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Sand, Stain, Finish Red Oak Flooring in Matanzas Inlet

Homeowners in the Matanzas Inlet, Florida neighborhood contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to stain and refinish their Red Oak floors. They also wanted us to stain and refinish their stairway treads to match the new look of their floors.

Here are some photos of the way their Red Oak floors looked before we started.

Our crew started this project by sanding 1,500 square feet of Red Oak flooring to remove the old finish. We used our big Lagler-Hummel belt sander. for the main areas. Then our crew used edge sanders and hand scraped the edges of the wood flooring.

To get better visual results with the wood stain, we “popped” the grain of the wood flooring with a little water. Popping raises the grain of the wood to allow the stain to penetrate deeper in the wood than the stain would, if applied straight out of the can.

In order to get the look our clients wanted, our crew mixed three parts Provincial to one part Neutral/Natural Bona wood stains.

To finish this Red Oak flooring, we applied the applied two coats of Pallmann finish – Pall-X Clear Sealer and then Pall-X Power Finish. Then we buffed down these first two coats of polyurethane finish, and finished this job with a final coat of Pallmann Gold. The Pallmann Gold top coat is a non-ambering, clear, 2 part waterborne polyurethane finish.

We followed the same sequence – sanding, staining, and refinishing – on the stair treads. We achieved a nice matching look with the wood.

Our clients were very pleased with the outcome of this wood flooring and staircase stain and refinish project. And Dan’s Floor Store always likes to have happy clients!

Dan’s Floor Store sands, stains (and match stains) and finishes wood floors, repairs and refinishes existing wood flooring and staircases, and installs new wood floors (solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) 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.

Removal – Install, Sand, Stain, and Finish Red Oak Flooring – Jacksonville, FL

Westside Jacksonville homeowners contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to remove tile and carpeting from their home, and install Red Oak flooring.

To get the Red Oak flooring with the look our clients wanted, we recommended 5″ wide, unfinished engineered Red Oak by Maxwell, that we would custom stain to their preference. This wood flooring is made in the USA, and has a 4mm sawn face.

First our crew removed the old tile and carpeting.

The concrete slab subfloor of the home required us to do an immense amount of leveling. A wood flooring installation requires a flat surface.

We began installing the Red Oak flooring by putting a header board at the master bedroom, where some 5″ wide flooring had previously been installed. Our crew lined the new Red Oak boards up with the existing ones, for visual continuity and harmony. We installed, then sanded all of the new wood flooring. 

Next, our crew stained the new Red Oak boards with a custom blend of 3 quality Bona stains – 2 parts Cocoa ,2 parts Antique Brown, and 1 part Golden Oak. For finishing, we applied 3 coats of durable Pallmann finish – 1 coat of clear sealer, and 2 coats of semi gloss Power.

Needless to say, our clients were thrilled with the outcome of this floor job. 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, 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.

Solid Red Oak Flooring Weave In and Install – Neptune Beach, FL

Stained and finished Red Oak flooringThis Dan’s Floor Store project took place in Neptune Beach, Florida. We needed to weave into existing Red Oak wood flooring and continue installing this Red Oak flooring throughout a room addition to a home. Our client also wanted their flooring to be stained darker.

The existing wood flooring in the home was 2 1/4″ wide solid Red Oak by Armstrong – Bruce Natural Choice in Gunstock. Fortunately, this solid wood flooring product was still active, so we could use the same exact wood flooring for our project. This helped our crew make the several areas where we needed to weave in repair turn out flawless!

We leveled the concrete slab subfloor before we could start the weave in or installing the Red Oak flooring in the room addition.

The room addition slab needed a massive amount of leveler applied because it fell off towards the back end of the room by nearly an inch!

 

 

After our crew leveled the subfloor in the room addition, we used Bostik MVP to seal the concrete.

The slab for the room addition wasn’t 100% cured even though it had been poured four months prior to our arrival. After applying the MVP we used Bostik GREENFORCE adhesive. GREENFORCE is a no VOC moisture abatement adhesive. This gives us a double moisture barrier to ascertain no moisture will be wicking up into the new wood flooring we are installing.

Next came the Red Oak flooring installation.

Once the wood flooring installation was complete our crew started sanding the floor back down to bare wood so we could stain it.

