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Rift and Quarter Sawn Red Oak Flooring Installation – Ormond Beach

Installed rift and quarter sawn red oak wood flooringDuring a Free Consultation with Dan’s Floor Store, homeowners in Ormond Beach, Florida contracted us to improve their home by installing some rift and quarter sawn Red Oak flooring.

Wood flooring not only looks good but properly installed wood flooring will often increase the value of a home or business during resale.

Our client selected 9/16″ thick by 5″ wide, engineered, straight grain, rift and quarter sawn Red Oak flooring by EcoTimber. Each plank is about 3′ long, and select grade.

We don’t have any photos of removing the existing flooring on this project. On some projects, we start by removing the old carpeting and carpet padding. For some projects, we remove existing tile, or old wood or laminate flooring.

On this project, first we leveled the concrete subfloor. Leveling is an important step. Pad and carpet can hide the unlevel concrete slab, but wood flooring (or tile flooring for that matter) cannot. The concrete or wood subfloor needs to be leveled before hard surface flooring such as wood or tile is installed, to prevent damaging or reducing the useful life of the wood or tile flooring.

Then we started installing the new rift and quarter sawn Red Oak flooring. There were some long runs of wood flooring in this project. The longest run of wood flooring was 70′ long – down the hallway and then into a back room. The new Red Oak flooring really looks nice.

Our clients liked how their new Red Oak wood floors look, and we like having 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 Wood Floor and Stair Restoration – Avondale

Stained and refinished red oak wood flooring and stair treadsDan’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.

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.

Installing Solid Red Oak Wood Flooring – Avondale

Rift and quarter sawn Red Oak wood flooring installation - Avondale Clients wanted to improve the appearance and the value of their home with wood flooring. They picked rift and quarter sawn unfinished Red Oak wood flooring in 2 1/4 wide planks by Oakcrest Lumber.

In order to provide a good base for the new Red Oak wood flooring in this home, and as shared in an earlier article, we previously installed plywood subfloor in the kitchen and several other areas of their home.

The new rift and quarter sawn unfinished Red Oak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen (which was formerly tile) and in several bedrooms, and closets. This Red Oak flooring installation included over 12 different weave-in sections to allow the new wood flooring to run apparently seamlessly from one room to the next.

Our Dan’s Floor Store wood flooring work complies with NWFA standards to provide beautiful results and long lasting wood floors for our customers. As an example, when installing solid wood flooring like this one, 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.

Once the new Red Oak wood flooring has properly acclimated, we will sand all of the wood flooring in the home, and then refinish those floors. The sand and finish portion of this project will be shared in a future article on our Dan’s Floor Store website.

The client’s home has a nice view of the St. Johns River at sunset from the back yard of their home.

Considering changing the look and improving the value of your home or business office with 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 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.