Where: Wolfhill Perthshire
Work Activity: Wooden Floor Sanding filling staining and lacquering
There was a surprising amount of work in this relatively small job, because of the initial state of the floor and the clients desired outcome. The floors don’t look too bad from the before phot attached. However, if you look a bit deeper the floor was badly cupped in parts and there were sizeable gaps between the boards that the client wanted filled.
We would usually not recommend filling expansion joints, but the gaps between the boards were quite wide and the problem of drafts from under the floor was an issue.
With gaps of up to 3 millimetres or less, jointing compound mixed with the dust from the 80 grit sanding gives good permanent results. Using this method to fill gaps over 3 millimetres will result in a short term fix with long term problems, as the jointing compound will dry shrink and pop out. The solution was to get fillets cut and glued in before screeding the floors with the joint filler.
Using our German Pallmann Spider DUST FREE SANDING equipment we quickly stripped off the existing lacquer and flattened the floor. Going through the grits finishing at 100 grit, the floor was prepared to be stained and lacquered. Using a commercial two part extra touch lacquer, even in domestic jobs, means that our clients are left with quality long term wooden floor restoration solutions, that will last for years.