Hardwood Flooring Contractor Serving Costa Mesa, California Since 2004: Wood Floor Installation, Restoration, Refinishing & Maintenance

Gäte Hardwood Floors provides residential and commercial clients in Costa Mesa with high-quality, competitively priced hardwood floor and stair sales, design, installation, restoration, and maintenance services. As a second-generation hardwood flooring contractor, we are passionate about wood floors. Not only do we hold our hardwood flooring services to the highest standards for craftsmanship, but we also have the accrued knowledge and experience to know what needs to be done to ensure each and every job is done right. As a result, whether we are putting in all new hardwood flooring or sanding and refinishing heavily worn antique wood floors, our Costa Mesa clients can count on us to always deliver gorgeous, long-lasting results.

Gäte Hardwood Floors Is Dedicated to Bringing Your Vision to Life

At Gäte Hardwood Floors, all work is performed by our own skilled craftsmen — never subcontractors. Everyone on our team was hand-picked and trained by our owner, Brian Buske, who has more than 30 years of wood flooring experience. He instilled in his team the importance of being meticulous and makes sure that everyone follows his time-tested best practices for achieving floors of unmatched beauty. Because Brian communicates with each client to customize a solution for their unique set of needs and works alongside his team, he is able to make sure that all work aligns with the client’s vision as well as his high expectations. For the client’s added peace of mind, Brian communicates regularly with his clients until the job is complete and includes a written guarantee as part of every contract.

Call Gäte Hardwood Floors Today for a Free Consultation

By delivering expert craftsmanship and using quality materials, all for a fair price, Gäte Hardwood Floors has become known for giving its Costa Mesa clients exceptional value for wood floor refinishing, restoration, and installation. Call today for a free on-site consultation and estimate at your Costa Mesa property. We are locally owned and operated, fully insured, and hold an active C15 contractor license for wood flooring.

We Provide Personalized Recommendations to Help You Make the Best Decision for Your Floors

At Gäte Hardwood Floors, we believe that a big part of our job is to educate and watch out for our customers. For those that are looking to install all new hardwood flooring in Costa Mesa, we present options that work for their budget and help them understand the pros and cons of their options so they can make well-informed decisions. We can also recommend wood flooring products and designs that we know from experience will best serve their needs and be cohesive with the style of their home or business. For example, we may focus on factory-finished hardwood floors if a client wants a low-maintenance, budget-friendly option, but recommend handcrafted wood floors that we custom stain and finish on site for a client who is primarily interested in achieving a very specific look. If a client wishes to restore or change the look or feel of existing wood floors, we offer complete sanding and refinishing services with customizable color treatments and finishes. Call today to get personalized recommendations for your hardwood flooring needs in Costa Mesa.

Hardwood Floor Sanding, Refinishing & Restoration, Costa Mesa, CA

Rely upon the wood flooring specialists at Gäte for Costa Mesa’s best value in hardwood floor sanding, refinishing, and restoration. Using the industry’s leading products and techniques, we will help your floors look their best and protect them for years to come. Our process involves sanding, hard-plating, cleaning, color staining, sealing, and finishing. We apply a virtually dust-free sanding technique to remove the old finish as well as scratches and stains, and then follow-up with hard plating to get your floors as smooth and flat as possible. If needed, we can also replace broken boards and perform small repairs, such as crack filling. To achieve your preferred color and sheen, we offer a wide-range of innovative color treatments and use commercial-grade finishes, such as Bona Traffic, to provide your wood floors in Costa Mesa with optimal protection. Because of the high-quality products we use and our attention to detail, we’re confident that you will love your refinished wood floors. Call today to learn more about our hardwood floor refinishing and restoration services available throughout Costa Mesa.

Wood Floor Cleaning & Maintenance, Costa Mesa, CA

Observing a regular schedule of routine maintenance is very important to the long-term condition of hardwood floors and staircases. Hardwood floor maintenance involves thoroughly cleaning the wood floors and reapplying a protective finish on a regular basis: typically every two to three years for newly installed floors that rely on a more natural oil-based finish, and about every 7 to 10 years for floors protected with a water-based finish like those made by Bona Traffic. While floors that are well-taken care of may be able to extend the amount of time between floor refinishings, it is generally best to be proactive and err on the side of caution. That’s because an unfinished floor is an unprotected floor — one that is more vulnerable to scratches, stains, and general wear. If left unprotected for too long, a floor may end up requiring more intensive work, such as sanding, re-staining, and multiple coats of finish, in order to restore its original look and luster. If you are unsure of your wood floor’s cleaning and maintenance needs, call Gäte Hardwood Floors today. We can answer most questions over the phone or schedule a free in-home consultation for hardwood floor cleaning and maintenance services at your Costa Mesa property.

Hardwood Floor/Stair Installation Services in Costa Mesa, CA

Gäte Hardwood Floors is qualified to provide homeowners, business owners, building contractors, interior designers, and architects in and around Costa Mesa with expert hardwood floor and stair installation services. We excel at designing and installing beautiful, durable, and long-lasting floors from custom-crafted wood as well as factory-finished hardwood flooring systems. We offer an extensive array of top hardwood flooring brands and a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods. Our wood floors come in traditional plank as well as more creative designs, such as herringbone, chevron, parquet, basketweave, random-width plank, and wide-width plank. We can also integrate custom borders, inlays, and medallions. We can install our hardwood flooring utilizing a variety of methods and can apply the necessary color stains and finishes to achieve the results you are envisioning. We are committed to observing the highest standards of craftsmanship in all that we do.

Call Gäte Hardwood Floors today for comprehensive hardwood flooring and stair sales, design, and installation services in Costa Mesa; we’ll create the hardwood floor or stairway of your dreams. We look forward to your call, and the opportunity to provide you with our exceptional quality hardwood flooring services at competitive prices. Gäte Hardwood is fully licensed and insured.



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Review by Kim D.
We love this company. After calling 4 companies who specialized in solid wood flooring, Gate was the ONLY one who were willing to help us strip off the awful residue of Orange Glo Floor Polish. They used an industrial floor stripper and professional brushes. After 4 attempts, it was obvious we needed to sand and refinish our floors. (Word to the wise: NEVER use Orange Glo!) Gate Hardwood refinished our floors beyond our expectations! They are More >gorgeous! Better than the original! Brian and his team were professional, hardworking, and showed a work ethic rarely seen today. They cleaned up the work area every day, too. They covered our cabinets with protective plastic and informed us of the process along the way. I highly recommend Gate Hardwood Flooring!

Date: March 20, 2017
Location: Tustin, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Do it Right Remodeling
Brian from Gate Hardwood Floors and his staff are my one and only choice for all my wood flooring needs. Whether it involves installation or refinishing, Brian demands perfection from each and every project. I am a General Contractor and Gate Hardwood Floors is my only installer for all my wood flooring projects. I have worked with Brian and his crew for over 5 years on projects together and will continue to do so due to his fair More >pricing, integrity, and quality of work. Thank you Brian for all of the jobs well done over the past half-decade!

Date: March 20, 2017
Location: Buena Park, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Brian Lindley
We had Brian do a major sanding and refinishing job about a year ago. When we had moved into our house we had wood floors that were painted black by the previous owner. We were thinking about replacing them but Brian came in and discovered they were solid walnut, so he recommended sanding and refinishing them. They turned out great. At the time he recommended a light refinish in about a year, which he just More >completed. The floors had gotten some wear and the refinish made them look like new again. Brian does the work conscientiously, efficiently and with a lot of care. We would highly recommend him for a quality job.

Date: February 23, 2017
Location: Newport Beach, CA
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Review by Robert Williams
Brian’s company helped us select and then installed about 3,000 sf of wide plank hardwood flooring in another house in 2011. Everything was thorough and professional. For the current house we were limited to narrow plank oak flooring to match existing and original flooring in a historically designated house built in the 1920s. They did an excellent job installing and matching the color to the existing floors. Again very professional and responsive in scheduling and installing. More >

Date: November 8th, 2016
Location: Dana Point, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Ted O.
If I could give 10 stars I would! Brian, Edgar and his team installed wide plank solid and engineered oak flooring in our home with an attention to detail that was beyond our expectations. They were extremely easy to work with, well priced, clean, thorough, trustworthy and HIGHLY knowledgeable about the product and process. Our floors look amazing and the workmanship is perfection. I would highly recommend them. More >

Date: February 1st, 2014
Location: San Clemente, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Frederic Azera
I hired Gate Hardwood Floors for a high-end wood flooring in a 4200sqft residence after researching and interviewing many other options. Brian is an expert in wood flooring and does uncompromising quality work. He prepped both the subfloors and crawl space for humidity control beyond what I expected, but he does everything by the book and per manufacturer recommendations. I was very happy with his work and hired him for another home, where he More > did another beautiful job. I highly recommend him.

