Replacing Travertine with European White Oak flooring in St. Johns County

Earlier this year, Dan’s Floor Store replaced approximately 1200 ft.² of Travetine tile with new European White Oak wood flooring in a home on the river in St. Johns county, Florida.

 

New European White Oak plank flooringThe flooring that was chosen for this project is Vintage Loft by Real Wood Floors, a wire brushed European White Oak wood flooring with a lot of texturing and some beautiful knots and grain for character.

First the existing Travertine tile flooring was removed.

In order for the new solid wood flooring to come flush to the existing Travertine in adjoining rooms, we installed “header boards”. Header boards run perpendicular to the direction of the wooden floor planks. We had to make perfect cuts for a good fit and pleasing appearance, using the old wisdom, “Measure twice and cut once”.

The mud bed for the old Travertine tile was not level enough to properly support the new wood flooring, so we had to taper and feather different thicknesses of plywood subfloor to graduate with the rolling mud bed and properly prepare and level the area for the new wood flooring.

We used flooring straps to get the floor super tight. Some of the planks/boards were very long boards up to 8 foot long to be exact.

The new European White Oak wood plank flooring has a 4 mm sawn face and is coated with UV cured oil. This wood flooring is 8 3/4 inches wide by 5/8 inch thick. The final European White Oak wood flooring looks beautiful!

 

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.

New Solid White Oak Plank Flooring in Deerwood Country Club

Following one of our free wood flooring consultations and estimates, Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to install new solid wood plank floors in a home in the gated Deerwood Country Club community in Jacksonville, Florida.

New solid White Oak select plank flooringThis project consisted of installing solid White Oak plank select floors from Shamrock Plank Flooring in three upstairs bedrooms. The clients chose random width planks for two of the rooms (3″, 6″, and 8″ wide) and 2 1/4″ wide planks in the third room, to be congruent with the width of the wood plank flooring in the hall and master bedroom.

Following after installation, we sanded the new White Oak plank flooring to level the floors and prepare them for staining and finishing.

We applied a neutral DuraSeal stain with oil base sealer, and then followed with two coats of Bona Traffic Satin for a durable, elegant 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.

Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation

Fresh Jax store frontA recent Dan’s Floor Store project installed vinyl tile flooring in Fresh Jax, a new commercial location that will offer healthy food, a smoothie bar, and also a yoga studio, located off of Gate Parkway near I-295.

Vinyl plank flooring provides impressive wood and stone looks that stand up to high traffic and high moisture, and this flooring has become very popular in commercial settings and is also becoming more popular in residences as well.

Boxes of Armstrong Luxe Plank Vinyl Tile flooringDuring our free consultation with the clients, they liked Armstrong Luxe Plank Vinyl Tile flooring with rigid core technology.

The clients chose a color named “Primitive Forest – Falcon” for the yoga studio area of their store.

 

There was an immense amount of floor leveling prior to installation of the vinyl tile flooring, as seen in the before photos.

We also installed baseboards and shoe molding. This Armstrong Luxe Vinyl Plank flooring installation resulted in a really cool looking floor!

If you are thinking about new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, or vinyl), 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.

New European White Oak wood floor and Stair Tread Refinishing in South Jax Beach

New European White Oak wood flooring installedThere were two parts to this Dan’s Floor Store project; one part was to install some elegant new European White Oak wood plank floor that was 7 1/2 inch wide by 9/16 of an inch thick, known as “Tuscany” from the Renaissance collection  by LW Flooring.

New wood flooring installation follows a thorough and often extensive subfloor leveling process which Dan’s Floor Store must perform to prevent variations in the surface of the subfloor causing dips and humps in the wood flooring installation. These photos show the subfloor.

These photos show wood floor planks being strapped together with special flooring straps during installation, due to the width of the planks. Included in one of the photos is a bucket of the Bostick GreenForce combined high performance adhesive and moisture control membrane that we used.

This elegant solid European White Oak wood floor is redefining the “Beachy” look without being super light; it has a fumed-type of look and as you can see, there is a lot of variation in the darkness of the finish from plank to plank.

The second part of the project was to sand and stain the wooden stair treads to blend with the new European White Oak wood floor.

Bona Traffic HD finishWe finished our work with Bona Traffic HD with a matte finish that looks great and has super durability, in addition to being a green product.

Here’s a quick video we took of the finished project.

Our clients were very pleased with the finished look of their new wood floors and refinished stairs.

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 in St. Nicholas area of Jacksonville

Dan’s Floor Store refinished some old solid Red Oak plank wood floors as part of a home renovation in the Saint Nicholas neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, just off of Atlantic Boulevard.

The home had been built in the 1950s and was being updated by Howard Construction of Orange Park.

Every old wood floor refinishing project starts with a free consultation and evaluation of the condition of the existing wood floors.

These “before” photos of the old Red Oak wood floors in the home show how worn and damaged the floors were; they were in terrible condition, but we could refinish them to look like new. Some of the old flooring even appeared to have the original wax still on it.

