Wood Floor Sanding & Sealing Services
With over a decade of hard work in everyday wood floor sanding and restoration services, we can 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.
Sanding floors is a tricky craft that takes time to master. There's a sense of excitement brought to us every time we see any transformation of worn out 100 years old parquet into an elegant, new feature. As craftsmen that take great pride in their work, the satisfaction was written all over our clients' faces after a successful job is our biggest reward.
Hardwood & Floorboards Sanding
Our specialists utilise the latest dust-capturing sanding equipment. The sawdust produced by the restoration process of the timber surface is collected and will be disposed of  after the service is done.
Some floor repairs may be necessary in case there's damage due to excessive moisture or wear and tear. The possibility exists that a thinner, cracked board or a loose parquet block may need to be re-fitted or entirely replaced.
Our methods and machinery are an amalgamation of modern and traditional, to provide our clients with the best possible results - uniform, smooth, and authentic finishes.
We have a wide range of ready to use stain colours, and to help you choose the best look for your floors, our sealants are available in a few sheens - extra-matt, matt, satin, and gloss. The best method when it comes to getting the colour job done right is to showcase samples on your floor. The process consists of using floor staining agents on small areas of the floor, before the final sanding, to let the clients see how it will look afterwards. The area is then sanded anew, eliminating any chance of residual colouring, then stained with the chosen agent, and then it gets sealed with a sealant. Fear not, we will give you enough time to take the right decision.
Parquet Floor Restoration
All of the parquet blocks require our floor men's undivided attention. The parquet is laid in various patterns, such as the very popular in recent years herringbone style, and the flow of the wood grain will have a different direction. Refinishing parquet is a bigger challenge than refinishing engineered wood flooring, for example.
This is where our passion for wood comes in handy. We love restoring parquet floors as much as we love laying them and we're grateful that these classics will never go out of fashion.
Our service offers you the choice of finishing your floors with either lacquer or oil. There are a plethora of colours we can provide you with. A small part of them includes the popular dark, medium and light shades, as well as the renowned greys and whites.
Renovation of Engineered Floors
Engineered flooring is amongst the most popular flooring choices today - its strengths lie in the ability to give us the feeling of the natural real wood, but without any of the disadvantages accompanying having a hardwood floor. One of the main selling points is that it allows for contracting and expanding, which can otherwise be damaging in certain environments.
The years we've spent in the business have taught us all about the variety and the structure of this type of flooring, as well as what is the best approach to sanding it.
The top layer of the engineered floors can vary between 2.5 to 6 mm. Anything less than that can and will be classified as veneered products. The thickness of the real wood's topmost layer defines how many times the floors can be sanded and refinished.
Choosing our sanding service, as opposed to any other sanding company available, for your engineered wood will assure you that the flooring in your property will add a natural look to your home atmosphere. Our floor fitters have years of experience and multiple relevant tools under their belts. They will use the type of abrasive that will focus on removing only the sealant layer, ensuring that the floors will retain their top layer as much as possible. If the condition of the floors is poor, as well if there are signs of extensive wearing accompanied by an insufficient thickness of the top layer, we will advise you before any work to be 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 approximately 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 undergone the necessary processes and are sanded, stained, and gap-filled to perfection, our specialists can get down to the last touches of the job and seal the bare wood surface. Sealing the floor by using either quality lacquer, or oil is a crucial part of the procedure. All of our expert fitters use professional-grade products, created by leading companies in the flooring industry such as Bona, Osmo, and Junckers.
The range of our floor finishes encompasses everything from water-based single component clear lacquers (designed for domestic wearing), through two-component commercial-grade lacquers, and the newest range of natural lacquers that tint the colour of the bare wood to a minimum, leaving the floors with an unfinished timber look as much as possible.
We endorse the usage of hard wax-oil products such as Osmo and Bona, however upon the client's request, we will have no qualms about using Blanchon products.
Every one of the Bona and Juncker's water-based lacquers is classified as low VOC products. All of Osmo's 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 sawdust, collected during the sanding, will be used to fill the gaps between the boards, as well as knots and cracks? It is mixed with a clear resin to produce a putty, which will be the same colour as your floor, and is 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.