Oak floor Restoration
Our Oak wood floor services:
- Sanding and refinishing
- *A choice Lacquer or oil/wax finishes.
- Gap filling between the floorboards.
- Securing and reaffixing of loose boards.
- Replacing damaged floorboards.
- Renewing joists and repairs to the under floor.
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:
Worn oil waxed oak floor in Cambridge
Sanded oak staircase in Stratford-Upon-Avon
This is an ash floor in Oswestry treated with a completely matt version of the lacquer
Common problems with oak floors and Solutions - We provide the full range of services
|Common Problems||Likely causes||Our services|
|Damaged oak 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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