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Reclaimed Pitch pine parquet laid and restored in Herne hill SE24

Here, we installed reclaimed pitched pine parquet at a residential property which is proving to be extremely popular at the moment. 

These reclaimed blocks are not tongue and groove and laying was somewhat challenging but the installation was a success at the end. 

Floors sanded and varnished to complete the job.

Pitch pine parquet laid in SE24

Wide pine floor boards restored, gap filled and varnished Dartford

Pine floors restoration Dartford

Pine slivers gap filling Floors restored 

Reclaimed parquet laid and staircase oiled and painted in Sydenham

Reclaimed oak parquet

Stairs oiled and risers painted

New floor boards laid on joists in Bexley

These photos show a job in progress where old floor has been removed and reclaimed boards have been laid on joists to create new wooden floor boards floor.

The boards themselves are reclaimed and 100 years old, were previously used as shelves in the Natural History Museum.

Floor have then been sanded and varnished, they will also be gap filled in the future with pine slivers to get rid of gaps.

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Lovely European 30cm x 7cm oak parquet

Our exclusive great quality herringbone parquet sourced from Europe. Ask us for details about this parquet, we can do a good price deal on supply, fit and finish. This floor was finished with 2 coats of Osmo oil.

European oak parquet

30cm x 7cm parquet

Oak herringbone parquet

Oak parquet finished with Osmo oil

Golden Oak Mylands stain applied to pine floor boards SE13

Pine floor boards stained in Hither Green, SE13 in May 2016.
Stain used – Golden oak light fast stain by Mylands
The floor is then sealed with Junckers lacquer.

Golden Oak wood floor stain

Sapele reclaimed parquet laid and sanded in Kingston Up on Thames

Blocks cleaned, laid in herringbone pattern with a border.
Sanded, gap filled and varnished.

Reclaimed Sapele parquet

Concrete Hearth Restitching, removing London

We do fireplace concrete hearth restitching and removal in London.
We use reclaimed boards to match your boards to make sure they look similar.

We then sand, stain and lacquer the floor.

Concrete hearth restitch usually costs £200-£250.




Oak herringbone parquet laid with 2 block border in Stockwell

Oak parquet laying Stockwell Parquet laying photos 2 Block border parquet Parquet fitted in London 2 Block border parquet fitting

Oak parquet laid and oiled in Battersea, SW11

Floor sanding in progress

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Sapele reclaimed parquet laid in Leytonstone

On this job the reclaimed parquet from Parquet Parquet has been cleaned on all 4 sides. Parquet is then laid in herringbone pattern, sanded, gap filled and lacquered (Junckers Strong).

Reclaimed parquet cleaning

Reclaimed parquet laying

Parquet Leytonstone

Beautiful parquet sanded

Parquet laying in the hallway

Sapele parquet

Parquet varnishing

Light English Oak stain applied to Oak Parquet

Parquet floors sanded, stained and varnished.

Light English Oak stain applied

Floors sanded before they are stained

Long block reclaimed oak parquet installed SW8

Parquet cleaned, fitted, sanded, gap filled and oiled in SW8, Oval, London. Reclaimed oak parquet oiled Reclaimed oak long block parquet Reclaimed parquet block flooring installed in SW8


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Engineered floor sanding and varnishing in gym, central London

Engineered floor renovated. In the pictures you see after it has been varnished.


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Engineered gym floor

Gym floor just lacquered

Wooden floor gap filling using pine slivers

Here we are gap filling pine floor boards with reclaimed pine slivers, putting them between the boards. They are then shaved off, floor sanded and then gap filled all over with a mix of resin and saw dust. Pine slivers gap filling in progress

Floor boards stained using Mid Oak stain

Mid oak stain applied to floor boards

Antique pine stain applied onto pine boards

Antique pine stain applied to floor boards

Beckton, E6

Shop floors sanded and stained, Angel

Floor sanding in process Mid oak stain applied to sanded floors in Angel


Floor just sanded

Finger parquet floors gloss lacquered. Croydon




Croydon. CR0

Gloss lacquer applied onto sanded finger parquet floors

Oak Engineered flooring installed in London Bridge, SE1

Engineered oak flooring, 190mm wide and 20mm thick. Installed over plywood.
Also mdf skirting installed on curved wall by making equally spaced out cuts in skirting which allows it to be bent. Any hollow parts of the skirting are then filled in with white filler.

Finished – lacquered.

