Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration

  • Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead

    Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead
  • Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead

    Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead
  • Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead

    Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead
  • Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead

    Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead
  • Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead

    Hardwood Oak Flooring & Stairs Restoration in Leatherhead
  • The oak flooring before the works

    The oak flooring before the works
  • The oak flooring before the works

    The oak flooring before the works
  • The oak flooring before the works

    The oak flooring before the works

Floor repairs, floor sanding, gap filling of solid wood flooring in Leatherhead

Before the works...

The oak solid wood flooring in this Leatherhead Property was overall looking tired and in desperate need of restoration. During our free survey, we did detailed inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our client has decided to go for floor repairs, floor sanding, gap filling, of 43 sqm oak solid wood flooring and finishing the floors in matt lacquer.

How we completed the restoration works...

Our floor renovation service begins with detailed inspection of the floors and any repairs to the solid wood flooring will be completed in this initial stage. In this project approx. we have repaired approx. of solid wood flooring.

Solid wood flooring comes usually as "tongue-and-groove" planks and would have approx. 6-7 mm sandable depth, measured form the surface to the position of the T&G on the plank. This upper layer defines what is the remaining thickness available for sanding on the plank. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial solid wood floor sanding may start with coarser or medium grid. The task of this initial floor sanding stage of the hardwood flooring is to remove the previous finish and provide a good level throughout all planks.

Overall, the level of the hardwood flooring is expected to be good, due to the "tongue-and-groove" locking between the planks, however due to presence of past, current or seasonal damp in some cases the planks may get slight sides curving with the time.

Next stage in the process of wood floor sanding was the application of the gap filling. We aim to apply resin filler in the second half of the working day, so it settles properly overnight and in case it is needed we can repeat it on the following morning , if required. The resin gap filling is after that removed by next stages of the floor sanding process in medium grids .

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

The solid wood flooring was consequently sealed with 1 coat of primer and 3 coats of Tover Home Maxi 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 oak flooring?

Oak is the king. It is hard, beautiful and resilient. While all other timbers may change colour and shape with time, oak does not (or very little) - it is eternal. Because its quite popular, oak planks and blocks, are available in various sizes when repairs to oak floors and parquet are needed.

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