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White Oak Wide Plank with WOCA Finish

Monday, July 10th, 2017

 We recently installed and finished this beautiful European white oak floor in a private residence in Portland, OR, with WOCA Diamond Oil. The trim work around the entry and step was custom made and installed in place. WOCA Diamond Oil is an excellent quality oil is suitable for high traffic wood floor areas. It suitable for […]

Character Grade Chestnut Floor and Stairs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

This is a character grade chestnut floor, stairs and risers that we installed, sanded in place, and finished with OSMO Pro-Polyx oil.  Character grade chestnut has a rustic look and is very pretty in a home. This is a distinct looking floor and so beautiful in the right setting.  

8″ Wide Plank European White Oak Floor

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

We installed this rustic grade 8″ European white oak plank flooring in a residence in Portland. We sanded and finished it using a Bona sealer and Bona Traffic H.D. satin finish. The white oak flooring really compliments the modern look of this home. Wide plank flooring is such a good choice and can be used […]

White Oak Floor with OSMO Finish

Friday, August 19th, 2016

This is an original 1950’s white oak floor which had been covered with carpeting for many years. We removed the carpet and sanded and refinished the floor using OSMO Pro-polyx oil finish. The client wanted a fresh look to her floors and was very happy with the result.  She was knowledgeable about the OSMO finish […]

Popular Sheens for Hardwood Floors

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Wondering about what sheen to use for your floor?  There are many different choices, depending on the look you want. Gloss is the shiniest finish and and as you can see, it looks almost like the floor is wet. Semi-gloss makes the floors look polished, but not as shiny as gloss. Next is the satin, which […]

The Process of Sanding Floors

Monday, January 25th, 2016

    I thought it would be good to show some of the steps that are required when sanding and finishing a wood floor. We have dust containment  machines, but you can see we still tape off some rooms that are not being sanded. When sanding a floor, the first step is the drum sander. We […]

Old Fir and Oak Floor

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

We did work on a house that was over 100 years old.  We did installation of new floors as well as sanding and finishing of the floors that were in the home.  The fir on the stairs is original and so are  the oak floors that you see in the picture. The oak is rift […]

White Oak Floor and Stairs

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

We recently installed a 4″ white oak flooring  throughout the entire first floor of a private residence here in Portland. We also did the stairs in white oak.  We removed carpet and put down the wood flooring. The photo was taken right after the stairs were installed and finished and the stair railing was not […]