Abeln Floor Systems - Serving St. Louis for over 30 Years

"Because wood floors only get better with age"

Abeln Floor Systems has served the St. Louis region with complete hardwood floor services for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in doing things right the first time whether you need a new site-finished or pre-finished wood floor installed or an existing wood floor sanded and refinished. We always use the latest and highest quality equipment and materials available. Our experienced, highly skilled artisans are very process-oriented in delivering exceptionally well-crafted works of flooring art. We have extensive training and experience including custom installations with borders and medallions as well as restoration of historic floors. Our craftsmen always provide extensive dust control measures prior to start of work to minimize dust in your home.

All of our friendly, personable craftsmen have a minimum of four years to twelve years of experience in all phases of wood floor services including installation of new site-finished wood flooring, pre-finished solid and engineered wood flooring, and repairing, sanding, staining and finishing of existing wood floors with all types of floor finishes. We also do a considerable volume of buff and recoat work for floors that just need a fresh coat of oil or water based finish.

If your existing wood floors need repair we offer exclusive "age-matched" repairs using reclaimed flooring which will blend with your historic floor for a perfect match every time! If we cannot source the correct material from one of our company warehouses, we can usually source the material from our network of suppliers. We can source many species of flooring including 1880's white pine, quartersawn yellow pine, Douglas fir, maple, quartersawn red or white oak, depression oak, cypress, red and white oak peg and plank and many other species, grades and sizes of flooring. We have the ability to manufacture any type of flooring from 3/8" x 1 1/2" white oak to 1" x 12" stair treads in lengths up to 16 feet. We also supply and install custom milled wide plank flooring from reclaimed lumber of all descriptions.

We always allow ample time during the initial bid to make sure your questions are thoroughly answered and that all details of the job are communicated on our job sheet to allow for an accurate bid and to avoid any surprises later. We like to educate our customers about wood species, available finishes, sanding and finishing techniques and any other pertinent information to allow customers to make informed decisions.

A wood floor project can be one of the largest investments a homeowner will make in their home. Choose Abeln Floor Systems to make sure your wood floors will be installed by quality craftsmen to insure a timely and fully detailed final result. Call Jim Abeln for a free estimate today.

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Old growth 9" wide southern yellow pine plank flooring reclaimed and remilled from bleacher seating provided by Abeln Floor Systems. The 16 foot lengths of the bleacher material in this kitchen allowed an installation free of butt-joints as preferred by the owner. This material was double grooved, splined and installed in a historic home in Washington, MO. Abeln Floor Systems sanded, lightly stained and applied three coats of oil-based polyurethane finish. The aged appearance is the result of about three years of ambering combined with the somewhat recent age of the material (c. 1955). This batch of flooring contains approximately 20% of "heart pine" content (the highly desireable reddish-brown color from planks milled from the center or "heart" of the tree). Note that this picture, taken in the winter when wood tends to shrink, shows a still-tight installation which is virtually unheard of for any type of wide plank flooring. Part of the reason for this is that reclaimed flooring has an extremely low moisture content which allows for superior stability and freedom from shrinkage.

Proudly serving the entire St. Louis metropolitan area.

We Specialize In:

  • Wood Floor Repair, Resurfacing & Refinishing
  • Wood Floor Buff & Recoat Service
  • Wide Plank Wood Flooring Sales & Installation
  • Wood Floor Installation
  • Reclaimed Flooring
  • Reclaimed Lumber Sales
  • Yellow Pine Flooring

Special Offer

10% off on Prefinished Red or White Oak Installation!!

Local: 314-450-7864

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I have had Jim Abeln do work for me twice in the past 6 years. The first was when I moved into my 80+ year old home in South St. Louis City. Jim and his workers pulled up layers of linoleum and subflooring and replaced several of the oak boards that were beyond repair. They brought my oak floors back to beautiful. Because of the lovely work Jim did 6 years ago, I asked him for his help again when I was redoing my 2nd floor. Jim was able to give me excellent advice on installing new oak flooring rather than redoing the pine subfloor that was underneath the linoleum. I’m so glad I took his advice. Please see the before and after pictures. The work was done in less than a week and totally transformed my space. His foreman, Ricardo and the crew are amazing, I actually had to ask them to go home because they just wanted to keep working, they had been working for over 9 hours! I feel that Jim’s work speaks for itself and recommend him to anyone looking to have their wood floors refinished or to have new wood floors installed. Jim is a fine craftsman and I feel fortunate to have found him. If I ever need any more wood flooring work done, he is the man I’ll call.
K. McGrath
I own a dance studio in Saint Louis, MO and was looking for the perfect dance floor, and Abeln Floor Systems made all my dreams a reality! I had talked briefly to other "floor guys" and was totally freaked out because I had no idea what they were talking about and they didn't ever stop to explain. I really appreciated Jim breaking down the options in layman terms so I could make appropriate decisions. He took price, type of wood, and installation costs into account and in the end came up with the perfect solution. Jim Abeln has very high standards and will only deliver the best. I am beyond thrilled with the result of my dance floor and am so excited to be teaching and dancing on this beautiful floor. I could go on and on about Jim's quality service he provides but above all Jim is a man of integrity and honesty. He will help you make the right decision for your home or business and do what is best for your situation without being pushy or forward. Working with Jim Abeln flooring is a joy!
Our family is happy to have used Abeln Floor Systems “AFS”. We were renovating our grandparents' home in South St. Louis and wanted to showcase the original 81 year old red oak flooring. We interviewed several local companies, and AFS seemed the most knowledgeable about our flooring and offered a reasonable price. The crew was able to start even earlier than expected, and was very professional throughout the process. AFS had to contend with more than 8 decades of wear and pet stains on our floors. When patching was required, they used original salvaged oak flooring, so that the look remained authentic. We discovered that the company makes a habit of salvaging flooring from around the area so that they may offer this option for customers. Afterwards, the owner, Jim Abeln, made sure that we knew how to properly care for our floors in the long term, so as to reduce the cost of upkeep for future owners. Now, I will say our newly refinished hardwood floors are one of the best features of the home. The wear and pet stains that were previously an eyesore completely disappeared after AFS stained and refinished them. I highly recommend Abeln to other St. Louis homeowners for either installation or refinishing.
Kristin Fehr