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 really 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.