No short cuts can be taken once a wood floor has water damage. First we removed the damaged floor and
subfloor. We then cleaned the concrete , and installed the correct 3/4 plywood subfloor system . We used a double moisture barrier, which not only guards against water damge from below , but adds a great amount in seasonal stability. Then the plywood was covered with felt paper and we installed a 4.25 inch custom long length clear american walnut. Which is what actually also exists in the rest of this amazing residence.
Here is what the new custom long length clear walnut looks like installed. We are giving this floor a minimum of three weeks to acclimate.
We came back after 3 weeks to sand stain and finish the new Walnut flooring. At the same time we refinished the older existing floors so everything would match as perfectly as possible!!
My clients are sooo happy they allowed me to come back for a few shots with furniture back in.
No shortcuts! Old fashioned artistry for modern times.