Hi, my name is Alin Cristescu and I own and run Fin Wood Ltd. I specialise in wood floor installation and finishing and I do this with a passion.
It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference between an exceptional floor and an ordinary one. Our floors are exceptional because we respect wood and understand such natural material must be crafted and not just fitted. My team and I strive for excellency in everything we do. In my craft there is no room for compromise.
How I started?
Woodworking has been in my family for three generations; my grandfather and my uncle were both joiners. As a young boy I admired the traditional hand-made tools my grandfather used. He was a rare and very skilled joiner and he passed the craft onto his son, my uncle, who continued on in the joinery business. As the demand for wood floors grew he moved towards this specialism. As a keen apprentice I learned the trade from my uncle. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be taught by such experienced professionals. My in-depth knowledge of wood as well as trade secrets and experience now ensures my work is always to a high standard.
Who else is in the team?
I only work with professionals and people who genuinely want to learn the trade. I prefer to work with a few happy, willing and fairly paid tradesmen then with lots grumpy, dissatisfied and poorly paid operatives. I have a small number of dedicated people who I know can provide excellent results.
Why the name Fin Wood?
Wood is beautiful – in Sweden and Norway ‘fin’ means beauty and these people really do understand the beauty of wood;
The finish - the best way to enjoy the presence of wood in a home is a wooden floor; a home always becomes warm when it is completed and finished with a wooden floor;
The best material - wood is the material used in 99% of my work. We have all the tools and machinery needed to get the best from the wood used.
Why ‘crafted for life’?
I might sound old fashioned in a quick changing digital world but I strongly believe that good wooden floors and other woodwork ought to last for a lifetime. I often marvel at the traditional techniques used on old hardwood floors laid hundreds of years ago
Only skilled craftsmanship adds such longevity to woodwork.
I look forward to the opportunity of working for you and crafting your home for life.
Very best wishes,