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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

Great experience with Gate Hardwood to refinish my original 1950s floor. I reached out to several flooring companies and Brian at Gate was the only one who listened to what I wanted (natural color with a matte seal) and didn’t try to change my mind by pushing a stain or gloss that I did not want. Floors turned out how I imagined and happy with them! Respectful team who started and finished on time.

amandy19 Via Houzz

Brian and his crew at Gate Hardware did an amazing job at refinishing our 30 year old wood floor. The original floor was a honey color and Brian stained it a dark color. The job was done on time, the workers were neat and knowledgeable. Brian also did a great job at laying a new floor for us in one room. Its hard to find honest, skilled people and I would highly recommend Gate Hardware.

Laurie Dixon Via Google

Brian and his team provide high quality work and listen to their customers to get the details right. I love my new floor.

Brian S Via Houzz

Brian and his crew did an amazng job on our wood floor restaining project! He has a nack for color and his knowledge and quality of work was above my expectations. They left the home clean each night and finished the project on time and within budget. I am so lucky I used Gate and would highly recommend his services

Laurie Dixon Via Houzz

I was looking for someone that could come and make my floors beautiful again – I needed them refinished with a different color and I also wanted to add matching wood to two rooms in the downstair area of my house. I found Gate Hardwood Floors Inc. through a Google search and contacted them for an estimate. Brian came right away to look at the project and after we agreed on the details, we scheduled the job. It is not easy to have your floors re-finished while you are living in the house but Brian and his team made it very easy for us and where very accommodating. They stayed on schedule (actually finished a day early) and were extremely neat and clean. The floors turned out amazing! The two rooms that had carpet now look like they always had wood – nobody can tell that the floors are new. They truly know what they are doing and I am extremely happy with the results. I highly recommend Gate Hardwood Floors Inc. to anyone looking for a high quality job.

Helena Gurusamy Via Houzz

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 did another beautiful job. I highly recommend him.

Frederic Azera Via Houzz

Brian and his team installed our hardwood floors and stairs about 6 years ago. They did an excellent job. He has been back for some routine maintenance and repair of damage (caused by us). Everything looks great. Brian is reliable and he follows up. We highly recommend Gate.

P. van Es Via Google

Brian and his team installed engineered hickory hardwood floors in our home, and they look so beautiful! The team at Gate Hardwood Floors took the time to carefully choose and install each piece to maximize the gorgeous look of the wood. They are extremely professional and dedicated to providing the highest level of service. We are very happy with the results!

Kristin Merrill Via Google

Brian and his crew are amazing! They took what was an old wood floor and brought it back to life! Brian has a real eye for color and knows what he is doing. I woujld highly recommend using Gate Harwood Flooring!

Laurie Allison Dixon Via Facebook

I’m not the type of person to give reviews, but dealing with Brian from Gate hardwood floors was such a great experience, I need to share. I had an issue with my floors being uneven from the original builder, I met so many contractors to fix the problem. But Brian was the most knowledgeable in this field. He took the time to really explain what need to be fixed in-depth. And also, I want to give credit to his crew Alfredo. Alfredo was very pleasant and answered any questions that we may have had. Any concerns that I had during the repair, He accommodated me to my likings. In the future, If I need new flooring or repairs I will definitely call Gate Hardwood Floors. If anyone is looking to get flooring done I highly recommend Brian and his delightful crews.

Hye N., Fullerton, CA Via Yelp

We have beautiful, 5 year old wood floors that were dull from the wrong cleaning products, scratched from a new puppy, and damaged from a water pipe leak. We had 3 different flooring contractors come out for estimates and all 3 gave us different advice. The first contractor said we needed to replace all of the flooring because it was beyond repair. Brian, from Gate Hardwood Flooring, said he could replace the damaged pieces and then strip down and reseal the existing flooring. And the 3rd contractor said there was no way to replace the flooring and strip down our flooring without ruining our existing wood floors. I was so confused that I wrote to the flooring manufacturer and asked for their opinion. They wrote back saying to go with Brian! So we hired Brian. He made our floors beautiful again! He was so professional and so reasonable and knowledgeable! Our floors look like new again! Brian is amazing!

Loretta H., Ladera Ranch, CA Via Yelp

Brian and his team saved our wood floors! We moved into a new house and planned to do some remodeling. I thought we’d have to put in all new flooring, which was disappointing since I liked what was there. They were able to patch in new wood where we removed a wall and moved the kitchen island and sand down and seal all the wood throughout the house. Brian made new stair treads that look a million times better than what had been there. We really love the end result!

Sara Stewart Via Google

Gate Hardwood was hired to install the hardwood floors and stair treads throughout a 3000 sq ft home in Newport Beach, CA. The workmanship was top quality. Plywood installed on concrete was cut into 1’X4′ strips and stapled together instead of having 4’X8′ sheets nailed to concrete. This helped to create a better vapor barrier between concrete and wood on the first floor. Wood was then installed on top of that. The seams between boards were tight and the sanding and on site finish came out beautiful. The treads were made to match the floor and came out great as well. This floor was for a very high quality spec home and one of the first things mentioned by anyone who has viewed the home is how great the floor looks. Highly recommended.

Houzz user Via Houzz

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.

Ted O., San Clemente, CA Via Yelp

This company was selected after comparing quality and performance needed for a high end custom home in Crystal Cove, Newport Coast. The performance and quality exceeded our expectation. The contractor performed and serviced the project in a timely manner, provided the best installation that was desired and exceeded our expectation in every sense – schedule, quality and budget.

ganatram27 Via Google

Brian is the man. Super honest and accurate. Our floors needed to be refinished and Gate Hardwood was chosen by our flooring manufacturer (insurance claim) to refinish our hardwood floors. Finished product after refinish was perfect.

Clark Nelson Via Google

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 pricing, integrity, and quality of work. Thank you Brian for all of the jobs well done over the past half decade!

Do It Right Remodeling Via Houzz

Brian did a fantastic job on our project and was very professional.

We would certainly recommend him.

Standiford Helm Via Google

Brian installed wood floors on two home remodels. The first was approximately 3,000 sf of 5″ wide prefinished european oak planks. The second was around 1,000 sf of 2-3″ wide solid oak planks. This second job required sanding and finishing to match other rooms, some of which were 90 year old floors. The preparation, installation, and finishing of both jobs were excellent. After several years the seams remain tight with no warped boards or other issues. I highly recommend Brian, and would ask him to do the work on any future floor installations or repairs.

Robert Williams Via Google

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.

Robert Williams Via Houzz

We had Brian and his crew re-oil our hardwood floors. Brian went out of his way to research products that would work on our floor. I was very impressed with the due diligence he did. He also tested the product on an extra plank that we had. He worked around our schedule and request for breaking up the job on two separate days.

His crew were friendly, polite and respectful of our home. I highly recommend using him.

Shana M., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Via Yelp

Our wood floors in Irvine were beautiful but were worn and needed attention. The process of scraping, bleaching, and then staining and sealing is a long process. The end result thanks to Brian and his team is beautiful. We now have a new floor! Brian is an expert on wood floors and we are very pleased with his work.

Pam Cole Via Google

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 did another beautiful job.
I highly recommend him.

Frederic Azera Via Houzz

We had another crew refinish our floors and we were so disappointed with the poor job that we hired Gate Hardwood to redo them. Brian and his crew did an amazing job! They had to resand all of the old finish off the floors and added a beautiful new stain and satin finish to them. The floors are now so beautiful that I can’t stop looking at them. Thank you Brian, for such a fantastic job!

Barbara Hamilton Via Google

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 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 !!!!!!!

nancyandbenny Via Houzz

Excellent experience with Gate Hardwood Floors. We purchased a home and needed a quick turnaround on a minor floor rehab before moving our furniture in. Brian went out of his way to coordinate meetings with me so that we could make some quick decisions and move forward with the work. He was prompt with our scheduled meeting times and was very diligent in protecting the floors and other parts of our home. Top quality work at a very reasonable price.

Carla Riley Via Google

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 gorgeous! Better than the original! Brian and his team were professional, hard working, 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!w

Kim D., Tustin, CA Via Yelp

Brian and his crew installed the hardwood floors at our new house. They did an outstanding job with their workmanship. The attention to the smallest detail was apparent in their work. I would definitely hire them the next time we have hardwood floor installation. Great work at a fair price.

Afshin Rashtian Via Google

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, 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.

Alan Ross Via Houzz

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 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.

Brian Lindley Via Google

Brian and Ben did the most amazing job refinishing our Laguna Beach Cottage original wood floors to a glowing finish. The bedroom floor had been almost black and they sanded it down so that it is a natural honey color. Our living room floor is restored to a light walnut. I thought it would be a trying process but they were so efficient, clean and punctual that after 3 days we had beautifully restored floors.

More than highly recommend Gate Hardwood Floors!

Marcy T., Laguna Beach, CA Via Yelp

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 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.

Patrick Harris Via Houzz

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 did another beautiful job.

I highly recommend him.

Lee Bouder Via Google