Hardwood Install, Sand, and Finish in Long Valley, NJ

This floor was installed in a new home built on a horse farm in Long Valley NJ. The materials and layout were chosen prior to Artisan Wood Floors being brought on board.

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Project Details:

We were asked to restore these historic heart pine floors and stairs in a large Victorian home in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia during the summer of 2019. The floors which were circa 1880’s were in poor condition and needed to be refinished in order to both protect them and to bring them back to their former glory. Restoring floors of this age can be a painstaking process.

It’s difficult to remove existing finishes with our modern sanding equipment due to the floor not being flat and it’s important to strike a balance between flattening them and not removing too much of the actual material. This process involves a lot of hand sanding and hand scraping of the floor which requires intensive labor and significant attention to detail. Especially when a dark stain will be applied. In this case, the homeowner wanted to match the 2nd and 3rd floors and to that end, we made a number of samples applied directly to the floor. The color selected was Duraseal Royal Mahogany. We then applied an oil based sealer followed by 2 coats of an oil based polyurethane.




Recent Hardwood Flooring Projects
in Philadelphia & NJ

Every client of ours brings unique challenges and needs to their hardwood flooring project. Whether it's intricate pattern or border work, or simply a standard installation it's great to see the finished results. Take a look at some of our favorite projects in Philadelphia and NJ below.


Working with Steve and his team was a great experience! They did amazing work in my home. I had old carpet removed, new hardwood floors installed and my pine steps refinished. They were always prompt and did a good clean up job. Steve is honest, trustworthy and communicates with you during the whole process. I would highly recommend and use them again!

Marcia Watson