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

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