Project: Parquet Floor Sanding in Prestige Italian Restaurant

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Before The Works

The parquet flooring in this high-end Italian restaurant based in central London was in desperate need of repair and restoration after a water damage from two different sources and due to improper use of subfloor levelling compound during the previous restoration of the floors.

The most challenging part of the project was to synchronise the works with the opening hours of the establishment. The late closing hours and the early opening time allowed a narrow window of only 4 - 6 hours per night for the works.

How We Did It...

As details of the previous finish were not available, FloorWorks provided a number of samples of dark wood stains to the client in order to deliver a close match to the existing floors.

The complete refurbishment of the floors spread over 9 nights in the quietest days of the week for the restaurant, starting with a massive parquet flooring repair covering approx. 40 sqm of the floors.

The refitting included cleaning of the subfloor and the blocks from a mix of old adhesives, prior to gluing-down with bitumen-compatible adhesive.

After floor sanding of the parquet flooring was completed, the entire area was gap filled to give the floors an extra level of solidness. This is highly recommended for parquet blocks, especially for heavily maintained with liquid cleaning agents floors, as the resin filler reduces gaps and keep moisture to the surface and away from the base and adhesives.

Finally the oak parquet flooring floors were stained with Morrells Plum Mahogany and Bona Traffic HD in Matt sheen, a highly durable commercial grade water-based polyurethane lacquer.