oak wood flooring.
  • They also asked our recommendation for moisture damaged areas of their existing red oak wood flooring.

We started our work on this flooring project by removing the foyer tile and home office carpeting.

Most concrete subfloors require some leveling before we can install wood flooring planks and the subfloor slab in this home was no exception. The leveled surface of the concrete subfloor helps the wood flooring last longer.

We chose engineered, unfinished rotary sawn 2 1/4″ wide Red Oak plank flooring by Howell Hardwood Flooring for the foyer and home office, to perfectly mimic the existing flooring.

The existing wood flooring had a lot of moisture damage from prior pet urine stains so we recommended sanding and staining the new and existing wood flooring for a uniform look through the home. Our crew used a hand scraper to “pull” all the ends of the sanded planks, to eliminate any sanding marks on the wood floors.

We recommended a combination of coastal driftwood and gray stains by Bona for the home’s wood floors. Dan’s Floor Store crew applied three coats of the stain, which really helped to hide the moisture damage to the old wood flooring. We finished these sanded and stained wood floors with Bona Mega Clear HD.

These rotary sawn Red Oak plank floors turned out great; our clients are very happy with them. And Dan’s Floor Store likes having happy clients.

Are you ready to change the look and improve the value of your home or business office with new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring you have? 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.

Pegged Look White Oak Floor Install and Weave-in Deerwood Country Club

A previous client had us come install a custom weave-in to an area of their solid Finished pegged look white oak flooringwhite oak floor, and then refinish some additional wood flooring, in their charming home in the Deerwood Country Club community of Jacksonville, Florida.

This project involved not only installing new Solid White Oak plank select flooring from Shamrock Plank Flooring in random width planks (3″, 6″, and 8″ wide), but also weaving the new wood flooring into some existing flooring which was also 3 “, 6″, and 8” random widths.

The new White Oak flooring planks being installed would be enhanced with a pegged look as though they were held down with dark Walnut pegs. (The pegged look wood floor effect is achieved by pre-drilling holes near the ends of each plank, prior to their installation and then inserting walnut plugs (to simulate pegs) after the planks are installed.)

We glued and nailed the new wood flooring installation.

Dan’s Floor Store also sanded the newly installed wood floor along with all of the other existing wood flooring on first floor the home for a total of 2700 ft.² of flooring. (This refinishing did not include the wood flooring that we had installed on the second floor of this home in March.) And as we worked, a rainbow came our to brighten our day.

Dan’s Floor Store finished the new wood flooring with Bona flooring products:

If you are thinking about new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring you have, give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate. If your next home 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.

Rotary Sawn Red Oak Wood Flooring Repair Plantation Oaks

Finished wood floor repairAfter a free Dan’s Floor Store consultation and estimate, this wood flooring repair job took place in a home in Ponta Vedra Beach, in the Plantation Oaks subdivision.

There were actually two areas of this 2 1/4″ wide rotary sawn Red Oak wood flooring that required repair.

First we carefully tore out the existing water damaged flooring. Then we installed new wood flooring.

We stained the new wood flooring to blend with the existing floor in then put three coats of Bona polyurethane on top to protect it.

Our clients were very happy with their repaired wood floor.

If you are thinking about new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), wood flooring repair, or refinishing the wood flooring you have, give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate. If your next home improvement project involves tile or stone work, don’t forget that we professionally install those materials too.

No job is too big or too small for Dan’s Floor Store.

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 Wood Floor Repair and Refinishing in Jacksonville Beach

Old solid Red Oak wood floor after repair & refinishingFollowing one of our free Dan’s Floor Store on-site consultations, we recommended a section of the old Red Oak wood flooring in our client’s older cinder block house from the 50s that had been water damaged be replaced, and the rest of their solid Red Oak wood floor be refinished.

We recommended refinishing these old Red Oak wood floors because, except for the area that was water damaged, they were in extremely good condition for their age.

First, we removed the old, water damaged boards and wove in the replacement solid Red Oak boards.

Our customer chose a natural finish for their clear grade Red Oak wood floor.

After sanding, we applied one coat of Bona DTS, Deep Tone Sealer, followed by 3 coats of durable Bona Traffic Satin finish.

If you are thinking about new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring you have, give Dan’s Floor Store a call 904.887.8303 to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate. If your next home 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.

Wood Floor Repair and Refinishing in Jacksonville

exposed sub-floor prior to weave-in wood floor repairFollowing one of our free consultations, Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to repair the Red Oak wood flooring in a Jacksonville home as part of a renovation project.

This home has a beautiful view of the St. Johns river, and is located near University Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard.

As part of the renovation work, the existing kitchen and a wall were removed, leaving a large hole in the existing wood flooring. Dan’s Floor Store skills in wood floor repair can help make this wood floor look beautiful again.

To fill this exposed area of subfloor, we installed new 1 1/2″ solid Red Oak plank flooring, weaving each piece into existing planks of the old wood floors. Slightly over 100 of the new planks were woven-in to repair the floors in this home. A weave-in wood floor repair is a little more difficult than installing new wood plank flooring, and more routine weave-in repairs usually involve fewer planks to added.

It’s good practice to allow the wood flooring to sit and acclimate for two weeks prior to starting the refinishing phase of the project – sanding and finishing these floors.

Several weeks later we began the next phase of this project.

This solid inch and a half strip Red Oak flooring had some cupping to it so we had to sand it at a 45 degree angle, just like we do with all new solid wood flooring. Sanding wood flooring at a 45 degree angle helps to flatten the floor surface, so that we can “cut” (sand) the floor straight with rough grit paper.

A neutral DuraSeal stain was chosen for this floor to compliment the dark cherry color cabinets to be installed. Two coats of water based polyurethane were applied, followed by a final coat of Bona Traffic satin when the remainder of the renovation work in the home was completed.

Here are some photos of the final kitchen, with new Kitchen Cabinets and Island installed by Horn Builders. Everyone likes how the new darker finished cabinets and island are set off by the lighter wood flooring.

Removing the kitchen wall resulted in a much roomier kitchen, and gave the clients the open floor plan appearance that they wanted.

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.

Wood Flooring Refinish and Repair in Jacksonville Beach

Dan’s Floor Store was selected to refinish the wood floors in this home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

In addition to refinishing the wood floors, there was a section of flooring that had to be replaced; a 50 board, weave-in repair. We also installed some nice vinyl plank flooring in the upstairs master bedroom suite.

These photos show us preparing for and during the refinishing phase of this project.

The client chose the Classic Gray stain by DuraSeal for the 2 1/4″ solid Red Oak flooring downstairs. We applied Bona Traffic polyurethane (a commercial-rated, waterborne finish) coating to protect the wood floor, in a satin sheen.

We agree that our client’s selection, the Classic Gray stain by DuraSeal, conveys a very beachy look; very fitting for the location of the home, just steps away from the Beach.

At Dan’s Floor Store, we enjoy helping clients save some money while extending the life of their wood flooring.

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.