Posts

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.

Water Damaged Pine Floor Refinishing – Historic St. Augustine

Owners of a home in historic St. Augustine, called Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for a free consultation on their water damaged pine wood floor. The home is located just south of the Bridge of Lions, on the Avineda Menendez, which is right on the Mantanzas riverfront.

In the fall of 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused water damage to the wood floor in this and many other homes in St. Augustine that are near the water.

After looking at their water damaged pine floor, we told the homeowners their old pine floors could be saved. Our Dan’s Floor Store crew could repair and refinish them for years more useful life.

This is the fifth home on this street in which we have refinished the wooden floors, after they were water warped and damaged by hurricane Matthew.

Getting an early start on the day’s work, our crew was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the Mantanzas riverfront.

The project home has one room with a floor of Southern Yellow Pine. A majority of the wooden floors were Heart Pine, original from circa late 1800s. We had to repair several areas of wood flooring. Our Dan’s Floor Store team began sanding the wooden floors at a 45 degree angle to the grain several times to get them flat again. After we had the wood floors flat, we sanded them with the grain to prepare them for finishing.

We added an orange tint stain to the repaired areas, to get them to visually match the adjacent Heart Pine flooring.

To finish and protect these old pine wood floors, our crew first applied a coat of oil modified Bona DriFast Sealer Then we applied two coats or Bona Woodline Polyurethane for a tough protective coat with a slight amber tone.

Our clients were very happy to see how nice their old pine wood floors look now. 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.

Pine Wood Flooring Refinish – Downtown Jacksonville FL

refinished heart pine knotty yellow pine wood flooringOne of our prior Dan’s Floor Store clients called us 904.887.8303 to refinish (“sand and finish”) the wood flooring in a place west of downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

The project wood floor was about 500 square feet in area. The floor was a combination of Heart Pine and Knotty Yellow Pine wood.

Some of the pine wood flooring had been painted, so we had to “cut” (sand) the wood flooring at a 45 degree angle. Then our crew came back and sanded the pine wood flooring with the grain to prepare it for finishing.

We have found that we get best results with all heart pine flooring when we use Bona DriFast Sealer (oil modified), followed with Bona Woodline Polyurethane satin for second and third coats of finish.

This is the fifth job we have done for this customer and he was very happy with the outcome.

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 Hickory Flooring – St. Augustine

Dan’s Floor Store is thankful to have been able to help many First Coast homeowners and businesses with wood floors that were water damaged during hurricane Matthew (which occurred in the fall of 2016). While not always the case, often the wood floors could be restored with repairs and refinishing. Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 offers a free consultation and estimate for wood floor installations, repairs, refinishing, and for tile work.

Owner of a home situated on the marsh just west of the St. Augustine Amphitheater called us for a consultation on their water damaged wood floor. As a result of their wood floor being under water during the storm, we could see some slight cupping of their hickory wood floor.

We were happy to tell them that their hickory wood flooring did not need to be replaced, we could sand and refinish it to last for many more years of service. Refinishing Hickory flooring is certainly in our Dan’s Floor Store repertoire.

Their natural Hickory wood floors by Anderson had been prefinished with aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide provides a very hard finish which does not sand off easily for refinishing; it ruins our sandpaper quickly. Some of the photos show how the finish turns white but is not fully removed after one rough cut of sandpaper. In all, we made three sanding cuts to remove the aluminum oxide from the Hickory flooring.

The homeowner chose an oil-modified polyurethane Bona Woodline satin to finish their floor. For Bona oil-based polyurethane, the procedure that we use to get best results is to only do one coat per day and abrade the floors between the coats. This process results in solid bonding and cleaner, smooth finish results.

Our customer was “over the moon” to be able to save/salvage their hickory wood flooring. 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.

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.

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.

Red Oak Clear Grade Flooring Sand and Finish – St. Augustine

When Hurricane Matthew came through northeastern Florida in the fall of 2016, many homes located near the ocean were flooded and water damaged.

Fortunately for the owners of this home in the Davis Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, their solid plank Red Oak clear grade flooring was not water damaged beyond saving. Dan’s Floor Store could sand and finish this 1950s era wood flooring to restore it to its former beauty.

After sanding the wood floors, we applied Bona oil-modified Woodline polyurethane finish to provide a tough protecting coating to the Red Oak clear grade flooring with a slight amber color that enhances the natural tone of the wood.

The finished floors look very clean, the builder doing the rest of the home restoration was very pleased with our workmanship, and the homeowners were very happy with their refinished solid plank Red Oak clear grade flooring.

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 and Restoring Old Heart Pine Plank Flooring – St. Augustine

Refinished old heart pine plank flooringOwners of a home on the harbor in St. Augustine contacted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 for one of our free consultations and estimates on refinishing and restoring their water damaged old Heart Pine flooring.

Living near the water, the wood floors in their home had gotten water damaged during hurricane Matthew in the fall of 2016.

The water damage made the old Heart Pine plank flooring in this home very unlevel, but we knew how to restore and refinish them.

The wood was so unlevel our Dan’s Floor Store crew had to sand the wood floors 5 times at a 45 degree angle to get it flat again. Then we could come back and sand with a cut straight with the wood grain for the final sanding.

These Heart Pine planks came from Longleaf Pine trees, which were overharvested in southeastern America in the 1900’s and can now only be reclaimed or river recovered.

The old Heart Pine plank flooring in this home is very, very old. We found the old, sanded flooring to be stunning looking, even before staining or finishing with polyurethane.

The homeowners wanted Dan’s Floor Store to refinish and restore their old Heart Pine plank flooring to match the same color as the stairs in the home (which had not been damaged by the water.

We chose Bona Rosewood stain as a good, blending match with the stairs.

Our crew finished this project with 3 coats of gloss Oil-Modified Polyurethane Woodline finish by Bona.

The old Heart Pine plank floors look great again, and our clients were very happy with the results of our work.

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.

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.

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.