Engineered Red Oak – Install Sand Finish – Atlantic Beach

Stained and finished red oak wood flooringAfter a free on-site consultation and estimate, Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to install new engineered Red Oak flooring in a home in Atlantic Beach, and refinish an existing wood floor and stair treads.

The client wanted their new wood flooring installed on a portion of their home that has a suspended slab subfloor. The suspended slab of concrete was about 3/4 of an inch lower than the surface of the wood flooring that was existing in a different portion of their home. We took care of that 3/4 inch difference in height with a combination of floor leveling and the thickness of the new wood flooring planks.

Our wood flooring installation projects usually include the step of leveling the subfloor prior to installing new wood flooring. A leveled subfloor will prevent damage to the wood flooring.

  • Unlevel floors can cause hard surface flooring to crack, reducing the life of the new flooring and requiring replacement of sections of the new flooring.

The client’s selection of a 5/8 of an inch engineered Shamrock Red Oak common number one wood flooring. This Red Oak flooring has a 5mm dry sawn face (wear layer) that adds longer life and maintains value.

Our client liked the concept of turning the new Red Oak wood flooring planks in the opposite direction to that of the existing wood planks, so that’s what we did. Diagonal placement and changing directions of the planks add layers of interest to the client’s wood floors.

After the new engineered Red Oak flooring installation was completed, our crew sanded the new wood flooring and the existing wood flooring.

Then our crew stained the wood flooring with Minwax Golden Oak stain.

We finished both of the client’s wood floors with three coats of Bona Mega Clear HD satin. Two header boards were installed during this flooring project. A photo of one of the installed header boards is included with other views of the finished Red Oak wood flooring installation.

Our crew also refinished our client’s stair treads as part of this project.  We forgot to get photos of the finished treads when we went back to install thresholds, but they turned out very nice.

Needless to say the homeowner was happy with her new wood flooring and refreshed stair treads!

New wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring and stair treads 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.

Refinishing Old Wooden Floors and Stairs in Historic Avondale

Refinishing old wooden floors and stairs to their earlier elegance always gives a little more happiness to the Dan’s Floor Store crew when we are working with historically significant homes. We are helping to preserve our Country’s architectural history.

Home in Historic Avondale neighborhood of Jacksonville, FloridaDan’s Floor store has restored old wood floors in homes in historic homes from Jacksonville to St. Augustine. For this project, we were refinishing wood floors and stair treads in the historic Avondale community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Avondale was developed as an exclusive subdivision of the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida in the summer of 1920. Many of the Avondale homes were built in the Mediterranean Revival style.

This wood floor and stairs refinishing project consisted of sanding and refinishing:

– 1750 square feet of old Heart Pine wood flooring upstairs

– face-nailed White Oak flooring that was decoratively bordered by natural Walnut strip downstairs

– one room of old Heart Pine downstairs

– old Heart Pine stair treads

Here are some photos of the old wooden floor and stair treads, before we refinished them.

These are photos taken during sanding, then hand scraping, and finally applying new finish to the old wood floors and stair treads.

After thoroughly sanding all of these wood surfaces, we applied Bona DTS waterborne sealer  for the first coat. Then, after the Bona sealer had thoroughly dried, we applied two coats of Bona Traffic HD satin for the final two coats of finish.

And here are photos of the refinished wooden floors and stair treads. Our clients were very happy with their refinished wood flooring and stair treads. And Dan’s Floor Store is very happy when our clients like our work.

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.

New Birch Stair Treads for World Golf Village Home

Because a couple who are prior clients and homeowners in the World Golf Village community loved the engineered wood flooring that we had installed for them, they called us back for a new project.

Stained and finished new birch stair treads in placeThese clients wanted to improve their home by replacing the original stair treads with solid Birch stair treads. In addition, the clients wanted to have the new treads stained to match the wood flooring in their home.

This project involved installing 18 new solid birch stair treads. Some of the treads are very long. The stair treads range in size from the smallest, about 48″ long to the longer ones which are 60″ long to as much as 72″ long.

One of the signs of a well done stair tread installation is how tightly the treads fit to the skirt boards between the wall and the end of each stair tread. Dan’s Floor Store uses a precision jig that we built for making these cuts, to ensure each stair tread fits very tight to the skirt boards of the stairway.

For the bottom stair step, we filled out a frame that attached the subtread, to conform to the curved end of the bottom stair tread for the look that our clients wanted. Using some flexible riser material, we created a flawless look for the riser, including the curved surface of the step.

When Dan’s Floor Store installs and finishes new stair treads, or when we refinish existing stair treads, we pre-finish all of the treads to match the wood flooring prior to installing them. This approach ensures we won’t have any stain blotches / blemishes / over paint on the adjacent painted skirt board, and reduces some of the stain odor in the home. The stair case landings are usually the only portions of a stair case refinishing project that we have to sand, stain and finish in place.

The new birch stair treads turned out really beautiful! We stained them twice with Duraseal stain in Antique Brown. Then we finished the treads with three coats of Bona Mega Clear HD satin.

