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Install, Sand and Finish Red Oak Flooring – Mandarin

Riverside Mandarin - client's homeClients whose home was was damaged by Hurricane Irma (which came through Jacksonville, Florida in September 2017), called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to help restore their home.

This project started with us leveling the concrete slab subfloor (as we do for all wood flooring installation jobs). Our clients selected a 3″ wide, unfinished, engineered Red Oak flooring by Maxwell. This wood flooring product is made in the USA, and will harmonize with the existing 3″ wide Red Oak flooring on the upper floor. (Which our crew will sand and stain in a few weeks, to match the color wood flooring selected for the first floor wood.) We installed the Red Oak flooring using Bostik Pro Cure adhesive. To prepare the fireplace in the center of the room for the new wood flooring, our crew undercut the bottom edge with a jamb saw equipped with a diamond blade. We measured and cut each board to fit the bumpy contour of the central fireplace with a jig saw.

After completing the flooring installation, our crew began sanding the new flooring. Our client’s selection of an engineered wood flooring was a benefit to the time frame required for this project. This is because engineered wood does not require acclimation time after installation; we can begin sanding the flooring to prepare for staining and finishing immediately.

Next we “popped the grain” of the wood with water, to achieve a deep, beautiful color stain. Our crew applied Bona Jacobean stain.

We finished this Red Oak flooring with 1 coat of Pallmann Clear Sealer, and 2 coats of Pallmann Power finish – satin.

Our customers told us that they were overjoyed to see their beautiful Red Oak floors. And Dan’s Floor Store always enjoys having happy clients! We will be back in a few weeks to sand, stain and finish the Red Oak flooring upstairs. So, “Stay tuned” for a follow-up article about our work in this home!

Dan’s Floor Store installs new wood floors (engineered wood, laminate, or solid wood), as well as vinyl and luxury vinyl plank floors, refinishes wooden staircases, and repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring 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.

And 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.

Replacing Tile with French/German White Oak Flooring – Ponte Vedra Beach

A homeowner in the Sea Winds community, off of Corona Road in Ponte Vedra Beach, was ready to replace about 1600 square feet of Mexican style tile flooring in their home with some new wood flooring. They called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate.

After our meeting with the homeowner, they chose Forest Accents Euro Textures engineered French/German White Oak flooring, color name Ardesia for the new wood flooring for their home. This Ardesia wood flooring color has beautiful tones of gray, taupe, and browns within the flooring.

First our crew removed the existing Mexican style tile flooring.

We did a massive amount of leveling of the concrete slab subfloor after the tile flooring removal was completed.

Our client was super happy with their new French/German White Oak flooring installation, and Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store installs new wood floors (engineered wood, laminate, or solid wood), as well as vinyl and luxury vinyl plank floors, refinishes wooden staircases, and repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring for residential and commercial clients. Our work improves 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.

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.

Red Oak Clear Grade Flooring – Refinishing and Installing – San Marco

A homeowner in the historic San Marco community in Jacksonville, Florida called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate. They needed to have their old Red Oak clear grade flooring stained and refinished.

They also needed wood flooring installed in an addition to their home. And they wanted the new wood flooring to blend with the refinished existing wood floors. They contracted Dan’s Floor Store to help them accomplish these home improvements.

For one part of this wood flooring project, we sanded and refinished 1600 square feet of existing Red Oak clear grade flooring in the home. The old Red Oak flooring was very cupped. Our crew had to approach the old wood floor at a 45° angle twice with the sander in order to flatten the flooring. Then we rough cut the flooring straight with the sander.

For the other part of this project, our Dan’s Floor Store crew was to install new Red Oak clear grade flooring in the addition to the home. Before we could begin to install the new wood flooring, our crew installed plywood with a moisture barrier over the concrete slab subfloor. We installed the plywood and moisture barrier to protect the new wood flooring from moisture and in compliance with the National Wood Flooring Association and American Plywood Association standards.

Package of Red Oak clear grade flooring.The species wood flooring for this project was Red Oak clear grade. Clear grade Red Oak wood flooring was used a lot in the 1950s.

These days, mostly select Red Oak wood flooring is used.

If you held select and clear grades of flooring side by side, you would quickly see the difference; Red Oak clear grade wood doesn’t have any knots in it.

We installed a header board between the old wood flooring and the new wood flooring that we would install in the addition. Our Dan’s Floor Store crew lined all of our new Red Oak clear grade flooring boards up to the existing wood flooring that merged with the header board. And used Woodwise Full Trowel Filler for small variations in the wood flooring planks.

To get the effect our client wanted, we used the refinishing technique of “popping” (opening up) the grain of the wood with water prior to applying the stain. This extra step allowed the stain to penetrate deeper, creating a deeper, darker tone. Then we applied Medium Brown stain by DuraSeal.

Next our Dan’s Floor Store crew applied Bona DriFast Sealer for our first coat of polyurethane on the stained wood flooring. Then we buffed the Sealer coat down and applied two coats of Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

We believe this is one of the best jobs we’ve done all year; this Red Oak wood flooring turned out absolutely beautiful! The homeowner was super super happy and Dan’s Floor Store likes having 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.

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.

Wire-Brushed Oak Hardwood Flooring Install – St. Augustine

If you are thinking about improvements to your home or business involving wood or vinyl flooring or tile work, call Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation and estimate.

That’s what a couple living in southwest St. Augustine, Florida did. They wanted to replace their existing flooring with new wood flooring. They chose engineered, wire-brushed Oak hardwood flooring, 9 3/4″ wide by 5/8″ thick in random lengths by Naturally Aged Flooring – “Santa Cruz” for their new wood floors.

First we removed over 2,700 square feet of their existing flooring. Wood flooring requires a flat surface to minimize damage to the wood and maximize the flooring life. The concrete slab subfloor in this home required a lot of leveling, as you can see in these photos.

With the subfloor leveling completed, we installed the new wire-brushed Oak hardwood flooring. We matched the thresholds/”t” molding to the new wood flooring, and also did some baseboard work and new shoe molding.

This wood flooring project took about two weeks, and the new hardwood floors are really beautiful throughout.  Our clients were very happy with their new wire-brushed Oak hardwood flooring, and Dan’s Floor Store likes to have happy clients.

New wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), or refinishing the wood flooring in your home or business office will improve it’s looks and value. 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.

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.