Floor fitting in progress

Wide plank engineered flooring

Engineered 190mm flooring

Rounded wall skirting

Bendy mdf skirting

Curved mdf skirting

Bamboo engineered flooring fitted in West London

Bamboo Flooring fitting in West London. Subfloor which is concrete has been levelled prior to to installation. Skirting fitted over bamboo flooring.

Bamboo flooring UK Bamboo flooring fitted Floor fitting in living room Bamboo floor laying Bamboo floors laid

Laura Ashley Arktis pine laminate flooring installed in SW18

Laura Ashley laminate fitted in a loft in SW18 last weekend.

We really like the look of the new floor which makes the rooms bright and airy.

Light laminate Laura Ashley laminate Grey laminate install London

Engineered flooring replacement in an office, Rothbone Place W1T

Natura Kerry Oak 15mm engineered flooring replaced in an office.
Rothbone Place, W1T, 70sqm.
Solid Oak beading and door thresholds.

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Floor boards sanded, repaired, oiled in Charlton

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Reclimed oak parquet fitted in Bromley

Here is a project where we’ve fitted 60m2 of reclaimed oak flooring in 3 rooms.

Also levelled the floor prior to installation using floor levelling compound. Damp proof membrane applied. Floors then sanded, gap filled and oiled. 


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Tega engineered floor installed in Rotherhithe, SE16

Engineered three strip flooring fitting in Rotherhithe, London.

Tega engineered floor fitting  in Rotherhithe

Pine floor restoration in Woolwich, SE18

These floors have been repaired, sanded, gaps filled with slivers and oiled with Osmo oil 

Floors before being removatedSanding in progress Sanding in progress in Woolwich Pine floor gap filled and Osmo oiled Pine floors sanding and oiling 

Herringbone oak parquet sanded, buffed and finished

These herringbone parquet floors were sanded, buffed with an orbital buffing machine and sealed with a lacquer.

Apparently Jimmi Hendrix lived in this house in Sutton.

Sanding parquet floors Buffing herringbone parquet in Sutton Jimi Hendrix house, floor sanding

Levelling a concrete floor in Bromley

Here we are levelling concrete floor using self levelling compound, preparing the subfloor to lay reclaimed parquet herringbone parquet.

After the compound is dry we’ll apply 2 coats of damp proof membrane prior to installing wooden flooring. Look out for more pictures of this job.

Using self levelling complund

Floor boards staining in process, Maida Vale

Here we’ve sanded wooden floor boards (pine) to smooth finish. After this we have applied Mylands light fast stain (1 coat) allowing it to dry for over night. Next day the floors are dry enough to apply primer and 2 coats of lacquer.

Staining process

London Bridge Office beech strip floors repaired, sanded and varnished

Beech strip floors sanded, planks replaced, varnished

office floors sanding

Beech strip floors

Quickstep Eligna Old Oak Matt Oiled Planks U312 Laminate Flooring

Quickstep laminate install

Laminate installation services

Strip maple flooring repair work in London Bridge office, SE1

Here we are working on strip Maple floors in a few offices in London Bridge over Christmas. Work involves replacing bad planks, sanding and sealing with Junckers Lacquer. Please see photos below of repair work in progress.

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Gap filling with pine slivers, staining floor with Mylands mid oak stain

Work has been carried out in Herne Hill, Norwood, SE24

Mid oak stain applied

Floors stained (Mylands), gap filled

Gap filling with pine slivers in progress

Landing stained

Solid wood floors sanded and stained in Wimbledon

After floors stained, Dark Jacobean


Before floors sanded

Parquet laying with wenge strip border in Deptford

Parquet laid in herringbone pattern with 2 block border. We’ve also installed a wenge feature strip. Photos below.

This parquet is 28cm by 7cm by 2cm and is priced at £24 per sqm.

Parquet floor with wenge strip border Oak parquet in herringbone pattern Wenge feature strip and oak rustic parquet

Reclaimed herringbone parquet laying in Clapton, E5

Few photos below of our recent herringbone parquet fitting job in Clapton E5. Reclaimed Afrormosia block, after it was fitted we’ve sanded it down and sealed with three coats of Junckers Commercial lacquer.

Floors fitted and sanded


Afrormosia parquet fitting

Parquet laying in London

Herringbone parquet fitting in London 

Floor renovation project at the Lima restaurant, W1T, Fitzrovia

Over the Christmas period we’ve carried out a floor renovation project for the Lima Restaurant in Central London. The floors were restored both on the ground floor and in the basement. We’ve also restored and relacquered a bar top downstairs. 

