Here is the pine floorboards that we restored by floor sanding in The Chilli Banana, Hitchin. it was quite exciting to see what was underneath the hard board that was present when we originally quoted for the job. As you can see from the pictures the floor was very dirty from being under hard board for a number of years. We had to first remove the hard board and many nails from the pine floorboards before being able to start the floor sanding process.
There was also a number of floorboard repairs to carry out and also the fixing of a number of loose boards. The floorboards were really uneven so there was lots of leveling to do with a 24 grit sanding belt at a 45 degree angle to the wood grain. It is very important to complete the first pass of floorboards at a 45 degrees angle to the grain as this will not only help you level the floor, but also it will ensure the floor stays flat when finishing the sanding.
The owners of Chilli Banana in Hitchin were looking for a rustic look to their wooden floor to match in with the new decorations of the refurb of the sandwich shop. We also sanded some of the stairs that they had, removing the thick layers of paint that had been painted on over the years.
To finish the floor we used our new Bona Flexisand Power Drive with 120 grit sanding disks on to leave the floorboards really smooth. We then applied 1 coat of Bona Amberseal to take the edge off of the light pine floorboards and darken them up slightly. After the coat of Bona Amberseal we then applied 2 coats of Junckers HP Commercial to ensure a super hard finish to the pine wood flooring.
Peak Flooring carry out a large number of floor sanding projects in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. For a quick, friendly and affordable floor sanding quote please get in contact with us via the form at the side of the page, alternatively please visit our contacts page.