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Red Oak Custom Installation and Vintage Floor


Floor: Main Floor, Custom Installation, quarter-sawn Red Oak, site-finished / Upstairs bedroom: Vintage, mixed flat-sawn and vertical-grain Fir

Finish:  Main floor: Basic Coatings StreetShoe – Water-based finish / Upstairs bedroom: Bona polyurethane

Stain:  Nutmeg – Bona DriFast (Main floor and upstairs bedroom)



In partnership with a busy building contractor, this extensive home renovation project required strict adherence to both budget and scheduling commitments.

A combination of new hardwood installation on the main level of the home and existing floor refinishing in the upper bedroom was required along with staining of both the vintage fir floors and new red oak floors.



Given Woodsmith Hardwood Floor’s close relationship with our Vancouver-based custom installer, we were able to coordinate all aspects of this project saving the contractor both time and added effort.

The new hardwood installation on the main floor included the living/dining room, kitchen and hallways and was completed over 2 days. The sanding, staining and application of finish occurred over the next 3 days and included both the main level and upstairs space.

Often abandoned as unsalvageable, the flat-sawn and vertical-grain fir floors in the upstairs space were judiciously sanded, beautifully hand-stained and sealed delivering significant savings over a new installation.

By means of close communication with the builder, the installation and refinishing aspects of this renovation occurred in conjunction with the work of other trades including electricians, plumbers, tile-setters and painters.

Whether you’re a building contractor or home owner, Woodsmith Hardwood Floors has the expertise to coordinate all aspects of your hardwood flooring needs.

Contact us today and let us partner with you on your upcoming home renovation project.


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