The floors were firstly sanded and then stained using a Mylands stain. Then we finished off with 3 coats of hard wearing polyurethane lacquer.

Lima Restaurant from outsideFloor renovation project at the Lima Rstaurant

Floors sanded and stained Floors stained English Oak and lacquered

Beech reclaimed parquet fitting in New Cross SE14

We have a few photos of herringbone reclaimed parquet floor fitting in progress. This beech block is reclaimed which came from s school in Somerset. The block was actually made in Yugoslavia, when it was a single country, therefore the block is older than 20 years. Can’t wait to see how the floor turns out once it is sanded and sealed! The job we are doing is in New Cross SE14

Beech herringbone parquet

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Afrormosia reclaimed parquet fitting and sanding in Tooting SW17

We’ve fitted 45 sqm of reclaimed herringbone parquet flooring on plywood in a residential house in Tooting, SW17. Photos below. A difficulty we had with this job was that the parquet block was not an easy job to clean as we previously thought. It had to be cleaned from 5 sides to get it ready for laying which took us a very long time indeed. We laid parquet with a 2 block border. The laid afrormosia parquet was then sanded down and sealed with 3 coats of lacquer.  In the end it was very much worth it – Afrormosia parquet has this warm and unusual shade to it and is rare to get now days. We could only see the beauty of the parquet at the very end and the floors were lacquered. Lacquer gave more depth to the colour of the block and also highlighted the grain of the wood.

We install herringbone parquet from £30.00 per sqm.

Hallway, reclaimed block laid

Herringbone parquet finished, Tooting, London

Afrormosia parquet laid

2 block border around

2 block border, Afrormosia block

Parquet laid in hallway

Floor sanding and finishing in Hackney, E8

During this project in Hackney we had to sand engineered flooring which had about 5mm solid wood top layer and then seal the floor with hard wax oil. We had to be very careful not to sand off the top coat of the flooring ensuring the floor was left as smooth and flat as possible.

Our floor sanding prices start at £12.00 per sqm
Floor oiling at £5.00 per sqm

Floor sanding in Hackney

Engineered flooring sanding

Wood floor oiling

Floors oiled 

Floor sanding and renovation job in Westminster, SW1

Below are a few photos made during our floor renovation job in St John’s Park in Central London, Westminster, SW1. This was a solid wood floor that needed sanding down, buffing, staining and sealing with a strong, hard wearing lacquer. 
This was a successful project and our customer was left happy with the result.
We sand wooden flooring from £12.00 per sqm
Sealing with a lacquer for £4.00 per sqm 

Floor sanding in Westminster

Floor sanding in progress London, SW1

Stain just applied, still drying

Solid Oak floors sealed in St John's Park, SW1

Solid Oak floor fitting project in Newham E6

In this project we’ve fitted brand new Solid Oak flooring in the whole house in Newham, E6 in London. The doors in the house had to be taken off and trimmed, downstairs the floor was glued onto the subfloor.

Solid Oak floor fitting project

Newham house with new floor

Floor from solid oak

Solid oak floor

Floor fitting project

New look with a new floor

Floor sanding, gap filling with pine slivers in Charlton, SE7

In this project we had 90 sqm of old victorian pine boards to sand, gap fill and seal with hard wearing varnish. 3 rooms upstairs, landing, 15 steps, dining and living room downstairs and hallway. The floor boards had many gaps between them which we filled with pine slivers, the floors were finished with Junckers Strong lacquer.

Floors before

The floor before

Flooring before renovation

Floors sanded

Work in progress

Floor sanding Charlton

Floorboards sanded and gap filled

Landing sanded and gap filled with pine slivers

Reclaimed Herringbone Sapele parquet fitting and sanding in London Bridge, SE1

In this project we’ve fitted reclaimed herringbone Sapele parquet. All the blocks were cleaned individually. Before the flooring was installed, the areas were levelled with levelling screed. Floor sealed with 3 coats of varnish. The project was carried out in London Bridge area in Southwark, SE1.

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Floor fitting in progress

Parquet fitting in hallway

Parquet fitting in kitchen


After floors are sanded and sealed

Kitchen floor

Herringbone Sapele parquet installed

Sapele wood herringbone parquet

Sapele parquet blocks

Sapele parquet sanded

Recent floor renovation project in Clapham SW8

We’ve stripped the old white paint of these pine floor boards. Gap filled the floors with filler. The project was carried out at residential premises in Clapham, South London.
The rooms now have warm, homely feel. Floor sanding gives the floors new life for many years to come. 
We sand the floors for £12.00 per sqm. 

