City San Clemente

San Clemente, California | Wood Floor Refinishing, Installation & Maintenance

Gäte Hardwood Floors has been providing the best value in hardwood flooring services to residential and commercial clients throughout San Clemente since 2004. Our owner and founder, Brian Buske, is a second-generation wood flooring contractor. Having more than 30 years of experience in the trade, Brian has become extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled in all of the best practices for hardwood floor refinishing, restoration, and installation. While we offer superior quality hardwood flooring services, we are committed to keeping our prices fair and competitive. We believe in treating our customers the way that we would want to be treated, which is why we only recommend products we believe in and always apply the industry’s preferred techniques for wood floor cleaning, sanding, refinishing, restoration, and installation.

Helping to ensure that we consistently deliver exceptional workmanship is the fact that we don’t use subcontractors. Our employees each have a minimum of 10 years of experience and have received extensive training directly from Brian. Additionally, Brian is heavily involved in each and every project. He personally provides the on-site consultations and closely supervises all work. Because Brian and his team are passionate about hardwood floors, they are extremely meticulous and view their craft as if it were an art. At every step of the refinishing or installation process, they are looking for perfection. It is because of their extremely high standards that Gäte Hardwood Floors has become the company to call for high-quality wood floor installation, restoration, refinishing, and maintenance in San Clemente.

Call Gäte Hardwood Floors today to learn more. We can answer most questions over the phone and also provide free on-site consultations and estimates for San Clemente area customers.

Gäte Hardwood Floors, Inc. holds California Contractor’s license # 850991.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing & Restoration, San Clemente, California

At Gäte Hardwood Floors, we specialize in refinishing and restoring hardwood floors and stairs. We can bring back the natural beauty of antique or severely neglected wood floors or give wood floors a whole new look through the application of custom color treatments and finishes. Depending upon the type of wood floor you have and its age and condition, we will develop a cost-effective solution that works for your particular needs and budget. In some cases, a wood floor may only need a new coat of finish. However, if a floor is in particularly bad shape, we may recommend a more comprehensive restoration that may include replacing bad boards, sanding, and applying new color stains and protective finishes. Our wood floor sanding process is virtually dust free and is always followed by hard plating in order to get the flattest floors as possible. We are dedicated to only using commercial-grade finishes and are a Bona Certified Craftsman. We are also Richard Marshall Fine Hardwood Flooring Certified.

Contact us today if you are interested in hardwood floor refinishing and restoration services in San Clemente.

Hardwood Floor Maintenance, San Clemente California | Wood Floor Cleaning & Coating

Regular maintenance is critical to keeping your hardwood floors in good condition over the long term. Because wood is very sensitive to temperature changes and moisture, causing it to expand and contract, it is considered a “temperamental” material. To properly care for your hardwood floors, we recommend:

  • Using protective pads under furniture legs
  • Using area rugs at all points of entry to prevent moisture, debris, and dirt from being tracked over the floor
  • Using floor runners or area rugs in areas of high traffic
  • Wiping up spills as soon as possible using a damp cloth
  • Aiming to keep the relative humidity in your home between 35% and 55% (this may require using a humidifier during the drier winter months)
  • Keeping the nails of your pets trimmed short to prevent scratching
  • Staying on top of your routine maintenance
  • Cleaning floors regularly, either with a broom or a vacuum with a soft floor attachment, using a product specifically designed for your floors

In addition to the above, it’s important to have an experienced contractor professionally clean and refinish your floors. Gäte Hardwood Floors is a licensed wood flooring company that provides high-quality, competitively priced wood floor maintenance services in San Clemente. We are Bona Certified, and all of our employees are highly experienced. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Hardwood Flooring Sales & Installation, San Clemente, CA | Custom Wood Floors & Stairs

Gäte Hardwood Floors has been designing and installing custom hardwood floors and stairs in San Clemente since 2004. We carry an extensive selection of the leading hardwood flooring brands, and offer them in a wide array of domestic and exotic hardwood species. You can choose to have your floors factory finished or finished on site. We excel at installing traditional plank floors as well as the most popular styles, such as wide-width plank, random-width plank, herringbone, chevron, or parquet. We can even integrate special touches, such as medallions or borders. Our team of hardwood experts observes the highest levels of craftsmanship, and our countless numbers of satisfied customers are a testament to our ability to consistently deliver exceptional results at a fair price with excellent customer service. Contact us today for a free onsite estimate. All work is backed by a written guarantee.


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

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