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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #7:

Bel Air Herringbone Hardwood Floor Installation + Rubio Monocoat

You can never go wrong with a herringbone hardwood floor. Located in Bel Air, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Los Angeles, this estate features approximately 1200 sq/ft of herringbone white oak floors we installed, fumed and refinished.

BEFORE Rubio fumed white oak herringbone floors
AFTER White Oak herringbone Rubio Monocoat

This project was unique on its own due to the beautiful herringbone pattern, however to it make more special we use a reactive stain also known as fumed to achieve an old, aged looking wood floor. The reactive stain once applied reacts with the tannins in the wood and immediately turns it grey. Once the hardwood floors were fully dry we neutralized them with water and applied Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C hardwax oil on top to create a cerused look. The owners of this unique Los Angeles hardwood floor are very happy with the finished results.

White Oak Herringbone
Rubio Monocoat

Project Photos...

herringbone floor sanded in kitchen
The herringbone floor all installed
Applying hardwax oil herringbone floors
Fuming process done and oil being employed
buffing Rubio Monocoat herringbone floor
Buffing on the Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil
Rubio Monocoat living room Bel Air
Floor all finished, ready to use
White Oak herringbone fumed stairs
Matching stair treads
White Oak herringbone floor Bel Air
Close-up of the beautiful Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil finish on the custom herringbone white oak floor


Marcos is truly a craftsman of his trade. He laced new oak into our kitchen from our existing floors and refinished them throughout - his work ended up beautifully transforming our space and being one of the parts that I love the most about our remodel. Initial bid to completion took 3 long months, many, many trips to my home and a multitude of questions from me. Marcos approached our project with knowledge and care, even when it meant multiple phases and an elongated schedule. He was also quick to point out any challenges he faced and offered up expert solutions - consulting me before making any decisions no matter how big or small. Throughout the process, Marcos was consistently professional, communicative, flexible, efficient in his crew's work and attentive to every detail. I've already recommended CMC to a couple of friends, but his work really speaks for itself. Thank you, Marcos! Alison B. - Sunland-Tujunga, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Here's some more feedback we recieved from another hardwood floor refinishing project in the Los Angeles area...


Marcos and his crew did an outstanding job refinishing my hardwood floors. After 16 years and 6 dogs and a kitchen remodel they were looking pretty sorry. They sanded everything down, replaced the quarter round and refinished and sealed them to perfection. I couldn't be more thrilled!! Sarah V. - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Here's another hardwood floor refinishing project we completed in the Los Angeles area...


We just bought an old house and are doing all kinds of work on it, which means that we are meeting and working with all kinds of contractors. Of all the folks we've worked with so far, Marcos from CMC ranks at the top for his professionalism, expertise and execution. He did a fantastic job of buffing and finishing our 100 year old wood floors. They retain their patina but somehow look new at the same time. Marcos also did not upsell us the way that nearly every other contractor that has been here has done. The price that was quoted is the price we paid, which was lower than the competing quote we got. Thumbs up all around for Marcos and CMC. Ted D. - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Would you like similar results for your floors?

If you would like to have custom hardwood floors installed in your home like these beautiful herringbone floors in Bel Air, California above, we would love to help. If you are ready to find out how much it will cost, click here to Schedule Your Estimate and we’ll be in touch.

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