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Wooden Floor Maintenance

One of the main benefits of a wooden floor lies in its ease of maintenance. A lacquered floor needs no more everyday care than to sweep and/or vacuum to remove dirt and grit. Commercial wooden floor maintenance in progress.

Revolving vacuum cleaner brushes, and excess moisture, should, however, be avoided. Minor marks can be removed with a damp mop and a wooden floor cleaner. The finish can be maintained with, where appropriate, specialist products.

In the long term, regular cleaning will no longer restore the original lustre of the floor. It’s then time for a new coating of lacquer, after lightly sanding down the original surface.

Waxed wooden floors can be treated in a similar fashion: sweep , vacuum and/or mop them on a regular basis, and buff to maintain their shine. Wax, or a combination wax and liquid cleaner, may need a once or twice yearly application. Apply the wax across the whole floor surface, leave for twenty minutes to dry – and buff to the finish you want.

Repairs

Each job will take at least a full day, with large areas or multiple rooms taking several days. TheCommercial floor sanding team arring in the morning at your propery. area to be sanded will have to be free of heavy traffic for this period. We will discuss approximate timings with you during your free consultation.

All areas need to be clear of all furniture and equipment before we start. We can do this for you – and replace them when the job is finished. Please discuss this with us during your free assessment.

GAP FILLING

Each job will take at least a full day, with large areas or multiple rooms taking several days. The Commercial floor sanding team arring in the morning at your propery. area to be sanded will have to be free of heavy traffic for this period. We will discuss approximate timings with you during your free consultation.

All areas need to be clear of all furniture and equipment before we start. We can do this for you – and replace them when the job is finished. Please discuss this with us during your free assessment.

Resin: the most common form of gap filling, mostly used on parquet, mosaic and some floorboards with lots of fine gaps. Fine dust from the floor is mixed with a resin and applied to the gaps with a filling knife.

Solid fillet strips: strips of reclaimed pine and other timbers are glued, forced into the gaps, and chiselled back before sanding flat. This more comprehensive method fills large gaps – and allows the strips to move with the timber.

WOOD FLOOR STAINING

Stains are used to alter the colour of wood. They can give you a floor that looks completely different Commercial wood floor staining quickly and at an affordable price. This is useful for dull or decolourised floors, or when you need the floor to better match your home interior. Unlike paint, stains work to enhance the wood grain rather than hide it. The appearance of the wood grain depends on the opacity of the stain and the number of applications.

As well as the traditional spirit-based wood stains, we also use oil-based (alkyl) and the modern odour-free water-based pigments. The latter come in a wide range of colours from traditional wood colours to contemporary pigmenting.

Mixing different colours provides an even wider variety. We always attempt to crate the exact match for an existing floor colour. Our current record is mixing 75 different pigments for the ancient floor in a castle!

WOOD FLOOR SEALING

Water-based lacquer

Lacquered finish outperforms all others on durability, look and ease of maintenance. That high gloss ‘plastic’ look is a thing of the past. Modern lacquers have a silky appearance which resembles organic finishes such as oil and wax. It also creates a chemical bond with the wood which is very hard-wearing and stain resistant. Lacquers range from flat Matt to high gloss.

As a water-based product, our lacquer is very safe to use in all commercial settings. It has inherent anti-bacterial properties which kill bacteria on touch. Lacquers dry quickly and bring out the natural colour of the wood – thus minimising the need for staining.

Hard Wax Oil

This organic product is based on natural vegetable oils and waxes. Like natural oil, it emphasises thCommercial wood floor waxing using best finish from Osmo Hardwax Oile natural grain and brings out the inherent colour in the timber. Osmo hard wax oil is a popular choice, with its good balance between natural oil and lacquer – offering all the benefits of a natural look and feel combined with improved durability.

It is micro-porous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister. As it has more resilience to drying out than natural oil, it is suitable for areas of high humidity. The floor surface is easily maintained by applying more coats or a thinned down ‘revive coat’.

Natural Oil

Oil is an organic finish that comes in satin or Matt sheens. It gives a highly natural look to a floor that is easy to maintain. It repels water and is resistant to scuffs and abrasions – although less durable than lacquer.

Natural oil can dry out in humid conditions but extra coats easily top-up the finish and restore minor damage. In very busy areas, the need for a new application every 3-6 months will require the removal of furniture

Stair Stripping

Oil is an organic finish that comes in satin or Matt sheens. It gives a highly natural look to a floor that is easy to maintain. It repels water and is resistant to scuffs and abrasions – although less durable than lacquer.

Natural oil can dry out in humid conditions but extra coats easily top-up the finish and restore minor damage. In very busy areas, the need for a new application every 3-6 months will require the removal of furniture

We have restored wooden floors in many commercial and non-domestic premises:

  • Single-unit retail outlets
  • Multi-floor department stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Community centres
  • Village halls
  • School classrooms and school halls
  • Suspended floors in sports centres and gyms
  • Sprung aerobics & dance studio flooring
  • Leisure centres
  • Indoor racquet-sport courts
  • Hotels
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Restaurants, cafes and snack shops
  • Nightclubs, pubs and bars

Contact us today for a free assessment and quote