Oak Flooring (3-Strip) Repairs, Sanding & Sealing

Floor sanding in Battersea

Before the works...

The oak engineered wood flooring in this Battersea home was overall looking tired and in need of renovation. During our free home survey, we did a thorough inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our client has decided to go for some minor repairs to the step around their balcony doors and finishing the floors in matt lacquer. One of the challenges we experienced while working on this project, was the amount of furniture, which we had to work around in stages.

How we completed the project...

Our floor restoration service begins with a detailed inspection of the floors and any repairs to the engineered wood flooring will be completed in this initial stage. In this project approx. we have replaced approx. 3 sqm of flooring around a step towards external doors to the balcony.

Engineered flooring planks come in 3 main standards of thickness, which also defines how thick is available for sanding oak top layer of the product. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the our dust-free floor sanding may start with a coarser or medium grid. The task of this stage is not only to remove the previous finish and get the floors to bare wood but also to provide a good level throughout the entire floor. In the case of engineered wood flooring, the level of the floor is usually good, due the "click" or "tongue-and-groove" locking between the planks.

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.

Floors were consequently sealed with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Bona Mega water-based lacquer in matt sheen with another light screen buff between the coats, for an excellent final touch to the finish.