Wide Plank Live Sawn White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Check out this local Annapolis Architect's gorgeous home! We installed 4" Live Sawn white oak flooring and white oak stairs. We then sanded, stained (color - Jacobean) and finished everything with Glitsa (satin sheen). Amazing job Stubby Shore and Nick Humphries!!


African Sapelli Installation in Heritage Harbor Home

Many thanks to a wonderful couple in Heritage Harbor - they were a pleasure to work with, and we appreciate them opening their home to us for photos. We replaced approximately 1000 sqft of carpet with African Sapelli - gorgeous!

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Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography

Reclaimed Oak Hardwood Floor with Glitsa Finish

Back in 2009 Beers Flooring was selected to install reclaimed antique oak hardwood flooring in a West Annapolis home. Just recently, the homeowners invited us back to take pictures of the floor. After 7 years these floors still look fantastic.

The homeowners of this West Annapolis house contacted Beers Flooring because they were interested in installing eco-friendly reclaimed hardwood floors. The homeowners wanted to be environmental conscience and selected reclaimed antique oak barn siding. While this flooring can be slightly more expensive than new hardwood floors, its beauty and durability are well worth the price. You see, many of the reclaimed antique wood that are recovered today are from old growth forests. These types of woods are no longer available on today's market due to extinction or environmental protection of the species. Old reclaimed lumber, like the oak barn siding for our West Annapolis client, is cherished by flooring companies because of the antique wood's low moisture content. This gives the wood exceptional stability and little chance of shrinking or splitting. These woods also tend to be denser and structurally sound, providing unmatched stamina. Additionally, antique wood is simply beautiful. Oxidation occurs on the surface of the wood during its natural aging process as it dries over a hundred years or more. This creates a warm patina which is almost impossible to duplicate on newer lumber. Plus, many woods retain markings from its' previous life. Markings made from the original axe cutting, joinery or just scratches add to the allure of reclaimed antique hardwood floors.

In addition to installing the reclaimed antique oak hardwood, Beers Flooring sanded and finished the floors as well. The finish applied is Glitsa, which is only available through professional hardwood flooring contractors. Glitsa finishes are known for their clarity and grain-enhancing capabilities. The pictures below illustrate the durability of the finish as well. Seven years later and the floors look like they were finished yesterday.

Reclaimed and antique floor installation, sanding and finishing require expert care and know-how. If you are considering installation of reclaimed antique hardwood, call Beers Flooring today.


Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography

Hardwood Installation and Refinishing in Annapolis Home

The homeowners of this spectacular home in the Fishing Creek Farms community in Annapolis, MD contacted Beers Flooring. Beers Flooring found that approximately 1/3 of the home already had oak flooring installed. The other 2/3 of the house was covered in carpeting. The homeowners loved their current oak hardwood flooring and wished to have it installed through-out the entire house. The homeowners asked Beers Flooring to provide an estimate of work for removing the carpeting, replace the carpet with hardwood and refinish the existing hardwood floors. Beers Flooring and the Fishing Creek homeowners collaborated on a plan to:

  • - remove and dispose of the old carpeting

  • - sand and repair the old Oak Hardwood Flooring

  • - install 2 1/4" Select White Oak where the carpet was

  • - refinish & stain both the new and old oak flooring

With that Beers Professional Flooring crew, immediately pulled-up and disposed of the Fishing Creek homeowners old carpeting. Next, they turned towards the old oak hardwood floor. Beers removed years of accumulated dirt, heavy scratches and old stain by sanding the floors with our low-dust sanding system. Once this process was completed, Beers Flooring crew reviewed the old oak hardwood with the homeowners to point out any areas that needed extra attention due to rotting boards or water or pet damage. We they repaired those hardwood planks and moved on to repairing the subfloor where the carpeting once laid. The Beers crew removed all the carpet staples and glue to get it ready for laying the new 2 1/4" Select White Oak hardwood flooring. Next Beers Flooring installed an underlayment on top of the subfloor. An underlayment is almost always suggested to provide noice reduction, moisture resistance, warmth and cushioning underfoot. After the underlayment installation was completed, Beers installed the new Select White Oak hardwood floor.

To create a sense of continuity between the rooms in the house, our Annapolis homeowners, with Beers Flooring Professionals assistance, selected Rubio Monocoat finish. Rubio Monocoat is a zero-VOC hard-wax oil that is produced in Belgium. The finish requires only one coat of wax to seal and protect the floors for many years. Hardwood floors finished in Rubio Monocoat are easy to maintain and have excellent liquid resistance. Rubio Monocoat comes in over 40 colors and our homeowners choose "White Cotton" to finish and seal their hardwood floors. The crisp white finish lends the floor an elegant but modern feel to this beautiful home.


Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography

Exotic Sapele Provides Durability & the Look of Luxury

Beers recently installed these beautiful engineered hardwood floors in our Annapolis client's home. The top layer of the flooring is made from African Mahogany, also know as African Sapelli and Sapelle. This durable flooring consists of a top layer of hardwood called a "wearlayer". Underneath the hardwood, the flooring contains layers and layers of plywood. This composition of hardwood and thick plywood underneath delivers excellent advantages to homeowners. Since the top layer of the engineered flooring is actual hardwood, homeowners get to enjoy all the natural characteristics and beauty of the hardwood. Additionally, the plywood layers provide greater strength and stability than a solid wood floor. For example, engineered woods are more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, allowing for greater installation flexibility. That means these engineered floors can be installed in basements or over top of existing flooring.

Our Annapolis client decided to remove carpet and laminate that covered his living room, kitchen, dining room and hallway. Beers replaced it with wide plank, 5 3/16", African Mahogany flooring that adds beauty, not to mention increased value, to the home. Below are three photos of the engineered flooring Beers installed.


Rustic Hickory Hardwood Floors in Annapolis

Beers Flooring recently installed these beautiful hickory hardwood floors in a client's home in the St. Margaret's neighborhood of Annapolis, MD. The floors are "kerf sawn" giving the wood the rustic look of antique or reclaimed hardwood floors. Kerf Sawn is a technique whereby saw marks cut perpendicular to the length of the boards. Combined with the natural beauty of color variation in hickory, the client's floors convey warmth and homeyness.

Additionally, our St. Margaret's client selected wide plank hardwood of 5" width. The larger plank size creates fewer seams in the pattern and makes the room look larger than it actually is. Finishing the hickory hardwood floors, our professional installation team sealed and protected the wood with a Rubio Pure finish. Rubio Monocoat Pure Oil Finish is a green product that contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or harmful chemicals. As such, the finish has no effect on indoor air quality and no residual smell when it is completed. The finish on the hickory floors enhances the rustic feel of the floors by providing highlights and contrast to the texture created by the kerf saw technique.

Beers Flooring is a professional hardwood floor installation company. Since 1992, Beers Flooring has installed exotic, reclaimed, domestic and green hardwood flooring all over homes in the Annapolis area.




White Pine Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Beers Flooring is a professional wood floor refinishing & restoration company. Since 1992, Beers Flooring has sanded, refinished and restored most species of wood floors in and around Anne Arundel County. Beers recently visited a customer in Pasadena, MD to restore their reclaimed antique distress oak hardwood floors. This beautiful reclaimed hardwood floor has lots of color variation and texture. To ensure that the wood's antique and distressed look remained intact, Beers professional flooring refinishers performed a Buff & Coat. This procedure is a quick, virtually dust-free solution that removes surface scuffs and scratches from the hardwood. This quick facelift is followed this a finishing agent to protect the wood from further damage. In this case, Beers Flooring selected to apply one coat of Infinity (Glitsa) Waterbase Finish.

Before White Pine Refinishing

After White Pine Hardwood Floor Refinishing


Custom Hardwood Floor Herringbone Pattern & Stain

Throughout history many a culture have been known to be excellent builders. The best engineers however were the Romans. To this day you can see examples of their engineering feats all over Europe in the form of ancient roads. Romans started building roads to expand their Empire and trade routes in 500 BC. That they last today is a testament to their skills and techniques. One of the most notable techniques is the use of a herringbone pattern which greatly improved the strength and durability of the roads. Not only is the herringbone still a solid construction technique but it is a beautiful pattern. When used in flooring it exudes classic and refined styling.

Recently, Beers Flooring had the privilege of installing the classic herringbone pattern using Select White Oak for an Annapolis, MD client's home. Our client wanted the traditional look of herringbone but also a floor that would compliment their contemporary decor. Beers Flooring experts specialize in custom floors patterns and have mastery of color and stain applications on hardwood. For this flooring project, Beers applied Rubio oil in cotton white. The matte finish of the stain not only emphasizes the grain of the hardwood and the design pattern, but it matches our client's contemporary design aesthetic. Rubio Oil is made from natural plant oils so it is environmentally friendly and emits no VOCs. An additional benefit of Rubio Oil is that if your hardwood is scratched or wears in one area, the floor can be spot repaired (rather than having to refinish the entire floor). Rubio Oil is available in 30 additional colors as well. The custom flooring possibilities are limitless!

