Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at Brixton Recreation Centre

  • Commercial flooring restoration (Junckers Beech)

    Commercial flooring restoration (Junckers Beech)
  • Commercial flooring restoration (Junckers Beech)

    Commercial flooring restoration (Junckers Beech)
  • During the sanding works...

    During the sanding works...
  • During the sanding works...

    During the sanding works...
  • Before the works...

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

    Before the works...

The smaller Sport hall in Brixton Recreation Centre was looking rather tired before our floor restoration service

Before the restoration works...

The beech solid wood flooring in this Brixton recreation & sports centre was overall looking tired and in desperate need of renovation. During our obligation-free 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 210 sqm beech solid wood flooring and finishing the floors in matt Lacquer.

How we made it happen...

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.

Sanding the floors with fine grids (80 - 120 gr) and a good rotary buff to the beech 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 Bona SuperSport One 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 beech flooring?

Beech is one of the hardest and most flexible timbers. In commercial use, this is the type of timber used for sport floors, in gyms and schools, which we refinish regularly throughout the year for many public and education establishments.

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