Floor Sanding & Finishing

Floor sanding has come along way in the past 10 years.
Old fashioned machines which unfortunately most hire shops still hire out to the public are a thing of the past for
most professionals.

Please watch our video below to see our dust free floor sanding!!

Today, floor sanding can really be 99.5% dustfree.
The floor sanders we use are of the latest technology and our attached to a cyclonic hoover.
Bona, The company who makes these machines have revolutionised the way we can now sand floors.
Floor sanding sounds easy but sanding a floor the wrong way can have unforgiving results and can ruin a floor.
Its Important to check the floor has enough wood to sand, for if the floor is too thin, the floor would be ruined.
Usually sanding will only remove 1-2mm of wood, sanded the right way, most boards will range from 4mm-8mm thick.
The process involves sanding the existing layers of lacquer or oil off by going through the different grades of sandpaper, from course to smooth.
Again, the machines we use are all the latest technology and consist of a belt sander, edging sander, corner sander and a
finishing sander, not forgetting the all important cyclonic hoover.


Lacquer or Oil

Lacquer or Oil are the most popular finishes for floors.
Lacquer usually comes in a form of polyurethane and creates a seal across the grain of the wood, preventing dirt from getting into the grain of the floor.It generally requires less upkeep.

Oil sinks into the grain of the wood and gives a more natural appearance, but requires more regular cleaning to ensure no dirt settles into the grain of the floor.

Although i would guess lacquer is the more protective finish, oil is easier to repair isolated areas if neccesary, without sanding the whole floor. where this is not really possible with lacquer.




Bona 2K Oil

These stains have a long open time, which means you have enough time to work them into the floor without them quickly drying on you.They are non grain raising and are applied with a buffing machine.
These oils can either have an oil applied on top or a commercial lacquer.

Oil Stains

These stains have a long open time, which means you have enough time to work them into the floor without them quickly drying on you.They are non grain raising and can be applied with a microfiber roller, but any excess oil must be removed with a buffing machine and a white pad.

They are designed to have an oil applied over them.


Gap Filling


Resin & Sanding Dust

The conventional way of filling very fine gaps or small nail holes.

This method is used especially in very fine gaps in parquet flooring.
The resin is mixed with the sanding dust that comes off the floor. The sanding dust colours the resin to make a filling paste the same colour as the floor.


The quickest and easieat way to stop the draughts in pine floorboards is ‘stopgap’.

Stopgap will seal gaps that are 1-8mm wide, stopping cold draughts getting through, and

is virtually invisible once fitted.

Please click on the link for more info – www.stopgaps.com





Preventative maintenance.

A good corded matt on each entrance will help catch any bits of grit on shoes which could get onto the floor and create
No matter what protective finish you have, high heeled shoes will create little pitts in the floor.
Felt pads for the feet of furniture are reccomended.


How to look After your floor – Lacquered or Oiled

1) Dry cleaning

Floors should be cleaned daily using dry cleaning methods, such as vacuum, scissor mop or soft broom, as it is important to remove any abrasive particles of grit and dirt which may scratch the floor seal when trafficked under footwear, chair legs, and other items moved across the floor.