Voted Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore
2010, 2013, & 2015

410-668-9131 230 Gateway Drive
Bel Air, MD 21014

Hardwood Floor Installation

The first key to a superior hardwood floor installation is letting the wood acclimate to the home prior to installation. At Jason Brown Wood Floors, we bring the wood in days prior to the installation in order to let it acclimate. This is just the first step in many we take to ensure a top notch installation. Whether you’re looking for a rustic, Rubio Monocoat finish, or a custom picture frame border, we can accomplish any design you seek.

Our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. In more than 16 years of excellence, we’ve been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 3 times – 2010, 2013, 2015. We proudly serve Baltimore, Bel Air, Fallston, Towson, Hunt Valley, and all of Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Cecil County, and Anne Arundel County and are a National Hardwood Flooring Association Member.

Installation Techniques

  • Standard installation – In this technique the floor planks are installed perpendicularly to the floor joists. This is the most common technique used.
  • Diagonal installation – A variation on the standard installation, the boards are installed at a 45-degree angle to the floor joists. This look works well in rooms with angled walls.
  • Picture framed borders – This is a unique way to accent a room with a decorative boarder around the perimeter of the room.
  • Herringbone – Among the earliest designs used in wood floor installation, this design features boards installed at alternating 45-degree angles for an upscale look.
  • Basketweave – This design gives the appearance that the wood planks are interwoven into a basket.
  • Parquet – This pattern features alternating squares of parallel strips. It is commonly used in commercial, residential or retail applications.

Learn more about installation types and see examples in the installation section of our custom experience guide.

Finishing Techniques

  • Oil based finishes – An oil based finish takes longer to dry and has a stronger odor, but gives a much richer appearance and has more of a UV protectant.
  • Water based polyurethane – Similar to oil-based finishes but with a shorter drying time and less odor. This technique has less of a UV protectant.
  • Waxing – Waxing requires more maintenance over time but protects the floors and makes them more durable. It is also a more natural, green technique for finishing.
  • Rubio Monocoat – Rubio Monocoat hardwood floors have a very rustic, natural look. The technique is a relatively new process that involves fuming of the wood and a one coat application.

We Serve Baltimore

Jason Brown Wood Floors proudly specializes in Baltimore neighborhoods, including Rodgers Forge, Stonleigh, Ruxton, Roland Park, Towson, Mt. Washington, Pikesville, Lauraville, Fallston, Bel Air, Forest Hill, Kingsville, Glenarm, Phoenix, Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, Timonium, Lutherville, Jarrettsville, Parkville, Carney, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Charles Village, Guilford, Homeland, Greenspring Valley, Garrison Forest, Federal Hill, Canton, Locust Point, and Butcher’s Hill.

Contact Us for a Consultation

When you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.