Before making the decision to take up your existing wood floor and install an entirely new one, consider whether your floor can be renovated.
Take a careful look at your floor blocks - yes, they will be dull and scratched, but if there’s no significant damage or warping, there’s a good chance your floor can be restored close to its former glory. This will avoid you needing a new floor installed, which can more time-consuming and costly than a renovation.
Some clients like to retain their existing floor because it has sentimental value or has a history they’d like to keep, especially if it’s within an old building. For these clients, renovating the floor is the perfect option.
What is wood floor renovation?
As the name suggests, renovating a floor means retaining all, or most, of the existing wood blocks in the floor and restoring them back to looking smooth, even and well-finished. The result is a floor that looks almost new, by restoring the colour, hues, finish and “character” of the original floor.
Most owners choose to restore their floor back to its former look and finish. For instance, take a look at the "before and after" images below - we took a dull and scratched mahogany parquet floor and, with some time and care, restored it back to looking like it’s original look, like this ...
At Wood Floor Solutions NW, we provide wood flooring renovations in all kinds of properties across North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral. The results can be incredible and make your wood floor look almost new again. See some examples of our previous wood floor restorations and renovations further down this page.
While a solid wood floor can last for decades, it will look a little tired and worn after several years of use and a few accidents along the way. You may have scuffs, scratches and dents in the floor blocks. Our renovation services can breathe new life into your floor and save you money compared to a new installation.
We offer the following three services ...
For when you don’t need any finishing on your floor, just a good sanding
Like with the full “sand and seal” service, we sand the floor back to “bare wood”, but with this service we do not apply any floor finishing. This service leaves a very smooth, matt-finish to the wood. For long term protection, we’d recommend applying a layer of finishing.
For when you need to restore your floor back to its former glory, or give it a new finish
Our most popular service, the process involves carefully sanding the floor back to “bare wood” and then preparing the floor to be coated with your chosen finish of lacquer or oil, depending on your desired finishing effect, whether that’s to restore the floor back to its original look or to give it an entirely new finish.
Maintenance sand with finishing - when you just want to spruce up your floor
If you simply want a good clean and a light sanding of your solid wooden floor with a buffer machine, this service is for you. We apply a fresh coat of lacquer or oil finishing after the clean.
We provided our thorough “Sand and Seal” service for this beautiful property in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
The process involved carefully sanding back the entire floor, then preparing the floor finishing, before applying Bona™ Traffic HD Lacquer, which is a superior waterborne lacquer to cope with high foot traffic and extreme wear.
We first carried out block repairs to this parquet floor in Deganwy, North Wales, before applying our full “Sand and Seal” service. The renovation took careful and meticulous work, but our qualified renovators were more than experienced for the job.
For this stunning solid oak floor in Deganwy Quay, North Wales, we applied our “Sand and Seal” service, along with a 3-coat silk matt lacquer system, which provides not only a gorgeous finish but also a high resistance to wear and common household chemicals.
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