First we thoroughly sanded the solid Red Oak wood floors to remove the old finish and wear damage.

After sanding these old wood floors, we applied a Minwax Red Oak stain. Then we applied three coats of Bona Oil-Modified Satin polyurethane finish.

We also refinished an area of old pine wood flooring in the lower level of the home, using the same Minwax Red Oak stain, followed by Bona Oil-Modified Satin polyurethane finish to give a continuous appearance to the wood flooring in the home.

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 Red Oak Wood Flooring in Ponte Vedra Beach

View of the Guana Reserve from the client's Ponte Vedra Beach home.Homeowners of an appealing home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida that overlooks the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve needed the old wood flooring in their home replaced.

Being near the beach, the old wood floors had gotten a lot of wear damage from sand tracked into the home and brought in with beach gear.

Following removal of the old wood floors, Dan’s Floor Store installed unfinished 2 1/4′ wide solid plank Red Oak wood flooring by Howell flooring.

To level and prepare the new wood floor planks, they need to be sanded after they are installed. So we sanded the new Red Oak wood flooring and then applied DuraSeal Golden Brown stain. We followed the stain with three topcoats of Bona Mega HD clear, satin for plenty of durability in the sandy, abrasive beach environment.

 

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 Heart Pine Floors in St. Augustine

Elegant antique solid Heart Pine wood floor after restorationAmong the many historic attractions in St. Augustine, Florida, there are some elegant old homes which reflect their own special charm. Some are public venues while others remain private residences.

We have been part of restoring several of these fine old St. Augustine private homes by refinishing their stately wood flooring to their earlier appearance.

Every project is unique; some wood floors just need to be sanded and refinished, while other wood floors have been damaged to such extent that a portion must be replaced. And then some clients want their old wood flooring replaced with something different.

Following our free consultation and estimate, Dan’s Floor Store was recently contracted to sand and refinish the 70 plus year old solid Heart Pine wood floors in one of these elegant old homes.

These photos show the old Heart Pine flooring prior to refinishing. In one photo, you can see the attractive Heart Pine wood revealed again as we are sanding the floors in one room of the home.

These photos show how remarkable these antique Heart Pine floors look after we carefully sanded and refinished them with Bona Traffic Natural satin. These refinished floors look good again and are ready for more years of service.

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 Floor Tile in Jacksonville Beach

Wood look floor tile (also known as faux wood floor tile) offers the natural look, rich colors and warmth of real wood planks, the rustic look of wood grain and the durability of ceramic or porcelain tile.

The cost of wood look floor tiles versus actual wood plank flooring makes the choice of one material or the other a matter of personal preferences.

Following one of our free Dan’s Floor Store consultations, owners of a home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida decided on porcelain tiles with beautiful wood grain in dark tones by Emser Tile.

Before installing the faux wood floor tiles, we prepared the concrete sub floor by removing the prior flooring, cleaning the surface, and making sure it was sufficiently flat for tile installation.

These wood look floor tiles give a new look and feel to this friendly Jacksonville Beach home.

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 White Oak Flooring in Julington Creek

Owners of a charming home in Julington Creek in Jacksonville, Florida wanted to upgrade the look and value of their home by installing new wood flooring to cover 800 square feet of the floors in their home.

Following one of our free Dan’s Floor Store consultations, the home owners chose the 8 1/2 inch wide by 5/8 inch thick wire brushed engineered White Oak flooring, with a UV oil topcoat: Vintage Loft by Real Wood Floors.

  • A UV oil finish makes for an attractive furniture-type finish. The oil actually penetrates the wood’s surface and provides rich appearance.

First we remove the old carpet and carpet padding, and clean the slab subfloor.

This photo shows some of the thorough and often extensive subfloor leveling which Dan’s Floor Store must perform as part of every single job. The wood flooring must lay perfectly flat to avoid developing problems with the new wood floor after installation.

This photo shows wood floor planks being strapped together with special flooring straps during installation, due to the width of the planks.

This photo shows wood planks being installed onto the leveled sublfoor, to which wood floor adhesive has been applied.

This new wire brushed engineered White Oak wood floor is a beautiful installation, accented with a lot of radius cuts of the wood planks in the staircase area and elsewhere.

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.

White Oak flooring with Travertine stairway in Palm Valley

Dan’s Floor Store was invited to be part of a home renovation here on the Intracoastal, in the Palm Valley neighborhood of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

To help our clients achieve the modern look they wanted, we installed 1800 square feet of stylish blackish-gray flooring in their home, using 8 1/2 inch wide wire brushed White Oak planks.

We also installed the travertine that our clients wanted for their stairway, for which solid pieces of travertine were cut to fit the treads and risers of the stairway, to make the staircase complete.

As you can see, we covered the upper and intermediate landings with travertine too, creating a smooth flow from one level of the home to another.

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.