Project: Sanding & Sealing Engineered Oak Floors
Before The Works
This brushed & oiled engineered flooring was quite tired and in need of re-sanding and resealing. These engineered floors are a typical example of the outcome from irregular maintenance of oiled floors.
Most frequently used areas like hallways, dining rooms and living rooms should be re-oiled every 16 – 24 months. A lot of our restoration work on oiled floors ends up with lacquering, due to the fact that many households realise that they may miss again the opportunity of re-oiling due to the amount of effort and time required for the re-oiling and the furniture they have to deal with.
How We Did It...
The main challenge in the restoration of these beautiful engineered oak boards, was the size of the property. The flooring spread across the entire house, creating a large perimeter requiring a lot of detailed manual work.
Like any other work on engineered floors, our team had to check if the floors would have thick enough top layer of oak for the sanding. With these floors it was easy to recognise the floors were never sanded before, as the brushed effect on the planks was intact.
Another important detail about engineered floor sanding is that the approach we take, is to achieve excellent results with the lightest possible sanding. This off course would really depend on the level of the floors, but in general due to the tongue-and-groove or click system of the engineered planks, they create a good surface level.
The restoration works included stripping and re-sealing of oak staircase, which also required high-level of detail.