Wood Floor Staining and Gap Filling
Wood Floor Gap Filling
A major goal of the effective wood floor restoration is to improve the looks of your wooden floors. This is done through a variety of processes, most famous representatives of which are gap filling and floor repairs. In case you have any damaged areas with gaps on them, it's crucial to have them filled up and repaired, as every floor element should be allowed to stay in place, tightly pressed between its kind.
Loose boards are more than just one of the main reasons behind squeaky floors. Their presence significantly raises the possibility of the gaps between the floors widening with the passage of time. Avoiding this will be beneficial both to newly restored floors, as well as the ageing ones, as boards tend to lose structural strength and integrity over time.
Gap filling is a process that we strongly recommend for wooden floors, especially in the rooms on the ground floors, as this is the best way to address and solve the issue with cold air draughts coming from beneath. In case you have a flooring that consists of floor blocks, each one has to be carefully examined and re-fit, if there's need for it. Thinner boards may bend, or even give in when they are being walked on, so if there are any indications for that they have to be replaced. Once we're certain that the gap-filling mixture will be stable between a pair of well-fixed boards, we will mix the sawdust that comes off during the sanding stage, we add a resin-based filler and apply it to the smaller floor gaps. Any gaps in your flooring with a size bigger than 4mm are susceptible to another treatment - they will be filled using wood slivers.
Wood Floor Staining - Twisting The Colour of Your Wooden Floors
Wood floor staining is recommendable in the case of floors with dull, washed colours or when you need it to better match your home interior. No matter what you may have in mind, we deliver an excellent staining service tailored to your needs.
Wood floor staining is more of a personal choice than anything else. Although it looks simple, we assure you that proper staining is trickier than one might think, as it requires skill and focus in order to acquire satisfactory results. Different types of wood assimilate stains differently, and some of them can prove to be particularly troublesome. Ultimately, we are convinced that you will be better off leaving the job up to a professional floorman. The process itself takes place right after the floor sanding is complete and the wood is clean, and its pores are open. Staining agents should be applied along the length of each floor block, and we recommend avoiding using multiple layers of dye, to preserve the evenness of the coloured surface. Multiple layers of stain will make the colour progressively darker, mask the grain structure of the wood, and it will make it look unnatural.
Our professionalists always test on a small area before applying the stain everywhere. This is done in order to allow you to take a glimpse into the end-result, and let you look at any other available staining options. We only use professional wood floor stains from Bona, Osmo, and Morrells, as we wouldn't be satisfied with anything that's subpar when it comes to quality. The leading companies and their products offer a vast array of colour options, which considering the fact that you can also opt for mixing of said colours, leads to an even wider variety of pigments you can choose from.
When done by seasoned veterans in the flooring industry, stained pine floorboards are indistinguishable from authentic wood. As an example, staining pine boards with an oak dye will make your floor look like real oak. In general, staining is the fastest way of providing some colour to your room, as well as altering its appearance in a quick and affordable manner. It has to be noted that stains do not penetrate the wood deeply. Open grained woods, such as oak, walnut, pecan, etc., have less difficulties facing the process than some of the other species, like beech, birch, maple and so on, due to the latter's close-grained wood structure.
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.