We need to angle cut the floor when sanding to get a flat flooring surface. To ensure NO sanding marks on the floor when refinishing, our crew takes wood flooring through all of our sanding processes: edging, big machine work (our Lagler Hummel belt sander), hand scraping, palm sanding and buffing! Then we used our pump sprayer to “pop” the grain of the wood flooring, to create a deeper, darker color with the stain. To get the look our client wanted, our crew applied a combination of Bona stains, Cocoa and Bark, at a ratio of 60% Bark to 40% Cocoa. The majority of the stain was buffed in with our buffer and a conditioning pad.

The next day we topped the floor off with two coats of a super durable waterborne polyurethane.

The first coat was a sealer coat; we used Pall-X Color by Pallmann. Then our crew stacked a coat of Pall-X Power Ultra Matte by Pallmann over the top of sealer (Pall-X Color).

 

 

Our customer was 100% thrilled with the outcome of this project! 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, 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.

Repair Sand Finish Old Red Oak Flooring – Riverside

During the fall of 2017, many people in the Jacksonville, Florida area were victims of storm rain and flood damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Repaired and refinished old Red Oak flooringRiverside owners called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to repair, sand and finish their water damaged old Red Oak flooring, as part of the restorations of their apartment.

Our crew removed the old, water damaged Red Oak flooring.

And then replaced the Red Oak planks via weave-in repair.

After repair, we sanded and hand scraped the edges of all 2000 square feet of old Red Oak flooring in the apartment.

Sanding repaired Red Oak floors

Then we applied Bona oil-modified DriFast Sealer to the sanded wood floors.

Our crew buffed between each of the next coats on the wood floors, and applied Bona Woodline oil-modified polyurethane satin finish for a tough protective coat and slight amber color to enhance the natural tone of the wood.

Our clients were very impressed with their repaired and refinished old Red Oak 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 (including solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients , improving the looks of the floors 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.

Sand and Finish Weave-in Repaired Red Oak Select Grade Flooring – St. Augustine

Weave-in repair of red oak flooringEarlier this year, Dan’s Floor Store started a home improvement project for clients in the Moultrie Foreside community, near Moultrie Creek in south St. Augustine. Our crew prepared the subfloor, and then wove-in solid Red Oak select grade wood flooring to extend the Red Oak through the home, and to repair some damaged areas of the wood flooring.

After allowing one month of acclamation time for the new solid Red Oak select grade flooring, we came back to sand and finish the Red Oak floors.

First, the acclimated wood flooring had to be sanded.

After sanding, our crew “popped” the wood flooring grain with water to give a deeper, darker color when we applied the stain. The stain selected was Early American by MinWax. Then we finished the floors with one coat of Bona drifast Sealer.

And then we waited around a month or so to allow the kitchen cabinets to come in. Next our Dan’s Floor Store crew buffed down the sealer coat on the Red Oak select grade flooring and applied two coats of Bona oil-modified satin.

Our clients were thrilled with the outcome of their floor, 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 (including solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate) for residential and commercial clients , improving the looks of the floors 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.

Red Oak Flooring Refinishing – Cimarrone Country Club

Dark gray stained Red Oak flooringWhen homeowners in the Cimarrone Country Club in St. Johns County, Florida were ready for a new look for their wood floors, they called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303.

We offer a free consultation and estimate for wood floor installations, wood floor refinishing, and tile work. Call 904.887.8303 to make your appointment.

They had pre-finished Mannington wood floor; rotary peeled Red Oak with an aluminum oxide finish.

Based on our consultation with our clients, our crew sanded their wood floor down (to remove the original finish), and then gave their floor a dark gray stain and a durable finish.

After staining the clients’ Red Oak floors, we finished them with Bona Mega Clear HD satin. This is a waterborne wood floor finish dries clear with no ambering, so it will not yellow over time.

Beautiful results! Our staining and finishing turned out very, very even. Our clients were as happy as we were with the new look on their Red Oak floors, and we like 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.

Walnut-Pegged Red Oak Plank Flooring Install – Finish – St. Augustine

This article is about the completion of a wood floor project in a home located in the Davis Shores community in St. Augustine, Florida. The project was a result of the damaged caused by flooding during hurricane Matthew, in the fall of 2016.

