It’s January! Time to reflect on 2018, specifically the work of one of your favorite flooring companies in Chicago. Plus Hardwood Flooring has done some amazing projects this past year, ranging from installation to sanding and finishing. So, let’s take a deeper look at some highlight projects from this year and why they stand out amongst the rest.
This project focuses around a beautiful entryway. The floors, a wide plank white oak, were installed by another company, but the customer, a local builder, chose to reach out to us to sand and finish his floors. This was a unique scenario because the local builder had regular flooring companies he worked with, but wanted to work with us due to the fact that our sanding and finishing techniques are one of the best out of all the flooring companies in Chicago. The entryway floors were finished with Rubio Monocoat Hardwax Oil in smoke 5%. This Rubio Monocoat floor had a herringbone layout making the entryway look grand and beautiful.
This was a very special project because of its size, 4,500 square feet, one of our biggest jobs in 2018. For this job we were actually recommended by a different flooring company in Chicago. The scale of the job and expected quality lead to the recommendation. He knew his friend needed to work with one of the best flooring companies in Chicago! For this project we refinished Brazilian Cherry floors with minor patchwork and board replacements. After that everything was sanded down with our special Dustless Lagler Trio Sanding Process and refinished to a natural, clear finish using water-based products.
This project was smaller than the other two, but that doesn’t mean it was any less interesting! It actually stands out because of its fun process and the color involved. This Rubio Monocoat Hardwax Oil project involved “fuming”, so after we finished the floors, we had to fume them in order to get a natural grey base color out of the wood. This process is one of the hardest and is normally only done on new floors. Why new floors you might ask. Well, many issues can arise on old floors with really deep sanding. When this is the case you need to make sure to fume the floor really well. After the “fuming” process we put Rubio Monocoat Super White color oil on top for an awesome two-tone effect. The challenge on this Rubio Monocoat floor ended up great, and we are happy we rose up to the occasion!
Well that is a wrap up of 2018 from one of your favorite flooring companies in Chicago! And as always, if you'd like to schedule a hardwood flooring project with us, feel free to contact us via our contact page. We look forward to working with you!
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