Friday, 30 January 2015

Pine floor board sanding, filling and finishing in Cambridge

We completed a work on a pine floor in Cambridgeshire that had been recently sanded and sealed by another floor cleaning company. This floor had several unique challenges; the first one was the fact that client had already had this floor sanded 6 weeks before by another company. The company had sanded a really large room in only one day, and then on the second day only spent a few hours to seal the floor. The following day the customer walked on the floor to find that her socks stuck to the surface. The reason was because it was water based and resulted in the grain rapidly raising in the wood giving it a very rough surface.  They then failed to key the wood floor back.

The client also asked us for the floor to be a darker color - We therefore advised the following:
Pine strips between the boards
For a more superior finish we filled the pine floor boards with strips of special pine slithers, then we carried out the sanding of the floor. There were also some repairs we had to carry out to the floor boards. Some knots where filled with our special Knot Kit glue gun. The final filling process included filling the floor with a special Pallmann Allkit resin mixed with very fine wood dust from the floor. This helped to hide the imperfections in the floor like woodwork holes in some boards.

After this preparatory stage the wooden floor was ready for the application of a special DARK brown Pallmann magic oil (see photo below). The benefits of using a product such as Magic oil from Pallmann is that our client could use her floor much quicker.

Pine board and pine strips sanded
The downside of using some oils for finishing your wood floor is that several coats need to be applied and many hours of drying is required. With Pallmann Magic oil we do not to wait that long before normal foot traffic can return.

The benefit of using a contractor that uses Pallmann Magic oil is:

You can use the floor much sooner - light foot traffic can commence within 4 hours after the oil was applied (in ideal drying conditions)

Oil applied on pine floor

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