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Most people are delighted when they discover original pine wooden floorboards hiding under their carpets. However, what starts out as an exciting discovery doesn’t always lead to the dream floor that homeowners expect. Are pine wood floors durable and are they worth renovating? To answer this question, it’s time to go back and find out how the boards were made and originally used.
For our latest project we removed a damaged jatoba wooden floor from a house in Wimbledon, replacing it with a lighter pre-oiled oak floor. The new flooring was fitted in two reception rooms, three flights of curving stairs and the landings.
Fitting a wooden floor requires great skill, which is learnt over time. Some homeowners let their builder fit their new floor as part of a renovation project but, although they may have some of the skills required, it’s the details that can elevate a floor and make all the difference.
It’s natural to want to personalise a newly purchased home to reflect your own style and way of living. This was certainly the case for one of our recent projects...
You can never have too much of a good thing. That’s what the homeowners of a converted Victorian property thought when it came to their new parquet wood floor. Initially we fitted the parquet, with a subtle grey oil finish, in the living room.
This project in a Victorian flat conversion took an interesting mix and match approach, combining oak hardwood flooring with oak chevron parquet. As the same species of engineered wood was used in the same white finish, the two different floors work beautifully together. Each floor defines its own space, giving the rooms their own identity and introducing plenty of pattern along the way.
In the case of wood flooring, preparation is key. If your subfloor isn’t strong and level, then a new wooden floor won’t ever look or perform as well as it should. For this project in a 1970’s house, we ripped out the old laminate floor to find huge holes in the subfloor.
If you live in a flat and want a wooden floor, the chances are you’ll need to install some sort of soundproofing. For the majority of customers, this will simply involve fitting an Impact Sound Reduction Membrane.
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.