Eye-Catching Floor Restoration and Refinishing in London

The Floor Sanding Experts will visit your home or office to assess your existing floor and its condition. In accordance with what you are looking to achieve from your floor renovation project, we will respond by putting forward our recommendations for what is needed to repair and restore your floor in order to return it to its original beauty.

We always prefer to repair existing floorboards, however we do appreciate that this is not always possible. We will recommend the sourcing of reclaimed floorboards that will match your original as closely as possible once sanded if we determine that there are some which are beyond repair.

At IMD Wood Flooring, we are experts in floor restoration and refinishing, as well as the fitting, repairing, and sanding of a huge range of flooring types. From our base, in Ealing, West London, we offer a complete service of renovating your floorboards to a magnificently high standard.

Our Process

  • Removing Carpet – When taking up your carpet, you’ll often find that loose cables are placed underneath; that’s why you must be careful. Disposing of the carpet is usually free at your local tip, especially for non-commercial users. 
  • Lifting Grippers – Lifting gripper rods should be undertaken at slow pace, as a little slip could result in a cut finger. Using tools like a hammer and chisel will help to remove the rods without causing damage to the floor boards below. 
  • Sink Nails – Checking for loose floor boards and nails, we’ll make sure that all nails are flush with the boards. At this point, any repairs should be carried out as well. 
  • Floor Sanding – Your floor should now be ready to be sanded. Using a course P24 sanding belt, clean the floorboards, then use a P40 and P80 medium belt afterwards to get a smooth finish.
  • Gap Filling – Mix resin gap-filler with the P80 sanding dust collected from the floor, and mix up a workable mixture to apply to the gaps in the flooring. 
  • Sanding Filler – After around 2-hours, the gaps are ready to be sanded. Any excess resin will be removed during the final prep work. 
  • Cleaning up – Remove all excess dust with an extensive work over of the vacuum cleaner, then wipe the floor over with a damp cloth.
  • Varnishing – Once the floor is completely clean, we are able to make a start on the varnishing. Using a brush or roller, the varnish is applied 2 boards at a time, from one end of the room to the other. It is left to dry for 1 or 2 hours, and rubbed down by hand. Then a P120 paper abrasive is used before another 2 coats of varnish. 
  • Finishing – Your floor should have a beautifully natural, smooth, and clear appearance.

Get in touch with us, in Ealing, West London, to find out more about our wooden flooring restorations.