The 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.
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