Modern pine floor restoration
Our new pine floor restoration services:
- Sanding and varnishing new pine floors.
- Pine floor repairs and adaptations.
- Colour staining pine floorboards.
- Gap filling.
- Laying complete floors.
If you have a modern or new home laid with new pine boards then these can be transformed into something special without the need to lay either carpets or alternative flooring. New pine floors can be stained to a colour of your choice and to match and compliment your home styling.
There are many reasons why you should consider refinishing your pine floors not least because it will add character to your home but also because wood floors require little maintenance, there are no carpets to wear out and need cleaning and finally natural wood floors provide a far more hygienic surface than carpets as they do not harbour dust mites etc. which is especially important for asthma sufferers.
Hopefully our photos of the pine floors that we have refinished will inspire you!
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.