Floor Board Restoration


Whilst you may believe that floor sanding itself is classed as restoration, floor restoration can actually be a different process completed with a different outcome. When we complete floor restoration projects, we are doing exactly what the process states: restoring a floor. Floor sanding is often completed for cosmetic purposes, to give a floor an aesthetic refresh and stop it from looking so tired however a floor restoration will completely transform the practicality of your floor and give it a new lease of life entirely. This could include fixing uneven subfloor, repairing or replacing missing or damaged floorboards or filling large gaps.

 Restoration floor is often a better choice than replacing the entire flooring, because it costs less, it does not make that much mess and it takes less time. The advantage of the old wooden floors over the other types of floor is that it can be restored to its former glory . We can restore all types of wooden floors no matter what condition they are in.

Sanding and Floor Restoration

Wood floor sanding is a vital stage in the wood floor restoration. Sanding removes the protective layer of your floors – be it varnish, oil or hard wax-oil and makes their surface smooth, clean and ready to the new finish. We use only modern efficient floor sanding machines, that are virtually dust free meaning that even people with breathing difficulties will not be affected.

This Project Starts Start by clearing the room of everything, including curtains, pictures and register covers. Also remove the doors and shoe moulding. Label the shoe moulding and use painters tape to mark the corresponding wall.

Floor Board Restoration Process

When we sand a floor, we use progressively finer grit sandpaper to remove existing finish or surface imperfections of raw wood. It takes a fair amount of equipment, time, and experience to do a good sanding job. If your contractor is inexperienced or rushes through this process, they’re likely to leave skip marks, rough patches, or circular edging indentations. Sadly, mistakes during the sanding process usually reveal themselves once your floor is finished in the form of discoloration or noticeable indentations.

Stain is applied to the floor once the sanding is finished. Clients may choose light/natural tones or as dark as ebony. There is a large spectrum of stain colors to choose from such as reds, browns, whites and grays. Once the stain color has been chosen and applied to the wood, additional coats of finish are added to seal in the color and boards.

Dust Free Sanding

Sanding floors has always been dusty business. The Bona Dust Care System has changed that with three new innovative components. The first is a newly patented, two-step cyclonic intake system. This ultra-high vacuum device attaches right to the sander, sucking up dust before it has a chance to escape into the air or onto the floor. The second is a hospital-grade HEPA filter that delivers air which is 99.99% clean. The final component is our unique, anti-static sanding abrasive. Unlike traditional abrasives, the dust that’s generated is without static charge. That makes dust particles less able to cling to surfaces and therefore much easier to manage.

we always take the time to cover furniture and hang plastic over doorways and cabinets to protect your home from dust. To prevent dust from getting in the floor, we spend a big chunk of time cleaning surfaces before we apply coats of stain and finish. Our goal? Leave your home better than we found it. 

In The End

For expert floor sanding and Floor Board Restoration in London and the UK, you can rely on Alchemist to deliver exceptional results. Get in touch with us today to learn more, or to arrange for a quotation – we’re here to help. Simply give us a call on 07379393270 .

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