GSHF's solid reputation has been built on years of customer satisfaction, unmatched attention to detail, and most importantly, the customer intimacy we've developed throughout the years. Much of our business is derived from customer referrals. In fact, many of our referrals are friends and family members of our past customers.
GSHF specializes in the installation, sand and refinishing of all wood flooring; however we are best known for our customized services. GSHF is pleased to present a highlight of some of our completed projects which fall into these categories:
One-on-one customer consultation on project scope from vision establishment and design, to wood product selection, to stain and finish selection
Custom design and installation of borders and inlays
Artistic consultation and design of painted images and stenciled borders
On-site design and installation of custom nosings and reducers
Restoration of vintage wood flooring using various techniques which preserve and accent the unique characteristics of vintage wood
Repair of existing wood flooring due to animal staining, water damage and insect damage
Buffing and cleaning of existing flooring for renewal of finish
Isolated repairs of single boards or splicing into existing flooring
Installation, sanding and refinishing of staircases
Installation of flush mount wood flooring vents
Design and Layout of Medallion
Medallion after design and installation
Upstairs Hallway- New Installation- Sand and Finish
Builder Pine Staircase to be transformed into Hickory Staircase
Existing flooring with animal stains
Preparing to cut out animal stains and install new flooring with custom perimeter border
New flooring installed; sanded, stained, finished; new border installed with three custom corners
New Staircase Installation
Existing Flooring Sanded and Refinished
Prefinished Hand Scraped 4" Hickory with Custom Tile Inlay at Entry
Custom Hand Scraping
Completed Custom Hand Scraped
1910 Farmhouse with existing pine floors covered in paint and old varnish
Finished Product: 200 Year Old Reclaimed White Oak Random Width Sand and Finished Natural Oil Finish
Step One: Tung and Grooves Wire Brushed and machine sanded and width matched
Step Two: Custom Installation of 200 years of history
1960s staircase in original condition
Newly Restored Staircase
Prefinished Rustic Installation
Top Photo (Before): Three year old pre-finished beech flooring with severe sun damage. (A rug was placed in the center of a light filled room). Line would not come out with sanding.
Middle Photo: GSHF measured and cut out area that was sun damaged. Options were discussed with customer for installing a border. A Brazilian Cherry border was chosen to accent the unique shape of the room. Sun damaged line was completely removed and a new border remains.
Bottom Photo (after): Final Product after border is installed and flooring has been sanded & refinished.
Top Photo (Before): Existing flooring was damaged due to bathroom leak on the floor above. GSHF had to remove the middle of the dining room floor and could not match the exisiting pre-finished 12 year old flooring due to manufacturer's change in product.
Bottom Photo (After): Existing flooring was removed in the middle of the room and GSHF supplied a new pre-finished floor with a custom made design wrapped with a perimeter border. GSHF installed new flooring in the middle to create a custom design to offset the difference in flooring.
Pictured on the left is a Living Room/ Dining Room Area done in 4 1/4" Red Oak Select/Better. The project included installation, sanding and finishing, custom staining, and installation of a decorative medallion.
Pictured to the right is random width 3", 5", and 7" Yellow Pine installed and then top nailed every 16 inches with 2 inch hard case masonry nails. After consultations with the customer, GSHF developed a custom stain color and the floor was finished with tung oil to create and imitate the glow of an 1800s Williamsburg, Virginia home.
Pictured to the left is a Living Room / Dining Room Area done in 2 1/4" Red Oak. The flooring is stained natural with a custom border installed. The design of the border was achieved through consultations with GSHF.
Pictured to the left is a repair job done to a 2 1/4" Red Oak Floor. The floor was damaged and was in need of repair due to severe dog urine stains. The affected boards were pulled from the floor, replaced with new 2 1/4" unfinished red oak, and spliced into the existing flooring. After sanding and finishing, the floor has been restored.
Pictured to the right is the replacement of a staircase. The homeowner started with a staircase that was a builder grade set of pine treads and risers which was previously covered with carpet. The carpet was removed and a new staircase was built with a new set of oak treads, risers, and handrail to upgrade the staircase and give it a more rich look.
Top Photo (Before): Customer purchased home that had wall-to-wall carpet installed in this living room. Carpet had been repeatedly steam cleaned / shampooed. Upon removal of carpet, exisiting flooring had several water marks.
Bottom Photo (After): Floors were sanded in three stages to remove water marks or detergent marks and were finished with three coats of finish. All marks were removed.
Pictured to the left is a customer project which entailed salvaging antique heart pine wood from a 100 year old burned down church. The wood was milled from it's original state into hardwood flooring and installed and finished. The customer was able to salvage a piece of history and add unique character to her home.
Pictured above is a antique cork floor from a 1950s farmhouse that we completely restored to it's original state.
Pictured above is 5" Heart Pine from an 1880s farmhouse which has been refinished and restored to it's original condition.