The hardwood flooring is a beloved choice in many UK households, and we are about to prove there is a reason behind this. Our job this time was to restore the initial beauty of this real wood flooring. Its appearance was no longer compatible with the interior design concept of our clients. The restoration project included a hallway and a reception room. The overall condition of the solid wood floor was good, but it had some minor surface imperfections. As you can see from the images, the top layer of the finish was worn and dull, which is why it had to be stripped off.
The floor sanding service was completed with belt sander from Bona, which is literally dust-free. After the rough job was completed, and the floor was levelled, the surface was smoothened up with a buffing machine, which prepared it for the sealant. Our clients wanted to keep the remarkable natural look of the real wood, but at the same time to enhance it with a satin sheen. The product we advised them was ‘Junckers HP Commercial’ satin, which means less glossy. This is a water-based lacquer, which is extremely durable and the 4 coats we apply will last for years.
Engineered wood flooring is the perfect addition to every home. It has an innovative structure which makes engineered wood to more suitable choice for areas of high traffic, higher moisture and humidity levels, and temperature fluctuations, such as the kitchen, bathroom, basement, conservatory, and anywhere else really. Unlike classic hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring is designed to successfully withstand all the issues and conditions that can easily damage a timber wood floor and make it appear worn and torn sooner than you expect. Engineered wood flooring is durable, hard-wearing, and long-lasting in addition to its classic and beautiful appearance of a real wood floor. It is easy to install and easy to maintain clean and in good condition over the years.
We have recently finished this engineered wood floor sanding project. Not even close to a surprise, more and more people are choosing an engineered wood floor for their homes and office spaces, exploring the benefits and advantages of this type of real wood flooring option. Besides being significantly less prone to moisture, water, and temperature damage, engineered wood flooring can be installed anywhere in the house also because the fitting process can be done in three different ways, which means that engineered wood floorboards can be installed even where hardwood floorboards cannot be. Thankfully, the process does not take too long and causes close to noise disruption to your everyday life. You can add a personal touch and customise your floor by have it sanded and finished the way you want to and that will best suit your lifestyle and complement the atmosphere of your interior design. Adding high-quality floor finishing products finally gives the whole engineered wood floor a finished and sleek look.
We have started this project by assessing the condition of a hardwood floor and a wooden staircase. After a thorough inspection, it was concluded that the floor was in need of gap filling, some spot repair, sanding and refinishing with a lacquer finish. The wooden staircase was about to be refreshed and improved visually by re-sanding and sealing.
Real wood floors are designed to last up to a whole century. The key to unlocking their full potential is regular and proper maintenance. Over time hardwood floors and staircases will start showing signs of wear and tear and probably start experiencing a number of minor issues. The goal of regular upkeep is to prevent the risk of these minor issues growing into major ones while improving the condition of the wooden floorboards.
There are many reasons while wooden floors and stairs will start feeling worn and tired – high traffic, temperature fluctuations, humidity and moisture being the top ones. As a result, wood can experience a number of issues with its stability and overall condition. The appearance of gaps, loss and damaged floorboards that require replacement, warping of the edges and what not are just a few of the wood flooring issues professionals will deal with and take care of. For this exact project, our main mission was to take care of the damaged floorboards and replace them with new ones where damage is beyond repair, fill in the gaps between the floorboards.
What we did?
Once our professional team took care of all issues and filled in all the gaps between the floorboards for improving the stability and the insulation of the floor, they continued with the sanding treatment. Sanding is suitable for wooden surfaces, flooring and staircase included. It consists of stripping off the layer of old finish from the surface of the floor along with all dirt build-up and surface imperfections. Once sanding is finished, the wooden surface is very smooth, even and uniform. It is ready for the application of a finishing product.
For this project, we have chosen hard-wearing and long-lasting finishes for both the floor and the stairs. Staircases are classic areas of high traffic, therefore hard-wearing protection with the help of a high-quality and strong sealant is required. Lacquer finishes are known not only for their durability but also for a touch of elegance and timeless beauty they add to every wooden floor and a high-quality lacquer finish was the choice for this hardwood floor.
The bottom line
The results of this project we have worked on are clear evidence of how much of a difference a professional service can make. Surely, there are online guides teaching you how to sand your own wooden floor and you are rent sanding equipment from your local retailer. However, only experienced and knowledgeable professionals can achieve flawless results and help you enjoy your wooden floor for many more decades.