The goal of this job was to remove the wall-to-wall carpeting and install red oak strip flooring.


This job involved removing wall-to-wall carpeting and installing red oak strip flooring (3/4 inch thick x 2 1/4 inch width) to the upper level consisting of a master suite with a large walk-in closet, hallway, sitting area, bathroom vanity area, and two bedrooms with walk-in closets.

The installation of any floor is involved. We follow guidelines associated with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). A high quality wood determined the finished product. It’s essential to acclimate the flooring to the areas it will be installed in for the duration in a stable climate controlled house. This will prevent the shrinking of the wood, creating ugly cracks in the future. This project entailed nailing the flooring to a plywood sub-floor. Fortunately this sub-floor was stable, with a lack of creaking. Properly installed flooring will be free of creaks. The next step was the installation of the strip flooring. The strips must be square ( perfectly straight). We used painstaking measures to achieve this difficult goal, but the final product was worth it!

The next stage involved sanding the floors with a grit schedule of 40, 80, 100, and a light buffing process. The final product achieved a furniture-like smoothness. The floors were then stained with a Minwax Golden Oak, and finished with three applications of Dura-seal commercial grade urethane.

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