Oak Engineered Boards Installation, custom finished with white oil SW19 Southfields, London
All our projects are unique and we treat each one individually. Sometimes, there are projects that when completed look so simple and light but demand a great deal of planning, a high level of attention to each stage and a minute care for details. Beside being beautiful a wooden floor has to be also properly installed keeping in mind all the technical aspects.
This project was one like those above and it was a delight for us especially at the end.
After preparing the sub-floor measurements were taken to find the best alignment and symmetrical layout paying more attention to the focus areas like the fireplace, doors, walls etc. We snapped a few old school chalk lines and started to lay the engineered boards which where selected one by one to obtain a good match with the neighbouring ones.
A notable challenge was to fit the engineered boards under the cast iron radiator which was sitting on the floor with all its mighty weight and connected to the central heating system.
The best part was yet to come: a light sanding of the floor as it was unsealed and achieving a deep transparent white finish. There are some serious risk posed by this requirement and the most important of them is ending up with an inconsistent colour all over the surface.
Beside sanding there were some few intermediate preparatory stages before applying the first coat of oil. Then a serious session of oil buffing and our Lagler Single machine proved how strong and powerful can be.
For the last coat of oil the knowledge showed its value as the risks of ruining all the good work were kept far and the wonderful floor turned into a beautiful one.
Actually my colleague said that "we should hang it on a wall, not step on it".
The wonderful engineered boards were supplied by The Natural Wood Floor Co., our preferred manufacturer of quality wooden floors.
Wooden Boards: Engineered Oak Natural Unsealed
Dimensions: Width 160mm, Thickness 20mm, Length : various up to 2900mm.
Finish: Osmo Oil Wood Wax Finish Creativ Snow 3188, Osmo Polyx Satin
Location: SW19 Southfields, London