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Hardwood Flooring Contractor | Orange County, California

Welcome to Gäte Hardwood Floors, a full-service wood flooring contractor serving Orange County since 2004. Our family-owned and -operated business provides high-quality, fairly priced hardwood floor restoration, refinishing, and installation services. Over the years we’ve worked with countless homeowners, business owners, interior designers, building contractors, and architects throughout Orange County and become known for our impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service.

As a highly experienced and licensed wood flooring company, Gäte Hardwood Floors is qualified to clean, refinish, restore, and install all types of hardwood floors and stairways. We use the industry’s preferred techniques for hardwood floor installation, maintenance, and restoration, and always use high-quality flooring systems and commercial-grade finishes. Additionally, we stay up to date on the leading innovations for our industry, which means that we offer dustless sanding, the latest color treatments, and a wide array of domestic and exotic, solid and engineered wood flooring options. We are confident in the quality of our work and include a written guarantee with every contract.

When you work with Gäte Hardwood Floors, you are working with master craftsmen. Our company’s owner and founder, Brian Buske, is a second-generation wood flooring contractor with over 30 years of experience in the wood flooring industry. He began his career in the trade working alongside his father, who ingrained in him the values of hard work, integrity, and treating people right. He also thoroughly trained Brian on the best tools and techniques to ensure every job gets done right the first time. In addition to having your wood floors installed or refinished correctly, Gäte clients in Orange County also benefit from working with true artisans. Brian and his hand-selected, personally trained team are all talented, highly skilled, meticulous, and passionate about hardwood flooring.

Contact the wood floor installation, restoration, and maintenance specialists at Gäte Hardwood Floors today to learn more and to arrange for an estimate. We offer free in-home consultations anywhere in or near Orange County for any of our hardwood flooring services. Gäte Hardwood Floors, Inc. is licensed.

New Hardwood Floors & Stairs, Orange County, CA | Sales, Design, Consultation & Installation

There are several important factors which should be taken into account if you are considering hardwood floor or stair installation in Orange County. First, you need to be careful to choose wood flooring that has been properly milled. Improperly milled flooring can develop seasonal gaps and loose boards as it ages. Second, the wood should be given time to acclimate to the room where it will be installed. By giving the wood several days to sit in that space prior to installation, it is able to adjust to the room’s temperature and humidity level. Third, the contractor must make sure that the substrate is correctly prepared through proper leveling, sealing, and insulation. Finally, the appropriate installation method must be used for your specific type of wood floor. For example, wide plank flooring (3¼” or wider) needs to be glued and nailed in place, while exotic hardwood floors are typically dense and can split if installed with cleats and staples. At Gäte Hardwood Floors, you can count on our professionals to always use the industry’s best practices for hardwood floor and stair installation. Call us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment for an on-site consultation in Orange County.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing, Orange County, CA | Sanding, Cleaning, Color Treating & Finishing

We know the key to achieving durable and stunning hardwood floors is through the finishing process, which is why we only use commercial-grade finishes, stay up to date on the latest color treatments, and take great care when sanding wood floors. If boards need to be replaced, we can perform repairs before we begin. We then sand the floors using a process that makes it virtually dust-free and then hard-plate the floors in order to achieve the flattest floors possible. Once we finish sanding and hard-plating, we clean the floors thoroughly in preparation for the color treatment and finishing process. We offer a diverse selection of custom color wood stains, treatments, and finishes to accommodate each client’s unique needs and aesthetic preferences. Call today for a free quote. We offer hardwood floor refinishing services in Orange County and surrounding cities.

Gäte Hardwood Floors is a licensed flooring contractor that serves clients throughout Orange County, California. We are also a Bona Certified Craftsman and Richard Marshall Fine Hardwood Flooring Certified.


Our working relationship with GHF was through our GC during a downstairs remodel. We had found an example of stairs that we wanted on Houzz picture and provided this to them. The delivered exactly what we were looking for! Brian and his team were always very nice, cleaned up at the end of the very day, and took the time to answer all of our questions. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone and will absolutely use them again in the future should I have the opportunity.

Mike Y., Orange, CA Via Yelp

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