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Sand and Finish Solid Red Oak Flooring in St. Augustine, FL

Dan’s Floor Store usually installs then sands and finishes wood flooring. The wood flooring may have been purchased through our Store, from one of our many vendors, or may be provided by the clients. We also sand and finish wood floors that have been installed by other contractors. And, staining the floors for a different look may be part of the process, depending on our clients’ preference.

This project took place in what we believe to be the prettiest street in St. Augustine, and in one of the coolest homes on that street.

On this project, another contractor had installed 940 square feet of solid Red Oak wood flooring, which had been provided by the homeowner.

We sanded the solid Red Oak wood flooring to prepare it for finishing. The homeowner liked the natural look of the wood, so we did not apply any stain.

Our crew applied a coat of Bona oil-modified sealer.

Before we can apply the finish to these wood floors, cabinets have to be installed and several more phases of this home improvement project need to be completed. Then our crew will come back and apply two final coats of Bona oil-modified polyurethane satin finish.

When we come back to this project, we will get some photos of the finished solid Red Oak wood flooring and update this article.

Our goal is having clients who are very happy with the flooring and tile work we perform for them.

Dan’s Floor Store sands 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.

Old Red Oak Plank Floors Refinished with Grey Stain – Ortega

Refinished, grey stained, red oak plank floorsDan’s Floor Store was contracted to refinish the 1 1/2″ wide solid old Red Oak plank floors in this circa 1950 home in the Ortega neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. As part of the refinishing process, our client described the look they wanted and we recommended adding a grey stain to the Red Oak planks during our refinishing process.

Often old wooden floors can be refinished to look good again and provide years more useful life. Refinishing wood floors adds value to both residential and commercial properties. And some clients decide to have their wood floors stained during our refinishing process, to create a new look in those spaces. Call Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 with questions or to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

Here is a look at the old Red Oak plank floors and stair treads, before we started.

Our crew sanded and hand scraped the wood floors and stairs, to prepare them for staining.

We applied Classic Grey DuraSeal stain. Then our crew finished with 3 coats Bona Traffic HD extra matte.

Our client was very happy, 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 Solid Red Oak Flooring – Jacksonville Beach

Refinished solid red oak flooringAs 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.

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.

Replacing Water Damaged Red Oak Flooring – St. Augustine

Sanded, stained, and refinished red oak plank flooringHomeowners contracted Dan’s Floor Store to replace water damaged red oak flooring after the lower floor of their home took on and was damaged by water during Hurricane Matthew last fall.

The water damaged the subflooring in some areas, as well as the wood flooring. Before we could install the new wood flooring, we tore out 650 square feet of plywood subfloor and water damaged Red Oak (solid) wood flooring. Then our Dan’s Floor Store crew installed new plywood subfloor, with moisture barrier to protect the Red Oak new wood flooring.

For this project, we replaced the water damaged red oak flooring with 2 1/4″ strip unfinished Red Oak number 1 Common by Shamrock Plank Flooring and weaved the new red oak planks into existing, undamaged flooring.

After allowing a few weeks for the new wood flooring to acclimate, we came back to sand and finish the floor.

Our clients took this as an opportunity to give the wood floors and stair treads of their home a new look. They wanted a dark brown color for their floors and stair treads.

First our Dan’s Floor Store crew sanded the wood flooring and stair treads in the home.

To achieve the look they wanted, we next popped the grain of the sanded wood. Our crew conditioned floor with wet rags prior to staining. Popping raises the grain of the wood to allow the stain to penetrate deeper in the wood thus making the color ten times darker than stain could be straight out of the can.

To achieve the dark brown wood color for our clients, we used DuraSeal Espresso stain, and it turned out fabulous.

Then, for a durable, long lasting finish, we applied Bona waterborne finishes (Bona Mega Clear HD Satin for first two coats, followed by Bona Traffic Satin for the final coat).

And then we trimmed out the job with new shoe molding and new stain matched thresholds at all exiting doorways.

Our clients were thrilled with the new look of their Red Oak wood floors and stair treads, and Dan’s Floor Store always 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.

Refinishing Old Solid Red Oak Wood Floors in St. Augustine for a Beachy Look

View of St. Augustine Lighthouse.The homeowner wanted the very old clear grade solid Red Oak wood floors from the 1950s/60s in their home refinished with a modern coastal look.

The home is located near the St. Augustine Amphitheater and very close to the lighthouse.

Here are some photos of the old, clear grade solid Red Oak wood flooring in the client’s home. You can see a water damaged areas in clearly in some of the photos.

First we sanded the drab old wood floors. The first photo shows all of the machinery we used for this project. You can see our sanders and the commercial vacuum that we attach to collect the sanding dust. The second photo shows an area of the sanded old Red Oak flooring near the doorway. The third photo shows our floor sander vacuum sanding the floor. The last photo in this group shows how we used a hand scraper to “pull” all the ends of the sanded planks, to eliminate any sanding marks on the wood floors. The sanding work on this job was absolutely impeccable!

Next we used a Classic Gray stain made by Bona to create the beachy look. Then we finished these wood floors with two coats of Bona mega clear HD satin – and a final coat of Bona Traffic satin.

As you could see in several areas of the old solid Red Oak wood floor before we sanded it, some areas had water stains. Those water stains were very hard to see after the wood floor had been stained and refinished.

The homeowners were absolutely thrilled with the way their floors looked. Dan’s Floor Store works hard on each and every project to have happy customers.

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.