Our Restoration Work Improves a Rare Parquet Wooden Floor

If you have a wooden floor that’s looking a bit tired and needs renovating, it always pays to use a professional company with plenty of experience. Without the know-how, it’s very easy to do more harm than good.
Posted on03-05-2018 by 285

If you have a wooden floor that’s looking a bit tired and needs renovating, it always pays to use a professional company with plenty of experience.  Without the know-how, it’s very easy to do more harm than good.  This was particularly true when we were called in to salvage a beautiful solid wood, Panga Panga herringbone parquet floor, which was fitted throughout the ground floor of a house in Chelsea.

The original herringbone parquet wood floor was looking tired and dull

The original herringbone parquet wood floor was looking tired and dull

The parquet had been down for over 10 years. During this time, the finish had become dull and the surface had a worn appearance, full of scratches and dents. Initially, a French Polisher was called in to renovate the wood. However, their skills, experience and tools, which work so well with furniture, were completely inadequate when it came to the wood flooring. Once the homeowners became aware of this, we were appointed to rectify the work and completely renovate the floor.

Work in progress.  We sanded the floor to take it back to the bare wood

Work in progress. We sanded the floor to take it back to the bare wood

We have a committed and experienced team who have years of experience in wood floor restoration

We have a committed and experienced team who have years of experience in wood floor restoration

Before we started, we discussed the proposed approach with our clients. As they have a dog, it was important to use the right products, allowing for minimal future maintenance and longevity of the floor. We recommended an oil finish, instead of lacquer, as with this finish it’s possible to spot repair the floor. This means that any future scratches can be removed and treated easily, without the need to sand and reseal the entire floor.

We use the latest machinery and equipment for all of our work

We use the latest machinery and equipment for all of our work

Dents, scratches and old lacquer were removed from the floor

Dents, scratches and old lacquer were removed from the floor

We always use the latest equipment to ensure that all of our work is carried out to the highest standards, with minimal disruption and mess. In this instance, our first task was to sand off the badly applied sealer and old lacquer along with the dents and scratches. Using our dustless sanding equipment we removed around 1,5 mm from the top of the wood to expose the bare untreated timber and to remove all dents and scratches. After a thorough vacuum, the first coat of oil was applied with a roller and then buffed to work it into the floor. The oil was then left to cure overnight. Once dry, we used the same method to apply the second coat.

Oiling the parquet wooden floor

Oiling the parquet wooden floor

The new oil enhances the beautiful colouring of the Panga Panga wood

The new oil enhances the beautiful colouring of the Panga Panga wood

It’s always a good idea to keep a wooden floor well maintained, but when it’s made from such a rare exotic timber, such as this Panga Panga, this becomes even more important. It’s now impossible to buy new flooring in this species and reclaimed parquet is hard and expensive to source. The new renovated surface not only significantly improves the floor’s appearance, but it also protects the rare timber with a new hard wearing, durable coat. If any scratches and dents do appear in the future, they can be treated quickly and easily.

Our work completely revitalised the original parquet wood floor

Our work completely revitalised the original parquet wood floor

Daniel admiring his work

Daniel admiring his work

A top customer review

A top customer review

Location: SW10 Chelsea, London

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Parquet Sanding and Oiling: being part of the floor restoration, parquet sanding and oiling is that part that bring back the beauty of your floor. From time to time, a regular maintenance has to be done and this postpones any considerable restoration work. Our recommendation for the home parquet floors in your home is the oil finishing.

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Osmo Wood Wax Finish is a satin, transparent or intensive wood finish which combines all the advantages of oils and waxes in one unique product. Resistant to water and dirt, is wipe-proof and stain resistant. Easy application - no need for sanding between coats, which saves time and money. Resistant against liquid spillages and the dry finish is safe for humans, plants and animals.

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Osmo Polyx Oil High Solid: Polyx oils are developed from natural oils and waxes to provide the most hardwearing and durable protection for wooden flooring. The wood's true beauty is accomplished by using Osmo Polyx Oil High Solid. The emphasis on the wood's grain and natural characteristics provides a warm and rich effect to ensure that any interior looks luxurious and elegant.

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