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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #14:

Cheviot Hills Wire Brushed Herringbone, PreColorEasy + Rubio Monocoat

Who doesn’t love golf? Well, that was not the reason we were at the Hillcrest Country Club. Our mission here was to install new hardwood floors in the newly renovated private hair salon. Their materials of choice for the Los Angeles project: herringbone white oak with custom borders and Rubio Monocoat PreColorEasy + Oil Plus 2C hardwax oil for the coating.

BEFORE Cheviot Hills hardwood floor install before
AFTER Cheviot Hills hardwood floor install after

Our first challenge was fixing and leveling the concrete subfloor which was in a bad shape. After leveling it out, we applied the moisture barrier and snapped our lines which is crucial when installing these types of wood floors. Once we had the lines all calculated, installation was a breeze. We then glued the herringbone floors piece by piece using a VOC FREE adhesive made by WAKOL. After laying the floors, we marked our border line and cut the floors. The borders were then installed and tied into the wood floors. Now it was time to sand and finish the floors and the sanding process commenced. After the floors were sanded we wire brushed them to give that unique look. The floor was then stained with Rubio Monocoat Pre Color Easy and coated with Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C. Thumbs up all around. All the parties involved with this Los Angeles flooring installation and refinishing project - interior designers, project managers and country club administrators - were super happy with the outcome.

White Oak
Rubio Monocoat
Pre-Color Easy + Rubio

Project Photos...

concrete moisture barrier
Moisture barrier applied over prepped concrete
laying out herringbone floor
Layout of the herringbone pattern begins
installing herringbone floor
White Oak herringbone floor being glued down
trimming herringbone for border
Trimming edges ready for border
installing custom border
Routering groove for spline to attach border
herringbone border ready for installation
Vacuumed and ready for installation
herringbone border installed
White Oak border installed
wire brushing herringbone white oak
Sanding and wire-brushing begins
Applying Rubio Monocoat Los Angeles
Here we are applying the hardwax oil - Rubio Monocoat - to the sanded floor
los angeles herringbone rubio monocoat
And the project all completed! A beautiful White Oak, hardwax oiled floor in a herringbone pattern


Marcos and his team are awesome! We own a home built in 1933 and upon ripping up the carpets found very old hardwood floor. We wanted to keep the original floor but it had some damage. Marcos' team was able to refinish the existing floor and find new wood that completely matched with the existing floor for those small areas that needed it. To help me choose which color stain I wanted, they stained small sections with different shades so I could see what it would look like on the actual floor. This was so helpful. Contacting Marcos was easy, I chose to send him an email (I found the email address on his website), described my situation, and he got right back to me. He came out for an estimate and his estimate was fair for the work being done. I'm sure I could have wasted my time by calling around for other estimates, but I doubt the finished product would have been as beautiful. I trusted the reviews on Yelp and they did not steer me wrong. We love our floors! Marcos and his team are very professional and I highly recommend them. Julie C. - Los Angeles, 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 team did a fabulous job refinishing our 1950's floors. He was great to work with from start to finish - courteous, professional, punctual and anticipating any issues that might arise. He was upfront about everything and the work was done within our really tight timeline. Our floors looks great and I would highly recommend working with CMC hardwood floors if you want floors finished with Rubio Monocoat. Marianne R. - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

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


Skill, precision, professionalism, and taste--this is what you get when you hire the best and Marcos is unparalleled! I'm extremely satisfied with the job he did on my floors. He always had the right tool and experience for every aspect of the job, planned or unplanned. Saam F. - Santa Monica, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Would you like similar results for your floors?

If you are after a custom herringbone Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil floor like the one in Cheviot Hills, California above, or any other type of hardwood floor, we would love to help you. If you would like to find out how much it will cost, click here to Schedule Your Estimate and we’ll be in touch.

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