Wide engineered oak boards and restored staircase completes full home renovation in Wimbledon Park, SW19

The new oak floor completed major improvement works in an Edwardian semi in Wimbledon Park. Good quality wide engineered oak boards, sourced from the Natural Wood Floor Company and fitted by Fin Wood, were laid in the kitchen extension, first floor landing and master bedroom. Fin Wood’s floor specialists also strengthened and painted the existing wooden staircase with Farrow & Ball white wood paint.
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The benefits of being the final craft

We love being the last craft, completing a renovation project and turning a dusty building site into a stunning home. This wide oak board project completed major renovation works in an Edawardian semi in Wimbledon Park. It involved replacing damaged tiles in the kitchen diner extension with quality wide engineered oak boards sourced from the Natural Wood Floor Company. We fitted the same wide oak boards upstairs on the first floor landing and in the master bedroom. We discussed a number of options to improve the old carpeted stairs and decided to strengthen and paint the existing wooden stairs with Farrow & Ball white wood paint.

Wide engineered oak boards in kitchen extension #CraftedForLife

Wide engineered oak boards in kitchen extension.

Full home renovation of Edwardian semi in Wimbledon Park #CraftedForLife

Full home renovation of Edwardian semi in Wimbledon Park.

New oak floor in family dining space #CraftedForLife

New oak floor in family dining space.

Floor boards aligned to lead towards sunny garden #CraftedForLife

Floor boards aligned to lead towards sunny garden.

Rebuilding the kitchen floor

A few of the relatively new tiles on the kitchen floor had cracked and the owner was keen to replace it with a long lasting oak floor. We removed the tiles expecting to find some remaining adhesive but discovered a very weak cracked subfloor. The tiles in the extension were damaged because of the weak subfloor and although some of it could be preserved the top layer needed replacing. We relaid the screed in order to build the subfloor back to the right level. Our specialist screed was a mix of self levelling compound latex based mixed with aggregate. We planned the subfloor level to allow the new wooden floor boards to be a flush against the kitchen units and garden doors. We aligned the floorboards to fit symmetrically against the kitchen units. We applied an extra coat of oil to protect from normal heavy use in the kitchen.

Protecting kitchen units before starting the work #CraftedForLife

Protecting kitchen units before starting the work.

Removing cracked kitchen tiles #CraftedForLife

Removing cracked kitchen tiles.

Relaying the screed in order to build the subfloor back to the right level #CraftedForLife

Relaying the screed in order to build the subfloor back to the right level.

We aligned the floorboards to fit symmetrically against the kitchen units #CraftedForLife

We aligned the floorboards to fit symmetrically against the kitchen units.

Freshly painted and restored stairs

We discussed a number of options to improve the old carpeted stairs and decided to go with strengthening and painting the existing wooden stairs with Farrow & Ball white wood paint. When painting wood, we recommend investing in a high quality paint and primer brand for a clean, durable finish. We sanded down the wooden steps, applied high strength wood filler, sanded some more and applied resin blocker. We strengthened and reinforced the weaker parts of the staircase . The customer commented “They restored the staircase like new!”

The existing wooden stairs were strengthened and painted #CraftedForLife

The existing wooden stairs were strengthened and painted.

We recommend investing in a high quality paint and primer brand #CraftedForLife

We recommend investing in a high quality paint and primer brand.

We use Farrow & Ball white wood paint #CraftedForLife

We use Farrow & Ball white wood paint.

First floor landing has the same wide oak boards as downstairs #CraftedForLife

First floor landing has the same wide oak boards as downstairs.

Consistency with same boards on the first floor

We laid the same wide engineered oak boards from the Natural Wood Floor company on the first floor landing and master bedroom.

The same wide engineered oak boards in the master bedroom #CraftedForLife

The same wide engineered oak boards in the master bedroom.

Boards sourced from the Natural Wood Floor company #CraftedForLife

Boards sourced from the Natural Wood Floor company.

Fantastic feedback

The customer was delighted with the finished floor and left a five star review. He commented, “Fantastic service and communication from beginning to end. Very happy with the end result of new flooring throughout the open kitchen and the first floor. They removed the old tiles and carpet and restored the staircase like new!”

The customer was delighted with the finished floor #CraftedForLife

The customer was delighted with the finished floor.

Fantastic service and communication from beginning to end #CraftedForLife

“Fantastic service and communication from beginning to end.”

Location: Wimbledon Park

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