Beech floor restoration
Our Beech wood floor restoration services:
- Refinishing service via *specialist sanding equipment and application of hardwearing lacquers.
- Replacing damaged areas of the beech wood floor
- Re affixing any loose areas.
- Gap filling between the wood strip floor.
- Supplying full aftercare information.
- Complete installation of beech floors.
Lacquer or Oil wax finish?
Based upon our experience and after listening to feed back from our customers - some of whom have already had an oil/wax finish we have drawn the conclusion that lacquer normally provides the best finishing choice. Our opinions are based on the fact that oil/wax requires frequent re coating, and sometimes machine polishing.
As always we consider 3 important points when choosing a floor finish:
- Compatability and appearance with the floor type.
- Longevity and wear.
- Ease of maintenance.
Depending on the amount of foot traffic and type of use your floor will be subjected to a properly prepared Lacquered floor can last for up to 8 years without the need to recoat (which is simple to do without the need to ‘deep sand’ the floor again) whereas oil wax may only last a few years before it becomes contaminated especially in high use areas and will need deep sanding and re oiling again.
As both the colour and finish of both systems are almost the same there seems to be no reason to opt for oil/wax. For the above reasons we almost always recommend a water-based lacquer to finish your wood floors. There are of course exceptions to the rule and we do use oil wax where the wood type demands the use of an oil-based product to deeply penetrate the grain such as our period floor renovations.
What to expect:
A worn Beech strip floor in Gloucester
Wood floor restored in Worcester
Common problems with beech wood floors and Solutions - We provide the full range of services
|Common Problems||Likely causes||Our services|
|Damaged beech boards and other in appropriate floor boards fitted||
|Floor boards movement and ‘squeaky’ boards.||
|Incorrect board fixings e.g. Unsuited nails, screws etc.||
|General poor appearance including scratches, stains and boards and lacking in definition.||
|Boards are difficult to clean and absorb water; flaking seals and polishes.||
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