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.

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Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography

Red Oak Hardwood Sanding & Refinishing

Refinishing hardwood floors is one of the most cost effective ways to improve the look and value of your home. Beers Flooring recently meet with a family in Annapolis that wanted refinish the Red Oak Hardwood floors throughout their home. After years of foot traffic, sun exposure, water spills and accidental dings, the Annapolis customer wanted to bring the floors back to life. Additionally, the customer wished to change the color of the floors to a darker, more modern color.

Below are a couple of photos from our Annapolis customer's home during and after the restoration process. The first photo shows the living room and staircase after our professional flooring team sanded and removed the poly, stain, scratches, discoloration and damage caused over the years. The team also spent time repairing areas where there were small cracks and crevices. This step was essential to staining and sealing the floors properly.

The second picture shows the beauty of the Red Oak floors after Beers Flooring experts stained and finished the floor. The color seen here is a custom color created using a combination of Miniwax dark walnut and English chestnut stains. This custom stain showcased the grain variation in the red oak floors and gave them a beautiful, modern light espresso tone. The hardwood was then sealed with three coats of Glitsa Stain to ensure durability and an added layer of stain resilience.

During Refinishing of Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

During Refinishing of Red Oak Hardwood Flooring

After Refinishing Red Oak Hardwood with a custom stain of MinWax dark walnut and English chestnut stains

After Refinishing Red Oak Hardwood with a custom stain of MinWax dark walnut and English chestnut stains

Buff & Coat Hardwood Refinishing for Local Restuarant

Before and after photos of Beers Flooring hardwood floor restoration for Carpaccio's restaurant in Annapolis, MD. Using the dust-free procedure called, 'buff and coat refinishing, Beer's Flooring brought these well-trafficked floors back to life. The procedure requires less down time than other refinishing methods and gives hardwood floors a quick facelift.


Before Buff & Coat

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After Buff & Coat

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Antique Hardwood Refinishing in Annapolis, MD

Historic Pine Hardwood Floor Restoration

When Annapolis Green, a community environmental group, decided to relocate their offices to a storefront on Maryland Avenue, they were faced with some big renovation challenges. The first of which, was the historic hardwood flooring. The original pine floors were well over 60 years old, and as with many old hardwood floors, were covered in layers and layers of paint. The pine floors were last painted with a dull, dark brown color that was chipped, pealing and unattractive (see before photos below). With Annapolis Green’s mission to encourage sustainability and responsible environmentalism, it was only natural that they investigate earth friendly ways to restore their hardwood floors to their natural beauty. The group turned to Beers Flooring to evaluate the antique pine floors and provide a plan for responsible restoration.

Over the last 25 years, Beers Flooring has refinished many antique and historic floors all over Annapolis and the surrounding areas. Almost all old hardwood floors can be salvaged and refinished. However, it takes skilled and seasoned flooring professionals to refinish, repair, patch and treat them correctly. Many antique floors suffer damage from termites, pets, water, foot traffic and general wear. Beers’ professional floor refinishing team are all employees of the company and have the experience and technical training to tackle a delicate project such as the one for Annapolis Green.

Beers Flooring started by sanding the antique pine floors to remove the layers and layers of paint, stain, polish and dirt. Once the raw wood is in view, Beers’ Flooring staff walked the floor with the client to talk about which sections of the floors would need repairs or patching. After making the agreed upon repairs, the Beers Flooring staff applied a satin sheen, water-based finish on the historic pine hardwood. A natural water-based finish brings out the color and texture of the wood while still provide a durable top coat that will protect the wood from heavy foot traffic in the years to come.

Beers Flooring is proud of the results. Not only did Annapolis Green save money by refinishing the hardwood floor, with proper maintenance, the floor will not need refinishing for another 20 or 30 years. Additionally, Beers Flooring was able to keep with Annapolis Green’s environment mission and deliver a happy customer simultaneously.

Before Beers’ Hardwood Refinishing

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After Beers’ Hardwood Refinishing

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Refinished Maple Hardwood Floors

Below: pictures of Beers Flooring recent restoration of a open concept kitchen and family room hardwood floors in Annapolis, MD. Beers Flooring sanded and completely refinished the home's maple hardwood floors so that they look like new. For this project, Beer's Flooring professionals applied a clear maple Glitsa stain after sanding and repairing the floors. The Glitsa stain amplifies the grain and natural color of the maple hardwood while also providing phenomenal protection.

Refinished Maple Hardwood Floors throughout Kitchen & Family Room

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Ebony Stain on Refinished Red Oak Hardwood Floors

For this beautiful Annapolis waterfront home, we repaired boards in a few areas and then sanded & finished the whole main level with satin Glitsa. Our customer selected an ebony colored stain on the Red Oak!


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Harwood Refinishing with Oil Polyurethane

We documented a before, during and after from a client’s home in Chester, MD. Beers Flooring’s professional refinishing crew, sanded, stained, and then finished the floors with oil polyurethane. What a difference a little Beers TLC can make!

Before Refinishing

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During Refinishing

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After Refinishing

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Refinishing Red Oak Hardwood Flooring


Our fantastic crew and Nick waved a magic wand and brought this old beat-up floor back to life! They finished it with satin sheen Glitsa. The no-stain option exposes the red oak's natural beauty.

Refinishing Red Oak Gallery

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Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography