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Anti-Slip Finish for Stairs and Floors

by domino - February 26th, 2015

Bona has a finish that is anti-slip which we have used on stair treads and steps and I thought it would be a good idea to try it in our home on our stairs to see how it works. In one word: Amazing.   We have wood stairs leading up to our second floor and this product is the real deal.  In stocking feet you can feel the grip and I felt a lot more confident in walking down the stairs. I felt better about our dog, Mango, going down the stairs, also.

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On the Bona website they say that this product is “formulated to meet the highest standards for slip resistance.”  It is GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality, also. bona-traffic

We also coated our sunken living room floor at the same time.  The finish looks the same, but if you run your hand along the stair or floor, you can feel a difference.

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We have friends that have older dogs, and I’m going to see how they do getting up off the floor with the added traction that the finish provides. I think this product is something that clients will like for their stairs for sure, and if there are small children or dogs that slip on the floor – this is the finish to use.

It took a couple of hours to prep (tape off the spindles and risers) and buff the stairs and coating was very quick.  I was able to walk up the stairs at the end of the day in my stocking feet with no problem.

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Portland Hardwood Flooring

Installation, refinishing and repairing of hardwood floors in Portland, Oregon. We install new hardwood floors, prefinished wood floors; we sand and refinish existing hardwood floors using a dust containment system. We install wood stairs, borders and have access to sustainable and eco-friendly products.

Our mission is to ensure the longevity of our company through referral and repeat business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness and attention to detail.

Let us help you make an informed decision about what hardwood floor is right for you. Call us today and let’s get started on your project: 503.245.3373 or visit our website for more information and photos on Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing.

Portland Rustic Hardwood Floors

by domino - February 3rd, 2015
Rustic floors are very popular and can really add to the décor of a room. This particular floor is a character grade Oregon white oak floor. It is random width – 2 ¼” , 3 ¼”, and 4 ¼”. We sanded and finished it with a coat of Bona sealer and three coats of Bona Traffic H.D. (High Durability) and the finish works perfectly. It is a very durable surface finish and will not amber.

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The floor above was for an addition to an older home in Portland and brings added charm to the room. We loved the way it turned out.

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This floor is an Oregon big leaf maple floor with an OSMO polyx-oil finish, which is a penetrating oil finish. Another example of a rustic floor that has a certain look that clients love. This floor was installed in a home in Portland and notice that the baseboards match the floor. Another distinctive look for a hardwood floor.

Portland Hardwood Flooring

Installation, refinishing and repairing of hardwood floors in Portland, Oregon. We install new hardwood floors, prefinished wood floors; we sand and refinish existing hardwood floors using a dust containment system. We install wood stairs, borders and have access to sustainable and eco-friendly products.

Our mission is to ensure the longevity of our company through referral and repeat business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness and attention to detail.

Let us help you make an informed decision about what hardwood floor is right for you. Call us today and let’s get started on your project: 503.245.3373 or visit our website for more information and photos on Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing.

Hardwood Flooring: Red Oak vs. White Oak

by domino - January 15th, 2015

While there are oak trees used in flooring all over the world, for this blog, I’m going to be talking about North American Red and White Oak. Oak is probably the most used wood flooring in the United States because it is grown pretty much everywhere in North America. It is a slow growing tree and because of that, the wood is hard and ideal for flooring. Red oak is distinguished by its’ golden and golden and pinkish tones while white oak is a more tannish color. The graining on both woods is varied and beautiful. Depending on the grading of the wood, the graining is either very clear or very rustic.After the floors are sanded and finished, the look will differ depending on the finish used. Waterborne finishes are used when you want a clearer finish on the floor while an oil based finish will give a nice golden color to the wood and will darken with age.

Portland Hardwood Flooring

Installation, refinishing and repairing of hardwood floors in Portland, Oregon. We install new hardwood floors, prefinished wood floors; we sand and refinish existing hardwood floors using a dust containment system. We install wood stairs, borders and have access to sustainable and eco-friendly products.

Our mission is to ensure the longevity of our company through referral and repeat business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness and attention to detail.

Let us help you make an informed decision about what hardwood floor is right for you. Call us today and let’s get started on your project: 503.245.3373 or visit our website for more information and photos on Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing.