Old Linoleum to New Hardwood!

Soon to be Hardwood Floor

This floor is about to be remodeled with a new red oak hardwood floor

Linoleum to Hardwood Installation

This old floor will soon be red oak hardwood









Yes, it was most definitely time for the old 1960’s linoleum to take a trip to the landfill!

Linoleum tearout wood installation Fargo

Old linoleum being torn out to be replaced with hardwood flooring




The old linoleum in most 1950s and 1960s homes have a 5/8″ plywood underlayment on top of the subfloor.  Tools:  circular saw, Multimaster, Gutster prybar and a little elbow grease.





Subfloor Ready for Hardwood Fargo

Tear-out complete and subfloor is ready for hardwood floor



The old linoleum is gone and good riddance!  Subfloor is ready for red oak hardwood flooring.




Hardwood installation progress Fargo

Hardwood flooring installation half completed



Good progress being made on the installation.





Installed sanded oak flooring

Red oak hardwood has been installed and sanded



The hardwood flooring has been installed and sanded.  Notice we already finished under the fridge so we don’t have to move a fridge over a finished wood floor.




Red oak flooring chemically smoked

Red oak that has been sanded and chemically smoked



At this point, the hardwood floor has been chemically treated with a product called smoke by Rubio Monocoat.  This chemical wipes on and wipes off, then drys for a while.




Rubio Monocoat over Smoke

Red Oak Floor that has been installed, sanded, chemically smoked and had Rubio Monocoat applied



The remodel is complete (ok, so we have some baseboard and toekicks to install)!  The finish that was applied to the hardwood is Rubio Monocoat Chocolate.  This products buffs into the hardwood and any excess buffs off.  No finish build, just a beautiful natural look!

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  • What our customers have to say…

    “We so appreciate Jim’s professionalism, honesty, respect, eye to detail, and woodworking skill. He is a perfectionist not only with the install but also with the cleanup at the end of each day. Our beautiful new floors have dramatically changed the look of our home and everyone who comes to visit will comment on the change. We are extremely happy with our new floors.”

    Ron and Carol Halverson, West Fargo, ND

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