Project Gallery

Staircase Refinish


Chicago | Lincoln Square neighborhood | Private Residence

Project Description: Standard width plank oak staircase and banister were sanded and refinished (in collaboration with the home owner’s painting company). Due to children and client allergies, additional care was taken for sealing off the staircase and expediting the project.

Species:  Oak, hand scraped, sanded, and refinished (in collaboration with […]

Custom Border and Medallions

Chicago | Lakeview neighborhood |  Private Residence

Project Description: For this new floor installation, the our team removed the original floor and laid new flooring over the existing subfloor. The project featured the integration of several custom features, including a decorative runner that ran through the home, as well as decorative medallions located in several predetermined locations.

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Water Damage Repair and Refinishing in Kitchen


Chicago | Lincoln Square neighborhood | Private Residence

Project Description: This family’s kitchen was redone after water damage from a dishwasher leak and door damaged two areas. Our team removed sections of the floor, replaced the damaged subfloor, and laid matching oak (tone and grain) into the effected areas. To minimize dust and odors, the entire area […]

Hardwood Floor & Custom Border Installation (new construction)


Northbrook, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: Our team frequently works with home builders on new construction projects. This large, private residence in Northbrook, we managed all aspects of the subfloor and floor installation. The project featured red oak with a custom walnut border that ran throughout the house. Once completed the floor was finished with […]

Custom Registers (Supply and Return Registers)

Chicago, IL | Irving Park neighborhood | Private Residence

Project Description: The Walczak team loves a challenge, whether large or small. One of our clients contacted us with a request for custom-made return vents for their home. Working with our owner and designer, we designed the custom returns to match the existing floor. When it was complete the […]

In-Home Basketball Court & Private Gym

Winnetka, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: Few flooring companies do custom projects like Richard Walczak. This private basketball court was connected to the owners’ home (adjacent to the main house) and 20 feet underground to preserve the integrity of the property’s appearance. After preparing the space and laying the floor, our team hand-painted the court […]

New Hardwood Floor with Custom Dark Walnut Border

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Riverside, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: This private residence in Riverside, IL is a great example of our custom work. The Waczak team was hired to create an inspired new look in the home. We removed the existing floor, then installed new red oak flooring. For added styling, a custom border of Wenge (exotic wood […]

Checkerboard Stained Floor in Family Room Addition

Winnetka, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: This Winnetka homeowner gave us a unique challenge – create a checkerboard pattern (cherry and oak colors) on the floors of a new family room addition they were building. We laid the new red oak flooring, then mapped out the checkerboard pattern to ensure it was equally distributed across […]

Replacement & Refinishing of Damaged Floors in Living Room

La Grange, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: Nothing makes us more proud than helping to repair damaged flooring. This homeowner wanted to remove carpeting from an existing living room to expose the hardwood flooring underneath. When our team pulled up the carpet, we exposed significant moisture caused by water damage and the owners’ dogs. We […]

New Hardwood Staircase & Flooring


Palatine, IL | Private Residence

Project Description: This Palatine homeowner wanted to replace the tile in their kitchen and entry stairway with hardwood flooring, while retaining some existing tile. The Walczak team removed the tile flooring throughout and rebuilt the staircase (treads, risers and moulding) to accommodate the new red oak flooring and trim. Once built […]