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Los Angeles Hardwood Flooring Project #18:

Mount Olympus Laminate Removed, Oak Floor Installed + Loba Invisible

This Mount Olympus house in Los Angeles had old, cheap laminate flooring that had been glued to the concrete sub-floor. The owners wanted to remove it and install new real hardwood flooring in it's place. So we took on the project of removing 2,400sqft of laminate flooring and installing beautiful 7" wide White Oak. It was a big transformation as you can see in the photos below....

BEFORE Mount Olympus hardwood floor installation before
AFTER Mount Olympus hardwood floor installation after

After the laminate was demolished and removed, we prepped the concrete sub-floor for the new hardwood installation. The floor was levelled out and a moisture barrier was used. We supplied the new hardwod flooring and allowed it to acclimate. Once it was ready, the 2,400sqft of White Oak was installed throughout the house. Then we sanded it smooth and applied a commercial grade waterbased finish on top. The owners wanted a super matte, raw wood natural looking finish, so a product called Loba Invisible was used. A great looking light colored floor that is now the real deal instead of the cheap plastic looking floor it replaced.

White Oak 7"
Loba Invisible

Project Photos...

Removing laminate flooring
Old laminate floor being ripped up and removed
New wood floor installed
New Oak floor installed
Oak floor sanded in living room
New floor being sanded
Installed floor sanded
Floor installed and sanded
oak floor sanded in kitchen
Sanded and ready for coating
First finish coat on living room floor
First coat applied on living room, dining and kitchen floor
Ready for second coat
Ready for second coat
Hallway and bedrooms done
Hallway and bedrooms done
White Oak sanded and refinished Mount Olympus home
This White Oak floor in Mount Olympus is all installed, sanded and refinished


Marcos and his team were outstanding and did an amazing job on my floors that had gotten damaged during a recent remodel. My initial inquiry was answered immediately and a home visit was scheduled within the week. Marcos was prompt, patient, flexible, knowledgeable and helpful during the process and made sure to answer all my questions. I was very impressed with his “menu“ of refinishing options that made picking and choosing what stain and finishes I wanted very easy. Prices were listed so there were no surprises which I greatly appreciated. I chose to add the 99.9% dust free sanding service option and can honestly say that this was very accurate. I had the absolute minimum cleaning up to do when I came home. My husband and I were out of town while the floors were being refinished and Marcos posted daily updates on his Instagram story. It was reassuring and fun to watch the progress while we were away and I really appreciated this since I usually micro-manage everything! I came home to absolutely stunning floors and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marcos at CMC Hardwood Flooring. Thank you, Marcos! Jennifer Bloom - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Google

Here's some more feedback we recieved from another hardwood floor refinishing project in the Los Angeles area...


Marcos was a key player in helping us return a mid century modern house to a inviting home that we could enjoy with our family. He was recommended to us by the wood floor manufacturer back East and we are so glad we listened. Reliable and expert installation . Gave us finishing options to compare , and did a l1000sf job in one room that came off flawlessly. We did have some settling problems with the slab / heat /cold - Marcos came back the next season and repaired the problems under the original contract. Loved working with him and will always recommend Matthew Silverman - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Google

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


Marcos did a beautiful job with my floors, his attention to detail was great and they couldn't look better. Thanks! Ryan Bishop - Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Review on Yelp

Would you like similar results for your floors?

If you have carpet, laminate or LVT flooring and would like to replace them with real hardwood floors like these ones in Mount Olympus, we would love to help. If you are ready to find out how much it will cost to install and refinish wood floors in Los angeles, click here to Schedule Your Estimate and we’ll be in touch.

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