Custom Hardwood Flooring Installation in Herringbone Pattern


Exotic Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors

Beers Flooring worked with our client in Annapolis, MD to create this unique living room space. In the partially-sunken living room, our professional installation staff installed exotic Brazilian Cherry Hardwood. To give the exotic floors some dimension and a touch of modern, we installed natural maple stair treads on living room and 2nd floor risers. Another beautiful design decision, maple hardwood rectangles at the base of the stairs and at the landing, elevates the look of the entire hardwood floor installation. Decorative elements such as these add a look of luxury and master craftsmanship to a home's interior. Beers Flooring is proud to deliver custom hardwood floor installations such as this to homes all over Anne Arundel County.

Exotic Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors with Maple Stair Risers

Brazilian Cherry throughout the family room with Maple Risers extending from the sunken-room

Brazilian Cherry throughout the family room with Maple Risers extending from the sunken-room


Decorative Hardwood Floor Medallion

Below, a photo of a decorative Hardwood Floor Medallion installed by Beers Flooring. The star-shaped inlay consists of both mahogany and maple hardwoods and installed at the home entrance at the stair landing.

Beers Flooring professionals install decorative hardwood accents of all types in homes all over Anne Arundel County. Decorative accents and inlays come in hundreds of shapes, sizes, colors and wood options, like domestic or exotic hardwoods. You can select from a catalog of ready-made motifs, like boats, flowers and geometric designs or work with a Beers Flooring Professional to create your own unique, custom design.

Decorative Wood Floor Inlays & Medallions


Exotic Tigerwood Hardwood Flooring in Five Inch Plank

Below, a pictures of a recent hardwoord floor installation Annapolis, MD family room. The family selected an exotic tigerwood with a 5" wide plank. The hardwood floor is by Preverco, a brand that is designed and manufactured solely in Canada. The finish is a natural stain intended to showcase the tigerwood's natural color variation and unique pattern.

Exotic Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring Throughout Living Room


Lauzon Grey Pre-Finished Maple Hardwood Floors

For the last couple of years, gray has been the "it" color in home decor. From home furnishings to paint, gray is having a moment. So it was only a matter of time before this elegant color started popping up in flooring. Gray is a perfect fit for floors because it is a neutral that blends with most decors and other colors in a home. Available in many shades, light gray to nearly ebony, pre-finished hardwood floors are an economical choice for any home.

Our Annapolis, MD clients selected pre-finished maple hardwood floors by Luzon. Lauzon is a Canadian company that is at the forefront of sustainable forest management and stewardship with FSC® certification. Additionally, all Lauzon hardwood products are manufactured without solvents, VOCs or formaldehyde. Lauzon hardwoods are third party tested and are certified CARB phase 2 – the strictest requirements in the industry establish by the Air Resources Board – California Environmental Protection Agency. This makes Lauzon pre-finished flooring a natural fit for anyone who is concerned about their home environment.

Lauzon pre-finished products come in many shades and colors, from white to black. Our Annapolis client's selected maple hardwood in "agate", a custom factory stain. Lauzon also finished the planks with their "titanium" finish that resists scratches and minimizes yellowing effects from the sun. Lauzon's pre-finished maple hardwood has a 35 year warranty for residential use.


Custom Carpet Runner on Brazilian Teak Stairs

Hallways and stairs experience a lot of foot traffic and usually receive very little interior design attention. Our customer in Crofton, MD wanted to create a visually beautiful space that was also functionally appropriate for the space. With the help of Beers professional flooring experts, the customer selected to install both hardwood and carpeting to the hall and stairway. To ensure maximum durability, Brazilian Teak Hardwood was installed in the hallway with matching stairs from EzTread (made in the USA). To reduce noise and add a design element to the space, Beers created a custom carpet runner for the hall and staircase. The 100% nylon cream carpet from Tuftex, a division of Shaw Industries, was selected specifically for its ability to withstand high-traffic areas. In addition, the carpet was treated with Shaw's patented R2X stain-resistant technology ensuring that it is easy to clean and will look like new for many, many years.


Edgewater Home's Stunning Carpet to Hardwood Transformation

For the last 20 years it was common for contractors and homeowners to install beige carpeting throughout newly constructed homes. The neutral covering blended into most home decors and was an affordable standard flooring option. This was the case with our client in South River Colony in Edgewater, MD. Our client had an architecturally stunning curved stairway leading to second floor round hallway with balcony views of the ground floor. The homeowners had already upgraded the space by applying custom marbling paint and murals to the walls. They approached us with request to install new flooring to compliment the luxurious surroundings. Beers Flooring collaborated with the client to design and install hardwood flooring that suited the space. Together, we selected Bruce Hardwood Flooring Red Oak Gunstock. The 3 1/4 inch planks have a high gloss finish that is both beautiful and durable.

Beers Flooring and the homeowners were very pleased with their new hardwood floor. We met the goal of elevating the flooring to the match the luxury of the space even when presented with the challenge of installing hardwood in a round space. Installation of hardwood in curved spaces can be particularly difficult. Unlike other flooring companies, Beers Flooring does subcontract to 3rd party installers. Instead, Beers Flooring invests heavily in education and training of their installation staff. With project such as our Edgewater client this practice pays off. Our professional installation employees have the experience and skills to ensure the hardwood is laid correctly with smooth transitions and seamless cuts.

Below are the before and after photos of the carpet tear-out and installation of Red Oak Hardwood in our client's home.

AFTER - carpet removal and hardwood flooring installation

AFTER - carpet removal and hardwood flooring installation

Decorative Hardwood Flooring Accents

Wood inlays, floor borders and medallions are a sure-fire method of adding elegance and the feeling of luxury to your home. These decorative hardwood accents come in hundreds of shapes, sizes, colors and wood options, like domestic or exotic hardwoods. You can select from a catalog of ready-made motifs, like boats, flowers and geometric designs or work with an artesian to create custom design.

When considering adding decorative accents to your floor, first determine what purpose you want it to serve. Is the accent to draw attention to an area or away from an area? Are you trying to add style to a room or highlight existing features? These questions will help you determine which type of decorative hardwood, inlays, boarders or a medallion, is best for your home.

  • Harwood inlays: Hardwood inlays can be used to visually pull a space together or create separation between two areas. For example, inlays can be used as a means to harmoniously meld vastly different flooring materials between adjoining rooms. Alternatively, hardwood inlays serve to designate gathering spaces and serve as an anchor for a grouping of furniture, like an area rug could.

  • Hardwood Borders: Adding a hardwood border creates an impression of luxury and superior craftsmanship to a room. If you have a bland space, without a lot of architectural interest, adding a border to the floor can serve to elevate the style of the room. Additionally, if you have a room with architectural elements in a specific style, a border can serve to enhance that theme. For example, if your fireplace has neo-classic motifs, adding a floor border with greek key geometric design serves to enhance it’s beauty.

  • Wood Medallions: Is artwork just for your walls? If you are looking to create a “wow” moment in your home, add a wood medallion to your floor. Just like artwork, a wood medallion will serve as a focal point in a room. The intricate design of the pieces coupled with the chosen motif instantly conveys a message about your home. Wood medallions can be added anywhere in the home. They serve particularly well in foyers and entryways. A large wood medallion under a dining room table or a large light fixture adds a touch of elegance. While a floor medallion in front of a fireplace or an arch adds to the beauty of the feature.


Edgewater Townhome Mixed Hardwood & Luxury Vinyl Plank

Welcome to this beautifully remodeled Edgewater townhome! Beers installed Preverco Brushed White Oak flooring on the main level and Impressions Summit LVP upstairs and in the basement. We installed new treads & risers that we sanded, stained and finished to match the flooring. We love what our customers chose and really enjoyed being part of their renovation which turned out GORGEOUS!


Preverco Brushed White Oak on Main Level and Luxury Vinyl Plank in basement of beautiful Edgewater home.

Welcome to this beautifully remodeled Edgewater townhome! Beers installed Preverco Brushed White Oak flooring on the main level and Impressions Summit LVP upstairs and in the basement. We installed new treads & risers that we sanded, stained and finished to match the flooring. We love what our customers chose and really enjoyed being part of their renovation which turned out GORGEOUS!


Five Inch Wide Plank Natural Grade White Oak Floors Upstairs with Coretec Luxury Vinyl Tile Downstairs

Twenty-six years in the flooring business sure gave Larry the edge on what to choose for his home. 5" Rift & Quartered, natural grade white oak sanded and finished by our expert team complimented by a bold design of Coretec in the basement. It looks fabulous!


Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography