This service involves the removal of old, worn out layers of lacquer and sanding
of the wood floor to produce a level, smooth floor ready for staining, oiling or
The process includes the implementation of a belt sander which removes any old finishing
and removes any chips, scratches or other surface imperfections. A trio machine is
then employed to sand the floor in stages for a smooth finish. Floor sanding services
can be used on both hardwood and softwood floors with any type of existing finish.
Our services aim to provide a long lasting high quality finish for both domestic
and commercial floors. We do this by only using the latest and best available equipment
and chemicals. Our standard services include hard & softwood floor sanding, staining,
oiling, varnishing and lacquering.
Sealing (Lacquering & Varnishing)
After sanding, the floor is ready for lacquering or varnishing. Several different
finishes can be created depending on your needs, including matt, silk or gloss.
Primer is laid, followed by a number of coats of lacquer corresponding to the amount
of traffic that area will receive. Prior to the final coat of lacquer, the floor
is ‘denibbled’ to remove any traces of dust or other particles that may have fallen
on to the floor. A typical silk finish is shown on the left.
Oiling & Staining
An oiled floor produces a more ‘traditional’ finish which is low sheen, emphasizing
the character and grain variation of the wood. Staining a floor produces a natural
finish for the wood colouring of your choice.
An oiled floor is less durable than a lacquered floor so should not be used in areas
of high traffic. It is however easier to maintain to keep its appearance. This is
done so through light scouring and re-oiling. The final appearance is influenced
by the species of the timber receiving the treatment, as the colour is slightly darkened
post-oiling. For staining, the colour is greatly influenced by the original wood
Other Specialist Services
We provide many other specialist services for wood floors-
Laying or re-laying of wood flooring;
Internal line marking for gyms and halls etc.;
Fire hearth removal and subsequent wood floor repairing/replacement;
Localised floor repairs for any areas that have sustained significant and unacceptable
damage including gap filling.
Left: Photograph of a hall after sanding, lacquering and internal line marking.