This 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, also 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.
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