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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #12:

Malibou Lake Rustic White Oak Floor + Rubio Monocoat

Located in Malibou Lake, California within the Santa Monica Mountains, the client’s vision behind this hardwood floor sanding and refinishing project was to have rustic looking wood floors. We knew stripping the old finish off the floors and hand scraping and distressing them would achieve the look they wanted.

BEFORE Santa Monica hand scraping floors
AFTER Malibou Lake White Oak Rubio Monocoat

This type of work is extremely physical and time consuming, however the end result is 100% worth the effort. The wood floor area was about 950 sq/ft, with the addition of a staircase. That's quite a lot of flooring to scrape by hand. Once the floors were distressed and sanded, we applied Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil, a super low VOC finish, on top. With this finish, the homeowners will be able to easily maintain and recoat their floors down the road, without the need to sand them first like conventional suface finishes. This was especially important for these irregular, hand distressed floors. The clients were thrilled with the unique results. A truly one of a kind Los Angeles hardwood floor we were proud to restore.

White Oak
Rubio Monocoat

Project Photos...

hand scraped hardwood floor hardwax oil
White Oak hand-scraped hardwood floor
White Oak with Rubio Monocoat Oil
Finished with Rubio Monocoat Oil
Hand scraped white oak Malibou Lake
Here we are in the middle of hand-scraping the floor
Rubio Monocoat bedroom floor Malibu Lake
The finished floor, sanded and oiled
Living room white oak Santa Monica
and another shot from a different angle
Rubio Monocoat White Oak Floor
A close-up shot of this beautiful custom, hardwax oiled hardwood floor


Marcos at CMC Hardwood Floors was incredibly easy to work with and did a wonderful job on the floors at my office building. He explained all flooring options and was very accommodating. Even with our busy schedule and constantly changing requirements, he was able to work with us with a great attitude. He even offered to create and show us samples to provide peace of mind, which was over and beyond and actually cemented the deal for us. We had initially chose to do business with him over other companies because he seemed to have a great work ethic, was a people person, and was just so easy-going an accommodating. Thank goodness we chose him because he did a wonderful job! He's really great about communicating and returning calls. He always has a vast knowledge of his profession and the results of our floors prove he's a pro. Thanks Marcos & co at CMC Hardwood Floors! Susan M. - 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...


Skill, precision, professionalism, and taste--this is what you get when you hire the best and Marcos is unparalleled! I'm extremely satisfied with the job he did on my floors. He always had the right tool and experience for every aspect of the job, planned or unplanned. Saam F. - Santa Monica, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

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


Marcos and his guys are great. My only complaint is that they're always booked! I have done 4 jobs with this company and they were great every time, eliciting not even a grumble from me on any of the jobs. Great work, nice people, trustworthy, fair, and reliable. C W. - Highland Park, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Would you like similar results for your floors?

We’d love to restore your oak floors, or any other type of wood floors, for you. Even hand distressing them like you see above if that's your style. If you are ready to find out how much refinishing your Los Angeles hardwood floors will cost, click here to Schedule Your Estimate and we’ll be in touch.

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