Salisbury Wood Floors Ltd only use top of the line Bona and Festool floor sanding equipment all with dust extraction offering 99% dust free parquet sanding to minimise the disruption to you. We also use premium floor finishing products to get your floor looking its absolute best as well as being tough and durable. Our highly experienced parquet restoration/sanding team can bring your tired and worn wood floor back to life. Hopefully this page will answer any questions you may have on the sanding and sealing of your own floors.
Sanding or restoring of parquet flooring is becoming more and more popular for these reasons:
This image shows you what a very poorly sanded/restored parquet floor looks like!
This floor is uneven, has dips, rough bits and as you can see, lots of gaps!
This was done by someone claiming to be an experienced wooden floor restorer/finisher.
Do not let this happen to your parquet flooring!
Call the experts at Salisbury Wood Floors
There are two main types of parquet flooring that we come across these are Herringbone and Mosaic(finger) parquet flooring although there are many others including Basket weave and Versailles(panels).
Cork strips were used a lot on parquet flooring in the past, mainly to create borders and sometimes to fill expansion gaps.
It is truly amazing what our skilled parquet restoration team can achieve. Wether your damaged/rotten parquet blocks need replacing or simply refitting loose ones.
Filling gaps in parquet flooring is a must The dust collected in our dust extraction system during the sanding process is mixed with our specialist clear resin filler and then a trowel is used to fill the entire area.
Why do some old floors have so many gaps??.... gap sizes do vary massively in parquet floors this is mainly due to how well they were seasoned or acclimatised before installation, ultimately old solid parquet blocks would have moved over the years as temperature and moisture content changes.
We believe the best way to finish a floor is with a top quality, heavy wearing, commercial grade lacquer.
Firstly we apply a primer (colours available) with two or three coats of either extra matt, matt, satin or gloss depending on the look you are are wanting to achieve (see our finishes page).
The finished surface is easy to keep clean and extremely tough.