When it comes to a big home improvement project, the best thing to start with is definitely your floor. Forget about the dilemma flooring or walls, your flooring is one of the most essential aspects of your home thanks to its functionality and the fact it contributes to the interior design, therefore it should be a priority. And so it happened with this recent project we undertook. Our clients were planning a major project of restoring the condition of the existing solid wood floors around the house and getting rid of old carpets and laminate in order to complement the space with new wooden floors.
Our main responsibility was taking care of the hardwood floors in order to improve the condition and appearance. It involved a lot of hard work as all repairs, gap filling, replacement of damaged floorboards, sanding, and refinishing was required throughout the whole surface of the floor and some additional work on flooring accessories and other elements. However, the results are truly outstanding and we are happy to include this project in our portfolio since it required so much professionalism, knowledge, experience, attention to detail, and dedication.
After the initial inspection of this solid wood floor and its condition, we’ve decided to start with replacing all damaged floorboards. This initial step is very important for improving the overall safety, functionality, appearance, and insulation of the floor. Once this is done, we can continue with sanding the surface so we can blend in the newly installed floorboards and to remove all imperfections, old finish and dirt build-ups from the surface. All these stages of the restoration process are a great and efficient alternative to lifting the whole floor and installing a new one, which will cost significantly more. By collecting the sawdust from the first round of sanding and adding a few pine slivers here and there, we’ve filled in the gaps between the floorboards in order to improve the insulation of the room and ensure a stronger, more durable flooring structure.
Once we are done with sanding and the floor’s surface is absolutely smooth, uniform, and without a trace of imperfections, scratches, and stains, we can continue with staining the floor and adding some fresh new coats of lacquer finish. These are the finishing touches that contribute the most to the improved look of the floor. However, until we are not done with installing and repairing the flooring accessories, we are not finished with the project too. With attention to detail, we’ve worked on the skirting boards, thresholds, and other details around the areas of the house that were the focus of the project. In the end, we’ve achieved a sleek, outstanding, almost brand-new look for these hardwood floors and significantly more durable, lasting, and hard-wearing structures.