A Refreshing Rhombus

Jason Mack, co-owner of the father-son-owned company, Big Oak Hardwood Floor Company in San Mateo, California, has been in the wood flooring industry for 25 years. He wears many hats in the business, including working on job sites and running day-to-day operations. Jason was excited about this install, knowing that it would be a nice change of pace from the traditional customer requests for plank installations.

Photo courtesy of Jason Mack.

“The designer and architect came up with the design and layout on this particular job,” says Mack. “We used wide plank European oak in a rustic grade and installed it in a rhombus parquet pattern.”

The flooring was a full spread glue down installation over an existing plywood subfloor. “We used Sika T-35 adhesive to glue it down,” adds Mack.

“The most challenging part of the install was the border,” says Mack. “We had to bend the flooring to make the tight radius curves in several areas, which took quite a bit of skill and finesse.”

“We sanded the floors using Norton Red Heat paper on the Lägler Hummel and finished with the Bona Power Drive,” adds Mack. “The floors were stained with a DuraSeal color mix consisting of English Chestnut and Classic Grey. We finished off with Bona Traffic HD in Satin Sheen.”

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