Date: September 18th, 2016
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Ross H.
We have a beautiful 10 year old Hickory/ French Bleed solid flooring that we wanted to extend into our master bedroom approx. 260 sq ft. We had five flooring companies come out and give us a quote on the work. Only one company, Gate Hardwood Floors/ Brian Buske , said that they could closely match the wood and stain, and then had the professional courtesy to follow up with us. The others gave me prices all over the board, but would not More > return my calls for information.

Brian was GREAT, he sought out the similar grade of Hickory, came out to the house (himself) three times to check the existing flooring and take pictures and compare his test samples. He even came out on Sunday evening to check that everything was ready to go for Monday installation, taking moisture readings of the new flooring that had been inside for a week so that it matched our existing floor. They completed the installation in two days, thorough, clean, very considerate workers Jeremy & Edgar working with state-of-the-art equipment that had vacuum attachments for dust. They meticulously moved through the pile of wood to find pieces that would seamlessly match our existing wood, then blended the darker pieces into the room with a natural even flow. At completion, we had a BEAUTIFUL Hickory French Bleed floor that you could not tell wasn’t placed with the original flooring. It was outstanding, my wife loves it, and she is a VERY particular decorator.

I read the other review about a 4 month wait, our job was about a month from my first phone call, and through the Christmas season. I would say that if Brian and his company have current jobs in progress, they take the time to please the customer. If you want the job done RIGHT the first time, at a fair price, than Brian/ Gate Hardwood Floors is the company you want!! I’m definitely calling him again!! Ross H.

Date: January 31st, 2015
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Alan Ross
Remodeling projects almost always take longer and end up costing more than expected. Brian and his company were a welcome exception to this rule. He and his crew worked with great diligence and completed the project (1800 SF of hardwood floors plus the staircase) in exactly the number of days he estimated when I signed the contract. I thought it was optimistic at the time, but the whole thing was done within 9 days. Even with the quick completion, More > however, Brian pays the utmost attention to every detail and takes obvious pride in his work. He even paid for a housecleaning service to come through after the project was finished to make sure every speck of construction dust was gone.

Date: May 24, 2016
Location: Tustin, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Standiford Helm
Brian did a fantastic job on our project and was very professional.
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Date: November 20, 2016
Location: San Clemente, CA
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Review by Patrick Harris
We thought we would have to totally replace our custom distressed hickory floor due to slab leak damage, but upon Brian’s inspection, he confirmed only the few damaged planks needed to be replaced and he would be able to match the remaining floor by refinishing it, saving thousands of dollars. The crew handling the refinishing process were diligent and thorough and ensured everything was done to keep the environment clean. The end result exceeded our More >expectations with the financial impact kept to a minimum.

He even made a couple of courtesy visits afterwards to repair scuffs made by other contractors during repairs! In our opinion, their years of experience and a great work ethic make Gate Hardwood Floors an excellent solution to any flooring project.

Date: March 22, 2016
Location: Coto De Caza, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Ted O.
I recently had my hardwood floors refinished by Gate Hardwood Floors. They sanded, stained and finished the whole house (except bathroom and kitchen). They did a fantastic job and my floors are beautiful now! They replaced boards that were damaged by termites and fitted them in and matched them well. They were very accommodating with getting it scheduled and the work done within 3 weeks from the day I got the More >estimate. Everything was on time and estimate was accurate. The company has all the proper equipment to get the job right and employees were very friendly and trustworthy. I would highly recommend this company.

Date: February 1st, 2014
Location: San Clemente, CA
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Review by nancyandbenny
I hired Gate Hardwood Floors and had a GREAT experience. Brian is very easy to work with and a real professional. He works well with other contractors and will do everything he can to stay on schedule, (not only did he stay on schedule he finished a little early). Brian is a perfectionist who won’t be happy with his work unless it is up to his high standard. I felt confident throughout the project that my floor would be amazing. He is also More >very patient and helped me to achieve the stain I wanted for my beautiful wood floor.

Brian and his crew exceeded all of my expectations, I would highly recommend him, he will do an amazing job for you just as he did for me. I LOVE my wood floors !!!!!!!

Date: March 14, 2016
Location: Coto De Caza, CA
Reviewed At: Houzz
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Review by Loren M.
Old world high quality craftsmanship, dependability and courtesy, are still alive! In 2013 we hired a general contractor to build a new house from the ground up. Being a super detailed guy, I was involved in the process and the project turned out beautifully with the direction of a great General Contractor, with the temperament to put up with me, and a host of excellent subcontractors. One of the subcontractors stood out as the single best on the job, More >that was Brian and Wendy from Gate Hardwood Floors. We had an African Mahogany hardwood floor installed along with stair treads. In short, it was impeccably installed to perfection. It is one of the best installations I have ever seen. Brian was very courteous, very detailed, dependable and a pleasure to work with. I will use him again. In fact we had another smaller project since our home was completed and we contracted with Brian to perform the work and he delivered the same excellent results. If you want a quality job and good guy to work with, you must consider Brian of Gate Hardwood Floors. I am happy to say, old world high quality craftsmanship, dependability, and courtesy are still alive.

Date: March 09, 2014
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Review by Bonnie C.
When I receive great customer service for a job well done I believe others should know about it! I am very happy with Brian and his team on our install of new flooring and maintenance on our existing. Brian knows his stuff and it shows when he is put to the test to not only put down new hardwood flooring put needs to match existing flooring in a 100 year old home!! The match is so great and flows with the rest of the house. I truly believe that for Brian and More >Wendy this is not just a business but their craft.

Date: February 22, 2014
Location: Long Beach, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Jim B.
Brian and Wendy run a top notch business. It’s not too often you can find a contractor that provides such stellar service and attention to the job, not to mention one who quotes a price without surprise endings. I live in a very old house with old Douglas fir hardwood, and I called to have an estimate to resurface the floors. Gate Hardwood Floors was the only vendor in Orange County that would give me a house call in order to provide a more accurate quote. EVERY other More > vendor wanted to quote over the phone (and ask where I live first).

Brian came to the house and provided me with several options. The floors had been covered for 80 plus years and had all sorts of crud on them, but we choose to resurface the floors knowing Brian was the right guy for the job. Brian communicated the exact expectations of the job and gave us a very realistic time frame for completing the job. When the job was finished we could not believe how amazing the floors looked. The restoration process completely revitalized the floors. It was as if a brand new floor was put into the house. Brian’s ability to restore the wood to the natural state was nothing short of master craftsmanship. Neighbors keep saying it looks like a brand new floor and we couldn’t be happier.

Before I chose a restoration vendor I researched for 2 weeks all of the available vendors in OC and I have to tell you, Brian and his team will do the job right while providing a fair price. I highly recommend Gate Hardwood Floors.

Date: June 13, 2013
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Alison L.
Brian and his team did a wonderful job polishing the Richard Marshall wood floors in my clients home. His team was on time, professional and finished the job in the time quoted. The floors look amazing! More >

Date: October 7, 2013
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Review by Dan L.
We recently purchased a home in Orange County with Richard Marshal custom wood floors. We were referred to The Hardwood Flooring Co. by a local contact in the area. From the beginning it was a great experience. The team was early for the scheduled appointment, professional and subject matter experts in restoration of our flooring, as well as competively priced. I have owned a national company for years and look to companies to represent my More > core values and methods of doing business, Gate Hardwood FLoors exceeded these. I would highly recommend this company for any and all needs towards your flooring.

Date: August 21, 2011
Location: San Clemente, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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Review by Tai T.
Brian Buske and his team at Gate Hardwood FLoors did an amazing job installing our new wood floors for our living room. He also refinished and stained our adjacent existing wood floors and stairways to match perfectly. He and his team were very timely and efficient. They were always courteous and professional. He was very reliable and communicated with us daily to update us on their progress. He was able to address and reassure all our concerns. He was More > also very competitive with pricing and turned out to be the best quote after we compared his to 3 other offers. But what really impressed us the most is that Brian is a perfectionist. He will not cut any corners and made sure everything was done right. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied. We were just so happy with the results. Would highly recommend him. Great job guys. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Date: July 21, 2011
Location: El Toro, CA
Reviewed At: Yelp
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