What’s included in the wood floor restoration and repair process
With time and use, neglected, yet very important parts of our homes, like the wooden floors, start to look very far from pleasant. Deep scratches form from all of that furniture moving throughout the years, gaps, missing floorboards, stains from cleaning products, a faded floor colour - the list of issues grows with each passing day. With all of this being said, if your floor is in need of a well-deserved makeover, why not book a professional wooden floor restoration and repair service?
Here is what is included in our wooden floor repair service and how the floor restoration is performed:
Wood floor restoration preparation
The very first thing that should be done before the service is for the room to be cleared out from all types of furniture and floor coverings. Typically, this is done by the homeowner, but if you need help with the task, the parquet flooring restoration specialist will give you a hand. Note that this will be additionally charged. Once everything is out of the way, the technician will perform a deep cleaning of the wooden floor to remove any dirt and buildup. This step is extremely important, especially when it comes to fixing wood floors that require gap filling.
Wood floor repair
Wood floor restoration is a process that involves a lot of separate repair processes, which can include replacing a wooden block, filling gaps, sanding, wood staining, sealing, etc. If all of these steps are performed correctly and in the right order, the end result will be a revived wooden floor that will continue to be an attractive feature in your home for a very long time.
Generally, the first step of the wood floor restoration technician is to fix any existing damaged parts. They will carefully lift any loose boards, secure them, refit old ones, or replace them with new pieces, and wrap everything up with a regluing job. Note that all old boards that are beyond repair will be replaced with reclaimed timber of the same quality and age, if possible. If there are any protruding and potentially dangerous nails, the technician will take care of them, as well.
Cleaning the floorboards or parquet blocks & subfloor
In the past, wooden floors were glued down with a different type of adhesive, called Bitumen. Its consistency resembles glue and it is black, which is no longer used when fixing down flooring. With this said, if your wooden floor is set with this type of adhesive, the “glue” needs to be removed. You see, if the technician were to apply a new coat of adhesive when performing the parquet flooring restoration, the Bitumen will affect its bonding time and the overall quality of the job.
It’s very common for the subfloor, which is located below the blocks, to appear uneven. Sometimes the Bitumen removal can also damage this material, creating a potential issue. To avoid this, your appointed London floor restoration specialist will carefully level the surface with a special compound.