Wood Floor Gap Filling
Improving the look of your wooden floor is a major goal of the effective wood floor restoration, therefore processes like gap filling are essential.
Gap Filling is highly recommended for wooden floors. If you have wide gaps in your floor, gap filling could be the answer. It is an effective way so air and dust cannot rise through them and into the room. The natural shrinking of the wood causes the gaps to go wider, sometimes up to 6mm. On the ground floor or if you have a cellar there will be a constant draught coming from the gaps.
If the gaps are not more than 4mm wide and once it is certain that the gap filling mixture will stay stable in between well fixed boards, the finest saw dust that has come off at the sanding process can be mixed with resin-based filler and applied. Wider gaps of 4mm or larger must be filled using wood slivers.
Wood Floor Staining
Wood Floor Staining is recommended in cases of floor with dull, washed colours or when you need it to better match up your home interior and taste.
The key to staining hardwood floors and achieving durable finish is in the preparation. The surface that the stain will be applied on must be sanded and thoroughly cleaned of all dust. The natural colour, structure and porosity of the wood, as well as the fineness of the sanded finish, have a very significant effect on the resulting colour. Staining wooden floors is not so simple as it may looks, it takes skill and focus to obtain proper results. Different types of wood take stain differently and some of them can prove to be particularly troublesome. Most suitable for staining are coarse-grained, ring porous hardwoods (oak, ash). When used on fine-grained wood from deciduous and coniferous trees the stain tends to make sanding marks stand out and leave behind an uneven colouration. So we believe you will be better off leaving the job to professionals.
Stain can be applied to the floor using rags, rollers or a stainless steel trowels. When we use a trowel the stain needs to be distributed evenly using a floor machine fitted with Special Pad beige. For old floors with joints it is good to use a roller, instead of a trowel, for wiping (not rolling) the stain onto the wood. Here is also important to remember to apply it very evenly across the entire surface.
We will make you a small sample to see how it would look like before applying the stain everywhere. We use only top of the range professional products from approved companies like Bona, Osmo and Morrells, which supply a great variety of colours. The various stains can also be mixed together to create an even wider range of colours to choose from.