Sanding & Sealing Walnut Flooring in Stages due to Furniture

  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing
  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing
  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing - first coat applied...

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing - first coat applied...
  • Walnut flooring restoration

    Walnut flooring restoration
  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing - first coat applied...

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing - first coat applied...
  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing
  • Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing

    Walnut flooring restoration in Ealing
  • Completing restoration works in sections due to furniture

    Completing restoration works in sections due to furniture
  • Completing restoration works in sections due to furniture

    Completing restoration works in sections due to furniture

Walnut flooring requires special finish and approach to sealing to preserve its rich original brown colour

Before the works...

The walnut engineered wood flooring in this Ealing flat was overall looking tired and in serious need of refinishing. 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 45 sqm walnut engineered wood flooring 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.

Engineered flooring planks come in 3 main standards of thickness, which also defines how thick is the available for sanding walnut top layer of the product. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial floor sanding may start with 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 walnut timber surface with high grid buffing screens is the most important stage in the preparation of the wooden flooring for finishing.

The engineered wood flooring 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 walnut flooring?

Walnut is a beautiful gray-brownish timber in its unfinished look, which is usually supplied, laid and finished into a dark-brown appearance. Lovely in its dark domain, the walnut timber can have a contemporary look when finished in invisible / raw lacquer as well to preserve its untreated look.

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