London is blessed with such a variety of buildings - old and new, traditional and modern - that the skill in the design and details obscures how much they depended - and still depend - on timber.
A particular historic splendour is expressed in wooden floors, in numerous examples going back to the Tower of London, progressing to Kenwood House, and not forgetting the glorious interiors of the City of London churches. Pubs, shops and
restaurants with old floors retain their special ambiance. Yet humbler buildings from converted warehouses to Victorian terraces also have wooden floors. And fortunate they are, too. Wood is still unrivalled for durability and natural beauty - and wooden floors remain an asset to both homes and commercial properties.They are easy to maintain, easy to keep clean - and, with dust mites having nowhere to hide, are far more hygienic than artificial floor coverings.
If your floors have become neglected, damaged and worn by years of unforgiving feet - or even lie choked under carpets, now is the time to liberate them. Wood floor sanding is a tried and trusted technique that can restore the saddest floor to a glorious future. So call on experienced floor sanding professionals.London Floor Sanding provides a comprehensive wooden floor repair service throughout inner and Greater London.
Delay no more with your solid or engineered wooden floor restoration. We’re only a phone call or email away.
For a truly professional job in London, call on us today!
What is wood floor sanding?
Floor sanding is not a complex task, but you will still want to hire a reliable firm with a clearunderstanding of how sanding affects the final surface finish.
The floor restoration process involves the careful removal of old sealant and repair of any damaged surface to restore the beauty of the wood. We can gently repair strip floors, woodblock, parquet boards or even cork….
The standard belt sanding process consists of three stages: a rough, medium and fine sand to strip, level, and smooth the boards or parquet blocks to leave a high quality finish.
And the job needs to be thorough: we use the latest floor sanding technology to get right into the corners by using dustless edging sanders and fine Bosch tools for a complete and even sand.
Having restored all kinds of wooden floors for 20 years, we know all the inside secrets of the trade. Our staff members are trained to the high standards of the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) with a minimum of seven years’ experience in the floor renovation industry.
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Fire hearth removal
Banish that ugly leftover concrete slab. Let us remove redundant fire hearths and fill the space with matching floorboards or parquet blocks.
Wooden Decking Renovation
Decking is vulnerable to weathering and can soon become dirty, scratched or sun damaged. Decks res
toration is quick and straightforward. We carefully sand the entire surface and remove the ugly layer of old, peeling wood fibres.
‘Like-new’ wood fibres emerge from just beneath the surface. Fresh anti slip decking oil or stain then creates a smart new finish.
Stair Stripping, Sanding & Sealing
Stairs are often viewed as difficult to maintain. No wonder they are neglected - or covered by carpeting or layers of paint for generations. Stripping is hard work, but taking pains gives splendid results.
We strip and sand the entire tread and risers - and give them a clear natural or stained finish. Or why not have the riser finished in white paint? The tread is left in clear or stained sealant. The result is a striking feature for any property.
We usually only treat these parts of the stairs and don't tackle banisters.
for the complete stair stripping service throughout London - contact us today!
Wooden Floor Maintenance
Ease of maintenance is a major advantage of a wooden floor. A lacquered floor just requires regular sweeping and/or vacuuming to remove dirt and grit.
Avoid revolving vacuum cleaner brushes and excess moisture. A damp mop and a wooden floor cleaner, as recommended by the manufacturer, will do the job. If appropriate, specialist products can be used to maintain the finish.
As the floor loses its lustre over time, refinish it with new coats of lacquer. Simply give the original surface a light sanding down - and recoat.
Waxed and oiled wooden floors can undergo similar sweeping and mopping – to be then buffed to maintain their shine. Wax, or a combination wax and liquid cleaner, may need a once or twice yearly application to keep the floor in optimal condition. Apply wax evenly across the entire floor, leave to dry for 20 minutes - and buff to the desired finish.
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Commercial Floor Sanding Services
From schools to museums; bars to restaurants; gyms to offices … Many commercial buildings benefit from a beautiful yet durable wooden floor. It not only withstands high volumes of traffic - but enhances the overall ambience of a workplace or public space. A freshly-restored wooden floor in a shop or eating place can encourage customers to enter, linger and return.
You will lose as little business as possible when you close while we work. We aim to minimise disruption to your working day and will work around your particular demands. We work flexible hours and our craftsmen will renovate your floor outside of business hours - at evenings or weekends.
Some jobs are quite a challenge: the hairdressing chairs and dryers, not to mention the massage tables at Estee Lauder, all needed to be removed. The exposed floor was a sad sight: hair lacquer lacks the floor-friendly properties of wood lacquer. And the wax used for hair removal could not be mistaken for hard wax oil.
So we needed to apply five coats of slip-resistant matt lacquer to the floor - not only for the heavy traffic but to resist the inevitable daily spills of chemicals.
This was an overnight job with five teams working over 12 hours, using air conditioning equipment for quick drying of each coat of lacquer.
The salon was open for business next day!
We use only the finest finishing products from the worlds leading brands: