Wood Floor Sanding & Sealing Services
With over a decade of hard work in everyday wood floor sanding and restoration services, we confidently claim our prime position as a leading London flooring company. During these years we have renovated the floors of thousands of homes and many businesses have relied on us with expectations for no compromise to durability and quality within short turn around.
Sanding floors is a craft that takes a while to master. This art of transforming the look of rusty boards or 100-years-old parquet into an elegant, new feature and the excitement it brings to our clients, feels great. That's our biggest reward.
Hardwood & Floorboards Sanding
We employ the latest dust-capturing sanding equipment. Sawdust produced in the restoration process of the timber surface is collected and will be disposed after our services.
Repairs may be required on some floors in case of damage due to moisture, wearing and lack of solidness. A thinner or cracked board or loose parquet block may need to be re-fitted or entirely replaced.
Our methods and machinery are at the same time modern and traditional to provide the best possible results - uniform, smooth and authentic finish.
To help you choose the best look for your floors, we provide a wide range of ready to use colours and our sealants are available in few sheens - extra-matt, matt, satin and gloss. Best practice for getting the colour job done right is to prepare samples on your own floor. We will allow enough for you time to take the right decision.
Parquet Floor Restoration
Parquet blocks require floor men's absolute attention to detail. Parquet is laid in various patterns (such the popular Herringbone) and the flow of the wood grain will have a different direction. It is more challenging to refinish parquet than any other type of wooden floors.
This is where our passion for wood comes handy. We love restoring parquet floors as much as we love laying them. It's good these classics will never go out of fashion.
With our service you will have the choice for finishing your floors in lacquer or oil. There is plenty of colours we can offer as well. These include popular dark, medium and light shades as well as the popular greys and whites.
Renovation of Engineered Floors
Engineered is the most popular choice for flooring today - it is designed to give us the natural real wood feeling we want without the disadvantages of hardwood. It helps avoid the contraction of the solid wood, which can be damaging in certain environments.
We know all about the variety and structure of this type of flooring and the best approach to sanding it.
The top layer of engineered floors varies between 2.5 - 6 mm. Anything less than that we classify as veneered products. That thickness of the real wood top layer defines how many times the floors can be refinished.
Choosing our sanding service versus any other sanding company for your engineered wood will give you the assurance the floormen in your property are able to take the right decision for your engineered floors. They will proceed with the type of abrasive that will focus on removing only the sealant layer, making sure the floors retain their top layer as much as possible. If the floors are in a poor condition and have an extensive wearing with an insufficient thickness of the top layer, we will advise you prior to any work done in the area.
- DID YOU KNOW? Planks with 3 mm top layer can be sanded only once.
- DID YOU KNOW? Planks with 2 or 3 strips usually indicate engineered flooring with a top layer of 3 mm.
- DID YOU KNOW? Hardwood floors can be sanded up to the tongue & groove, which is a sandable depth of approx. 7 mm on a standard 18 mm thick plank. This is almost as much as a 6 mm engineered wood flooring.
Sealing Sanded Floors - Lacquers, Oils, Hardwax-Oils
Once your wood floors have been sanded, stained and gap filled to perfection, we can get down to finalising the job and seal the bare wood surface. Sealing the floor using quality lacquer or oil is crucial. We use professional grade products created by the flooring industry leaders like Bona, Osmo and Junckers.
Our range of floor finishes includes water-based single component clear lacquers designed for domestic wearing; two-component commercial grade lacquers and the new range of natural lacquers which tint the colour of the bare wood to a minimum, leaving the overall look of the floors as unfinished timber.
Our recommended hardwax-oil products include Osmo and Bona, however, occasionally upon clients request we also use Blanchon products.
All Bona & Junckers waterbased lacquers are Low VOC products. All Osmo products contain solvents and natural wax products.
Floor Finishes Used with Our Sanding Services
The complete range of the products used for sealing wooden floors by FlooringFirst is available here ».
 Did you know that some of the finer saw dust collected during the sanding is used for filling gaps between boards, knots and cracks. We mix the saw dust with clear resin to produces a putty the same colour as you floor - a great way to getting the smooth finish right.
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.