It goes without dispute that having a solid hardwood flooring is an amazing addition to your home. You can unleash your imagination with all the ways to refinish it, thus ensuring you'll add your personal touch from the ceiling, to the floor. As it happens with every natural product, however, the hardwood is also prone to aging and wearing off. Despite the good condition the floorboards themselves were in, the sealant was worn due to the amount of traffic the floor has had to handle. In case there's any furniture in the room, we suggest removing it before undertaking the sanding and refinishing procedure, as it can get in the way and create unnecessary headaches.
When we got to down to business, first thing we did was smooth the area by stripping the current sealant layer. Our fitters use a professional drum sander, which results in an almost dust-free job. Later on, the leftover dust can be used to fill any and all gaps, if necessary, although this practice is more popular when it comes to installing and refinishing parquet floor. Afterwards, we proceeded with an edging sander, in order to perfectly do the job on those pesky and hard to reach spaces on the oak flooring. Following that is a buffing of the floor, to ensure there isn't any dust left on it, and a sealant gets applied. Our client chose Junckers' HP Commercial, which is a really popular choice amongst homeowners. After that came OSMO's Polyx Hardwax Oil, which really brought the flooring's look to perfection.
While some wood floor restoration projects do not require a lot of time and energy to be finished, others are different and will require a lot more attention to details and in-depth approach. Despite sounding like a challenge, we are wood floor specialists with a lot of knowledge and experience and we actually appreciate and enjoy every project where we can demonstrate the transforming and impressive power of professional services. This project we recently finished is a great example of how good your wooden floor can look and be after a professional restoration and in-depth repair service. Despite the fact that some wooden floors look too aged and worn off, often considered beyond repair, a costly service of replacement the whole floor is not the only option available. This is how we undertook this project and aimed towards perfection. As you can tell by the pictures, we totally have managed to achieve flawless results.
When it comes to the more in-depth wood floor repair and restoration services, we always start by checking the condition of all floorboards. In this case, some of them were loose and we fixed them back in place to ensure the stability and durability of the floor. However, some of the floorboards were too worn off and damaged and in order to make sure that the floor will withstand all the traffic and use for at least a few more decades, we replaced them with new ones. Keep in mind that replacement of the old floorboards with a new one is not necessarily the easiest part of the project. We have to be able to find the perfect match to the existing floor in order to ensure a uniform surface and beautiful appearance.
Thankfully, we are able to work with a network of leading wood floor manufacturers and suppliers in the world so we have a wide range to choose from when it comes to wood floor replacement and refitting. Once we make sure that all floorboards are in place, safe and sound, we can continue with the rest of the restoration process, which in this case included gap filling, sanding, and refinishing. All of these are important aspects of the renovation service that guarantee the durability and beauty of the floor. As requested by our clients, we finished the project by applying a couple of layers of lacquer. The lacquer finish is a great choice that ensures extra protection of the floor and is a long-lasting solution.
Parquet floor refinishing is often called the highest form of art and craftsmanship in the professional field and there is no wonder why. It requires a lot of dedication and commitment to success, a lot of caution and attention to details, of course, a lot of knowledge and experience. While some professionals simply choose to not offer it as a service, we are those experienced and talented experts, who are not afraid of a bit of challenge. This is why we undertook this parquet sanding and refinishing project you will see on the pictures below.
First of all, we simply love parquet flooring for its complex and aristocratic beauty and elegance, and we highly believe that every parquet floor should be handled with care and love. Second of all, there is no better feeling in the world than seeing how impressed and satisfied clients are with the final results. At first, they leave us with a parquet floor that has seen better days. Due to high traffic and everyday use, the floorboards experienced wear and tear, the top finish layer is aged, scratched, dull, and generally not that strong to offer utmost protection. Here is what we have done to refresh the look and improve the condition.
Considering the poor condition of the floor, we started things off by taking care of some damages and imperfections. We made sure to check the condition of all floor blocks and refitted and fixed in place the ones that were loose. By this, we ensured the stability and lasting power of the floor. Next, in order to add up to parquet’s durability and solidness, but also improve its visually and ensure a great insulation, we filled in all the gaps that occur with time and when a wooden floor is ageing. Only after ensuring the surface and the entire structure of the floor is ideally strong and not struggling with issues, we can continue with the sanding and refinishing treatments.
Parquet floor sanding is dedicated to removing all the smaller imperfections and issues on the floor’s surface along with the old layer of finish. In the case with parquet, due to the complexity of the patterns, the risk of sanding against the grain and damaging the floor blocks is pretty high, this is why it should be done by an experienced professional only. Once the floor is sanded and completely smooth, we continue with applying layers of lacquer finish on top for extra protection. In addition, lacquer finishes and their glossiness ties up perfectly with the whole theme of parquet flooring – effortless beauty, classic style that never goes out of fashion.