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Exotic Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing Bellingham WA

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Exotic Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing Bellingham WA

 

 

Sanding and finishing process of the exotic Coco Bolo and ribbon maple hardwoods begins!

 

 

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BestBuy Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing Bellingham Whatcom WA

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BestBuy Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing Bellingham Whatcom WA

 

See the refinishing process of this grungy hardwood floor at a new BESTBUY location in Bellis Fair Mall.

 

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Library wood weave-in prior to refinish

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Library wood weave-in prior to refinish

Sometimes the floor is damaged beyond reasonable capable restoration and refinishing.

Such is the case in an area at the library. First the subfloor construction was matched and mimicked building up to the proper level. Then, staggering the removal of existing wood to prepare for new wood install. Remember, the new wood had been acclimating for 2 weeks for wood seasoning.

Generous heavy viscosity construction adhesive on the subfloor and yellow construction glue in the tongue and grooves insure longevity.

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Local Studio Fir Flooring Refinishing Bellingham WA

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Local Studio Fir Flooring Refinishing Bellingham WA

 

The existing floor had 3 different colors and finishes.

Objective: Refinish all flooring and unify the look.

We decided on the water based floor finish system to mute the deep natural tone of the old fir flooring.

 

 

 

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Hardwood Floor Emergency Refinishing in Bellingham Wa

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Hardwood Floor Emergency Refinishing in Bellingham Wa

A frantic call. “I need my floor fixed! I’m in the Eagleridge neighborhood.” The condition of the newly finished floor was not what was hoped for. I agreed to fix the job as long as I could talk to the other floor guy. I do not want to walk on somebody’s job without having more background of the problem. He was OK with me doing the work.

Other companies came in at astronomical prices to correct the problem. On the surface, it appeared that extensive work was needed. But, bucking the trend, I came in at half price offering a different solution. My gut told me that many of the steps did not need repeating………

 

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Bellingham Wa Oak Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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Bellingham Wa Oak Hardwood Floor Refinishing

 

After the purchase of this foreclosed home, the new homeowners had work to do to bring the condition up to  speed. A heavily yellowed and worn hardwood floor did not match the look the owners had in mind………..

 

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Distressing a Floor, Bellingham WA

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Distressing a Floor, Bellingham WA

 

What do you do to a floor that has been used as a wood chopping block and overall heavy wear and damage?

Use recycled wood to replace some wood, then distress the floor to mimic and hide the chopping block area and to complete, stain darker to unify color and hide stains that weren’t able to sand out!

 

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Samish Hill Bellingham Oak Hardwood Floor Refinishing with Bona Traffic

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Samish Hill Bellingham Oak Hardwood Floor Refinishing with Bona Traffic

 

 

This beautiful home is now complete with the complete sanding and Bona Traffic finish.

 

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Ferndale WA Oak Hardwood Flooring Refinishing

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Ferndale WA Oak Hardwood Flooring Refinishing

 

 

This beautiful house had a floor that needed to be refinished prior to the listing for sale.

 

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Hardwood Flooring Refinishing Lake Whatcom Bellingham Wa

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Hardwood Flooring Refinishing Lake Whatcom Bellingham Wa

 

Beautiful old house on lake Whatcom was built in 1885. The original fir floors are underneath. This project is in the schedule to restore the beauty.

 

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Refinishing Hardwood Oak Stairs Semiahmoo Blaine Wa

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Refinishing Hardwood Oak Stairs Semiahmoo Blaine Wa

 

This older home located in the great Semiahmoo  golf community. A color change of the 80’s white wash stained stairs was needed to update the home…….

 

 

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Restaurant Hardwood Flooring Recoating Bellingham WA

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Restaurant Hardwood Flooring Recoating Bellingham WA

 

 

See other post for details, but this floor is still going strong!

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Wear Protective Gear When Refinishing Hardwood Floors Lynden Ferndale WA

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Wear Protective Gear When Refinishing Hardwood Floors Lynden Ferndale WA

When working with dust, noise and chemicals, make sure you wear the appropriate protective gear!

 

Using……Vacuum, dust mask, glove, ear protection, solid footing

 

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American Cherry Hardwood Flooring Bellingham WA

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American Cherry Hardwood Flooring Bellingham WA

 

Experience counts and something not always found on Craigslist. Do it right the first time!

 

 

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Custom Book Shelves in Bellingham WA

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Custom Book Shelves in Bellingham WA

After this nice little “Grammas house” (search our website for gramma) remodel, little extras finish the look and homes functionality. Like this book shelf.

 

 

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Bona Traffic Recoat for Restaurant Hardwood Floor Seattle Wa

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Bona Traffic Recoat for Restaurant Hardwood Floor Seattle Wa

Wood floors in restaurants need ongoing upkeep. Especially if the wood floor surface is distressed. As chairs and tables slide across the uneven surface, the high spots of the handscraped surface wear very fast. Recoating the floor surface with a new coat of clear finish will extend the life of the floor. (Recoat process info here)

This project is at the renowned Tilikum Place Cafe

 

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Oak Flooring Refinishing and Installation in Bellingham WA

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Oak Flooring Refinishing and Installation in Bellingham WA

Sometimes, prior to floor refinishing, repairs on the wood floor are needed. In this case, the cracked tile at the fireplace was removed. This left a hole in the floor that the new tile wouldn’t fit.

Process: Layout the tiles. Measure the size of the layed out tiles with space allotted for grout joints. Now with the hole size determined, enlarging and installing appropriate borders takes place.

 

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CTK Ferndale Church Remodel at Pioneer Center, Ferndale WA

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CTK Ferndale Church Remodel at Pioneer Center, Ferndale WA

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CTK Ferndale Church asked for help finding a new facility. After we found 3 unused spaces at The Pioneer Center business park in Ferndale, WA.

We sourced recycled items, scouring Craigslist, local salvage yards from Bellingham to Seattle. People donated and volunteers put in over 3000 hours.

Project manager, budget, material source, architectural elements, interior designer, exterior revamp designer, supervisor, laborer, scheduler are some of the tasks I held for this project.

 

 

 

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Installation and Refinishing 210 Oak Stairs Ferndale,WA

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Installation and Refinishing 210 Oak Stairs Ferndale,WA

 

This great project included sanding and pre-finishing off the project site with ebony stain. After off site work is complete, transport, installation and final clear coats are performed……….

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Hardwood Flooring Swedish Finish Bellingham, WA

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Hardwood Flooring Swedish Finish Bellingham, WA

 

Careful staining and application of the Swedish finish is very important. In this picture, care has been taken to prep the surrounding walls and trim prior to performing work. This house has 40 stairs, with arched, curved, convex and concave shapes.

 

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Lopez Island School Fir Floor is Restored

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Lopez Island School Fir Floor is Restored

 

 

In an old school on Lopez island, the commons walkway had this 100 year old fir floor covered under VCT tiles and underlayment!

 

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Distressed Hardwood Floors Lynden Bellingham Whatcom WA

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Distressed Hardwood Floors Lynden Bellingham Whatcom WA

 

Some floors are damaged to the point of needing repair. Why not just add to the age and damage by distressing the floor? People pay for pre-finished hand scraped flooring. If you have an existing floor, try distressing it to create impact!

 

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Bellingham WA Oak Hardwood Flooring Refinishing

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Bellingham WA Oak Hardwood Flooring Refinishing

 

 

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Oak Stair Refinishing Bellingham WA Whatcom

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Oak Stair Refinishing Bellingham WA Whatcom

 

I can still hear my German Boeing engineer father say this to me, details, details details. When working with stair systems, it is imperative to look at every detail for a long lasting end product.

 

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