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Hardwood Floor Wood Filler for Refinishing Lynden Bellingham Ferndale WA

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Hardwood Floor Wood Filler for Refinishing Lynden Bellingham Ferndale WA

 

We trowel wood filler over the entire floor surface to cover gaps, nails and damaged wood………

 

 

 

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Refinishing Hardwood Floor Borders Bellingham WA

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Refinishing Hardwood Floor Borders Bellingham WA

 

The finish on this border was worn out! This family had raised their kids and now they were ready to freshen up the home.

 

 

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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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Complete Hardwood Flooring Installation and Refinishing Transformation Ferndale, WA 98248

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Complete Hardwood Flooring Installation and Refinishing Transformation Ferndale, WA 98248

 

1500 sq ft of carpet and vinyl in this home. This customer waited till they felt the original floor covering had enough wear to warrant adding new wood floors………

 

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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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Cumaru Stairs Friday Harbor,WA San Juan

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Cumaru Stairs Friday Harbor,WA San Juan

 

Hoffmann Hardwood Floors is able to handle stair sanding and finishing as well as installation. In this picture we have sanded all parts, stained the desired color and prefinished with 3 coats of clear with a ceramic coat abrasion resistant layer.  All off site to minimize impact of work performed in the home.

Picture shows heated drying room!

 

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Scratched Prefinished Flooring is Refinished Bellingham,WA

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Scratched Prefinished Flooring is Refinished Bellingham,WA

 

What do you do when the factory finish on pre-finished flooring wears out?……….

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Hardwood Floor Sanders for Refinishing Whatcom

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Hardwood Floor Sanders for Refinishing Whatcom

 

 

The Lagler Hummel belt sander and the Lagler TRIO are real sanders used in the wood floor trade!

 

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Subfloor and Hardwood Floor Install Bellingham,WA

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Subfloor and Hardwood Floor Install Bellingham,WA
  • Sand all wood 2×4 sleepers to rid of paint and pollutants to ready for gluedown of plywood
  • Screw down all sleepers every 6″ to ensure solid base (note screw seen in this picture is previous work by others)
  • verify flatness of substrate plane and plane/sand to remove highs
  • each plywood sheet is cut and 2 screw-“loose laid” for dry fit.
  • Any issues get an “x” for fix. Once fixed OK approves next step.
  • apply 2 beads of glue per 3.5″ width for guaranteed bond
  • screw down all sheets every 6″ and within 1″ of sheet edge
  • leave approx. 1/8″ gap for expansion
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Hardwood Floor Needs Expansion Gap at Walls Bellingham WA

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Hardwood Floor Needs Expansion Gap at Walls Bellingham WA

 

I was hired to sand and finish a new wood floor that was installed by another contractor. Upon arrival, I had some concerns……..

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Moisture Tell Tale! Stability of Home is Important for Hardwood Floors Bellingham WA 98255

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Moisture Tell Tale! Stability of Home is Important for Hardwood Floors Bellingham WA 98255

So, I’ve been working on this house prepping the sub floor prior to the new wood floor install. I have cut 48 sheets and loosely installed. After all were cut and put in place, the next step was to remove each sheet, apply glue and screw down. In the 2 days since starting this work, I have noticed that the plywood has become slightly crown shaped acting like a cushion of air is underneath.

Now, the plywood has been on site for about 6 months, but stored in pallet form thus in dry storage. However, laying the sheets over the radiant heat has dried the wood even more.

Moisture testing proved my theory. On the bottom side facing the heat source the moisture is 2% lower than the side up, or side away from the heat. As the side is dried it shrinks and gets smaller. The up side is slower to dry thus creating the warped plywood.

Again, Acclimation! Acclimation! Acclimation!

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Franz of Hoffmann Hardwood Floors works on Subfloor for a COCOBOLO install Bellingham WA 98225

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Franz of Hoffmann Hardwood Floors works on Subfloor for a COCOBOLO install Bellingham WA 98225

What good is awesome expensive hardwood flooring when the substrate base is poorly installed?

On this project, Franz is installing the 3/4″ sub deck!

Professional workmanship is built into every floor even from the beginning steps!

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Cocobolo Detail Trouble

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Cocobolo Detail Trouble

Our job isn’t only to “put blinders on” and do our job as hired but to also keep the owner of the property up to date as to problems that arise.

Such is the case when during the sub-floor prep, I noticed that the granite fireplace hearth was loose, moving and had a crack under the bonding material.

Would it have been OK for me to just say, “not my problem?” Installing my wood floor next to the un-structural slab granite would have created longevity issues, primarily for the stone company and the homeowner.

Before the wood is installed net minus 1/8″ next to the granite, access is easier and readily available for fix! Additional further inspection revealed the granite was not in height tolerance and will need to be raised to flush with wood flooring

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White Stain Hardwood Floor has New Color Lummi Island,WA

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White Stain Hardwood Floor has New Color Lummi Island,WA

Technical: Taking an old white wash finished floor and changing the color to a brown tone or cherry tone gets tricky. You see, as you sand the floor, the floor appears to be cleaned of all old finish as the white stain looks a lot like unfinished wood. However, There are some tale tell signs to watch for as we sand.

Why is this important? Any residual white finish will show up as stark white or very light contrast when stained over thus not producing the consistent staining and gorgeous floor you desire.

Very important to be aggressive with the sanding grits to eat and chew through the finish to get to bare wood. Once to bare wood, now, the normal sanding prep and sanding can occur to prepare for the new brown tone stains!

 

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