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 Look Tiles and River Rock Installation in Atlantic Beach

Homeowners in Atlantic Beach called us for a free consultation and estimate for installing wood look tile and river rock flooring for some of the floors and bath and shower areas of their home.

Wood look porcelain tile by DaltileWe recommend the quality wood look porcelain tiles made by Daltile. They resist moisture, are easily maintained, and help with heating and cooling (because porcelain remains cool to the touch owing to its composition). Digital imaging and high-tech manufacturing produce wood-grain porcelain tiles with realistic textures and visual details.  Often, it is difficult to distinguish wood look tiles from wood without taking a much closer look.

The project involved installing 1000 square feet of wood look floor tiles, and also installing wood look tile in the two shower areas in the home. One shower area was a stand up shower, in which we installed River Rock flooring by Emser Tile and mirror image corners. The other shower area that we tiled was a tub and shower surround.

The first step of the flooring installation portion of this project was cleaning and leveling the concrete subfloor. As these photos show, there was a massive amount of leveling that had to take place to ensure a flat floor prior to the tile installation.

These photos show us installing the wood look floor tiles. The tile installation was executed in a three step pattern, in which every other one will repeat. The tiles were centered up nicely in the long hallway. One of the installation photos shows some of the intricate tile cuts required to follow the outline of the natural stone surface around the fireplace foundation.

Here are some photos of the wood look tiles being installed on the walls of the tub & shower surround.

And these photos show the wood look floor tiles and tub and shower surround tiles, and River Rock floor installed.

Our clients are very happy with their tile installation home improvements by Dan’s Floor Store. And we always like to have happy clients!

If you are thinking about improving the look and value of your home with tile or stone work, 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 new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring you have, don’t forget we are very experienced with wood, 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.

Domestic Hickory Hardwood Flooring Installation in Kensington

Dan's Floor Store showroom, Ponte Vedra, FloridaWe have a large selection of wood flooring and tile samples available in our Dan’s Floor Store showroom, 145 Hilden Road, Suite 104 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Not long ago, some walk-in customers to our showroom, were looking for some wood flooring to replace the carpeting in their home, which is located in the Kensington subdivision in St. Augustine.

After 3 to 4 years, most standard, commercial grade carpeting starts to deteriorate and becomes harder to clean. If anyone in the carpeted home or business office has allergies, worn carpeting tends to trap more pollen and other allergens, causing problems year around.

Engineered domestic Hickory hardwood flooring - HearthstoneThe clients selected some engineered, made in America, domestic Hickory hardwood flooring; “Hearthsone” from the Montecello Collection by Max Woods Floors.

  • This wood flooring comes in 7 1/2 inches wide by by 1/2 inch thick planks.
  • Their selection is a very hot color, it has a slight wire brush to it and a satin finish.
  • The selected wood flooring is prefinished, with boards up to 8 feet long.

Because of the width of these wood floor planks, we used special flooring straps to hold the domestic Hickory hardwood flooring planks together during installation.

This wood flooring installation project took us six days in total. Our clients are very happy with their new wood floors, and we are really happy too, because we like to satisfy the customer!

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.

Screen and Tung Oil Recoat Oak Floors in Ponte Vedra Beach

Dan’s Floor Store works hard to make sure our client is happy with our wood flooring services and tile and stone services. We are very pleased and thankful that a lot of our business comes from repeat customers and clients’ referrals.

Red and White Oak wood floor, sanded and refinished with Tung oilDan’s Floor Store installed these wood floors in a home in Magnolia Hammock, off Neck Road in Ponte Vedra Beach many years ago. We used a mix of Red and White Oak, 100 year old reclaimed wood by Carlisle in varied widths; 5″, 6″, and 8″. The new wood flooring was then sanded and finished natural with four coats of Tung oil.

Our clients called us back to screen and recoat their wood floor with Tung oil. Periodic refinishing is a maintenance service for quality wood floors.

Tung oil comes from the Tung tree, and is the only coating we know of that is impermeable to water. It gives a natural, long-lasting finish to wood floors, and is environmentally friendly.

We found some pet stains in the clients’ floor. We scraped and sanded them out, then built up that area with a few coats of Tung oil.

Next we screened (sanded) the floor. And we finished the floor with two new coats of Tung oil.

These refinished Red and White Oak wood floors look great and Tung oil will keep them looking good for many more years.

Dan’s Floor Store loves to work for repeat clients! These customers are great people and we are proud to say they have been our clients for almost ten years. Life is good!

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 Solid Red Oak Wood Floors in St. Augustine for a Beachy Look

View of St. Augustine Lighthouse.The homeowner wanted the very old clear grade solid Red Oak wood floors from the 1950s/60s in their home refinished with a modern coastal look.

The home is located near the St. Augustine Amphitheater and very close to the lighthouse.

Here are some photos of the old, clear grade solid Red Oak wood flooring in the client’s home. You can see a water damaged areas in clearly in some of the photos.

First we sanded the drab old wood floors. The first photo shows all of the machinery we used for this project. You can see our sanders and the commercial vacuum that we attach to collect the sanding dust. The second photo shows an area of the sanded old Red Oak flooring near the doorway. The third photo shows our floor sander vacuum sanding the floor. The last photo in this group shows how we used a hand scraper to “pull” all the ends of the sanded planks, to eliminate any sanding marks on the wood floors. The sanding work on this job was absolutely impeccable!

