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Sand and Finish Old Heart Pine Wood Floors – San Marco

A home improvement and renovation project in a San Marco home led to a call to Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to restore the old heart pine wood floors in the home.

Dan’s Floor Store crew has repaired and restored many old wood floors in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine, Florida area.

These old heart pine wood floors are circa late 1800s. The wood was very beautiful, and ultra sappy. These old heart pine plank floors had not been refinished in over 100 years!

Our crew sanded and hand scraped the old floors.

Then we applied Bona Woodline Oil Modified Polyurethane finish.

You can tell by the before and after photos that these wood floors turned out beautifully for the age of the floors. Our client was very pleased with their refinished old heart pine wood floors, and Dan’s Floor Store 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.

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 Wooden Floors – Jacksonville Beach

Refinishing the wood floors in your home or business is an opportunity to give your place a new look, and that’s exactly what these clients did for their Jacksonville Beach home.

Whitened old wooden floorTheir home was built in the 1950’s, with a medium brown stain applied throughout the home. Our clients had a color in mind for their floor prior to my arrival to meet with them and provide an estimate for this project. Just knowing what they wanted prior to our meeting was very helpful. They told me that they wanted to make their wood floors as white as possible. To achieve this look, I chose:

After our crew rough sanded the medium brown stain off the wooden flooring, the species became distinguishable. The wood flooring in most of the home was a mix of Red and White Oak. And this flooring was also a mix of different grades, ranging from Number 1 common to Clear grade. The kitchen floor was an entirely different specie from the rest of the house – Knotty Heart Pine.

We went through all of the stages of sanding on these floors. We had to start with 36 grit sand paper (for the rough cut). Then we went to 50 grit (intermediate cut). Next we used 100 grit (fine cut). After this sanding, along with hand scraping all the corners of the rooms, we buffed the flooring out using 100 grit with the Bona Multidisk.

The next step in refinishing these old wooden floors was “popping the grain” of the wood by rubbing the floor with water dampened cloths. Popping the grain of the wood flooring raises the grain to allow a stain to penetrate deeper into the wood. This step of popping the grain is a MUST with a white stain, because of how pigmented this color is.

Then our crew applied Bona White, then 3 coats of Bona Nordic, followed by a final coat (after buffing the floor smooth) of Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

We are proud to say that our clients were elated with the transformation of their old wooden floors, and Dan’s Floor Store 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.

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 Flooring – Springfield

For just about any business, it’s always nice when a previous client appreciates your work and calls you back to help them with another home improvement project.

Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 had done flooring work for this client previously. They appreciate the quality and value of our work, and the timeliness of our progress to completion, so they called us again for this project.

Springfield neighborhood sign - Jacksonville, FloridaApproximately 2300 square feet of Old Heart Pine flooring in this home in the Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville was in rough shape.

Fortunately, this was old solid Heart Pine plank flooring, and could be refinished.

Our Dan’s Floor Store crew sanded the old flooring.

Then we finished the floors with durable Bona Traffic HD , providing a durable, long lasting surface. Bona Traffic HD is a quality scratch, scuff, and chemical resistant finish.

Our client was very pleased with their refinished Old Heart Pine Flooring, and Dan’s Floor Store 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.

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 Water Damaged Heart Pine Flooring – St. Augustine

The wood floors of many homes in St. Augustine, Florida were water damaged in the fall of 2016 during Hurricane Matthew. Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 has been actively working to help as many of these local homeowners as possible to restore their wood floors as part of getting on with their lives.

View of Mantanzas river from project home in St. Augustine, Florida.This water damaged heart pine flooring refinishing project took place in an older home on the Mantanzas riverfront in Saint Augustine. This home is one of many charming buildings along Avenida Menendez. The home is located just south of the landmark Bridge of Lions which crosses the Mantanzas River.

The home was build in the 1800s, and has retained the original heart pine floors.

Heart Pine wood is the heartwood, the dense, center-most wood of the long leaf pine tree, and it is very hard and strong, with beautiful coloring and figure patterns.

Water damaged old heart pine flooring needs repair and refinishingHurricane Matthew put the wood floors in this old home under water. We sanded and refinished the wood flooring in the home next door to this one about a month ago.

