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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #15:

Pasadena End Grain Flooring Installation + Rubio Monocoat

The homeowners of a historical 1951 mid century modern home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena wanted to install very unique floors. After much consideration and research they chose to go with an end grain Mesquite floors for the main living area of the home. Each piece was hand installed, piece-by-piece throughout a 900 sq/ft living room. Once the installation was completed the dustless sanding process took place.

BEFORE end grain mesquite installation
AFTER Mesquite Rubio Monocoat Floor Pasadena

Because of the nature of this custom flooring product, the sanding process was done a little differently as opposed to how we would handle sanding a standard hardwood floor. With end grain wood floors, we typically trowel-fill the floor twice using sanding dust as our filler to fill any gaps. We mainly used our planetary sanders to eliminate any sanding scratches and the result was flawless. In order to preserve the natural beauty of the end grain mesquite floor we finished them with 3 coats of the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C hardwax oil. If you are looking for an extremely hard and durable hardwood floor, end grain should be your choice.

End Grain Mesquite
Rubio Monocoat

Project Photos...

Concrete floor prep Pasadena
Laying out the Mesquite blocks on the prepped concrete
laying out end grain flooring
Glue down installation of the end grain floor begins
Installing end grain hardwood floor in Pasadena, CA
This is half way through the glue down installation of this custom Mesquite end grain floor
Complete Installation Mesquite Flooring
Installation all complete and ready for sanding
Hardwood Floor Sanding in Pasadena
Sanding the floor to a flat surface
sanding mesquite floor Pasadena
Fine sanding with the TRIO
Applying hardwax oil on wood floor
Applying Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil
Mesquite with Rubio Monocoat in Pasadena
The end result of this beautiful custom Mesquite end grain hardwood floor
End Grain Mesquite with Rubio Monocoat
One of a kind wood floor with Rubio Monocoat in Pasadena, CA


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! Heather S. - 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 did an awesome job on our floors. He is honest. He does quality work. He really exceeded my expectations in every way. After our white oak floors were done they were perfect. White back ground with grey LOBA stain was perfect. Movers came in and scuffed the floors Marcos returned and restained the scuffed areas free of charge. He is exceptional! I would definitely hire him again for my next house. Rich T. - Santa Monoca, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

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


Another 5 stars for Marcos - Not because of the work he did but because of his honesty and professionalism. I explained my need to get floors refinished or replaced ASAP and after listening patiently to my story and asking a couple of questions he said, quite sincerely and apologetically, that he felt he would not be able to take our job because he was too booked. A mark of a true professional. Wendy N. - 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 special Mesquite floors in Pasadena, 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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