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Refinishing Old Heart Pine Floors in St. Augustine

Elegant antique solid Heart Pine wood floor after restorationAmong the many historic attractions in St. Augustine, Florida, there are some elegant old homes which reflect their own special charm. Some are public venues while others remain private residences.

We have been part of restoring several of these fine old St. Augustine private homes by refinishing their stately wood flooring to their earlier appearance.

Every project is unique; some wood floors just need to be sanded and refinished, while other wood floors have been damaged to such extent that a portion must be replaced. And then some clients want their old wood flooring replaced with something different.

Following our free consultation and estimate, Dan’s Floor Store was recently contracted to sand and refinish the 70 plus year old solid Heart Pine wood floors in one of these elegant old homes.

These photos show the old Heart Pine flooring prior to refinishing. In one photo, you can see the attractive Heart Pine wood revealed again as we are sanding the floors in one room of the home.

These photos show how remarkable these antique Heart Pine floors look after we carefully sanded and refinished them with Bona Traffic Natural satin. These refinished floors look good again and are ready for more years of service.

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.

Wood Flooring Refinish and Repair in Jacksonville Beach

Dan’s Floor Store was selected to refinish the wood floors in this home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

In addition to refinishing the wood floors, there was a section of flooring that had to be replaced; a 50 board, weave-in repair. We also installed some nice vinyl plank flooring in the upstairs master bedroom suite.

These photos show us preparing for and during the refinishing phase of this project.

The client chose the Classic Gray stain by DuraSeal for the 2 1/4″ solid Red Oak flooring downstairs. We applied Bona Traffic polyurethane (a commercial-rated, waterborne finish) coating to protect the wood floor, in a satin sheen.

We agree that our client’s selection, the Classic Gray stain by DuraSeal, conveys a very beachy look; very fitting for the location of the home, just steps away from the Beach.

At Dan’s Floor Store, we enjoy helping clients save some money while extending the life of their wood flooring.

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.

Wood Floor Repair, Sand, and Stain in Ponte Vedra Florida

Refinished (sanded and stained) solid Red Oak wood floorWe were invited out to a home in TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to provide one of our free professional consultations concerning their wood floors.

The clients wanted to renovate their home with darker wood floors and stairway, and wanted our insight on a water damaged area of wood flooring in their home.

  • Rather than replacing their wood floors, we recommended sanding and staining them, and repairing the damaged area of wood flooring.

This project presented a large area of wood flooring to be sanded and stained, in addition to the area of wood flooring to be repaired.

In the damaged flooring area, the plywood sub-floor and the solid wood flooring had to be removed and the concrete dried out before the new plywood could be installed followed by new 3 1/4 inch solid Red Oak wood flooring.

The staircase treads had been the natural color of the wood floor, with white risers to the treads. The stair treads and risers would need to be sanded and stained as part of this project.

Sanding the wood floors to prepare them for staining and coating.

The customers selected a DuraSeal in Antique Brown for their floors and staircase.

A satin waterborne Bona Traffic polyurethane was used for coating.

This was a large scale flooring project, and after it was finished, it looked great and it was a fun one to work on! We enjoy helping clients save some money while extending the life of their wood flooring.

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.

Screening and Recoating Wood Floors and Stairs in Epping Forest

Beautiful Wood Floor after screening and re-coatingDan’s Floor Store was called to an elegant two story home in Epping Forest, for one of our Free consultations. We were asked if their 2,300 square feet of wood flooring should be refinished or replaced.

After inspecting the floors with the clients, we recommended a process called Screening and Recoating, a refinishing procedure for wood flooring that helps it last even longer. Based on our recommendation, the client asked us to also refinish the stair treads, for a refreshed look through their home.

From our experience, the finish on most wood floors has been scuffed by normal use after 3 to 5 years. Our Screening and Re-coating process restores the finish to like new, to last another 3 to 5 years.

The “Screening” process sands the wood flooring with clog-resistant sanding disks, removing the wood floor finish without cutting into the wood itself. Most commonly, a wood floor with a polyurethane finish coating is an excellent candidate for screening, because the polyurethane creates a non-penetrating plastic coating that actually sits on top of the wood flooring. We see better results when we screen a wood floor with a finish that is worn, scratched or dull but the wood beneath is not stained or damaged.

