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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #16:

Studio City End Grain Douglas Fir Floor Installation + Woca Oil

One of the many benefits of working in Los Angeles, is that we’re fortunate enough to work on some pretty special projects and this one was no exception! The original owners of this 1939 mid century home were none other than Mary and Lee Blair, whose whimsical artwork has enchanted generations of Disney fans.

BEFORE End Grain Douglas Fir Floor Before
AFTER Studio City Douglas Fir Floor Finished

The new homeowners wanted something different and durable, which would also complement the home’s stunning Harwell Hamilton Harris architecture, so we introduced a Douglas Fir end grain as a possible option. After seeing samples, our clients choose to use the material throughout the main living space. Approximately 800 sq/ft of the end grain floors were supplied, installed and finished on site using WOCA Oil, per the flooring manufacturer’s recommendation. After a meticulous sanding process the end result of this special and historic Studio City, Los Angeles hardwood floor is absolutely gorgeous.

End Grain Douglas Fir

Project Photos...

End Grain Douglas Fir acclimation
The end grain Fir flooring acclimating
End Grain Douglas Fir Install
Installation of the end grain Fir blocks
End Grain Douglas Fir Installation-Shot
Floor being glued down over sub-floor
Detail sanding with TRIO
TRIO being used to sand the floor
Rolling WOCA oil on Douglas Fir
WOCA oil being rolled out
WOCA oil application on end grain Douglas Fir
Buffing in the WOCA oil
End Grain Douglas Fir finished with WOCA oil
Finished end grain Douglas Fir installation and coated with WOCA penetrating oil
fir end grain dining room
End grain floor in dining room
fir end grain woca bedroom
Douglas Fir again in the bedroom
Studio City end grain fir project
Finished hardwood in sitting room
fir end grain hallway wine cellar
Beautiful entrance and wine cellar


My wife and I recently bought a 106 yr old craftsman home with 106 yr old floors. We knew the floors needed some attention before we moved in so we started asking around. We had a few flooring guys come over but they were either unprofessional or flaky (not uncommon in Los Angeles....) Found Marcos on Yelp, saw the great reviews, and gave him a call. Not only did he answer the phones after hours but was very accommodating to make an appointment on a weekend morning. Marcos is very professional, a great listener and communicator and he takes pride in the products he uses, (whereas a couple of the others were just fine suggesting we save a few bucks using toxic products banned from Los Angeles!). We went with Marcos because his price seemed reasonable, his promises were right on, and we felt enough trust to leave our new house in his hands for a few days. Marcos completed the work in the timeframe he estimated and there were no surprises other than the quality - the floors look even better than we expected! When we walked through afterwards I could see that he was just as happy with the outcome as we were. I highly recommend Marcos and CMC Hardwood floors - a true craftsman. Kirstin B. - 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 the entire CMC Hardwood floors team are TERRIFIC. During renovation, our original floor specialist did not properly treat our end cut oak floors with oil. Months after move in, Marcos, an expert in our type of floors, came in, diagnosed the problem and had his team in to correct it the next week. And, they did an amazing job! I couldn't recommend them more readily. Sarah V. - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

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


Marcos did a fabulous job refinishing our hardwood floors in our Studio City home. He is very professional both in his contract terms which he took the time to review with me. He also thoroughly explained his refinishing process and the stain-color options before beginning and I appreciated his explanation. He's clearly very experienced at hardwood floor refinishing and after-care. He checked in with me with photos so I can see the progress over the 4-day job and the beautiful end result. Equally important, Marcos' pricing is very reasonable. I highly recommend CMC Hardwood Floors and would definitely use them again on other properties we have. Ivy Kessel - Studio City, CA | 5 Star Reviews on Yelp and Google

Would you like similar results for your floors?

If you would like to have unique hardwood floors installed in your home like these special End Grain Douglas Fir floors in Studio City, 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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