As part of the renovation of a home built in Jacksonville Beach in the 1970’s, the owners wanted the solid Red Oak flooring refinished. They contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to refinish their wood floor, adding a gray stain for a sort of driftwood, beachy look (since the home is near the Intracoastal Waterway).
Our Dan’s Floor Store crew found an immense amount of wax built up on this wood floor. Waxing floors was an old fashioned way that people used to use to finish and protect their floors. Now, polyurethane is the more commonly used finish coating. Polyurethane is longer lasting and more durable than wax.
To remove the old wax build up and smooth the solid red oak flooring, we sanded the floor. Our crew started with 36 grit sandpaper. Then went to 50 grit, and finished with 100 grit for a smooth finish. We followed this sequence with both the edger sanders as well as the big Lagler-Hummel belt sanding machine. Our crew hand scraped all of the corners of the wood floor. Then we buffed the entire area with 100 grit sandpaper.
To get the look our clients wanted in their solid red oak flooring, we applied a little water to “pop” the wood grain. This is done prior to applying the stain. This technique allows the stain to penetrate deeper into the wood, resulting in a darker, richer look than if the stain were simply applied, straight out of the can. “Popping” the grain is really a must when applying a pastel color such as gray. The stain we used was a DuraSeal Classic Gray, that we modified for a custom shade that appears slightly darker.
After allowing the proper drying time for the pop and stain, our crew finished these solid Red Oak wood floors with three coats of Bona Traffic HD with a matte finish. Bona Traffic HD is a quality scuff, scratch, and chemical resistant finish.
We also sanded, stained, and refinished the adjacent stair treads to match.
Our clients were very happy with the new look of their solid Red Oak flooring and stairs. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!
Dan’s Floor Store repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients, to improve the looks of the floor and value of the property. Give us 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.
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- 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.