Sanding Process

Preparation

High quality flooring is a great addition to a living space. It provides an attractive and easy to clean alternative to carpets. Using a Brighton flooring restoration company is a way to ensure your wooden floors remain in great shape- always. Whether the floor sanding is in your home or office, we have the right skills and resources to achieve the best possible results. We manage all aspects of the process from start to finish. At the end of our floor sanding process, your vintage floors will look new again. Here is a look at the process: The first stage will be preparation of the floor, this will involve de nailing of any protruding nails, nailing down of any loose boards and board replacements if and when necessary.

Fire Hearth Removal (if required)

The second stage again if required would be the fire half removal, first we would chase out the concrete, cut back the existing boards re-joist or glue the reclaimed pine back into the floor which provides a uniformed look.

Gap Filling

The third stage if required is gap filling in between the boards, the two best methods are either:

  • Pine fillet strips, these are glued and placed in between the gaps so they are protruding slightly higher than the floor, they are then sanded flush with the floor, which gives the effect of a solid pine floor.
  • The second method is to make up a compound mixture of pva glue and very fine pine dust, this is then filled into the gaps using a filling knife, left to dry then sanded off.

Sanding

The fourth stage is the sanding process with our Swedish Bona upright sander we guarantee great smooth finished floors, which will be pleasing to the eye and have your friends looking upon with envy.

Working though the sanding grit sheets usually starting on a 24 or 40 grit depending on the initial condition of the floor, it will be sanded several times, with each stage using a finer abrasive until a super fine 120 grit finish is achieved.

Staining

Staining your floor will add depth warmth and character to the floor, however we understand choosing a colour can be daunting and over whelming just by looking at pictures and small sample boards, so to help you choose the colour you would like we will sand a section of your floor back and apply samples for you to see on your actual floor, giving a true representation of what you will be getting while giving advice when needed. We use high end products such as Morrells wood stain which is quick drying and rich in colour and designed to give high grain definition.

Btown Will Bring Your Wood Floor Vision To Life!

Sealing The Floor

Now that the sanding is done the floor has to be sealed, we are sometimes asked if it is possible to leave it unfinished as they like the natural look, however wood is very porous and soft unprotected and would mark within days without protection.

Lacquer

We recommend a water based eco-friendly lacquer to finish your floor as it will create a barrier over the floor and is the hardest wearing of all protections available. A first coat of seal is applied which will help close the pours and help stop the grain raising, while also enhancing the colour of the grain and character within the wood. After the first coat it is followed by applying 2 further coats to give ultimate protection and greater resistance to wear. Seals are available in Matt, Satin or Gloss, catering for everyone’s needs.

Hard Wax Oil

Osmo natural hard wax Oils are also a good choice they are stain resistant, carry no nasty chemicals or biocides so are safe for your children and are available in various colour ranges.

Commercial Grade Lacquer

Bona Traffic is a waterborne 2 part (separate hardener) commercial grade finish. It is the industry’s premium finish for last ability and beauty.

Designed specifically for the intense demands of heavy-traffic areas within commercial and residential areas. Bona Traffic’s advanced formula provides the ultimate in durability, outperforming any finish in the industry – moisture cure, solvent-based, oil-modified or other waterborne finishes. GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality.

Before we begin the floor sanding process, the first step we take is to arrange a visit over the phone with our customers. The visit is to discuss requirements, take some measurements and take photos. At the end of this, we send over a no obligation quote. At this stage, we will also be open for any questions you may have and our impeccable customer service means all questions will be answered with great experience and integrity.

To ensure the best result in our floor sanding process we generally need a cleared room. We remove all furniture, allowing us unrestricted access to the floor. We have the manpower to move larger and heavy items without any issues. In rare cases where it would be difficult to clear the entire room, we focus on completing the job in two stages. We achieve this by moving furniture from one side of the space to the other. We still guarantee a uniform finish across all the floors.

Before we begin sanding, we look out for loose boards and joists. Any outstanding issues are quickly nailed down and fixed. Floorboards that need replacing are changed immediately using reclaimed wood; matching it as close as possible.

Give us a call today for a free initial consulation and quotation!

Reviews

What an amazing job Ben and team have made of our entrance hall and hallway. We simply could not have hoped for a better job. Extremely helpful before and during the work. No mess at all and a pleasure to have working in the house. We cannot recommend highly enough.
chris broad
chris broad
16:33 14 Mar 18
Fantastic service from a very professional team. From quoting through to the final product Ben and his team delivered an impeccable service. Have and will continue to recommend to friends. Ben was able to recommend the best type of finish for our particular wood to bring it back to an amazing finish - so do ask him for his opinion, as he recommended us a much better colour for our hallways then we had planned. We always get positive comments from visitors on our floor and its finish.
cobblex
cobblex
12:39 20 Mar 18
Btown Flooring did an incredible job of all the floors in my house - they look beautiful! Ben's considerable expertise reassured me from the first that this was the company I trusted to look after my original Victorian floorboards. He guided me through the options in a professional and friendly manner, going the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome. He kept me informed at all times and delivered to schedule at the price quoted.
Claire Seymour
Claire Seymour
13:35 30 Mar 18
Ben and his team sanded and varnished our downstairs living areas and hallway. They were very polite, respectful and Ben took as much time as was needed to make sure everything was done to a high standard as well as being happy to explain all aspects along the way as well as allowing us time to make decisions. He also recommended a finish which was much better than the one we thought we wanted - sample areas were created on the floor so that we could get an idea of the different finishes before making a choice. The team worked hard and were very professional throughout the whole process. As we had chosen a different varnish the price did increase slightly. Ben made an estimate as to what that increase would be which turned out to be slightly less than it actually was. I asked him afterwards about the difference in the price and he refunded it, apologising for any confusion stating that it was an estimate. I thought this was very fair. Overall, I would definitely recommend B-Town as the work was of a high standard and the team were very professional and courteous, trying their best to accommodate our movements to contain disruption. I think the job took longer than they had quoted for but the price did not increase because of that. The only problem is that we really have to look after our floors now as our dog has managed to scratch it already! Top tip: buy a roll of felt adhesive that can be cut to size and adhered to the bottom of all the feet of your furniture, maybe to your dogs paws too 🙂
Mister Phil
Mister Phil
11:51 07 Mar 18
Used this company to sand and stain the hallway in my flat making it a beautiful dark red mahogany colour. They were friendly and more importantly tidy. Did such a good job the managing agents used them for the communal areas later that year. Would use again.
Dean Cottrell
Dean Cottrell
21:03 12 Feb 18
Great work from Ben and team, really good finish and house was left clean and tidy. Ben was very helpful in explaining the process also. Would very much recommend.
russell brighton
russell brighton
11:13 13 May 18
Ben and his team did a great job with my kitchen wood floor. He is an honest and professional guy. He will give you helpful suggestions to make your floor look just perfect. Highly recommend.
H N
H N
09:53 12 Jul 18
I was given the responsibility of finding the right company to refurbish our Church Hall floor and three double doors at the church and hall. Had several quotes and a lot of promises. Just had a feeling that Ben and his team would deliver exactly as discussed. They did and we are delighted. Well done BTown.
Nigel Ireland
Nigel Ireland
16:37 08 Aug 18

Btown Will Bring Your Wood Floor Vision To Life!