In the heart of downtown Lilburn, Georgia, a remarkable project unfolded. The task at hand was the sanding and refinishing of an ancient white oak floor, which had witnessed over a century's worth of history. If only those worn-out floorboards could speak, the tales they could unravel. As I embarked on the initial walkthrough, I was astonished to discover the hidden beauty of rift and quartered white oak beneath layers of neglect. It became my mission to revive this flooring and breathe new life into it.
Choosing to stain the floor with Duraseal Medium Brown, I sought to enhance its natural elegance. To ensure a flawless finish, I employed the prestigious Pallmann system. First, the floor was treated with Pall-X Color, bringing out its innate charm. Next, Pall-X Power was applied, further enhancing its durability and strength. Finally, the floor was graced with a lustrous sheen using Pall-X Gold Satin. The result was nothing short of a masterpiece.
Interestingly, the client had initially contemplated concealing the hardwood flooring with a faux wood alternative. The mere thought of covering such exquisite craftsmanship with laminate or vinyl plank flooring made me cringe. Thus, it was an absolute delight to have the opportunity to resurrect this floor and allow its true brilliance to shine once more.
I always make it a point to caution my clients about thoroughly vetting contractors who claim expertise in flooring. Recently, a client of mine encountered an individual at Home Depot who, with insufficient rented equipment, attempted to sand their floors. Needless to say, the outcome was far from satisfactory - the stain appeared unevenly distributed, and an overwhelming amount of dust seemed to have settled everywhere. To alleviate their concerns, I reassured the client and his wife that they need not worry any longer, as they had chosen to work with bona fide professionals - 360 Hardwood Solutions.
We employed top-of-the-line vacuums to ensure that the house remained virtually free of dust throughout the entire process. Furthermore, by utilizing our own machinery, we were able to eliminate any time constraints imposed by returning rented equipment. Following our meticulous sanding procedure, we expertly applied a coat of Duraseal Golden Oak stain, complemented by a lustrous Duraseal Oil-based Satin finish. Needless to say, the clients were absolutely thrilled with the remarkable results they witnessed.
During a visit to my nearest Home Depot in Lawrenceville, I had an unexpected encounter with a potential client. While I was inside the store, the client noticed my contact number displayed on my van, highlighting the importance of having signage on work vehicles. It's remarkable how stopping at a store can lead to new business opportunities. The client reached out to me, and we swiftly arranged an in-home consultation.
Upon entering the client's residence, I immediately noticed their outdated and two-toned engineered hardwood flooring. It was evident that the floors were in dire need of a makeover. The client and his wife were delightful individuals, and we found common ground as we discovered that their son and I attended the same high school in the area. We agreed that the best course of action would be to remove the old engineered hardwood and replace it with stunning solid red oak flooring throughout the entire main floor.
To ensure their complete satisfaction, I provided the couple with various stain and finish samples. Ultimately, they decided on a natural finish that would illuminate their home when sunlight poured in through the expansive windows. Additionally, we carefully sanded down the existing red oak stair treads to perfectly complement the new flooring. As a final touch, we applied Bona Traffic HD in a Semi-Gloss sheen to complete the project.
I have no doubt that the clients will cherish their brand-new oak floors for many years to come. Our encounter at the Home Depot turned out to be a fortuitous event that resulted in a successful and satisfying renovation for this lovely couple.
Transforming a worn-out Red Oak hardwood floor in South Atlanta into a stunning masterpiece requires more than just a simple cleaning. Neglected and covered in layers of wax, MopNGlo, Rejuvenate, QuickShine, and OrangeGlo, the floor was in desperate need of a complete revival. Recognizing this, the homeowner decided to embark on the path of sanding and refinishing, breathing new life into their beloved flooring.
However, a mere Power Scrubber couldn't undo the years of neglect, leaving no choice but to undergo the intricate process of sanding. Additionally, the homeowner saw this as an opportunity to infuse the floor with a fresh stain color, further enhancing its revitalization.
