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Refinishing Old Wooden Floors and Stairs in Historic Avondale

Refinishing old wooden floors and stairs to their earlier elegance always gives a little more happiness to the Dan’s Floor Store crew when we are working with historically significant homes. We are helping to preserve our Country’s architectural history.

Home in Historic Avondale neighborhood of Jacksonville, FloridaDan’s Floor store has restored old wood floors in homes in historic homes from Jacksonville to St. Augustine. For this project, we were refinishing wood floors and stair treads in the historic Avondale community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Avondale was developed as an exclusive subdivision of the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida in the summer of 1920. Many of the Avondale homes were built in the Mediterranean Revival style.

This wood floor and stairs refinishing project consisted of sanding and refinishing:

– 1750 square feet of old Heart Pine wood flooring upstairs

– face-nailed White Oak flooring that was decoratively bordered by natural Walnut strip downstairs

– one room of old Heart Pine downstairs

– old Heart Pine stair treads

Here are some photos of the old wooden floor and stair treads, before we refinished them.

These are photos taken during sanding, then hand scraping, and finally applying new finish to the old wood floors and stair treads.

After thoroughly sanding all of these wood surfaces, we applied Bona DTS waterborne sealer  for the first coat. Then, after the Bona sealer had thoroughly dried, we applied two coats of Bona Traffic HD satin for the final two coats of finish.

And here are photos of the refinished wooden floors and stair treads. Our clients were very happy with their refinished wood flooring and stair treads. And Dan’s Floor Store is very happy when our clients like our work.

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.

Rotary Sawn Red Oak Floor Repair Sand and Stain – Ponte Vedra Beach

Homeowners in Ponte Vedra Beach contracted Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 to help renovate the old floors in their home.

  • The home owners wanted to replace the tile in their foyer and carpet in the adjacent home office room with rotary sawn Red Oak wood flooring.
  • They also asked our recommendation for moisture damaged areas of their existing red oak wood flooring.

We started our work on this flooring project by removing the foyer tile and home office carpeting.

Most concrete subfloors require some leveling before we can install wood flooring planks and the subfloor slab in this home was no exception. The leveled surface of the concrete subfloor helps the wood flooring last longer.

We chose engineered, unfinished rotary sawn 2 1/4″ wide Red Oak plank flooring by Howell Hardwood Flooring for the foyer and home office, to perfectly mimic the existing flooring.

The existing wood flooring had a lot of moisture damage from prior pet urine stains so we recommended sanding and staining the new and existing wood flooring for a uniform look through the home. Our crew used a hand scraper to “pull” all the ends of the sanded planks, to eliminate any sanding marks on the wood floors.

We recommended a combination of coastal driftwood and gray stains by Bona for the home’s wood floors. Dan’s Floor Store crew applied three coats of the stain, which really helped to hide the moisture damage to the old wood flooring. We finished these sanded and stained wood floors with Bona Mega Clear HD.

These rotary sawn Red Oak plank floors turned out great; our clients are very happy with them. And Dan’s Floor Store likes having happy clients.

Are you ready to change the look and improve 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.

New Hickory Wood Flooring and Refinished Stairs in Glen Kernan

After one of our Dan’s Floor Store free consultations, we were contracted to remove some of the old flooring and install new wood flooring in a home in the Glen Kernan Country Club community of Jacksonville, Florida.

Glen Kernan is a gated Country Club community, sitting in 600 acres of scenic, natural beauty near the Intracoastal waterway. There were some gorgeous scenes of nature to be seen during this job.

Home improvements like wood flooring and tile work can be a good investment to improve the overall appearance and value of a home.

Our crew removed 2500 square feet of mostly tile and wood flooring.

Our floor tile removal machine makes tile removal go a lot quicker. It saves us work and saves our clients money. You can see a video of our floor tile removal machine in action in our article, “White Stained White Oak Floors in Plantation Country Club PVB”.

Prior to installing the new wood flooring, we leveled the concrete slab subfloor.

The client selected random width, hand scraped, pre-finished Bella Cera Hickory wood flooring for the new look for their home.

We also sanded, hand scraped, and refinished the staircase and landing to match the new hickory wood flooring, as part of this home improvement project.

Our clients love their new hickory wood floors, and refinished wood stairs and landing, and we like having happy clients.

Client's professional baseball jersey - 2016 All-Star While we were talking about how much they liked the new look of their floor, stairs, and landing, the client, who is a professional baseball player, allowed us to get a photo to share of their 2016 National League All-Star jersey.

He is rightfully proud to have been selected to play in the 2016 All-Star game. Neat!

When you are considering improving the look and 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.

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.

Install Sand and Finish White Oak Wood Flooring in Ponte Vedra Beach

During one of our free consultations about wood flooring for a home in Ponte Vedra Beach, the homeowners shared that they really liked White Oak flooring with a deep, natural tone.

We can do that! We found them some beautiful 5/8″thick x 4″ wide, unfinished engineered White Oak Premium grade wood flooring, made by Shamrock Plank Flooring.

First we leveled the subfloor.

We installed the unfinished engineered White Oak Premium grade wood flooring with Bostik wood floor adhesive. We used wood flooring straps to hold the wood planks together during installation.

Dan’s Floor Store also installed matching solid White Oak Select stair treads. This photo shows the stairway prior to our installation of the new treads.

We sanded the new White Oak Premium grade wood flooring and stair treads.

The new White Oak wood flooring and stair treads were finished in natural, waterborne finish:

Our clients said their new wood flooring and stair treads look great, and we always like to have happy clients.

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.

White Oak Wood Floor Refinished with a Custom Stain on Anastasia Island

Dan’s Floor Store refinishes old wood floors to look like new, or as a part of achieving a different look in a room, or both.

A client wanted their 2 1/4″ wide solid White Oak wood floor refinished with a custom stain to achieve a different look in their home on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, Florida.

We started this project by sanding the wood flooring.

Details are important in achieving good results. When Dan’s Floor Store refinishes a wood floor we perform a step called “pulling the ends” of the wood plank floors. For this step, we hand scrape the edges of the floor where the edger sanded, to achieve a full fresh surface for the wood flooring.

To achieve the look the client wanted for their wood floor, we rubbed the floor with water to “pop” (open up) the wood grain. Popping the wood grain allows super pigmented stains to stay in the wood, rather than being pulled off when a water based finish is applied. The stain color we created for the client was a custom color; a blend of DuraSeal Classic Gray and DuraSeal Country White.

We finished the custom stained White Oak wood floor with Bona Mega Clear HD which eliminates the amber tint achieved with some finishes. And then we applied a final finish coat of Bona Traffic HD.

The custom stain achieved the look that the client wanted, and they were very happy with their refinished floor.

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.

Refinishing clear grade solid Red Oak flooring in Jacksonville

Wood floor refinishing is a good option whether thinking about selling a home or business, or just looking to give a wood flooring a fresh look. Many clients choose wood floor refinishing as the best way to make their old, scuffed and worn wood floors look nice again.

Refinished old clear grade solid Red Oak flooringDan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303 offers a free wood floor consultation to help people decide whether to refinish or replace their wood flooring. If we find areas of the wood flooring that needs repair, we can do that, too.

For this project, the clients in a home on University Boulevard in Jacksonville just needed about 500 square feet of old clear grade solid Red Oak wood floors sanded and refinished. Clear grade Red Oak is a mostly heartwood flooring. Clear grade allows all the natural heartwood color variations with minimal character marks and limited color variation. –  National Wood Flooring Association (nwfa).

First we thoroughly sanded the wood floor.

We finished the Red Oak flooring with Bona Mega Clear HD for improved chemical resistance and increased scuff and scratch resistance.

The old clear grade solid Red Oak floors look good again. Our clients were very pleased with their refinished wood floor.

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.

Pegged Look White Oak Floor Install and Weave-in Deerwood Country Club

A previous client had us come install a custom weave-in to an area of their solid Finished pegged look white oak flooringwhite oak floor, and then refinish some additional wood flooring, in their charming home in the Deerwood Country Club community of Jacksonville, Florida.

This project involved not only installing new Solid White Oak plank select flooring from Shamrock Plank Flooring in random width planks (3″, 6″, and 8″ wide), but also weaving the new wood flooring into some existing flooring which was also 3 “, 6″, and 8” random widths.

The new White Oak flooring planks being installed would be enhanced with a pegged look as though they were held down with dark Walnut pegs. (The pegged look wood floor effect is achieved by pre-drilling holes near the ends of each plank, prior to their installation and then inserting walnut plugs (to simulate pegs) after the planks are installed.)

We glued and nailed the new wood flooring installation.

Dan’s Floor Store also sanded the newly installed wood floor along with all of the other existing wood flooring on first floor the home for a total of 2700 ft.² of flooring. (This refinishing did not include the wood flooring that we had installed on the second floor of this home in March.) And as we worked, a rainbow came our to brighten our day.

Dan’s Floor Store finished the new wood flooring with Bona flooring products:

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.

Refinishing Old Wood Floors in St. Nicholas area of Jacksonville

Dan’s Floor Store refinished some old solid Red Oak plank wood floors as part of a home renovation in the Saint Nicholas neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, just off of Atlantic Boulevard.

The home had been built in the 1950s and was being updated by Howard Construction of Orange Park.

Every old wood floor refinishing project starts with a free consultation and evaluation of the condition of the existing wood floors.

These “before” photos of the old Red Oak wood floors in the home show how worn and damaged the floors were; they were in terrible condition, but we could refinish them to look like new. Some of the old flooring even appeared to have the original wax still on it.

First we thoroughly sanded the solid Red Oak wood floors to remove the old finish and wear damage.

After sanding these old wood floors, we applied a Minwax Red Oak stain. Then we applied three coats of Bona Oil-Modified Satin polyurethane finish.

We also refinished an area of old pine wood flooring in the lower level of the home, using the same Minwax Red Oak stain, followed by Bona Oil-Modified Satin polyurethane finish to give a continuous appearance to the wood flooring in the home.

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.

New Red Oak Wood Flooring in Ponte Vedra Beach

View of the Guana Reserve from the client's Ponte Vedra Beach home.Homeowners of an appealing home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida that overlooks the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve needed the old wood flooring in their home replaced.

Being near the beach, the old wood floors had gotten a lot of wear damage from sand tracked into the home and brought in with beach gear.

Following removal of the old wood floors, Dan’s Floor Store installed unfinished 2 1/4′ wide solid plank Red Oak wood flooring by Howell flooring.

To level and prepare the new wood floor planks, they need to be sanded after they are installed. So we sanded the new Red Oak wood flooring and then applied DuraSeal Golden Brown stain. We followed the stain with three topcoats of Bona Mega HD clear, satin for plenty of durability in the sandy, abrasive beach environment.

 

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.