Project: Floor Sanding & Finishing of Gorgeous Merbau Parquet Flooring
Before the works
The exotic merbau parquet flooring in this Guildford home was in desperate need of renovation. During our free home survey, we did thorough inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.
Our client has decided to skip the gap filling, although we highly recommend it for parquet floors and finishing the floors in matt lacquer.
How we did it...
Parquet flooring restoration requires years of experience, skills and the right floor sanding equipment. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial parquet floor sanding may start with coarser or medium grid. The task of the stage if not only to remove the previous finish and get the floors to bare wood, but also to provide a good level throughout the entire floor. Some older floors may require more thorough work at this time.
Next stage in the process of parquet floor sanding was the application of the gap filling. However, on this project the client preferred to skip this process and preserve the blocks appearance more prominent.
Sanding the floors with fine grids (80 - 120 gr) and a good rotary buff to the new merbau timber surface with high grid buffing screens is the most important stage in the preparation of the parquet flooring for finishing.
Floors were consequently sealed with 3 coats of Bona Mega water-based lacquer in matt sheen with another light screen buff between the coats, for excellent final touch to the finish.