School Floor Sanding & Restoration
Much of the total sanding area we complete each year belongs to schools. They benefit from our preferential rates for schools and take advantage of the hardest wearing, commercial-grade sealants we offer.
Primary schools, colleges and universities - all enjoy the perks of hardwood or parquet flooring, mosaic fingers flooring, wide pine flooring planks, solid beech and oak flooring.
Since most of the educational premises have beautiful real wood floors already installed because wood is considered one of the safest and naturally hygienic types of flooring, which makes it a perfect choice for commercial spaces, especially when it comes to places mostly accommodating kids and young adults, regular and proper upkeep on an annual basis should be ensured. However, a commercial-grade sanding service is not like sanding the significantly smaller area of a domestic floor. Wooden school floors may take a while and may also cost a little fortune.
However, choosing to work with Flooring First means you will be able to benefit from a school floor sanding service that is adapted to the budget of the school as well as the specifics of a commercial service that requires minimal disruption to the working process as well as a more flexible working schedule from our side, often working overtime and during the weekend so we can finish the project as soon as possible.
Despite the fact that we at Flooring First work in a timely manner, we never compromise with the quality of the school floor sanding service we deliver, always prioritising achieving the best results possible and ensuring the floors are treated properly, so their long-lasting, hard-wearing power and durability are improved.
Recommended Finishes for Educational Establishments
When it comes to choosing the right wood floor finishes for schools and educational premises that house a lot of people, especially young people, on a daily basis, there are a few factors that should be taken into account. First of all, the wood floor finish of choice should be absolutely safe to use, harmless, and non-toxic. Thankfully, nowadays a lot of eco-friendly while still efficient and hard-wearing finishes are available on the market. Durability and lasting power of the finish are also a priority while keeping in mind that wooden floors in commercial and public premises experience significantly more wear and tear.
There are some products we will recommend or are already popular with schools and they are divided into water-based and solvent-based lacquers.
Floors completed between the terms are usually vacant areas, where the presence of the strong solvent odour will not be an issue. Many schools are still going for traditional solvent polyurethane lacquers, which have been put to the test of time and have proved themselves as hard-wearing and impact-resistant, making them very suitable for high traffic and heavy footfall commercial areas. Such products will include Junckers Professional 625 available in a durable gloss sheen, which some schools prefer to retain.
Junckers beech flooring is one of the most common types of wooden flooring for sports halls, playgrounds and gyms. We provide Junckers Sport finishes with increased anti-slip properties and advice for continued maintenance of the floors after the service.
Among our choice of water-based product is the popular "Bona Traffic HD" and "Bona Traffic AntiSlip". These products, however, are only available in matt and satin sheens.
Basic Upkeep For Perfect Results
Wood floor sanding is one of the most essential services in the industry. Essentially, it is designed to remove the worn and damaged top layer of wooden surfaces, which includes imperfections such as scratches, dents, marks, gaps, stains, dirt build-ups, old finishes, and more. These imperfections are a result of everyday use and high traffic, which pretty much means that wood floors installed in public premises such as schools and universities need to take advantage of the benefits of professional school floor sanding on a regular basis.
In addition to improving the condition and appearance of real wood floors, a sanding service is important for minimising the risks of smaller issues growing bigger and causing more serious problems. Finishing things up with a high-quality finish ensures long-lasting protection.
School Floor Maintenance
Our clients are always excited by the look of their floors on completion of the service, however, they will soon realise that maintenance is key to enjoying the beauty of wooden floors every day.
FlooringFirst! will give you advice and produce a maintenance schedule for your floors and recommend cleaning and polishing products, which will assure they are cared for and protected for the years to come.
As with any of the other flooring services we provide, we have a list of happy customers, who would be more than willing to recommend our professional approach to each project and attention to detail. All of the jobs on those sites were completed with minimum disruption to the educational process, mostly because of the dust capturing equipment we use, which reduces the need for thorough cleaning afterwards.
Underneath you can find a list of schools we've done floor sanding and refinishing jobs in:
- St Paul's Primary School
- Malmesbury Primary School
- University of Westminster
- Latymer Upper School
- Tollgate Primary School
- Camden School For Girls
- Martin Primary School
- St Vincent Primary School
- St Dominique College
- The Old Grammar School
- Barnfield Primary School
- St Bernadette's Catholic Nursery & Primary School
- Furness Primary School
- Oakthorpe Primary School
- Canada Villa Youth & Community Centre
- Swanbourne House School
- St Joan Of Arc Catholic School
- Yehudi Menuhin School
- Norbury School
- Leopold Primary School
- John Roan School
- Orchard House School
- St James' Catholic High School
- Christ Church C Of E Primary School
- Star Primary School
- St Peter's R C Primary School
- Lady Margaret Primary School
- Devonshire House School
- Imperial College
- Sheen Mount Primary School
- Lyndhurst House School
Our flooring service comes with obligation free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on 0800 0434359 or 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange for a free assessment of your floor sanding or wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.