Archive for the ‘Hardwood Floors’ Category

Monte Sereno Herringbone

April 21st, 2011 by Justin

Well it’s finally in! The Cumaru (Brazilian teak) herringbone pattern floor is nearly done. We installed the majority of the house months ago, but added the finishing touch with a beautiful pattern in the main room. The sanding came directly after, with the homeowner choosing a Royal Mahogany stain by Dura Seal. The pictures below are of the unfinished floor, with some of the finished product coming when we do the final coat in a few weeks.

Coconut Grove Home Show

April 7th, 2011 by Justin

Monte Sereno Herringbone

March 2nd, 2011 by Justin

Well we’re finally starting the Brazilian teak (Kumaru) herringbone floor for Doble and Son Construction in Monte Sereno. I have to give many thanks to Bobby Hulter, who put together the design in auto cad for me. I have a few skills, but I needed an engineering ninja, and Bob fit the bill.

We’re getting started on the job tomorrow, so it’ll be a bit before pictures of the finished product arrive, but when they get here, I think you’ll be impressed.

Alba Schoolhouse

January 6th, 2011 by Justin

Built in 1885, the Alba Schoolhouse has been a landmark of the San Lorenzo Valley for all of recent memory. Rich Livingston, the Operations Manager for Russell Hardwood Floors, used to wait for the school bus there in elementary school.

When we arrived to sand the floor, it was nearly black, and it was quite a project getting things looking good. However, in the end the old fir floor

Boulder Creek Remodel

December 16th, 2010 by Justin

The Russell Hardwood Floors crew recently installed a new select grade Red Oak floor in a house being remodeled for the client’s parents, who’ll be moving from the Windy City of Chicago to the much more temperate climate of the Santa Cruz mountains. Rich and Erik tackled the stairs together, and with a clear polyurethane finish, everything came out beautifully. The interior of the house is much improved by the warmth and beauty of the

Job Well Done

October 11th, 2010 by Justin

The #1 Common Red Oak floor I mentioned last week is done, with a mixed stain of Coffee Brown and Spice Brown. The new


September 30th, 2010 by Justin

I went to work yesterday to sand a floor, and to my delight encountered #1 common red oak. It was one of my dad’s favorite flooring types, and I don’t see much of it these days, as most designers recommend select grade material now. The argument is that select is a better grade of flooring, but my dad always said, and I tend to agree, that #1 has much more character, and makes for a more interesting floor. We’re putting a stain on that floor this afternoon, and I’ll be posting some pictures as soon as it’s done.

Timing Is Right For Refinishing

September 13th, 2010 by Wendy

They say timing is everything.

Trade Show Fun

July 28th, 2010 by Justin

I attended a great show at the Galleher /Floor Service Supply Co facility in San Jose last week. Besides the expected and familiar faces of Randy and Larry from Galleher, I got to meet some great reps from other companies.

Michael Drinkard from the Crain Tool

News from the Heartland

June 28th, 2010 by Wendy

I’m in Southern Illinois visiting family and as I drive the familiar streets of a town I once called home, I notice the names on the street signs.