Wood Floor Staining and Gap Filling
Wood Floor Gap Filling
Improving the looks of your wooden floors is a major goal of the effective wood floor restoration and generally it includes processes such as gap filling and floor repairs. Having floors gaps filled and damaged areas repaired is crucial and allows single floor element to stay in place, tightly pressed between themselves.
Loose boards are not only one of the major reasons behind squeaky floors, they also significantly raise the possibility of gaps between boards widening with time. This is especially important for newly restored floors, since aging boards tend to lose structural strength over time.
Gap filling is highly recommended for wooden floors, especially in ground floor rooms, since this is the best way to address cold air draughts coming from beneath. In the case of floor blocks flooring, each single unit should be carefully examined and refit. Thinner boards that may bend or even give in when walked on, must be replaced. Once we have made sure gap filling mixture will stay stable in between well-fixed boards, we mix the saw dust that came off at the sanding stage with resin-based filler and apply it to smaller floor gaps. Wider gaps of 4 mm or larger size must 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.
Staining wooden floors is a question of personal choice. Simple as it looks, proper staining is trickier than you think, because it takes skill and focus to obtain proper results. Different types of woods take stain differently and some of them can prove to be particularly troublesome. Ultimately, be believe you will be better off leaving the job up to a professional floorman. Staining is a process that follows right after the floor sanding is completed and the wood is still clean. Stainers should be applied along the length of each floor block and multiple layers of dye should be avoided so as to guarantee evenly colored surface. Multiple layers of stain make the color progressively darker, mask the wood grain structure and make it look unnatural.
We will test a small area before applying the stain everywhere, so as to give you an idea and let you choose from the available options. We never use high-street stains available off the shelves, but only professional wood floor stains from Bona, Osmo and Morrells. They provide a vast array of colour options and mixing different colours means even wider variety for you to pick out from.
If properly done, stained pine floor boards are undistinguishable from authentic wood. For example, staining pine with an oak dye will make your floor look like real oak. Generally, staining is the fastest way of lending some colour to your room and getting a floor that looks completely different quickly and at an affordable price. Stains do not penetrate wood deeply. Open grained woods like oak, walnut, pecan etc. take stains much more easily than beech, birch, maple etc., that take a lot longer to stain properly due to the close grained structure of the wood.
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.