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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Floor leveling in Plumstead, PLY boards installed before flooring is installed on top of subfloor.
Solid Herringbone wood floor installation, sanding and varnishing.