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Our Hardwood Floors Win Awards.

Hardwood flooring in San Jose / Santa Clara, San Mateo, & Alameda Counties.

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Our motto is simple – quality floors you can stand on.

This is especially true when it comes to the details of our specialty: HARDWOOD FLOORING.

We are THE most experienced hardwood flooring store in the San Jose Bay Area and you’ll know it once you talk with our staff about your project. Many of our hardwood flooring installers have been with us for over 20 years and their seasoned craftsmanship is reflected in the way your new wood floors will fit the intricate details of your home’s space, seamlessly forming with sharp corners, curves, steps and transitions to other rooms or flooring types.

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Our hardwood floors win awards. We’ve won more awards for our floors than any other flooring store in San Jose and surrounding areas. We install and service all of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Here are a couple of our favorite wood flooring projects that we completed for homeowners in the San Jose area. Both of these projects won local remodeling awards, something we love to collect and showcase in our showroom!

Award Winning Hardwood Flooring San Jose
Prefinished Distressed Plank Hardwood Floor in Campbell

We carry over 35 species of wood from over 25 manufacturers.
Come in to view samples and take some home to see how well they harmonize with your décor.

If you’re looking to update your home or business, hardwood floors are one of the smartest upgrades you can make. A nearly endless selection of styles and types of wood meet ultimate function. Hardwood floors are not only beautiful, but can also significantly increase the value of your property.

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Types Of Hardwood Flooring

Types Of Hardwood

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Hardwood Flooring Finishes

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Hardwood Floors Are One of the Smartest Upgrades You Can Make

Hardwood Floors can transform your ordinary space into a timeless natural oasis with style & function that seamlessly fits any room.

In fact, the reasons why you’ll love wood floors in your home or business are endless. There’s a reason they are and have been the most popular floor covering around.

Before refinish in a Los Gatos home
Refinish in a Los Gatos home

Before / After Refinish in a Los Gatos Home

living room red oak wood floors

Red Oak Hardwood Floors Elevate this Los Gatos, CA Home
Design+Remodel: Clayton Nelson & Associates

Here’s a Sampling of What Wood Flooring Offers
For Your Home or Business:

Increases property value and appeal that draws in buyers and makes your home easier to sell at a higher price when the time comes. Research from USA Today showed 54% of buyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors; on average, $2,080 more. When it comes to home prices in San Jose hardwood floors can really make a big difference.
Many wood flooring brands we carry are environmentally-friendly, coming from a sustainably managed forest.
Hardwood floors in San Jose and surrounding areas are great for allergy sufferers or homes with pets. Hardwood floors don’t hold on to dust and other allergens, and they make it easy to clean up accidents and spills.
Year-round comfort with wood flooring that stays warm in chilly months of the Los Gatos mountains and cool in the hot summers of San Mateo and San Jose.
Depending on the wood species, it’s softer on the feet and joints than tile or stone.
Hardwood flooring offers classic elegance and a wealthful appearance with the enduring beauty and structural integrity of hardwood.
Design versatility with an array of shades, species, custom design inlays, custom floor layouts/patterns  and finishes that let you easily match your current style or create a new look throughout the room.
Extreme durability that holds up well even in high-traffic areas and many can be refinished with minimal effort and cost. Hardwood floors can easily last for generations.

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Types Of Hardwood Flooring

There are 2 basic types of wood flooring: solid flooring and engineered flooring.

Solid Hardwood Floors

Solid Flooring is one piece of wood from top to bottom. In most cases, solid flooring is nailed down to a subfloor. It is excellent for most areas of a home on the ground level or above. Solid flooring lets you customize your floor with borders, patterns and corner treatments.

Engineered Hardwood Floors

Engineered Flooring is a product that consists of layers of wood laminated together. It is ideal for glue-down installation or float-in installation above grade, on grade, or below grade—including basements and humid climates. Because the layers run in different directions, engineered flooring is more dimensionally stable than solid wood.

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Hardwood Flooring Styles

Wood flooring is available in several styles such as Strip, Plank, Parquet, Chevron, Chantilly, Versailles, Chalosse, Square Basket, Herrinbone, and whatever custom idea you may have. We can create whatever custom flooring you are looking for. You can even combine different styles together to meet the design and personalization you are looking for.

Looking for a Custom Flooring Option?

Don’t see a hardwood style you are looking for on this page? Please contact us or visit our showroom to discuss what you are looking for. We can do any custom flooring style you may have in mind. As flooring artisans, we take pride in being able to bring your concept to life.

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Selecting A Hardwood Species

We have many different types of wood flooring to choose from, so it’s often best to visit our showroom to see them. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Domestic hardwood flooring

Domestic Wood is something we are all familiar with. The most common Domestics are Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Pine, Ash, Beech, Birch, Cherry, Fir and Walnut. Domestic wood is also recycled to produce a unique look such as Antique Heart Pine.



Exotic Wood is imported. Australian Beech and Cypress, Bolivian Rosewood, Brazilian Cherry, Bubinga, Jarrah, Mahogany, Merbau, Tasmanian Oak and Teak are just a few of the Exotics you can look at in our showroom.

Whether you fall in love with a domestic species or an exotic wood, you’ll find that each has its own uniqueness that will give your home or business unique character and elegance.

Hand-scraped or smooth, engineered or solid, visit our showroom to see all the samples and options of domestic and exotic hardwood species available!

Factory vs. Job-Site Hardwood Finish

Once you’ve selected the type and style of your hardwood flooring, you should consider whether you prefer a finish that is applied at the factory or at the job site. Here’s some information to help you make up your mind.

Factory Finished (Pre-finished):

The finish is applied at the factory, and many options are available. These include oil-based and water-based urethane finishes. Advantages? Pre-finished flooring reduces dust and noise; in addition, furniture can be moved back on to the floor sooner.

Job-Site Sand and Finish:

Installation of unfinished material with on-site finishing allows customization of design, color and sheen. On-site finish does take longer than prefinish, and while it is noisier and creates some dust, we have equipment to decrease dust, and use plastic sheeting to help isolate our work space.

Hardwood Flooring Finishes

We apply two common types of finish to your floors. Both are durable and require minimal maintenance. These finishes protect your wood flooring from wear, dirt, and moisture while giving floors an attractive sheen. Here are the characteristics of each finish.

Water-Based Urethane Oil-Based Urethane
Very Good Durability Very Good Durability
Mild Odor Moderate Odor
Clear in Color Amber in Color
Easy to Recoat Easy to Recoat
Fast Drying Slow Drying
Non-Flammable Combustible

Here Are Three Additional Finishes:

Rubio Monocoat: This is a clear or colored No VOC single coat oil finish. It is an environmental alternative finish that can be easily repaired if needed.
Traditional Wax Finish: While it requires maintenance, it also provides a No VOC, deep, low-sheen natural looking floor.
Swedish Finish (or Conversion Varnish): This is the most durable finish available, but it requires special application techniques.

Selecting the Right Hardwood Stain

The right hardwood floor stain will make your floor shine like never before and protect it for years to come. But which hardwood stain is the best to use? We recommend staining solid hardwood floors instead of engineered woods. Some of the engineered woods have a very thin face and won’t hold the stain very well. And what about the type of stain to use? Is water-based or oil-based stains the best for your hardwood floors?

Walnut Hardwood Floors in Bedroom

It can seem overwhelming at first, but thankfully we have the experience of staining almost all types of wood to recommend what’s best for your floor. In most cases, we recommend using oil-based stain, but we also use water-based depending on the type of hardwood flooring you have or want to install and the final desired color.

Hardwood Stain Color Options From Duraseal

The right hardwood floor stain color will depend on the type of floor you are going to install. Each type of wood responds differently to staining. Some types of hardwood will result in a darker hue compared to others. Here’s a few hardwood stain colors from Duraseal to choose from:

Hardwood flooring stain colors from DuraSeal

Questions & Answers About Hardwood Flooring Stains

What is the best stain brand for hardwood floors?
Most flooring professionals use Duraseal, because it’s more soluble and penetrates the wood better compared to other brands. We use the Duraseal oil-based stains because of their high quality, but we also use other pigmented finishes or stains as needed to achieve any color our customers want.
What colors of hardwood stains do you carry?
We carry hardwood flooring stains in all kinds of colors and hues. We can apply almost any color of stains in full strength, mixed, or thinned to achieve different colors. If you have a particular vision of the color you want, in most cases we can bring that to reality.
Which types or grains of wood stain the best?
Different grains of wood will look different after the staining process. For example, oak, hickory, walnut, brazilian cherry, and most grains of wood stain fairly well. However, maple wood tends not to stain well, appearing blotchy after stain is applied.

Customizing Your Wood Floor

Here are several ways we can customize your floor:

  • You can vary the pattern of the wood by having it installed diagonally or with a herringbone design.
  • You can use two or more types of wood species to create a unique look.
  • You can add one or more of our borders, feature strips and/or medallions.
  • You can design your own medallions, borders or pattern, and we will custom make it for you.

Medallions & Borders

Hardwood floor compass medallion
Hardwood floor medallion
Hardwood flooring border design
Hardwood flooring border

Our Hardwood Supplier Brands

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Hardwood Flooring Alternatives

Our staff is our strength. Whether you’re speaking with Paul, Jim, Sherry or Dominic, you’ll have a wonderful guide to educate you on hardwood flooring options and helping you decide which floor covering is right for you.

Our staff is our strength.

Stop by our flooring showroom in Campbell to explore our wood flooring samples!

Important Information
on Wood Job-Site Installations and Refinishes

The following information is provided to answer frequently asked questions about wood installation and finishing. Please read this information carefully. If you have any additional questions, please call or e-mail us.

What Does the Installation Process Look Like?

During the installation process, the floor can be walked on, but expect some dust and noise while the floor is being installed. Remember that your floors are “under construction”. Dust protection is the homeowner’s responsibility, though we assist you with general dust protection. Fabrics highly sensitive to fine dust should be covered separately, but we will help you with general dust protection, hanging plastic from major openings to the area we are working in. Areas close to the installation will require dusting and cleaning. After the completion of the floor installation, we use a wood filler to fill in any cracks or gaps in the wood. Following this process, the wood needs to sit at least one week to acclimate to the humidity or moisture levels in your home. However, you can walk on the floors during this time.

What Does the Sanding Process Look Like?

We sand your floors down to a uniform level, and dust and noise are created during this part of the finishing process. During this process you can’t walk on the floors until the finish process is completed. If you are considering a “refinish” to your existing hardwood floors, this is where we begin working with you.

What Does the Staining Process Look Like?

After the sanding is completed, the floor is vacuumed and ready to be stained if a stain or color is to be applied. We can provide you with several color samples to choose from, and stain selection will be done on the newly sanded floor while you watch and approve the stain color. Remember, lighting and wall color sometimes affect the stain color.

What Does the Finishing Process Look Like?

After the stain is applied or if the floor is to be natural (with no stain or added color), the first coat of finish is applied. Most floors are finished with an oil-based polyurethane finish and a very durable finish. Slaughterbeck Floors applies three coats of finish, and between each coat, we “screen” the floor and inspect it for any cracks and fix them. Humidity and other moisture factors will affect drying time, however usually we do a coat a day. Base and trim are usually installed between the second and third coats of finish. Other types of finishes are water-based and Swedish, also known as conversion-varnish finishes.

What Does the Curing Process Look Like?

After 24 hours, you can walk on your new floor in stocking feet only. After 72 hours, you can walk on the floor in soft-soled shoes. At this time, you can begin to put furniture in place, but do not drag it on the new floor. Curing is usually complete after 30 days, then you can put area rugs down on the floor.

What Does the Recoats Process Look Like?

A recoat is a new coat of finish applied to the floor without sanding down to the raw wood. It is a way to restore the floor’s “luster”. Your floor will not accept a “recoat” if there is any oil or wax residue on the floor. This is important to remember if you wish to consider future “recoats”. Each homeowner is responsible for his or her own floor’s acceptance of a “recoat”.