Preparing the Floor

Getting Even

Any job is as only as good as the preparation. Subfloors often are not flat or level. A new floor fitted onto an uneven subfloor will bounce, creak and eventually break up. Floors need to be fitted onto a sound, dry, flat subfloor. A damp floor could cause a timber floor to expand excessively and cause it to eventually fail.

Damp floors can be treated by either a liquid damp proof membrane, usually epoxy or a plastic damp proof membrane i.e. a sheet of plastic, both will prevent moisture affecting the floor. If a concrete floor is uneven or breaking up it can be rectified by using a professional levelling compound. Timber subfloors that are uneven can be rectified by ply lining, or levelling or both.

Sanding and Resanding

Your original wood floors can be professionally machine resanded to a very fine finish. Even engineered floors can be resanded up to 4 times. Most timbers can be stained to achieve a new colour.

Floors can also be refinished in lacquer, matt, silk-matt, gloss or in oil, for a more tradtional look.


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