The Engineered Wood Sanding Specialists
WoodMaster are your local engineered wood sanding experts in Tunbridge Wells. We are trained in dustless wood restoration, sanding, deep cleaning, scratch removal and sealing for all types of engineered wood floor. We combine many years of knowledge with industry-leading products and equipment to transform every type of wood floor we sand, including oak, pine, maple, birch, walnut and many more.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, WoodMaster is a locally-run business which has been cleaning and restoring domestic and commercial wood floors throughout the area for years. We provide several different sanding and restoration packages to cater to the exact needs of our customers, and our services are always quick and efficient, producing great results.
How to tell if your engineered wood floors need restoration and sanding
- Is your floor looking looking rough and lifeless?
- Has your engineered wood floor lost the natural look it had when first laid?
- Has it become marked or scuffed by foot traffic and furniture?
- Has the previous lacquer or oil begun to degrade, making it tough to clean and maintain?
- Does regular mopping make no difference?
Benefits of the service
- Your engineered wood floor is restored to near-new condition
- Our tough seal and protection maximises the lifespan of your floor, saving you the expense of costly replacements
- Uneven wood floor becomes soft again under foot
- Our durable protection makes the floor far easier to look after moving forward
- Our system creates minimal dust and less disruption to your environment
WoodMaster’s engineered wood floor restoration process:
- Step 1 – We start with a free site survey, including a full written estimate to determine the requirements and best restoration route for your floor. We’ll agree on the total costs for the project and arrange suitable dates for our work to be carried out. We always ensure a punctual arrival, completing the job to the highest level with as little disruption as possible to you or your business.
- Step 2 – Complete sanding to strip any previously applied lacquer or oils, bringing back clean boards. Our industrial belt and planetary sanding machines smooth the boards flat for the best finish. For modern engineered boards where belt sanders are not suitable, we use our new specialist three head machine.
- Step 3 – Complete strip of old sealers around all edges right up to the skirting using our dustless edging machines. We then treat the floor with our three head finishing machine to get rid of any micro fine scratches created during the sanding process. The floor is now smooth and ready for application of the sealer.
- Step 4 – Finishes / stain options are shown in situ so the customer can choose their look. We can also apply a natural lacquer which gives an attractive and hardwearing finish, or a stain to change the appearance of the floor completely.
- Step 5 – Apply a base coat to create the first stage of protection.
- Step 6 – Once the base coat is dry we then carry out a final sanding to remove any areas that push up from the base coat of sealer, preparing the floor for the finish.
- Step 7 – Application of two coats of top finish. This can be a 1 or 2 pack lacquer depending on the condition of wood. We can apply oils for a colour change or an enhanced level of smoothness on request.
- Step 8 – Once dry, our work is complete and the floor is ready for hand over. We can help with replacing furniture, and floors are generally usually for light traffic with socks and slippers after a few hours.
Full maintenance advice and after care products can be provided where requested.
Why choose WoodMaster:
- We are fully insured for all domestic and commercial wood floor sanding
- Every member of the WoodMaster team are health and safety trained
- We are fully trained in the U.K., with years of experience
- Quality added value of service
- As little disruption as possible to your home or business
- Polite personal service
- We move your furniture
Depending on the type of wood and condition, excellent results can be achieved with our restoration services as we are bringing back a fresh new layer of the wood. However, an old Victorian pine floor will always look aged and have patina but this is often seen as a positive with the character of a period property.
Yes, we are happy to carry out a free demo on your engineered 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.
Depending on the level of damage and thickness of old surface finishes, most household projects under 50 sqm take 1.5 days. On the first day we can sand the areas and get the base coat on. This is left to dry and then we return the following morning to start applying the 2 top coats. Again, smaller rooms with furniture take longer, whereas bigger open spaces which are completely clear can be completed in a timely fashion.
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.
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
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.