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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #9:

West Hollywood Hand Scraped Douglas Fir Refinishing Project

Located just above the Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, this residence features a very unique floor thanks to the CMC Hardwood Floors team. The client’s biggest concern was that the kitchen floors were easily getting scratched and dented, which was the case since the wood was Douglas Fir - one of the softest wood species available. So we came up with a plan for these wood floors.

BEFORE West Hollywood handscraped wood floor
AFTER Hand scraped fir floor after

To minimize the scratches and dents due to the nature of the soft wood, we hand distressed the kitchen floors to give them the old, worn unique look so that any normal wear and tear wouldn’t be so visible. It also provided a custom rustic look that the owners were after. To increase the durability we choose to use a 2 component commercial grade water-based polyurethane finish made by Loba. The final result of this wood floor sanding and refinishing project is a unique piece of art the owners are very proud of.

Douglas Fir
Loba 2K Extra Matte

Project Photos...

Fir floors ready for hand scraping
Fir floor ready to be hand scraped
Kitchen floor about to be handscraped
Fir wood floor in the kitchen before scraping
Hand scraping hardwood floor in West Hollywood
In the middle of hand scraping the fir floor in the living room
Hand scraped fir ready for coating
Hand scraping done and vacuumed
Ready for water based finish
Ready to be coated with finish
Coating hand-scraped floor West Hollywood
Applying the Loba water-based finish
Finished West Hollywood hand scraped floor
... and the beautiful end result!


We recently bought a 75 year old house that needed a lot of help. As such, we hired numerous trades... plumbers, electricians, painters, you name it. Among them, Marcos and CMC Hardwood Floors was, by far, the best group we worked with because of their quality, efficiency, trustworthiness and professionalism. Marcos did exactly what he said he was going to do, when he said he was going to do it. He was also able to identify, during the estimate phase, any potential issues that would increase costs/time. And finally, and most importantly, the work itself was of the highest quality. Marcos and his team are true craftsmen who have incredible integrity for their work. In fact, there was an area where the staining came out a bit lighter than the rest of the house. Not only did Marcos point it out during the walk thru (which was subtle enough where I may not have noticed myself), he insisted that he come back to try and fix it. Which he did.Bottom line: we consider ourselves very lucky to have found CMC Hardwood Floors. No delays, no change orders, no broken promises, no excuses... And an amazing job. I give Marcos my full recommendation. Frank L. - 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 crew did an excellent job laying hardwood flooring in our Condo. They always arrived on time with everything they needed. Marcos was very easy to work with and pricing was fair. You can work with him to customize pricing according to exactly what you want him to do, in order to save yourself some $$. I would recommend CMC flooring if you are considering hardwood flooring in your Condo. There are many challenges (soundproofing, CC&R's, construction, working times, etc..) when flooring a condo, so do your homework and I would say don't hesitate to use CMC flooring to do the job. Alex C. - West Hollywood, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Would you like similar results for your floors?

We’d love to restore and customise your wood floors to the same standards as you see above. To find out how much it costs to refinish your Los Angeles hardwood floor, click here to Schedule Your Estimate and we’ll be in touch.

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