Restoration Hill Street Hakin
Our client wanted the wood floors in 6 rooms of her recently purchased house to be restored and finished.
This project has so far been our biggest job and challenge to date.
All the rooms were carpeted when we surveyed the property, upon removal of the carpets we were all disappointed to find that a section of the lounge floor had previously been ripped up and replaced with concrete, as shown in the images.
We then made the decision to dig out the concrete and floor boards, lay new beams and re-fit the existing boards along with replacement floor boards salvaged from other houses, even including some old shelves from a long closed down local toy shop. The re-laid boards were cut and fitted in a random manner to eliminate the straight line left by cutting with the previous concrete area.
Our client was insistent that we maintain the original and rustic look of the floor boards. We were able to achieve this by carrying out the following process:
The pine floor boards in every room were then sanded, repaired, gaps and holes filled and finished with either Osmo PolyX oil or Bona Traffic HD.
This process and finishing products allowed the wood to retain its natural colour and texture along with allowing the texture of the floor boards to show through – at the same time providing easy maintenance and maximum protection for the wood floor boards.