The Best Services We Provide
Wood Floor Restoration
Using the very best virtually dust-free machinery by leading experts Bona, we’re able to carry out wood floor restoration on all kinds of softwood & hardwood flooring.
We also carry out repair works, including floor board replacement & block work (parquet) re-gluing. Once the wear layer of a floor has been checked as well as assessing the condition & species its time to determine the best choice of abrasive to start with. Most of the time this will be 36 grit. Sometimes its necessary to begin sanding at a 45 degree angle, this helps to level the floor better, and will also take out any cupping.
The floor will then be sanded with the grain using the same grade of abrasive. After this we move on to a medium grade abrasive, helping to smooth out any marks left from the previous process.
The third and final part on the big machine uses a fine abrasive, leaving the surface smooth to the touch.
Oak Floor Sanding
The results achievable through hiring professionals to restore and finish your oak hardwood floorboards can be nothing short of amazing!
Floorboard Gap Filling
The first method uses fine sawdust taken from the actual floor and mixed with Lecol epoxy resin to create a filler that will match your floor in colour.
It is then spread over the entire surface, filling the gaps between boards along with any cracks and dents. Finally it is sanded flush with the rest of the floor, leaving a gap free floor. Sawdust filling does improve insulation but it’s not without its flaws. With dramatic changes in the temperature and movement through expansion and retraction, filler cracking and falling through over time is not uncommon. For this reason we can not provide any guarantees using this method.
The second method is reclaimed Pine slivers. We simply glue both sides of each individual sliver and carefully hammer them between each board.
Once set, each sliver is then leveled before sanded with the remaining floor. The third method uses a product called gap master. Gap master is flexible, can be sanded and is available in a wide range of colours.
Pine Floor Sanding
Restore your pine floorboards back to their former glory and finish your interior design with quality, hardwearing floorboards that will last a lifetime!
Wood Floor Staining Services
Using professional Light-fast stains by Morrells & Mylands, we can provide you with a choice of colours from our charts. Stains will always vary from one species of wood to another, with some oak wood having natural reddish grains and others being whiter in colour. The stain itself will also darken ever so slightly once the lacquer is applied.
A few things to point out, floors that have been repaired using reclaimed timber can be especially very difficult to match when stained -and without staining for that matter. This is due to factors such as the location and the time of year the tree was felled, along with the environment it has remained in since.
Wood Floor Finishing
Polyurethane lacquer is our most commonly used product, it is low VOC, low odor and water-based. A fantastic product to use on all floor types and available in Matt, Satin, Silk and Gloss. Our preferred products are Junckers & Bona.
We apply 3 good coats as standard. For commercial projects we apply 1 base coat and 2 coats of 2-part commercial grade lacquer. Look no further than Osmo and Blanchon for Oil finishes, both products really do complement the grain and luster of wood to the max. Oil finished floors will however require routine maintenance between 12-18 months, possibly sooner depending on the footfall.
We apply a minimum of 2 coats of Oil. -All projects are completed with only the finest professional finishes guaranteed.
School Floor Sanding
Do your school floorboards need restoring back to their former glory? Contact Restore Floor Sanders today! We have extensive experience sanding and restoring wooden floors in schools across South London.
Wood Floor Maintenance
Ideally your floors require a Screen & Seal when they start to show signs of wear -usually found in high traffic areas, acting sooner rather than later will prevent any long term damage. If however your floor has deep scratches or grey patches, unfortunately it’s beyond a maintenance service and would require a complete re-sand.
The Screen & Seal process involves lightly keying the wooden floor using a buffing machine or by hand if necessary. The floor is then carefully vacuumed to remove all debris, followed by a fresh application of lacquer or oil (depending on the previous finish).
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