Hardwood Floor Restoration

Hardwood floors are the most widely used wooden floors these days and for a very good reason. They are aesthetically pleasing, durable and can be restored relatively easily. We can not only restore your hardwood floors, but we can also completely transform its appearance. 

Hardwood Floor Dust Free Sanding

Core of our services is of course dust free floor sanding. We use exclusively completely dustless German machinery by Lagler. Mix of years of experience, professional sanding techniques and top of the range sanding machines allows us to achieve excellent results and 100% customer satisfaction.

Hardwood floor sanding requires specialised knowledge, without which a floor can be damaged to the point it cannot be rectified anymore. Oak floors and similar species are beautiful and they last forever because they are so hard, but it also means that any error during sanding will leave permanent marks and scratches. We carefully select type and grit of abrasives for every stage of sanding to sand the floor back to bare wood and take away as little material as possible at the same time.

Our team of professionals will make sure that your hardwood floor is sanded down the right way from the very start of the job to provide the best finish possible.

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Hardwood Floor Staining

Hardwood floors can really enhance your interior. Whether it is golden finish of oak or delicate warmth of beech, it is always a stylish feature of your home. But what if you want colour of your floor to be different? Luckily we can do something about it too! We can apply different wood dyes to change colour of your floor and completely transform your interior.

Once the floor is sanded down we can present you with a few colour samples to show you what we can achieve on your floorboards. We always make samples on floorboards we work on as only then you would get the right idea about achievable floor colour. Many companies provide sample boards to look at, but this approach only works on new floorboards. When dealing with old floors, every one of them is completely unique, because it is ageing in conditions unique to a specific room. That is why every wood floor restoration job should be treated as a one of a kind project.

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Hardwood Floor Sealing

Hardwood floor restoration work would not be complete without applying protective sealant. Whatever is done on the flooring, it needs to be protected to last for decades to come. There are main two options when it comes to wood floor finishes and they are varnishing and oiling.

Floor varnish these days is the finish that requires the least maintenance and is the easiest to live with. It is one of these apply-and-forget finishes. Once it is down, you do not have to do anything with it. And once it wears out after years and years of usage, it needs to be sanded down back to bare wood and applied again.

Modern varnishes are very different than what most people associate with varnish. Modern products are polyurethane based (water based), they have low shine, they do not smell and they give you very natural wood colouring. Gone are the days of orange, mirror like shiny varnishes. Nobody wants that anymore and you would find that most modern floors or brand new floors you get in shops would be sealed with varnish.

The other type of finish is hard wax oil. That is a full name of a product that can be applied on wooden floors. There is a lot of misinformation out there about oil related floor finishes. Some people recommend using waxes or different kinds of oils, but these products are designed to be applied on furniture and decorative wood. Only hard wax oil is formulated to withstand foot traffic for years and it still has be to be reapplied at lease once a couple of years to prevent wear.

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The Old Flooring Company

Unit 10, Swaynes Firs

Blandford Road

Salisbury

SP5 5RF

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