The Process – Installation

Custom Hardwood Floor Installation, Sanding & Finishing in Orange County, CA

Gäte Hardwood Floors is the premier wood flooring company in Orange County for high quality, custom hardwood floor installations. While we specialize in residential homes, we also frequently work on commercial hardwood flooring projects. We have thousands of satisfied clients throughout Laguna Niguel, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, and surrounding areas, and are known for our skilled workmanship, personalized service, honesty, and exceptional results.

Wood floors are ideal for any space, bringing both warmth and beauty to any décor today. The men that work for Gäte Hardwood Floors are talented craftsmen with many years of hardwood flooring experience to draw from. They strive for perfection in each floor created, every project completed.

Yet before any of this work takes place, we take the time to both educate and guide our customers in the various nuances of hardwood floors such as substrates, moisture, and sun exposure, before even going over all of the different options in selecting the right floor for you, and the maintenance that will be needed.

What to Expect When You Hire Gäte Hardwood Floors to Install Hardwood Floors for Your Orange County Home or Business

We will walk you through the process, outlining the schedule for the new wood floor installation and/or refinishing in order for things to go as smoothly as possible through out the process. We will go over all of the options, explain what it is we will be responsible for and those things in which we will not be.

Our Custom Hardwood Floor Installation Process Consists of 10 Steps:

  1. Initial job walk through and consultation, obtaining information on the look and function of the wood floor desired
  2. Making and/or preparing sample(s) for selection and approval
  3. Contract submission and approval, work schedule, progress payment schedule
  4. Substrate preparation (furniture moving, masking off, existing floor covering removal and disposal, leveling, sealing, etc.)
  5. Wood floor delivery & acclimation
  6. Wood floor & stair installation
  7. Wood floor sanding & finishing
  8. Wood floor & stair protection
  9. Furniture placement
  10. Wood floor cleaning & scheduled maintenance

Change Orders May Be Required If the Substrate Cannot Be Accessed Prior to Installation

With Orange County clients whose homes or offices have existing floor coverings it is not possible for us to accurately assess the substrate beneath, how flat or level it may or may not be. Quite often a change order will be needed if any additional leveling or grinding is needed to get the substrate within the industry standard prior to wood floor installation. This is a very important step in the process, for a successful hardwood floor installation. Please refer to our “subfloors” page for additional information on this.

We Always Recommend Inspecting Your Wood Flooring As Soon As It Is Delivered.

Another very important step in the process is the inspection of the wood flooring itself once it has been delivered to determine whether or not this is the correct floor and color. Samples may very slightly and not give the most accurate depiction of your floor due to wood being a natural product with the potential of stark contrast in variation from one board to the next. If there is something that you do not like about the floor or a particular board, the time to discuss these things is before the floor is installed and/or sanded and finished.

Call Us Today to Arrange a FREE On-Site Hardwood Floor Installation Consultation & Estimate

To learn more about the services that we offer, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Our consultations as well as the detailed estimate for hardwood flooring installations in Orange County are always free.