Parquet floor restoration

Parquet Floor Restoration

Parquet wood flooring has long been renowned for its quality and durability. Many Ultimate Floor Sanding Company customers contact us with a view to parquet floor restoration, many of them are home owners who want to look after these beautiful hardwood floors and keep them looking their best, but some customers have discovered a parquet floor hidden for years under carpets, some in old buildings that are being renovated and some customers want to maintain the original parquet floors found in stately homes and listed buildings across the UK. It makes sense that if you have such a high quality, durable hard wood floor in your home that you would want a professional to restore it for you. Our floor restoration experts are passionate about wood flooring, and between you and I, they take particular pride in restoring a beautiful parquet floor to its former glory.

Parquet Floors – What is parquet?

Parquet floors are at times instantly recognisable thanks to the traditional, and sometimes intricate, laying patterns it comes in. It’s interesting to know that in fact a wood flooring product can only be called parquet if its real wood top layer is at least 2.5mm in thickness. Parquet floors are often layed in a simple strip style pattern, wood floors don’t have to be layed in herringbone, swallowtail or five finger patterns to be called parquet. Some of the most intricate parquet floors can be layed in a mosaic style, they are a true work of art. But like all wood floors, these works of art need care and maintenance and at times restoration work.

Parquet Floor Patterns

Some of the patterns found in parquet floors are

    • parquet floor patternsDecking – the simplest method – stacking the flooring boards to each other.
    • Herringbone – matching tops two plates at 90 degrees.
    • Swallowtail – like herringbone but sets of two or three connected parquet boards are layed together.
    • Cubical – is also known as five finger parquet. As the name says, the pattern connects the small flooring planks so they form square.
    • Alternating – alternating system of placing boards.
    • Mosaic – decorative flooring installation method. Less commonly used for the entire surface, but mostly for certain parts of the floor.

Woods Used in Parquet Flooring

Only hard wood species are fit for parquet floor production, about 300 wood species are used. Here are some of the most common found in parquet floors in the UK:

• Amaranth
• American walnut
• Ash
• Beech
• Cherry tree
• Ipe
• Iroko
• Jarra
• Jatoba
• Karelian birch
• Kempas
• Mahogany
• Maple

• Merbau
• Olive tree
• Padouk
• Pear tree
• Plane tree
• Rosewood
• Sapelli
• Teak
• Wenge
• Zebrano

Rosewood Parquet Before and After

We are experts at parquet floor restoration, so are able to identify the wood used. This is critical to understanding what’s required to restore the floor, how to match the wood for any repairs and also the finishing products that are suitable for that particular wood type.

For more amazing details of how we have restored parquet floors across the UK contact us or call us on FREEPHONE 0333 9390193 to speak to one of our restoration experts.

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Wood floor restoration in Bristol – Commercial Projects

Looking for professional wood floor restoration in Bristol? The wood floor at your business or commercial premises may have got to the point that it’s tired, scratched and worn looking and in need of professional restoration. We understand that it’s important your business is an attractive place for your customers but that any ‘down time’ can cost money! Our floor sanding and restoration system is designed to be fast and effective and DUST FREE, and what’s more we promise we will be finished when we say or earlier!

Commercial Wood floor restoration in Bristol – Flexible Hours

Clients with commercial or business premises who require wood floor restoration in Bristol or Somerset often need the restoration work to take place outside of business hours. This is particularly the case with retail units, hotels, bars and restaurants that want to minimise the impact on customers. Our operators are familiar with the requirements of busy commercial and business premises, having completed many similar projects. We are happy to provide the option of completing wood floor restoration work to commercial premises outside of business hours.


Our wood floor restoration system

Our experienced team of operators providing wood floor restoration in Bristol and Somerset can help you restore the wood floor at your business using proven methods and sealing products. These high-quality finishing products are suitable for the high traffic areas common in commercial premises and will keep your wood floor looking great for longer.

Environmentally Green – Wood Floor Treatment Products

Most floor sanding companies use heavy solvent based sealing products, which are bad for the environment. The Pallmann, commercial grade finishing products we use are all either solvent free or extremely low in solvent content, making them environmentally friendly. All our wood floor restoration experts in Bristol are approved by Pallmann as Parkettprofi contractors, which means their work is covered by a two-year product guarantee. This type of Pallmann backed guarantee is totally unique within our industry and sets The Ultimate Floor Sanding Company apart from our competition.

Contact our wood floor restoration experts in Bristol

If you have a business or commercial premises that requires wood floor restoration services in Bristol why not contact Adrian, your local Ultimate Floor Sanding approved contractor. Freephone 0333 9390193 (it’s free from landlines and mobiles) and arrange a no obligation quotation. Find out more about Adrian and his team on the Bristol floor sanding provider page.

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Whitewashed wood floor – How to get the Scandinavian look

The Scandinavian whitewashed wood floor look is currently very fashionable and regularly requested by our clients. It’s worth knowing a little about it. The traditional Scandinavian approach to achieving this look is to white oil the floor followed by the application of a soap treatment. This method will eventually deliver a less than pristine white but it is true to the traditional Scandinavian whitewashed wood floor look and feel. The result is a natural looking floor what will develop more character over time. The orange tones of some timbers can spoil the overall look of the white finish in some people’s opinion. If you want the very palest look it is possible to pre- treat the timber with either softwood or hardwood lye depending on the species.

Whitewashed Wood Floor – Maintenance

how to get scandinavian white wood floorsWith the traditional approach it is important to keep in mind that like those nice white shoes or clothes, a natural white is harder to keep clean. Although the required care and maintenance of this oiled finish is relatively easy, it is more frequent than most people want. We generally recommend that you wash the floor with specialist white floor soap. This should be required between two and four times a month, depending on traffic and use. When used regularly, a soap membrane is formed that protects the wooden floor against grease, dirt and depletion.

Whitewashed wood floor – Alternatives

If the traditional method of achieving the Scandinavian whitewashed wood floor look is not really your cup of tea, there are two alternatives. A more modern approach that achieves a similar look is white tinted, catalysed oil. This option requires less regular maintenance and is our preferred option for non- traditionalists. A second option is to stain the floor white and then apply a lacquer over the top of the stain. This method gives additional control over the shade of white that can be achieved, long term it also means that any damage to the floor is virtually impossible to disguise without a total re-sand. The choice is yours.

Call out experts

If you are considering a bleached white Scandinavian look for your floors, talk to one of our floor sanding and finishing experts today. Find your local contractor.

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