Floor sanding in Clapham, floors before

Floor stripping in SW8

Floor before

Floors renovated

Herringbone parquet sanding in progress in Brixton SW9

Here is a video of floor sanding in action in an office in Brixton, oval area, SW9.

This oak parquet is a hard wood and needed more sanding, going through different sanding grits. We floor sand for a price of £12.00 per sq. metre. 

Floor sanding project in Brixton SW9

In this post we have a few photos of the work in progress in an office in Brixton (SW9). Oak parquet floors are sanded with our Frank Cobra sander and smaller sanders to do the edging.

Because the oak flooring is hardwood we need to take extra care and make sure we go through the grips from lowest to highest to leave the finished floor 100% smooth.

After the floor is sanded we buff the floor and then apply 3 coats of water based lacquer.

Floor sanding in Oval

Floor renovation in progress

Parquet sanding service

Oak floor sanding project

Engineered floor fitted in south London, skirting fitted also

During this wooden floor fitting project we worked on 27m2 of flooring. Boards and stairs were repaired prior to installation. Then we fitted 9mm plywood to even out the subfloor and then fitted engineered flooring on top (tongue and groove).

We finished off with MDF Ogee skirting. Not an easy job but a great result at the end.

Anerley floor boards repairs

Stairs repaired

Board repairs

Engineered flooring fitting

Flooring and skirting fitted

Flooring fitted

Wood floor fitting project in Anerley SE20

We installed flooring in hallway and kitchen on this project in Anerley SE20.
Plywood was installed prior to laying the flooring. Also Ogee white skirting was installed as you can see from photos. Flooring also installed to 3 stairs which were repaired prior to fitting.

Stairs before fitting

Floor fitting in progress in Anerley

Finished floor and skirting

Flooring and nosing installed to staircase

Wood floor sanding, floor buffing and gap filling videos

Here we’ve made 3 videos which show how the floor is sanded, buffed and gap filled. The floor is firstly sanded with different sanding grits to even out the floor and strip the old lacquer. After the floor is even and stripped to bare wood, we gap fill between the floor boards with a mix of saw dust and filler (this is not necessary but an option). After couple of ours the filler is dry and the floor can be sanded one more time. One of the finishing stages in preparing the floor for varnishing or oiling is buffing the floor using a wood floor buffer to make the floor as smooth and even as it can be. The floor buffing machine can even out any small inconsistencies left by a belt and edger sanders. Finally the floor is hoovered to get rid off any dust and the finish is applied.

We sand and buff the floor for £12.00 per square metre, gap fill the floor for £5.00 per square metre.


Parquet sanding and varnishing in North Kensington, W10

Below are 3 photos we took after the parquet floor has been sanded and varnished with Junckers Strong varnish. For this project in North Kensington the floor didn’t need to be stained because its natural colour looks great as it is.

Parquet sanding and varnishing in North Kensington

Parquet floor refinishing in North Kensington

Herringbone parquet sanded and lacquered

Laminate and skirting installation in Staines, TW18

Please find photos below of our recent project in Staines, London, TW18.

The floors have been laminated and skirting installed in this property. Old skirting removed in the process. The wall was not plastered after the old skirting has been removed, therefore you can see a gap in the wall between skirting and wall which will be filled by customer in the future. We install laminate for £8 per sqm and skirting for £5 per meter.

Laminate fitting in Staines

Skirting installation in Staines

Laminate installation in room

Laminate fitting around fireplace

Before and after photo

Laminate fitting in hallway

Subfloor preparation in Plumstead

Floor leveling in Plumstead, PLY boards installed before flooring is installed on top of subfloor.

Subfloor fitting in Plumstead

Subfloor installation

PLY boards installation

Floors sanded in Sutton

Floor renovation in progress

Floors sanded in Sutton

Floor sanding finished

Floors finished

Floor sanding project in Catford

Floors oiled with Osmo oil

Oiling in progress in hallway

Kitchen floors sanded in Catford

Just sanded

Herringbone parquet installation in Greenwich

Solid Herringbone wood floor installation, sanding and varnishing.

First day, starting out

Installation of Herringbone parquet in Greenwich in progress

Herringbone parquet

After sanding


Floor sanding job in Carshalton


Floor sandingFloor sanding in Carshalton
Before floor sanding


Before and after photos of parquet floor sanding in Sydenham

Floors in Sydenham also varnished with Morrells spirit based stain.

