And they thought the wood flooring underneath the carpet couldn’t be restored!
And they thought the wood flooring underneath the carpet couldn’t be restored!
Parquet Wood Floor Restoration and Repair.
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
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.
An original village shop required wood floor restoration.
Here’s what happened…
Work Requirement –
I was contacted by a local homeowner asking if the original pine floors could be restored in their house which was the old village shop dating back to the 1880’s
They also wanted repairs made and boards sourced and replaced if possible.
Work Activity –
The floors to be done were in the living room, and dining room which had been poorly sanded and a finish applied very badly about fifteen years ago
In the living room, there were a few boards to replace and several needed to be pinned because they were noisy and slightly moving
The dining room had newer boards added in the past because there had been a dividing wall when it was a shop.
The boards that needed replacing were sourced from a local reclaim yard but were difficult to find because they were 210mm width – the damaged boards were removed and replaced.
There was a knot missing in one board, so we removed a knot from a spare board and made it, so the knot fitted in the hole.
After the boards had been replaced, repaired and pinned we begun the wooden floor sanding process
The floor was uneven in places but the Pallmann Spider did more than cope with this and it sanded very well – there were a lot of deep scratch marks from moving the furniture around over the years.
The difference between old and newly sanded wood was remarkable – the client saw the floor after day one and couldn’t believe it!
We carried out the sanding process in one room at a time as there was some furniture that had been built in the rooms so was now impossible to take out.
We discussed the type of finish that was required and eventually, Pallmann Hard Wax Oil was the choice made.
We had to do 50% of each room at a time because of the furniture situation, but by finishing on the edge of the board, it meant we didn’t get a joint line when oiling next day
The finish was excellent and one very very happy client, we also added felt pads to every piece of furniture and dining room table and chairs to help prevent scratching.
We gave the client Pallmann Neutral clean to help keep the floor maintained and suggested in investing in a micro mop purely for the wooden floors – also a maintenance programme was set up.
The client was so happy with the job; we have more to do on the first floor of the property and at her business address which is a hairdresser that also has Pine boards
The client messaged me saying that the wooden floors had blown their minds and they were chuffed, they will recommend us to others and as soon as they begin more restoration work on the house, we will be returning to carry out more wooden floor sanding.
Grade 2 Listed Pine Floor Restoration Project
Wood floor restoration to remove wear marks and scratches
Work Requirement –
A wood floor restoration was requested to nine-year-old oak floor strips which had been sanded before around five years ago
Work Activity –
There was a dark patch of wood which was in front of the sofa worn by feet and shoes which needed sanding.
We also sanded the thresholds as well to improve their look.
The floor was scratched from the owners two large dogs running around.
We used the Pallmann Spider to sand the floor and a Pallmann edger for the thresholds and edges using sanding grits from coarse to fine.
Once the floor was sanded entirely and the dark areas were restored to match the remaining wood, Pallmann Hard Wax Oil was applied which gave a slight sheen as requested by the client.
We went through the cleaning procedure with the client and agreed on a maintenance program to keep the floor looking great now it has been restored.
Rolin Cleaning Services discuss a Wood Floor Restoration Project in Kent
Wood floor restoration to a living room and dining room solid oak floor in a rental property. The property developer had been let down by another contractor who was to carry out the work on agreed days as part of a restoration project which was now going to delay the next phase
A minor repair had to be carried out to one board which was loose leading from the dining room to the kitchen
The overall condition of both floors was dirty with scratches and dark worn areas
We used the Pallmann Spider rotary machine with various grits of sanding paper discs to sand the floors and the Rotex for all of the edges
Once the sanding had been completed, we applied two coats of Pallmann Magic Oil with added hardener leaving the floors with a good finish and making them hard wearing too
We supplied a Pallmann Clean and Go cleaning system for the tenant to use and recommended a maintenance programme for the rental property
We were sent a message from the developer after they had seen the floors saying “wow, they look incredible! Thank you”
Let there be light!
Rolin Cleaning Services helps a family remodel an Oak Wood Floor in a basement bedroom.
An engineered wood floor sanding of an eight-year-old floor in a basement of a house that is used as a bedroom before decorating the room and to make the finish as light as possible because of the limited light in the room which was an absolute priority.
The floor was in good condition generally – we used the Pallmann Spider to carry out the sanding of the floor and Rotex for the edging work
Once all of the sanding was completed, we asked the client to take a look at the now lighter oak floor of which she was delighted
We had discussed using Pallmann Pure, a two-part product which would leave the wood floor looking the same colour as the finish that we now had after sanding
We applied one coat of Pallmann 325 primer, and after the required drying period, we then applied two coats of Pure to give the desired finish with a semi-gloss finish.
A maintenance program has been set up with the client, a complimentary Pallmann Clean and Go mopping system and neutral cleaner was given to the client to use, and we have been asked to provide a quote for the restoration of the ground floor wood floor.
I received a message from the client to say that both she and her husband were delighted with the professionalism we had shown and the way the floor had been restored to their requirements.
Wood floor repair and restoration to a ten-year-old engineered floor in a church. The floor required urgent maintenance due to a VIP visit. Completing the job over four nights was necessary.
The repairs consisted of two holes around two inches each in two different boards used for microphone wiring.
We removed some existing boards from an area behind a permanent screen, and after cutting out, the damaged ones replaced the boards before the first sanding.
We then used the damaged boards as demonstration pieces to show the client how the Pall X Alllbase and Pall X 98 Gold would look on the floor.
The condition of the floor was severely scratched with stiletto heel marks and dirty all over.
We used the Pallmann Spider to sand the floor and Rotex for the edges.
Once the sanding was completed, the colour and finish had to be approved by the officials who were visiting from the USA before we commenced with the application.
After several meetings and phone calls, we gain agreement on the colour and finish. Important it was right for the VIP visit!
Pall X Allbase was applied which gave the wood its colour, and we followed this up with Pall X 98 Gold which gave the semi-gloss finish requested.
We were called to a house in Croydon, Surrey, to restore two floors consisting of a living room and hallway. A damaged section had been replaced and stained by a contractor sent by the insurance company. Rolin Cleaning Services Kent to the rescue.
The homeowner wasn’t happy with the different colour of the new and old floor – I completed a report for the customer to his insurance company advising that the existing floor in the living room after sanding and oiling would probably look different to the hallway floor which ran continuously throughout the living room.
The customer wanted it all to look the same, and the Insurance company accepted my report and quotation to carry out the work.
We took off the top very easily using 40 grit paper, and a Pallmann Spider and the darkened area stained by the contractor came off as well, so we had the floor all looking the same now
After filling the floor with 80 grit dust and Pallmann filler, we sanded it off, and after 100 grit as well it was ready for two coats of Pallmann Magic Oil.
Next day after a good vacuuming of the floor, we completed the two coats of oil, and it looked great.
I noticed a missed call on my phone, and it was a message from the client asking for a return call to speak about how he and his wife discussed having a polished finish to the floor.
I called him back and explained that the oil had been applied and a “polished” finish wasn’t what was applied nowadays – I described what the floor now looked like and he then couldn’t wait to get home to see it – I text some pictures to him.
I returned next day ready to have a conversation about the floor, colour, finish etc. The couple had discussed the oiled floor and loved the new look of it – with us having taken the manufacturers finish off and applying Magic oil, this had brought out the grain of the wood, and a warm colour made it look like a good oak floor.
The client’s wife said she was happy not to have a “polished” look now and was very pleased with the results.