This photo is of the wood flooring in an area of the home before Screening.

The same wood flooring area after Screening.

The same wood flooring area during the Coating process.

Several photos of the Screened and Recoated wood stairs and floors.

The Screened and Recoated wood floors looked great and our clients were very pleased to see the results. We enjoy helping clients save some money while extending the life of their wood flooring.

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.

Wood Floor Refinishing near San Marco

Refinished solid wood flooring near San MarcoA couple who had been a client of our Dan’s Floor Store previously called us to their home, off old San Jose boulevard, near historic San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, to talk about refinishing more of their wood flooring.

We have been refinishing wood floors in homes and businesses on the First Coast area for over 15 years. Wood floor refinishing restores older floors with a durable finish that will last for years, and the clients can have their floors stained to achieve a different look during the process. Read more about How Dan’s Floor Store refinishes wood floors.

In our previous work, we had sanded and finished half of the wood flooring in their house and stained it a medium brown color.

Since the couple were taking a vacation, they asked if we could refinish the other thousand square feet of their residence while they were away. And so we did. First we prepared the rest of the worn wood flooring by sanding it, and then we stained it in the same exact color as the previous work, so there was the look of smooth continuity throughout their house.

Now the wood floors throughout the home have been restored to look like new again!

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.

Screening and Re-coating Wood Flooring in Sawgrass Country Club

Screening and Re-coating is a wood floor maintenance procedure that helps wood flooring last even longer.

Screening and Re-coating a Wood Floor in Sawgrass Country ClubFor most wood floors, after 3 to 5 years, the finish has been scuffed by normal use, and our Screening and Re-coating process will restore the finish to like new, to last another 3 to 5 years.

“Screening” (sanding with clog-resistant sanding disks) removes the wood floor finish without cutting into the wood itself. Most commonly, a wood floor with a polyurethane finish coating is an excellent candidate for screening, because polyurethane creates a non-penetrating plastic coating that sits on top of the wood flooring. We see better results when we screen a wood floor with a finish that is worn, scratched or dull but the wood beneath is not stained or damaged.

About 5 years ago, Dan’s Floor Store installed wood flooring in this home in the Sawgrass Country Club neighborhood. The client consulted Dan, asking what to do because the finish on their floors had become worn and scratched. They were thinking the wood flooring would need to be replaced. After we inspected their wood flooring, the client was very happy to learn that the floors could be screened and re-coated for a fraction of the cost (and time) of replacing their wood floors.

The client’s wood floors of both plank and parquet Red Oak flooring, with Early American stain by Minwax, turned out great. The client was very happy to see how nice their finished floors looked. Nice to be able to save the client some money while extending the life of their wood flooring.

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.

Cupped Wood Floor Refinishing Project in Mandarin

Severely cupped wood floor, before refinishingWe were asked to look at a wood floor in the Beauclerc community, in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Florida, that exhibited severe cupping. We took this photo of the client’s severly cupped floor, prior to refinishing.

A cupped wood floor occurs when flooring absorbs excessive moisture on the underside of the flooring planks, causing expansion and cupping, with the edges of the planks raised. Moisture can also cause wood flooring to exhibit a condition called crowning, in which the outer edges of the wood planks shrink and become lower than the middle of each plank. Dan’s Floor Store can refinish wood floors with either condition. A worn wood floor may be able to be refinished, and damaged wood floors can be repaired for beautiful results.

This was a prefinished aluminum oxide finished floor that was severely cupped. The repair areas (new wood) were filled in upon our arrival. Since the floor had a severe cup to it, we had to cross sand the floor a total of five times on alternating 45 degree angles to the grain of the wood, in order to achieve a flat floor surface.

We continued our refinishing process with rough and fine sanding (with the grain of the wood), then scraped corners and buffed, in preparation for a MinWax Golden Oak stain.

 

After the stain had dried, we applied 3 coats of polyurethane finish. Our client was very happy to see the results of our refinishing procedure.

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.