Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish

  • Floorboards restoration with clear lacquered finish (after)

    Floorboards restoration with clear lacquered finish (after)
  • Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish (after)

    Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish (after)
  • Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish

    Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish
  • Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish

    Floorboards Restoration with Clear Lacquered Finish
  • Before the works...

    Before the works...
  • Before the works...

    Before the works...

Floor sanding of floorboards in Twickenham

Before the works...

The pine floorboards in this Twickenham Property was overall looking tired and in desperate need of renovation. During our initial survey, we did a thorough inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our client has decided to go for floor sanding, of 30 sqm pine floorboards and finishing the floors in matt Lacquer.

How we completed the renovation works...

The original thickness of the original floorboards used for residential properties is approx. 20 mm when laid. Pine timber shrinks with the time and also becomes thinner every time the floors are restored. The minimal thickness, after which floorboards cannot be restored any further is approx. 15 mm.

Depending on the overall condition and level throughout, the initial floor sanding of the floorboards may start with coarser or medium grid. The aim of the preparatory floorboards sanding stage is to remove the previous finish and level the floorboards throughout.

Unless the victorian floorboards have been renovated already in past 10 - 15 years, they will usually not have a good level. Floorboards covered previously by carpets, will be uneven, with larger gaps.

Sanding the floors with fine grids (80 - 120 gr) and a good rotary buff to the pine timber surface with high grid buffing screens is the most important stage in the preparation of the wooden flooring for finishing.

The floorboards was consequently sealed with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Bona Traffic Lacquer in matt sheen with another light screen buff between the coats, for an excellent final touch to the finish.

Did you know this about pine flooring?

Pine is softwood timber widely used in construction for structural and finishing elements, due to its resilience to moisture. As a porous wood, rich in resins when its fresh, pine will shrink over time slightly, but it also changes colour and makes the original floorboards, which we love to repair & restore, such attractive asset to our environment.