Thinking about 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.

New Hickory Wood Flooring and Refinished Stairs in Glen Kernan

After one of our Dan’s Floor Store free consultations, we were contracted to remove some of the old flooring and install new wood flooring in a home in the Glen Kernan Country Club community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Glen Kernan is a gated Country Club community, sitting in 600 acres of scenic, natural beauty near the Intracoastal waterway. There were some gorgeous scenes of nature to be seen during this job.

Home improvements like wood flooring and tile work can be a good investment to improve the overall appearance and value of a home.

Our crew removed 2500 square feet of mostly tile and wood flooring.

Our floor tile removal machine makes tile removal go a lot quicker. It saves us work and saves our clients money. You can see a video of our floor tile removal machine in action in our article, “White Stained White Oak Floors in Plantation Country Club PVB”.

Prior to installing the new wood flooring, we leveled the concrete slab subfloor.

The client selected random width, hand scraped, pre-finished Bella Cera Hickory wood flooring for the new look for their home.

We also sanded, hand scraped, and refinished the staircase and landing to match the new hickory wood flooring, as part of this home improvement project.

Our clients love their new hickory wood floors, and refinished wood stairs and landing, and we like having happy clients.

Client's professional baseball jersey - 2016 All-Star While we were talking about how much they liked the new look of their floor, stairs, and landing, the client, who is a professional baseball player, allowed us to get a photo to share of their 2016 National League All-Star jersey.

He is rightfully proud to have been selected to play in the 2016 All-Star game. Neat!

When you are considering improving the look and 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.

Install Sand and Finish White Oak Wood Flooring in Ponte Vedra Beach

During one of our free consultations about wood flooring for a home in Ponte Vedra Beach, the homeowners shared that they really liked White Oak flooring with a deep, natural tone.

We can do that! We found them some beautiful 5/8″thick x 4″ wide, unfinished engineered White Oak Premium grade wood flooring, made by Shamrock Plank Flooring.

First we leveled the subfloor.

We installed the unfinished engineered White Oak Premium grade wood flooring with Bostik wood floor adhesive. We used wood flooring straps to hold the wood planks together during installation.

Dan’s Floor Store also installed matching solid White Oak Select stair treads. This photo shows the stairway prior to our installation of the new treads.

We sanded the new White Oak Premium grade wood flooring and stair treads.

The new White Oak wood flooring and stair treads were finished in natural, waterborne finish:

Our clients said their new wood flooring and stair treads look great, and we always like to have happy clients.

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.

Refinishing Old Wood Floors and Stairs in Historic Springfield

Refinishing old wood floors to their earlier elegance always gives a little more happiness to the Dan’s Floor Store crew when we are working with historically significant homes. We are helping to preserve our Country’s architectural history.

Dan’s Floor store has restored old wood floors in homes in historic St. Augustine, and for this project, we were refinishing wood floors in the historic Springfield community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Actually, the Springfield Historic District is a neighborhood located to the north of downtown Jacksonville. Established in 1869, Springfield is one of only three federally designated historic districts in Jacksonville, the other historic districts being Riverside/Avondale and Old Ortega.

Dan’s Floor Store refinished old face nailed solid Quarter Sawn solid White Oak wood floors (downstairs) and solid Heart Pine wood floors (upstairs).

Here are some photos of the condition of these old wood floors and stairs when we arrived at the client’s home.

We used the buffer before coating and in between coats of finish to abrade the wood flooring for proper bonding. Stair treads need to be edged twice, scraped and then palm sanded prior to coating.

Here you can see some edger work on Quarter Sawn White Oak wood flooring in the kitchen. We use the radiator edger to get under cabinets, back to the toe kicks.

And these photos show the refinished wood floors. We took some of the photos with the same views as we took the “before” photos above, so you can see how good these restored floors look now.

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, Sand, and Stain in Ponte Vedra Florida

Refinished (sanded and stained) solid Red Oak wood floorWe were invited out to a home in TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to provide one of our free professional consultations concerning their wood floors.

The clients wanted to renovate their home with darker wood floors and stairway, and wanted our insight on a water damaged area of wood flooring in their home.

  • Rather than replacing their wood floors, we recommended sanding and staining them, and repairing the damaged area of wood flooring.

This project presented a large area of wood flooring to be sanded and stained, in addition to the area of wood flooring to be repaired.

In the damaged flooring area, the plywood sub-floor and the solid wood flooring had to be removed and the concrete dried out before the new plywood could be installed followed by new 3 1/4 inch solid Red Oak wood flooring.

The staircase treads had been the natural color of the wood floor, with white risers to the treads. The stair treads and risers would need to be sanded and stained as part of this project.

Sanding the wood floors to prepare them for staining and coating.

The customers selected a DuraSeal in Antique Brown for their floors and staircase.

A satin waterborne Bona Traffic polyurethane was used for coating.

This was a large scale flooring project, and after it was finished, it looked great and it was a fun one to work on! 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.