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 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.

Hickory Wood Floor Repair – St. Augustine

Yikes! It doesn’t take a lot of water to damage a wood floor!

Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to repair some water damaged hickory wood flooring at the Beachcomber condos in St. Augustine, Florida. Beachcomber is in a very scenic location, with a super view of the Atlantic Ocean.

There were several areas of hickory flooring that were damaged and needed to be removed.

In all, we removed approximately 45 water damaged hickory boards from the floor.

After we were sure the subfloor was thoroughly dried out, we wove in the new hand scraped Hickory Natural pre-finished engineered hardwood flooring from Naturally Aged wood flooring.

The owners really liked how good their repaired hickory floors look now. 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.

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.

Installing Solid Red Oak Wood Flooring – Avondale

Rift and quarter sawn Red Oak wood flooring installation - Avondale Clients wanted to improve the appearance and the value of their home with wood flooring. They picked rift and quarter sawn unfinished Red Oak wood flooring in 2 1/4 wide planks by Oakcrest Lumber.

In order to provide a good base for the new Red Oak wood flooring in this home, and as shared in an earlier article, we previously installed plywood subfloor in the kitchen and several other areas of their home.

The new rift and quarter sawn unfinished Red Oak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen (which was formerly tile) and in several bedrooms, and closets. This Red Oak flooring installation included over 12 different weave-in sections to allow the new wood flooring to run apparently seamlessly from one room to the next.

Our Dan’s Floor Store wood flooring work complies with NWFA standards to provide beautiful results and long lasting wood floors for our customers. As an example, 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.

Once the new Red Oak wood flooring has properly acclimated, we will sand all of the wood flooring in the home, and then refinish those floors. The sand and finish portion of this project will be shared in a future article on our Dan’s Floor Store website.

The client’s home has a nice view of the St. Johns River at sunset from the back yard of their home.

Considering changing the look and improving 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.

Plywood subfloor for Red Oak Flooring Installation – Avondale

Some wood flooring installations require the prior addition of a plywood subfloor over the concrete slab.

View of the St. Johns River from Avondale homeDan’s Floor Store installed 400 square feet of plywood subfloor in an Avondale home.

This work was in preparation for a weave-in rift and quarter sawn solid Red Oak wood floor installation, with sand and finish project.

First we lay down a 6 mil thick layer of Visqueen moisture barrier along with lap cement. We carefully roll out the plastic moisture barrier to cover the concrete slab after laying tar down with a trowel.

Next we carry in our sheets of 3/4″ CDX plywood to serve as subfloor. We cut the the plywood to fit according to the American Plywood Association / Engineered Wood Association and National Wood Flooring Association standards

We fasten each sheet of plywood with our Hilti DX2 nailer gun. This gun shoots 1 1/2″nails thru the plywood and into the concrete. This step really fastens our plywood securely to the concrete slab!

In a few weeks we will return to our client’s home and weave-in and install, then later sand and finish the Red Oak flooring installation. Here’s our link to our article about about the installation of the rift and quarter sawn Red Oak hardwood flooring.

Considering changing the look and improving 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.

Wood Floor Weave-in and Install at the King and Bear

Installed - new engineered hand scraped birch wood flooringThis Dan’s Floor Store wood floor weave-in and install project took place in a home at the King and Bear community – part of the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.

The client wanted to replace the tile floors in the hallways, kitchen, and dining room with wood flooring.

And they wanted the new wood flooring to appear as a continuation of the existing wood flooring that had been previously installed in their home.

First the tile and thinset used to adhere the tiles to the concrete subfloor had to be removed, and the entire area to be covered in wood flooring had be be leveled.

To match the existing wood flooring, we found a beautiful engineered hand scraped Birch wood flooring, 5″ x 3/8″ planks from the Rucsello collection by Bella Cera.

To blend the new wood flooring in with the existing wood flooring, we wove in ten boards, and went on to extend the new wood flooring throughout all the hallways, in the kitchen, and in the dining room of the home.

The weave-in and installation turned out beautifully, and our client was very pleased. In all, we installed 600 square feet of wood flooring.

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.

Red Oak Flooring Refinish in Englewood

Grand old solid Red Oak floor after refinishingThe homeowners of an early 20th century home in the Englewood neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida called Dan’s Floor Store for a free consultation about the old Red Oak flooring in their home.

  • They wanted to know if the flooring could be refinished, or needed to be replaced.

We found that the house had some very old solid Red Oak wood flooring, which had accumulated numerous water stains and pet urine stains, along with years of wear. (Some of the stains are visible in the before refinishing photos.) Most of this Red Oak flooring could be refinished, but some flooring was damaged so badly that it had to be replaced with solid wood flooring planks.

Next we sanded the whole floor, to prepare the wood for staining and finishing.

Discussing the project with our clients, we concluded that for this job we would need to use the technique of applying water to “pop” the grain of the wood, prior to applying the stain.

  • From our experience, this extra step allows the stain to penetrate deeper, creating a deeper, darker tone.

After “water pop”, staining, and finishing, these grand old solid Red Oak floors look good and are ready for years of service for our clients.

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.