Pine Floorboards Restoration in Walnut Stain

  • Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain

    Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain
  • Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain

    Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain
  • Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain

    Pine floorboards renovation in walnut stain
  • During the works...

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

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

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

    Before the works...

Gap filling, staining, floor sanding of floorboards in Dulwich

Before the works...

The pine floorboards in this Dulwich house was overall looking tired and in serious need of renovation. 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 gap filling, staining, floor sanding, floor repairs, of 18 sqm pine floorboards and finishing the floors in matt lacquer.

How we completed the restoration works...

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 restoration service begins with detailed inspection of the floors and any repairs to the floorboards will be completed in this initial stage. In this project approx. we have repaired approx. of floorboards.

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 nominal thickness, after which floorboards cannot be restored any more 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 purpose of the introductory floorboards sanding stage is to remove the previous finish and level the floorboards throughout.

Unless the pine victorian floorboards have been already restored previously in past 10 - 15 years, they will usually not have a good level. Floorboards covered previously by carpets, may have cupping and larger gaps.

Next stage in the process of floor refinishing was the application of the gap filling. We aim to apply the resin filler with saw dust 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 day , if required. The resin gap filling is after that removed by next step of the finishing process with 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 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 Mega 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.