Dan’s Floor Store was contracted to refinish and repair 3,800 square feet of Red Oak wood floor and 18 stair treads in a charming old home being renovated in the Avondale community of Jacksonville, Florida.
Here are some photos showing the old wood floors before we started to refinish them. The middle photos shows our new Lagler-Hummel Belt Sanding machine, next to our older one.
They do a good job sanding wood floors.
As part of this Red Oak wood floor refinishing project, we had to remove and replace some damaged areas of the wood flooring, using the weave-in process to achieve a uniform look for the client’s wood floors.
Based on our experience in restoring and repairing wood floors in old homes, we chose rift and quarter sawn Red Oak wood flooring planks by Shamrock Plank Flooring as a good match to the existing wood flooring. We used the Red Oak planks for the weave-in repair, to replace the damaged wood flooring. There were actually many weave-in areas, repairing damaged wood flooring on this project.
After weaving-in the new Red Oak planks, we sanded and hand scraped the floors, the stair treads, and landings.
First our Dan’s Floor Store crew used the technique of applying a little water to “pop” the grain of the wood, prior to applying the stain to the Red Oak wood floor and stair treads. This extra step allows the stain to penetrate deeper, to get a darker, richer stain effect than just using the stain, straight out of the can. Then we applied MinWax stain – blending 2 parts Coffee brown to 1 part medium brown.
We also mimicked the stair tread nosing from the 1950’s by handcrafting and modifying new nosing to achieve a near exact look.
For the finish coat on these floors, we used Bona Mega Clear HD for our first build-up coat. Our crew will be back in a few weeks to put the final two coats on this wood flooring restoration project.
As our Dan’s Floor Store crew was leaving the project home, we just had to catch a few photos of the serene view of the St. Johns River, as seen from behind the project home.
Are you thinking about refinishing old wooden flooring in your home or office, or getting new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate)? Call Dan, owner/operator of Dan’s Floor Store 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.
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