Not stopping at the mere revitalization of the existing floor, the homeowner decided to go the extra mile and opt for new oak installation in both the family room and office. This decision added an element of cohesion and seamless beauty to the overall aesthetic of their home.
After careful consideration, the homeowner settled on the enchanting combination of Duraseal Classic Grey stain and Duraseal Oil-based polyurethane. This choice would not only complement the existing Red Oak floor but also provide a durable and long-lasting finish.
The result of this ambitious project was nothing short of astonishing. The once neglected and tired floor was now a stunning centerpiece, radiating elegance and sophistication. Through the meticulous process of sanding, refinishing, and the addition of new oak installation, this South Atlanta home had truly undergone a transformative journey, leaving the homeowner in awe of their newly rejuvenated space.
In my hometown of Duluth, a client approached me with a request to estimate the value of a property they recently acquired. As we conversed, they expressed their desire to preserve the beautiful white oak floors that had been covered with hardwood. Intrigued, I inspected the floors and became convinced that reviving them was indeed achievable. With determination, we removed the remaining staples and utilized the Lagler Hummel to eliminate any imperfections. Coincidentally, I had recently acquired a new machine, the Pallmann Spider, and saw this project as the perfect opportunity to put it to the test. The Spider worked wonders on these aged floors, revealing stunning rift and quarter sawn white oak patterns once we applied the stain. While the clients enjoyed an evening at the Duluth Fall Festival, conveniently located within walking distance from their house, we diligently applied Duraseal Oil Based polyurethane to finish the floors. The following day, as the finish dried, the client was delighted with the outcome and expressed their intention to hire me again for the remaining original flooring once they had the resources.
At Edinburgh Country Club, an unfortunate incident occurred when the carpet cleaner unintentionally damaged the pristine floors of a client. Determined to rectify the situation, our team tirelessly sanded the floors until they regained their former glory. In fact, our exceptional work impressed the client so much that they entrusted us with renovating the other side of their house as well. We skillfully managed to flatten the cupped floors to perfection, seamlessly blending them with the existing house using matching polyurethane and stain. With the entire house now boasting a uniform appearance, it became evident that our remarkable flooring restoration became the main topic of conversation during lively cookouts and gatherings.
Chapter one of the Sand & Refinish project we recently undertook at Edinburgh Country Club in Suwannee, GA. Our team was approached by a distressed client who had fallen victim to the deceptive services of a local carpet cleaner masquerading as a hardwood flooring expert. Understandably, my client was left feeling utterly cheated after witnessing the lackluster results of the previous contractor's work. However, upon my arrival and thorough assessment of the floor's problems (specifically, cupping caused by excessive moisture), my expertise provided the client with a renewed sense of confidence in our ability to restore their floors to their former glory.
With meticulous care and precision, we embarked on the restoration process, breathing new life into the worn-out floor. Our team worked tirelessly, ensuring every sanding stroke and every refinishing touch was executed flawlessly. The results were nothing short of extraordinary. The once-dull and damaged floor now radiated with a timeless beauty, reviving the space and leaving our clients in awe.
To our delight, the clients were not only satisfied but overjoyed with the remarkable transformation. The bond formed during this project was profound, and what started as a professional relationship blossomed into a genuine friendship. The trust and camaraderie that developed between us were truly special.
Such was their satisfaction that our clients eagerly became our most enthusiastic advocates. They enthusiastically referred us to their close friends and neighbors, spreading the word about our exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to excellence. Through their unwavering support, our reputation grew, and our business flourished.
This Sand & Refinish project at Edinburgh Country Club not only rejuvenated a floor but also forged lasting connections, turning clients into friends and advocates. It served as a testament to our dedication and skill, leaving a lasting impression on all those involved.
Our team recently completed a stunning White Oak staircase installation for a valued client residing in the prestigious Stonebriar Sugarloaf in Duluth. With a flawless natural finish, this exquisite flooring exudes an undeniable elegance that harmoniously blends with the overall aesthetic of the entire house.
Owner/Operator at 360 Hardwood Solutions.