Behind the home is the waterfront of Mantanzas Bay. The home sits just across the Bay from Castillo de San Marco..

These homeowners had called Dan’s Floor Store because they wanted to have the wood floors in their home restored to look like the Walnut-pegged Red Oak plank flooring that they enjoyed having before the storm. The old wood floors had been water damaged by the hurricane and had to be removed.

In the previous Dan’s Floor Store article on this project, we had drilled the red oak planks for the walnut pegs, and installed the red oak plank flooring. After the flooring was installed, we waited over a month to allow the solid wood flooring to acclimate.

Then we inserted all the 3/4″ Walnut pegs, gluing them into their previously drilled holes in the Red Oak plank flooring.

The next step in this installation was sanding the new Walnut-pegged Red Oak plank flooring.

Then we stained the new Red Oak plank flooring with DuraSeal Golden Brown

To protect the Walnut-pegged Red Oak plank flooring, we finished it with Bona oil-modified Woodline satin polyurethane.

Our clients were very happy with their new Red Oak plank floors with Walnut pegs. And Dan’s Floor Store like 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.

Red Oak Plank Flooring with Walnut Pegs – St. Augustine Install

This wood floor project was another one that resulted from flooding during hurricane Matthew, in the fall of 2016.

The project home is located in the Davis Shores community in St. Augustine, Florida. Behind the home is the waterfront of Mantanzas Bay. The home is sitting just across the water from Castillo de San Marco.

The homeowners called Dan’s Floor Store because they wanted to have the wood floors in their home restored to look like the Red Oak plank floors with Walnut pegs that they enjoyed having before the storm. The old wood floors had been water damaged by the hurricane and had to be removed.

We ordered solid, unfinished select Red Oak plank flooring in random widths from one of our sources. The 4″, 6″, and 8″ wide planks are 3/4″ thick.

The peg pattern in the old wooden floor was unique. We took measurements and made some drilling jigs to help us mimic the drill pattern for the 3/4″ holes we needed for installing the Walnut pegs in the new Red Oak flooring.

Our Dan’s Floor Store crew drilled all the peg holes in the Red Oak plank flooring.

Here are some photos taken as we installed the new solid Red Oak wood flooring.

Our Dan’s Floor Store wood flooring work complies with NWFA standards to provide beautiful results and long lasting wood floors for our clients. As an example, when installing solid wood flooring like we did in this project, it’s important to leave room for the wood to expand and contract. That’s why we install expansion joints (which you can see in some of the photos), using nickels between the boards every 10 feet to achieve adequate spacing.

After the flooring was installed, we waited over a month to allow the solid wood flooring to acclimate.

See the stained and finished Red Oak plank flooring with Walnut pegs in our concluding article on this project – Walnut-Pegged Red Oak Plank Flooring Install – Finish – St. Augustine.

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.

Whitewashed Refinished Red Oak Flooring – Sawgrass TPC

Homeowners in Sawgrass, on TPC side Contacted Dan’s Floor Store for a free consultation and estimate.

The homeowners wanted to change the look of the red oak wood flooring in their home.

It had become very yellowed due to aging and use of an oil based polyurethane finish.

Whitewashed refinished red oak wood flooring.Following some conversation with the homeowners to find out their preferences, Dan suggested using a brand new sealer called Bona NordicSeal.

Bona NordicSeal creates a whitewashed look for wood floors without the use of caustic materials like bleach. NordicSeal creates the look of staining a wood floor white after 3 coats of it have been applied applied. Whitewashed wood floors are coming back en vogue. We believe NordicSeal is something special; it creates a look that is very cool!

First we sanded and hand scraped the old red oak flooring and stair treads, rails, and newel posts to remove the old, yellowed finish.

After applying 3 coats of the Bona NordicSeal we achieved a wood flooring color that looks so white. It helps subdue all the pinks and yellows you would usually see in red oak wood flooring with a natural finish.

We appreciate the confidence shown in Dan’s Floor Store by our clients – jumping on the opportunity to use this new product. Not only were our clients blown away with the whitewashed look of their red oak flooring, so was Dan.

After the three coats of NordicSeal were applied, we buffed down the sealer and then top coated the wood flooring with Bona Traffic HD satin.

The stairs, rails and newel posts were coated the same to blend with the floor.

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.