We have been contracted to refinish the water damaged wood floors in two more homes on this street, within three houses of one another in our schedule, due to the same storm.

The wood floors have had many months to dry out, prior to our arrival.

We sanded the water damaged heart pine flooring down to the bare wood. Even as old as this heart pine wood flooring is, heart pine can be very sappy. And the sap gums up our sanding papers. So we end up using a lot more sanding paper for heart pine refinishing jobs.

Our crew finished the sanded heart pine flooring with 3 coats of Bona Woodline satin polyurethane.

The refinished old heart pine flooring looks great!

Our customer was very pleased with the outcome of our refinishing work. And Dan’s Floor Store 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.

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.

Reclaimed Heart Pine Plank Flooring Sealing & Finishing – St. Augustine, FL

Saltwater Cowboys, a popular barbecue and seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, contracted Dan’s Floor Store to repair and refinish their reclaimed heart pine plank flooring after it was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, in the fall of 2016.

For more information and photos about the repair and installation, please see our article
Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Repair & Refinishing – St. Augustine, FL

Installing the reclaimed Heart Pine plank flooring was a really unique job; to be using a recycled floor that had been there for over 65 years was a challenge and was really fun for our Dan’s Floor Store crew.

After installing the reclaimed flooring, we recommended it be coated. Dan made some samples up for the decorators and at the last second, he decided to do a whitewashed sample using Bona Nordic (a white washing, innovative new sealer made by Bona). The decorators agreed with Dan’s recommendation after seeing the samples.

The white washed look might be a little hard to see in the photos, but this white washing process really lends a very coastal and beachy appearance to these reclaimed Heart Pine floors, it fits into the motif of the restaurant perfectly.

With three coats of Bona Nordic sealer applied, to give the reclaimed heart pine plank flooring a frosted whitewashed appearance, we top coated these wooden floors with Bona Traffic HD extra matte which is a very durable, commercially rated finish.

We agree with our clients; their whitewashed reclaimed heart pine floors turned out looking excellent!

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.

Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Repair & Refinishing – St. Augustine, FL

Saltwater Cowboys, a popular barbecue and seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, called Dan’s Floor Store for a free consultation and estimate for repairing their wood floors.

Hurricane Matthew that came through our area in northeastern Florida in the fall of 2016 did a lot of damage to local homes and businesses, including Saltwater Cowboys.

During the storm, Saltwater Cowboys got inundated during hurricane Matthew which happened to many homes and businesses in areas of Saint Augustine close to the river or intracoastal waterway. And this restaurant is sitting directly on the intracoastal.

The flooring that was existing at the restaurant was reclaimed Heart Pine. The original reclaimed Heart Pine flooring planks were tongue and groove joints, 7 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches thick.

Only some of the original Heart Pine flooring was able to be reused with the full tongue and groove. The remainder of the original reclaimed Heart Pine flooring was ripped down into 6 inch wide boards. These ripped-down boards did not have any tongue and groove.

As a result of the hurricane damage, Saltwater Cowboys had to go through a massive restoration including a new subfloor, new joists, new decks and many other new items, but they were able to reuse at least some of their flooring.

Among the repairs to be able to open Saltwater Cowboys after the storm, the owners had to replace all of the beams underneath the building. Seeing an opportunity among so much damage and destruction, they re-used the old Heart Pine beams, having them milled and re-planed into 1 1/2 ” thick by nearly 10″ wide floor planks!

The method that we used for installing the planks of reclaimed Heart Pine flooring was to glue and nail all the flooring in place.

The reclaimed Heart Pine plank flooring of varied lengths and widths looks great installed.

For the rest of the information and photos about the sealing and finishing phase of this project, please see our article – Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Sealing & Finishing – St. Augustine, FL

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.

Heart Pine Plank Flooring Repair – Atlantic Beach

One of our local builder friends called Dan’s Floor Store to help them with a small scale wooden floor repair.

Atlantic Beach and ocean - view out the window of project home.The Heart Pine plank flooring repair is needed because the builder is installing a new tub, as part of a bathroom remodeling project in a home in Atlantic Beach.