Just sanded

Before floor sanding

Floors in Sydenham just varnished

Gap filling and oiling work in Brixton

Floor sanding, gap filling with pine slivers, floor oiling with Osmo Polyx Oil in Brixton.

Gaps filled

Oiling in progress

Just oiled floors in Brixton

Canadian Cherry floors sanded and oiled in Chiswick

Junckers clear Rustic Oil used for these floors in Chiswick.

Just oiled

Canadian Cherry floors in Chiswick just oiled

Before and after photos, Floors sanded, gap filled and oiled in Kingston

Osmo oil used for this project in Kingston. Check out the before and after photos below.

BeforeDuring oiling, Osmo oil | Before and after photosOiling in progress




Working with pine slivers used to gap fill floor boards in Richmond

Floors before, notice gaps between floor boardsReclaimed pine sliversFinished floors in Richmond





Before and after photos, 2 day job in Honor Oak Park

Gaps filled, floors repaired, floor sanded, varnished in Honor Oak Park.

Before renovating the floors in Honor Oak Park

After photo

Oak strip floors sanding in progress



Before and after photos, Richmond

Before and after floor restoration photos

Wooden floors restored in Richmond, London



SW14 Project, Pine floors sanded, gap filled with pine slivers

Floor sanding in East Sheen / Mortlake.

All gaps filled with reclaimed pine wedges. Oak strip floor, pine floors sanding in progress.

Ultra matt finish

Last coat drying

Pine slivers used for the gaps in the pine floors

Floor sanding job in Honor Oak

Floor sanding job in Honor Oak

 Floor sanding job in progress, floors will be gap filled after


Belt sander, London 

Bamboo floors renovated, Redbridge

Bamboo floors in Redbridge


Renovated bamboo floors


Floors renovated Redbridge 




Floor renovation project in Holborn

Below are before and after pictures. Work in progress, floors have been sanded, gaps filled. Floors in Holborn will be finished with Junkers lacquer.


Before 2

After floor was sanded down and gaps filled in Holborn

After floor was sanded down and gaps filled

Floor sanding project in Nunhead

We’ve sanded down, repaired, gap filled and varnished these floors in Nunhead for our customer. You can really see the difference. The floors are Victorian floor boards and still look as new in places. Although due to nails getting rusty stains appeared in the boards around nails.

Wooden floors in Nunhead before

Woden floors before

 Floors sanded and varnished


Floors sanded and repaired 

Floor sanding and gap filling project in Wembley

Parquet floor sanding and varnishing in Wembley. Photo of the work in progress.

Parquet sanding in Wembley in progress

Varnished floor

Finished floor, sanded and varnished

Laminate installation in a flat in London Bridge

Balterio V Groove Natural Oak laminate

Trento vinyl in bathroom

Natural Oak laminate fitting

Laminate fitted

Laminate fitted in kitchen

Black Trento vinyl in bathroom

Floor sanding project in Great Bookham

Floors sanded down and varnished in Great Bookham.

Floors sanded and varnished

Wooden floors varnished (2 coats)

Floors in Great Bookham sanded and varnished

Before photos

Before sanding

Before sanding

Parquet sanding, varnishing and laminate fitting project

Parquet sanding, varnishing and laminate fitting project in Fulham.

Steps sanded and varnished | Parquet sanding project

Floor sanded down

Floors varnished after sanding

Kaindl Natural Oak laminate

Laminate fitting in walk in wardrobe

Before photo:

Before photo of floors before sanding

New laminate floors fitted in Hackney

New laminate floors – Kaindl, Antique Oak

In progress

Cutting around radiator pipe

New laminate fitted

Kaindl laminate fitted in hallway and landing

New Vitality Borneo Berbau laminate floor fitted

Vitality Borneo Berbau laminate fitted, scotia fitted.

Vitality Borneo Berbau laminate fitted in London

Cleaning up after finishing

Floor sanding and gap filling project in Guildford

Floors sanded, gaps filled with reclaimed wooden strips in Guildford.

Laminate installed in the office at Southwark

Polar white Balterio laminate installed in an office in Southwark – one day job.

Laminate fitted in Southwark

Beading installed



Before photo


Laminate installed in a flat in Canary Wharf

Laminate installation at Canary Wharf

Balterio Standard Beech

Balterio Beech laminate

Laminate fitted in Canary Wharf

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