Next we used a Classic Gray stain made by Bona to create the beachy look. Then we finished these wood floors with two coats of Bona mega clear HD satin – and a final coat of Bona Traffic satin.

As you could see in several areas of the old solid Red Oak wood floor before we sanded it, some areas had water stains. Those water stains were very hard to see after the wood floor had been stained and refinished.

The homeowners were absolutely thrilled with the way their floors looked. Dan’s Floor Store works hard on each and every project to have happy customers.

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.

Oak Hardwood Flooring Installation in St. Augustine

Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine; we live so near the Atlantic Ocean, we often get requests for ideas to give a home or office a beachy look with new wood flooring.

Dan’s Floor Store delivers!

Oak hardwood flooring installed (detail)This client selected 9/16″ thick by 4 3/4″ wide engineered Oak Hardwood flooring in the matted style of the Urban Floor Columbus collection for their condo in the Villages of Vilano in St. Augustine. This Oak wood flooring look is redefining the relaxed, beachy look with taupy gray colors.

First we cleaned and leveled the subfloor. You can see that there was a lot of leveling for this wood floor installation. Leveling the subfloor is important to protect the wood flooring from flexing damage after installation.

Then we installed the new Oak wood flooring, using Bostik Vapor Lock adhesive, which provides moisture control and sound reduction qualities in addition to holding the wood flooring planks in place. We selected the Bostik Vapor Lock adhesive for this wood floor installation because sound reduction is a good quality to add in a condo.

Our client was excited and happy when they saw how nice this new Oak wood floor looked. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes 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.

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.

Coastal Look European White Oak Wood Flooring Installation in PVB

Dan’s Floor Store was contacted by a homeowner in Turtle Shores, in south Ponte Vedra Beach, for one of our free flooring consultations and estimates.

The carpeting on her floor was installed in the 1980s, so it was ready for replacement. Most standard, contractor grade carpeting that is installed in new construction homes is only designed to last for 3 or 4 years before it begins to deteriorate and becomes harder to clean. She also wanted the tile flooring in her foyer replaced with wood flooring. We would install the new wood flooring on 900 square foot of her home.

European White Oak wood flooring installedOur client wanted new wood flooring to give her home a beachy look. She selected 1/2″thick by 7 1/4″ wide LM flooring engineered European White Oak wood flooring from the Saint Laurent collection with the Privas finish – a whitish grayish color stain for a very coastal and beachy look.

This project began with removing the client’s furniture from the selected areas of her home.

We removed the old carpeting and tile, then we prepared and leveled the plywood subfloor.

Then we installed new coastal look European White Oak wood flooring.

The client loved the coastal look we achieved with her new European White Oak wood flooring. And we are always happy when our clients are pleased with our work.

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.

Parquet Wood Floor Refinishing in Ortega Forest

Parquet wood floor refinishing for a DIY project?

Some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects sound and look a lot easier than they turn out to be. You read descriptions of the project in a magazine or listen to a friend describe it, or see a few YouTube videos and it looks like something you could do yourself, while learning a new skill. And you get that feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes it works like that, but not all DIY projects work out the way you intended.

Owners of a home over in Ortega Forest, off US 17, on the west side of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida planned to sand, stain, and refinish their parquet wood flooring as a DIY project.

Parquet refers to detailed woodblock flooring, made of short pieces of hardwood. Parquet floors are installed arranged in a decorative pattern, to create a mosaic look. The woodblocks can be made from solid wood or can be engineered wood.

After the homeowners had invested their time and energy into the project, they were not satisfied with how the floor turned out. They called Dan’s Floor Store for a free consultation and estimate to professionally refinish their parquet wood flooring.

Here are some photos of the DIY refinished flooring.

After talking with the homeowners more, we knew the look that they wanted for their parquet floors, and we recommended they allow Dan’s Floor Store to professionally refinish their flooring.

First we sanded the parquet flooring.

Here are some photos taken while we were refinishing the parquet wood flooring. We finished the floor with Bona Mega Clear HD semi gloss, for increased scuff/scratch resistance with no amber tint.

When we had professionally refinished their parquet wood floors, our clients were very happy with the look of their refinished floors. And Dan’s Floor Store is always happy when our clients like our work.

Read our Client’s Review of this wood floor refinishing project on Yelp.

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 Heart Pine Wood Flooring in Jacksonville Beach

Solid Heart Pine wood floor after refinishingDan’s Floor Store professionally installs, repairs, and refinishes wood floors for residential and commercial clients in the Jacksonville area of northeastern Florida, including the Beaches, up to Amelia Island and down to St. Augustine.

This was a commercial wood floor refinishing project. We were contracted to refinish the old solid heart pine wood floors in the Seaside Play Garden; a place for pre-schoolers and Kindergarteners to explore, grow, and create in south Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Their solid heart pine wood floors were scuffed and worn from the beach sand and the traffic of little shoes; ready for refinishing.

Heart Pine is the heartwood of the long leaf pine tree, and is very hard and strong, with beautiful coloring and figure patterns.

First we sanded the floors. You can start to see the charming character of these solid heart pine wood floors reappear after the first pass of our sander on the flooring.

After sanding the floors, we applied Bona DTS (Deep Tone Sealer) to develop the deep, natural tone, pigmentation, and color characteristics of the Heart Pine wood.

Then we finished the floors with two coats of Bona Mega Clear HD Satin, which eliminates the amber tint that occurs with some finishes, and increases the physical performance of these final layers of finish.

Our clients at Seaside Play Garden were delighted with the refreshed look of their old wood floors, 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.