Yes, we do hardwood flooring, yes we also install new floors as well as refinishing old floors, staining them or just coating them natural. But, in the past couple of years, we have been getting a lot of requests to do handrail. People are remodeling their kitchen’s, remodeling their bathrooms, installing new hardwood floors and refinishing old floors. They are also tiling certain areas in the house (which we do tile as well). They realize now their handrails are outdated. This is not a real big undertaking. All we do is replace old parts with a new updated style. To help keep the cost down I always suggest the homeowner to buy the materials. I then pick up the material when they comes in, take them to my shop to be finish. Believe it or not I coat the hand rail parts with Glitsa Swedish finish sealer to give it more durability. Then I top coat with a satin sheen. To me doing hand rails are fun to do! We do not mind installing, sanding and finishing flooring week after week. But when someone hires us to do their hand railing it is a treat. This is custom carpentry work. Planing, laying out the hand rail, leveling and lining things up can be quite challenging. When you finish with the hand rail the impact that it has when you first walk into the house is quite surprising and pleasing. People now are generally going with the rod iron look. This last one we did was a combination of painted balusters and painted newel posts with a stained hand rail to match the hardwood flooring on the main level of the house. If you stop to think about it, the possibilities are limitless!
I would like to thank all the people who have given DC Hardwood Flooring the opportunity to help them with their handrails.