Hardwood Flooring Installation: Hardwood, Engineered, Pre finished, Laminate

Our highly skilled professional estimators take accurate measurements to estimate the quantity and cost of materials for your project. Your cost estimates from Distinctive Floors are competitive, fair and honest.

 We provide a free consultation to answer all your questions and concerns, providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Hardwood Flooring Installation: Hardwood, Engineered, Pre finished, Laminate

If you’re wanting to install new floors, Distinctive Floors is ready to help you choose the right wood for your home and lifestyle. We carry a wide selection of wood species and brands to help you decide. 

 As our client,  you will know what to expect at every stage.  Once the choices are made and the timeline set,  we ensure that your project experience is smooth.

Here are a few things that we do as part of the floor install. Remove carpet, particle board subfloor if any. We install the right thickness of plywood or vapor barrier if necessary for the hardwood.    

To acclimate the wood to the temperature of your home,  we deliver the wood a few days prior to your project start date. This helps minimize chances of moisture or buckling after install. 

How long will your project take? Here’s a rough estimate: It takes about 14 hours to install 500 sq ft for an experienced installer .


Recoat & Reseal: Bring Your Floor Back To Life!

Let a professional from Distinctive Floors show you what you have, “new is not always better”. We specialize in reviving your old, worn, chipped or scratched hardwood floors.  

Refinishing is a 2 step process and an affordable way of restoring the beauty of your floor.

Hardwood floor refinishing was a labor-intensive and time consuming process up until the 1920s. Workers would have to get down on their hands and knees and drag scraper blades across the floor until the wood was uniformly exposed. The floor was then finished with two coats of orange varnish and then waxed. When marred or worn, the shellac was scrubbed off and then reapplied.

Call us today @ 503-384-0644 to set up your appointment for your free in-home estimate for wood floors.

With the invention of the electric belt sander and edger in the 1920’s, the process of hardwood floor sanding became streamlined. 

Step 1: Sanding

At Distinctive Floors, we use a sequence  of sandpaper from rough grit to very smooth on the machines to remove the polyurethane coating and any surface imperfections from the wood. We hand scrape areas that a machine cannot reach to achieve the best results. 

At this point you have the option of changing your floor color. 

Step 2: Finishing

Once the floor is bare, we apply a sealer to close the grains. Once the sealer has dried, we sand the hardwood floor with a buffer and an extremely smooth sanding screen. This assures for a smooth and even application of polyurethane. 

Next, we apply layers of a water-based polyurethane to the hardwood flooring, allowing plenty of drying time between each layer. We carry Eco-Friendly, low odor/low VOC, and water-based finish options.

Screen and recoat is often called “buff and recoat”. This process freshens up your floors and takes out some of the dullness and minor scratches. Don’t expect a buff and recoat to take out deep scratches, gauges, or discoloration.


 Screening is a quick process and you can typically return home in the evening without a problem. We will use a buffing machine and abrade the old finish on your floors. He will then vacuum the area and apply a fresh coat of finish giving your floors their old shine back.

 Repairs & Restoration

Need some repair work? We are your restoration specialist, ask us about replacing or refinishing your floors.

 We will make sure that the new replaced boards match the existing ones. Based on our experience, we will let you know if the difference would be noticeable and what your best options are for a seamless finish.  

Additional  Services

Custom Staining

Design Consult

Install & Refinish Stair Treads

Intricate Medallions and Inlays

We are located in Portland, OR and serve a wide area, including Beaverton, Hillsboro and Vancouver, WA. 


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Qualified Engineers


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Worldwide Branches

Hardwood Flooring Installation: Hardwood, Engineered, Pre finished, Laminate

If you’re wanting to install new floors, Distinctive Floors is ready to help you choose the right wood for your home and lifestyle. We carry a wide selection of wood species and brands to help you decide.


We are certified, licensed and insured.

Our Team

The team at Distinctive Floor will go the extra mile

Clearly Communicate

We always clearly communicate in discussing your project

Our Practice

We are mindful of you and your space while working.


FREE accurate in-home Estimate: Saves you time and money.

How to contact us

If you’ve got questions or ideas you would like to share, send a message. For anything more specific, please use one of the addresses listed below.

Our Location

9275 SW Club Meadow Lane Portland, OR 97225

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Free handyman quote

After we get some information from you, we’ll set up a time to discuss your project in further detail.


Our expert installers have experience
installing all types of wood flooring
from engineered hardwoods and
laminates to exotics.


We offer unparalleled service in all
aspects of hardwood flooring.
Whether you need your wood floors
refinished and sanded in your choice.


We can also help you maintain
existing oil and wax finish floors
as well as sanding and refinishing
engineered or solid wood floors.


Our state of the art flooring removal
machine allows us to reduce the
labor and time involved for most tile
and vinyl flooring removal jobs.


We are skilled at all types of
wood flooring repairs whether
they be small areas of damage
from scratches to entire rooms

Re-coating and Sealing

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