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Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

comments (0) January 14th, 2014 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 8:31
Produced by: Matt Risinger


I am a huge fan of hardwood floors. I think that a true hardwood floor that's been sanded and finished onsite is the best choice for a floor inside a custom home. I've remodeled a lot of houses and re-used their 100 year old flooring, there isn't any other floor choice I can think of that would be saved and reused 100 years in the future. The most common choice for hardwoods in the houses I build has been White Oak, so when I found out the Architect (Scott Ginder with Dick Clark Architects) had specified Mesquite; I knew I needed to video the process. 

Here's a few teaser images of the finished house first:

The Big Ass Haiku fan in the living room has been a hit with my clients. http://www.haikufan.com

 

My crew built these White Oak wine room doors.

 

The dark anodized aluminum framed Gerkin Rhino windows look great with this floor.

 

Rift Sawn White Oak cabinets and Carrera Marble counter tops complement the Mesquite floors well!

 

The Mesquite stairs are stunning, and the metal work is pretty spectacular too!

Here's a link to the Hygrometer shown in the video that we use to monitor humidity.  http://amzn.to/JlBjdh  

And this is my favorite jobsite dehumidifier the Quest Powerdry 4000 Pro that we use to control jobsite humidity.

Special thanks to Hardwood Designs who supplied, sanded, and finished this floor! Amazing work guys!  


Best,
Matt Risinger

- Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in Architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
Be sure to check out my video blog on YouTube, and follow me on Twitter @MattRisinger


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