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Did you know that you can achieve the look of a brushed wooden floor, without actually brushing the surface of the wood? This is exactly what we did for a project in a Victorian home in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The client was delighted with the end result, especially as our methods make the floor so easy to maintain.
The simple answer to this is yes, wood flooring will change colour over the years. Wood is a natural product and changes in colour will occur due to the wood’s reaction to the environment.
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.
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.
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 project was an absolute joy to work on as it called upon our skills as both floor fitters and restorers. Our work, in a beautiful Arts & Crafts house in Surrey, involved fitting new 240 mm unsealed oak engineered boards along with a new parquet floor. An original oak parquet floor was then restored and renovated to bring it back to its former glory.
A wooden floor is an investment and with a little bit of care and attention, should last for generations. Just look at the wooden floors in stately homes - these have been down for years and have aged gracefully in line with their surroundings. You may not be in your home for that long, but it still definitely pays to look after your wood floor and keep it in the best possible condition.
The floor was carefully chosen by our clients which also had specific requirements for the design features. Our technical and aesthetic advice was taken also.
This was an extensive project which required the involvement of all the Fin Wood team. We had to install more than 350sqm of engineered oak boards on four different levels with various types of subfloors and conditions. The stairs were cladded also with custom solid oak boards matching the floor boards.
Because we believe that wooden floors should be "crafted for life" we will focus on how to approach a project of this kind. Indeed, when it comes to wooden floors, we have an overwhelming number of choices in terms of species, colours, dimensions, structural types, patterns, installation methods and materials.