First we installed new plywood subfloor.

We installed reclaimed Heart Pine plank flooring to match the existing wood flooring.

Working with the builder’s schedule, we had to come back to finish this project at a later date.

UPDATE – Our Dan’s Floor Store crew sanded and stained the small repaired area and it turned out great!

Our crew also re-coating the entire 2000 square feet of Heart Pine plank flooring in this Atlantic Beach home.

Both the builder and his clients were very pleased with the repair and their refinished Heart Pine floors. And Dan’s Floor Store loves 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.

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 – Springfield

Old heart pine wood flooring refinishedThis Dan’s Floor Store wood floor refinishing project took place in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, in the historic Springfield neighborhood.

The home was circa 1913, with the original flooring, old Heart Pine floors.

Some of the old wood floors were covered with so much paint and carpet glue, they did not resemble wood flooring when our crew arrived on site.

We also refinished the old wooden stair treads.

First some of the old Heart Pine flooring planks were damaged and had to be replaced, using by weaving-in new wood planks.

Following weave-in repairs, we sanded 1225 square feet of the old Heart Pine floors and the stair treads.

Then we finished the wood flooring with 3 coats of Bona Oil Modified Satin to keep the authenticity of this rustic old floor.

This job required lots of sandpaper and time to complete, and the results are stunning! The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome of this Dan’s Floor Store old wood floor refinishing project.

If you are thinking about refinishing old wooden flooring in your home or office, or getting new wood floors (whether solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate), give Dan’s Floor Store a call 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.

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 Heart Pine Wood Flooring in Jacksonville Beach

Solid Heart Pine wood floor after refinishingDan’s Floor Store professionally installs, repairs, and refinishes wood floors for residential and commercial clients in the Jacksonville area of northeastern Florida, including the Beaches, up to Amelia Island and down to St. Augustine.

This was a commercial wood floor refinishing project. We were contracted to refinish the old solid heart pine wood floors in the Seaside Play Garden; a place for pre-schoolers and Kindergarteners to explore, grow, and create in south Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Their solid heart pine wood floors were scuffed and worn from the beach sand and the traffic of little shoes; ready for refinishing.

Heart Pine is the heartwood of the long leaf pine tree, and is very hard and strong, with beautiful coloring and figure patterns.

First we sanded the floors. You can start to see the charming character of these solid heart pine wood floors reappear after the first pass of our sander on the flooring.

After sanding the floors, we applied Bona DTS (Deep Tone Sealer) to develop the deep, natural tone, pigmentation, and color characteristics of the Heart Pine wood.

Then we finished the floors with two coats of Bona Mega Clear HD Satin, which eliminates the amber tint that occurs with some finishes, and increases the physical performance of these final layers of finish.

Our clients at Seaside Play Garden were delighted with the refreshed look of their old wood floors, and we always like 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.

Refinishing Old Wood Floors and Stairs in Historic Springfield

Refinishing old wood floors to their earlier elegance always gives a little more happiness to the Dan’s Floor Store crew when we are working with historically significant homes. We are helping to preserve our Country’s architectural history.

Dan’s Floor store has restored old wood floors in homes in historic St. Augustine, and for this project, we were refinishing wood floors in the historic Springfield community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Actually, the Springfield Historic District is a neighborhood located to the north of downtown Jacksonville. Established in 1869, Springfield is one of only three federally designated historic districts in Jacksonville, the other historic districts being Riverside/Avondale and Old Ortega.

Dan’s Floor Store refinished old face nailed solid Quarter Sawn solid White Oak wood floors (downstairs) and solid Heart Pine wood floors (upstairs).

Here are some photos of the condition of these old wood floors and stairs when we arrived at the client’s home.

We used the buffer before coating and in between coats of finish to abrade the wood flooring for proper bonding. Stair treads need to be edged twice, scraped and then palm sanded prior to coating.

Here you can see some edger work on Quarter Sawn White Oak wood flooring in the kitchen. We use the radiator edger to get under cabinets, back to the toe kicks.

And these photos show the refinished wood floors. We took some of the photos with the same views as we took the “before” photos above, so you can see how good these restored floors look now.

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.