Fitting wide oak boards engineered: the wider and longer the board the more beautiful becomes your floor. It is an impressive sight as it stretches majestically across the expanse of the surface. These boards are proportionately long as well, and they hold a secret: a minimum number of joints created into your floor.
Warehouse Conversion is Given an Update With a New Modern Wooden Floor
Working on older properties can be a challenge but the end results are always spectacular. This project, in a converted warehouse in Bermondsey, was no exception. We replaced a dated laminate floor with a new dark engineered wood, which completely refreshed and enhanced the industrial style interior.
The new wooden floor sits beautifully in the apartment
The new flooring was installed in the open plan kitchen diner, living room, hallway and a bedroom. We also reconfigured the steps in the split level apartment and renovated two built-in benches.
Preparing the subfloor
Our first job was to remove the old 3-strip flooring and improve the condition of the subfloor. This was damaged by a flood in the kitchen, so we had to dig up the uneven surface and completely renovate this area to create a solid and sound structure for the new flooring.
Digging up and preparing the subfloor
The redesigned step
Creating a new step layout
The apartment featured a diagonal step between the hall and living room, which the homeowner wanted to convert to a rectangular structure. As we are experienced joiners, we were able to use our carpentry skills to change and improve the step layout. We could then set the alignment of the floor, ensuring that there was a continuous line running between the boards on the two different levels. The step was clad in the same flooring with a single joint to create a clean unfussy look.
Another aspect of our work was improving the existing built-in benches in the bedroom and living room. These were renovated by cladding the top in the same wood flooring to create a smart and functional feature. These tied in visually with the new flooring and the tones of the dark wood made a dramatic contrast with the exposed brickwork.
Before - the tops are stripped off, ready for the new wood
After - the smart renovated benches have become a feature in their own right
The new flooring had to fit around an original metal pillar. This required precision cutting and fitting which we achieved, creating a completely seamless and accurate fit.
We were also called upon to adjust and improve the steps in the living room, leading out to the balcony. These were clad on all three sides to match the appearance of the other step in the living room.
The new wood flooring sits neatly around the pillar
These steps were updated and clad in matching wood
Top marks for our work
We were delighted with our top 10 rating on Checkatrade and the customer’s feedback commenting on our “faultless” fitting and that we were “clean, punctual and polite.”
Location: SE1 Tower Bridge, Berdmonsey ,London
Distressed oak flooring: or rustic oak flooring can be an amazing solution to achieve that mountain chalet look. If the most natural feel possible is required then this is the wooden floor we recommend. It is also a very forgiving floor. The dents and scratches will not become so obvious since they will mix with the natural imperfections.
Stair Cladding - Modern look: the modern cladded stairs look solid and pure. They possess a strong sculptural quality and have a very commanding presence in the overall design. These stairs, as beautiful as they are, blend seamlessly with the floor. That’s why we call them also seamless steps. A wonderful option for those looking for a subtle aesthetic.
Pipe Collars - solid Oak: are designed to be used around the edge of pipes which go into the floor to hide the expansion gap which is required when installing wooden flooring. Oak Pipe Cover is designed in two halves that can be fixed around 15mm pipes to hide expansion gap It is suitable for any wooden flooring, regardless of your floor being oiled or lacquered.