Wood Flooring Restoration
The process of restoring wood flooring begins with professional sanding to ensure a level, even surface.
Where the finish has become worn, the sanding process seeks to remove only that existing finish, to enable the floor to be re-varnished.
In circumstances where the underlying timber is worn or damaged, sanding would continue to reveal the unaffected wood underneath.
The sanding process can take up to 2mm off the thickness of the wood, meaning wooden floors can only be refinished a finite number of times.
In period buildings, it is therefore vital to know the composition, age and condition of the original floor – including when it was last maintained – to ensure sanding does not compromise its structural integrity. Older wood may also be more frail, meaning our usual techniques may need to be substituted for more sensitive alternatives.