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

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


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


After Buff & Coat


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


After Beers’ Hardwood Refinishing

after-pine-floor-restoration-400px (1).jpeg

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


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

Before Refinishing

During Refinishing

During Refinishing

After Refinishing

After Refinishing

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





Photo Credit: Tom Konisiewicz Photography