We were asked if noise insulation could be installed under some original pine floorboards in the top floor bedroom because walking around was heard downstairs and television noise could be heard upstairs in the bedroom.
We began by lifting and taking away the old carpet and gripper rods which were left there after inspection by us until the day we were going to begin the restoration
Each pine floorboard was carefully lifted but we only had to remove a third of the boards each side because we could slide the insulation through the middle to the other end – it was measured and cut each time for a good fit.
After the whole floor had been insulated, we then began the process of replacing the pine boards using new headless nails and ensuring each one was sunk into the wooden boards before starting the sanding process.
The Pallmann Spider was the machine we decided to use and started with 40 grit discs – the machine had to endure uneven flooring but it was still effective and the edges were sanded using the Pallmann Gecko edger – the edges were interesting to sand because of sections along the skirtings had a black substance on them possibly bitumen which was very difficult to get off indeed!!
After sanding the floorboards from 40 grit to 80 grit which got a lot easier as the sanding progressed the floor was looking really good. At this stage, the customer was very happy and none of the family could hear any conversation downstairs and we didn’t know that the TV had been on very loud after we finished sanding so the insulation worked because we couldn’t hear it!
We applied Pallmann Hard Wax Oil as a sample and the client liked the colour and finish it gave to the pine floor – we rolled two coats of the Hard Wax Oil to the floor after allowing the correct drying times between coats.
Pallmann neutral cleaner was given to the client to use and we discussed maintaining the floor in the future and look forward to returning.
The client was so happy all the way through the process because it was dust free, total restoration of original boards and installation of noise insulation beneath the boards which she wasn’t sure could be done, thanked us very much for our hard work and we have been asked to restore the reception area downstairs.