One of the benefits of a timber floor is that you won’t need to replace it when it gets old or worn. Floor coverings such as carpet, linoleum or thin laminates cannot be reused or recycled, but real wood floors can. For a fraction of the price of a new floor, we can bring your existing floor back to life!
Depending on the condition of your floor, we may be able to restore the existing floor by taking off a single millimetre or less with a drum sanding machine. This process will clear off any dirt, scuff marks and light scratches.
In most cases, refinishing your floor will also bring it back to its original colour. Some legacy floor finishes turn a yellowish colour over time and take away from the natural beauty of the underlying timber. Furthermore, if you don’t like the natural colour of the existing floor, you can modify it by applying light fast stain or tinted oil.
We are ready to assist with all wood floor restoration jobs, including but not limited to:
- Hardwood / softwood floorboards
- Engineered flooring
- Parquet and chevron restoration
- Panel flooring
- Staircase refinishing
- Staining / colouring
- Removing stains and scratches
Things to consider
Before hiring a wood floor specialist to restore your existing floor, it’s necessary to consider a few practical requirements to help achieve the best possible outcome.
Clearing the work space
It is necessary to clear the areas where the restoration is taking place. This includes removing furniture and personal belongings. We do understand that removing all items isn’t always possible in small areas, however to achieve the best results it is advised to have the entire floor space cleared.
If clearing the work space is not an option, the restoration will need to take place in multiple stages. This may prolong the overall execution time and may attract a premium.
Fumes / ventilation
Depending on the sealant of choice, once the floor has been sealed there may be residual fumes which could be harmful. We work predominantly with natural products such as hard wax oils and water based (non-toxic) polyurethanes, but these too leave an odour.
Thoroughly ventilating the newly sealed areas is strongly recommended before utilising the area.
Dry / cure times
Drying times are dependent on the sealant of choice and external factors such as temperature and relative humidity.
Water based products usually have a dry time of 4 to 6 hours. Once the final coat of water based sealant has been applied it should be left for at least 4 hours before walking on, and at least 24 hours before moving furniture onto the newly sealed floor.
Oil based product usually have a longer dry time when compared to water based products. In most cases and oil finish will take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours to dry completely.
Would you like Spartan Flooring to take care of your wood floor restoration?