Wood Flooring: What’s hidden underneath your carpet?

And they thought the wood flooring underneath the carpet couldn’t be restored!

Work Requirement
I received a call from a couple who were completely redecorating their terraced house and after lifting the carpet, they found a very dirty, worn out looking wood flooring which turned out to be old Pine
We were called to carry out a survey, identify the wood and asked if anything could be done with it or was it just too damaged and old now
I told them that it could be sanded and hard wax oil could be applied to completely restore it – they were a bit skeptical as to how it would look because of its condition – we did a test area and they were satisfied it would greatly improve
Work Activity
The wood floor restoration was needed in the main bedroom and the small narrow hallway upstairs
The client had already filled the nail holes and we checked all of the boards to ensure there were no protruding nails or loose boards before beginning the sanding
The wood floor was level so we decided to use the Pallmann Spider to sand starting with 40 grit on the planetary underneath the machine
The blackened, painted edges were extremely difficult to remove as always but every old pine floor we sand seem to have the edges painted which I believe were done after rugs were laid in the middle of the room to add a finish to that area in the room
Once we had finished the first sand, we proceeded to use sixty and eighty grit discs to complete the floors vacuuming after each sand before proceeding to the next one
The edges in the main bedroom and hallway we sanded using all of the above grits on a Pallmann Gecko edging machine
The Pallmann Spider was finally used with a one hundred grit multi-hole pad as a final sand to leave the wooden floor feeling very smooth
After giving the floors a final vacuum, it was now ready to be oiled using Pallmann Hard Wax Oil
The client popped in from time to time and during each visit, he couldn’t help but stare in amazement and tell us how impressed he was with us and how it looked after sanding – the wooden floor was way above his expectations!!
He did ask about staining the floor but when we showed him a test area with the Hard Wax Oil he said that it was exactly the colour they wanted so we continued to prepare the floor so it was ready to oil
We applied one coat of Hard Wax Oil and returned the next day the apply a second, final coat to the bedroom and hallway
The client and his wife were absolutely astonished at the final outcome of their dirty, old looking wood floor that they thought nothing could be done with!!
We explained the importance of cleaning the wood floor correctly using Pallmann Neutral Cleaner and also maintaining it in the future – they said that they would call us when it needed doing
The clients were beyond happy, to be honest – it was so much more than they were expecting and never really knew what could be done to the floor
We received thanks on the day, a call later in the week thanking us again, a text message saying – ” I have to say the floor looks absolutely fantastic. We cannot praise you and Ben enough for your hard work. Many many thanks” and a Google review as well
They will be calling early to mid-2019 to have the living room and dining room  sanded and oiled
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Walk in the Parquet Wood Floor Restoration

Parquet Wood Floor Restoration and Repair.

Work Requirement

Our client had completely renovated their house, and the last room to do was the living room – they had removed the parquet wood flooring around the edges to install central heating and pipes and now wanted them not only replaced but diagonal into the wall before the skirting was replaced rather than parallel as before

Work Activity

The work started by making good the subflooring so that it could receive the parquet wooden blocks
Once this had been done, the client had asked if a threshold could be installed using the parquet wooden blocks that would be the only place in the room where the blocks ran parallel to the double doors leading to the conservatory
This was installed and sanded down to the same level as the rest of the floor

The whole room had the wooden blocks glued into place so that they run into the wall – this took some time to get the edges correct before moving on with the sanding.

The next day, we were satisfied that the floor was now ready to be sanded.

We used the Pallmann Spider rotary machine with a three plate planetary disc holder which we put 40 grit sanding discs, to begin with

We used a Pallmann Gecko machine to sand all of the edges and the threshold in front of the conservatory doors.

The wooden floor and edges were sanded from forty grit, sixty grit and ended the sanding process with both machines on an eighty grit.

The Pallmann Spider was now used all around the floor with a one hundred grit multi-hole sanding disc to leave the wood with a really good smooth finish.

We were now ready to apply Pallmann magic oil which we doubled the hardener in because of the busy area and also a very lively dog was in and out all of the time!!
We applied two coats of the oil which left the floor looking good.


The client was present all the way through the process and couldn’t believe the way the wood floor restored, and she finally had the edges installed exactly the way she always wanted
We left a Pallmann Clean and Go cleaning system and explained the procedure of using it and also discussed maintenance through the year by us returning to carry any work needed doing


The client was so happy with the work overall and didn’t realise that the floor could or would look this good as well as the edging and threshold looking flat and smooth – satisfied that it was dust free throughout the whole restoration and would call us back when needed.


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