Parquet Flooring Restoration & Repairs with Victorian Pine Stain

Floor sanding, floor repairs, staining of parquet flooring in Blackheath

Before the renovation works...

The oak parquet flooring in this Blackheath house was overall looking tired and in urgent need of refinishing. During our initial survey, we did detailed inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our client has decided to go for floor sanding, floor repairs, staining, gap filling, of 70 sqm oak parquet flooring and finishing the floors in extra-matt lacquer.

How we made it happen...

One of the challenges we experienced while working on this project, was the amount of furniture, which we had to work around in stages.

Our floor renovation service begins with detailed inspection of the floors and any repairs to the parquet flooring will be completed in this initial stage. In this project approx. we have repaired approx. 5 sqm of parquet flooring.

Parquet flooring renovation requires years of experience, skills and the right floor sanding equipment. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial parquet floor sanding may start with coarser or medium grid. The aim 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. Some older parquet floors may require more thorough work at this stage.

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 filler is after that removed by next stages of the floor sanding process in medium grids .

A number of colour samples were provided on a sanded surface for the client to review and approve, prior to application of the colour and finishing the floors. The client decided to go with floor staining in colour.

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 parquet flooring was consequently sealed with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Bona Traffic lacquer in extra-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.