The Floor Varnishing Specialists
WoodMaster are “The Parquet Floor Varnishing Specialists” in the North West of England. We have all the knowledge, products and equipment to clean and varnish your parquet floors, bringing them back to that just-laid finish.
WoodMaster is a family run company based in Marple, Stockport, which has been cleaning and restoring domestic and commercial wood floors, in Manchester and Stockport for many years. We also offer cleaning in Cheshire, Lancashire, and throughout the Northwest. All of our cleaning packages are tailored to meet the many different specific needs of our clients.
Our parquet floor varnishing services are the fastest and most convenient available in the industry today. We are committed to meeting all our client’s needs and love to resolve any issues and problems our customers have with their floors. Below are some recent projects we have carried out.
How to tell your parquet floors need varnishing
- Is your parquet floor looking looking tired and lifeless?
- Has your wood floor become dull and lost it natural look from when first laid?
- If you place a tablespoon of water on the surface, does it soak into the floor instead of resting on top?
- Does it have heel marks and dents from chairs and furniture?
- Has it become harder to clean and maintain?
- Are you fed up of mopping and cleaning the floor, only for it to stay just as tired and lifeless?
Benefits of the service
- We can restore your parquet floor back to its original condition
- Your floor life is extended with our hard wearing seal and protection, saving money on costly replacements
- Rough parquet floors become smooth again under foot
- Our durable protection makes it easier to maintain moving forward
- Our system is 98.7% dust free and we aim to cause minimal disruption
WoodMaster’s parquet floor varnishing process:
- Step 1 – Free site survey and full written estimate to discuss your specific situation and what options you have with your parquet floor. We will agree on the full costs of the project and arrange suitable dates for work to be carried out. We pride ourselves on arriving on time and seeing the job through until it is complete, with minimum disruption to you.
- Step 2 – Full sanding of boards to remove old lacquer and oils to bring back virgin boards. We have large industrial belt and planetary sanding machines which cut your board smooth and flat, giving it the best finish. We also have a state of the art 3 head machine that is designed for newly engineered boards where belt sanders are not suitable for use.
- Step 3 – Complete removal of old sealers around all edges right to the skirting boards using our dustless edging machines. Then we treat the floor with our 3 head finishing machine to remove micro scratches from our sanding process, leaving the floor beautifully smooth and ready for sealer to be applied.
- Step 4 – Show samples of finishes / stain options in a live environment so you can see exactly how the finish will look. Here we can apply a natural lacquer which gives an aesthetically pleasing but durable finish. We can even apply a stain to add colour and change the look of the floor completely.
- Step 5 – We apply a base coat to fill up the parquet floor and give it its first layer of protection.
- Step 6 – Once the base coat is dry we carry out a light sand of the floor one last time to remove any areas that prickle up from the base coat of sealer. This prepares the floor for the final finish.
- Step 7 – Application of 2 coats of top finish. This can be a 1 or 2 pack lacquer depending on the environment, or we can apply oils when a colour change or premium level of smoothness is requested.
- Step 8 – Your parquet floors will be ready for light foot traffic and furniture to be rearranged within a few hours after we’ve finished our work.
Full maintenance advice and aftercare products are available at request.
Why choose WoodMaster:
- We are fully insured for domestic and commercial work
- Health and safety compliant
- Fully trained team
- Quality added value of service
- Minimum disruption
- Friendly personal service
- We move furniture
It depends on the original condition of your parquet floor, but we can normally restore it to a just-laid finish.
The length of process varies depending on the level of damage and thickness of the old surface, but normally most household projects under 50 sqm take about 1.5 days. On the first day we can do the sanding and apply the base coat. This is then left to dry and we’ll return the following morning to start applying the 2 top coats. Again, smaller rooms with furniture take longer, whereas bigger open spaces with no furniture can be completed more quickly.
The length of time required for the floor to dry depends on the type of product that is used. We will advise you once work is complete.
Yes, no problem. The sanding process will be selected so that we cut deep enough to remove the scratches and damage that is present. Also if Some holes and grooves are too deep to sand we can advise on a filing method that will improve the appearance of these areas.
Yes, we are happy to carry out a free demo on your wooden floor. The best way for us to do this is to bring one of the smaller dustless edging machines and sand 1 board x 1m of linear length. This will show the natural colour the wood returns to and we can then discuss which product is best to return the wood to the colour or look of your preference. The demo is also great as it can allow us to work out how many sanding grits and processes are required, which also helps with firming up a fixed cost for the project.
Every job is different but during the free survey we measure up, do a free demonstration clean to show the results we can achieve, and from this we send over a full proposal for you to browse at your own leisure. We do not give prices on the day or put you under any pressure for an answer there and then
All products used are within the manufacturer’s guidelines, and where applicable your flooring manufacture own brand products can be used.
We are happy to give a ballpark figure from pictures and room sizes, as this can help customer budgeting on renovation projects if they are unsure whether to restore or replace, but ultimately we would need to carry out a full survey and demo before any work can take place.