Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church


  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church
  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church
  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church
  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church
  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church
  • Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

    Junckers Beech Flooring Restoration at St Peters Church

Junckers beech hardwood flooring restoration at St Peters Church in Chiswck

Before the works

The Junckers beech hardwood flooring in St Peters Church in Chiswick was overall looking tired and in need of restoration. During our free home survey, we did thorough inspection of the solid wood floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our recommendation for finish was with Junckers HP Commercial lacquer in UltraMatt sheen.

How we did it...

Junckers solid wood flooring comes in 22 mm thick "tongue-and-groove" planks and would have approx. 10 mm sandable depth, measured form the surface to the position of the T&G on the plank. This upper layer defines what is the remaining thickness available for sanding on the beech plank. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial floor sanding may start with coarser or medium grid. The task of this initial floor sanding stage of the hardwood flooring is to remove the previous finish and provide a good level throughout all planks.

Overall, the level of the hardwood flooring is expected to be good, due to the "tongue-and-groove" locking between the planks, however due to presence of past, current or seasonal damp in some cases the planks may get slight sides curving with the time.

Sanding the floors with fine grids (80 - 120 gr) and a good rotary buff to the new beech timber surface with high grid buffing screens is the most important stage in the preparation of the wooden flooring for finishing.

Floors were consequently sealed with a coat of primer and 3 coats of Junckers HP Commercial waterbased lacquer in UltraMatt sheen with another light screen buff between the coats, for excellent final touch to the finish.

Did you know this about beech flooring?

Beech is one of the hardest and most flexible timbers. In commercial use, this is the type of timber used for sport floors, in gyms and schools, which we refinish regularly throughout the year for many public and education establishments.