Some wood floor repair and renovation projects are significantly more challenging and require more mastership and attention to details than others. Today we introduce you to one of the most heavy duty projects we have carried on in Bromley. Our new clients were in an emergency need of a major wood floor restoration and repair service before they move into the new place. As apparent from the pictures below, the wooden floor in this Victorian building, once beautiful and existing, was completely damaged and missing.
After we inspected the ‘before’ pictures we were provided and we assessed the condition of the subfloor and the existing joints on site, we recommended a list of much-needed sub-projects, including replacement of all aged, dry, and distressed floorboards, including removal of the floorboards of the fireplace hearth, and replacing them with new ones that match the style and colour of the floor. We provided all the materials as a supplier of all of the highest quality manufacturers worldwide and our clients were very happy with the quality-value ratio we offered.
Once the new floorboards and materials were transported and delivered to the address, we carried on with their installation. Once again, we always make sure to achieve the perfect match between old and new boards, which can be very challenging and hard but we ensured a maximum uniform and even look. Once we were finished with the fitting of the boards and achieving the original pattern and appearance of the floor that added a lot of elegance, charm, and unique atmosphere of the room, we started working on the finishing touches. First of all, sanding is of essential importance as it ensures the uniform and smooth surface of the floor. Gap filling is a highly recommended service for many floors, especially aged ones, as it brings back the initial stability and solidness of the floor and ensures great insulation and lasting power.
The gap filling process is pretty simple and inexpensive as it uses the sawdust created by sanding the floor. Followed by buffing, the surface of the floor was finally as smooth and even as possible. Once we are done with sanding and the finishing buffing, the pores of the wooden structure are open and prepared for the application of staining and sealing products and their efficient absorption. In order to completely transform the appearance of the floor and make it look more up-to-date and stylish, as required by our clients, we applied a high-quality wood floor stain and finished the surface with glossy lacquer. All high-quality products and services combined plus the craftsmanship and professionalism of our repair team successfully transformed this once destroyed wooden floor into the interior designer’s dream!
Our top-level wood floor professionals were once again able to show their craftsmanship and knowledge with this project we’ve recently carried out and finished in no time despite the size of the project and how much it needed to be done. Our clients contacted us a few weeks back and shared their desire to have a beautiful and vibrant wooden floor that is the focal point of their living room. After we arranged a professional consultation for free, we then visited the place and assessed the condition of the floor along with the wooden stairs as required by the clients. The conclusion was pretty obvious – due to the age and the high traffic this floor experienced, it required some good maintenance and a few repairs here and there. The condition was definitely not beyond repair and we were glad to undertake the project and do our best for achieving the best results possible.
We first tackled the more major issues we’ve noticed with this floor. Some of the floorboards were in a really poor condition and we replaced them for new ones that look and feel as close to the existing floor as possible. There were floorboards that needed to be glued down for a more stable and solid floor’s construction and to prevent the risk of breaking and splitting. Gap filling is another popular treatment that most of the older wooden floors require. Is a simple but very effective service that ensures the stability and hard-wearing power of the floor while guaranteeing better insulation in the winter months. Next, the surface of the floor was finally ready to carry on with the sanding service. Besides evening out the surface of the floor with a varying sanding paper grit for a flawless smoothness and evenness, we also tacked the wooden stairs for a more complete and put-together look in the entire home.
Wood floor sanding is one of the best benefits you can experience with your floor because it removes all of the imperfections and prepares the wood for staining and refinishing. Once the surface is perfectly sanded, it is time to carry on with the application of stain. The colour of choice of our clients is this elegant and cosy shade of brown that perfectly matches the interior of the room. Once the stain was dry and we made sure it is evenly applied, we continued with re-oiling the floor and sealing the stairs. Oil finishes are a popular choice nowadays because of the advantages they come with. Wood floor oil finishes not only enhance the natural texture and colour of wood, but they also penetrate into the wood’s structure and ensure protection from within and not just preserving the top layer. As you can see from the pictures of the project, we were once again able to achieve impressive transformation!