The Parquet Floor Restoration and Sanding Specialists
WoodMaster are the parquet floor restoration, sanding and cleaning specialists in Tunbridge Wells. We specialise in dustless wood restoration, sanding, deep cleaning, scratch removal and sealing of all types of wooden floor, pairing our professional knowledge with the best products and equipment available to offer leading restoration services for all types of parquet flooring.
A local company, WoodMaster Tunbridge Wells has been restoring domestic and commercial wood floors in the area for many years. All of our restoration packages are tailored to meet the individual needs of the floor.
How to tell if your parquet floors need restoration and sanding
- Your parquet floor is faded and lifeless
- It has lost its attractive look from when it was first laid
- Scratch and scuff marks from shoes on the surface
- The surface has been damaged by furniture dragging
- The old lacquer or oil has started to degrade
- Regular cleaning makes no difference to the look of the floor
Benefits of the service
- Parquet floor is brought back to its original, just-laid finish
- Our hard wearing seal and protection maximises the life of the wood
- The floor is smoother underfoot and better to walk on
- Easier to look after moving forward
- Our system causes minimal disruption and is virtually dust free
WoodMaster’s parquet floor restoration process:
- Step 1 – Site survey and written estimate of all costs tailored to your specific parquet floor. During this free survey we will agree costs and arrange suitable times for engineers to visit your property or business. Our engineers arrive on time and complete the job as quickly and quietly as possible, with minimum inconvenience to you.
- Step 2 – Full sanding of boards to restore fresh, untreated wood, removing previous layers of lacquer or oil. Our specialist industrial belt and planetary sanding machines leave the wood smooth and flat, achieving the best possible finish. We also have a state of the art 3 head machine created for newly engineered boards, ideal for when belt sanders are not suitable.
- Step 3 – We make sure old sealers are stripped around all edges right to the skirting boards using our dustless edging machines. Next we polish the floor with our 3 head finishing machine, which gets rid of micro abrasions from the sanding process, leaving the floor perfectly smooth and ready for sealer application.
- Step 4 – Finishes and stain options can be tested in a live environment so you can see exactly how the finish will look. At this stage we can apply a natural lacquer for an attractive and durable finish, or we can use a stain to change the appearance of the floor more dramatically, if you wish.
- Step 5 – Base coat applied for the initial layer of protection.
- Step 6 – Base coat is dried and we then complete a light sand of the floor one last time to fix any areas that prickle up from the base coat of sealer. This completes preparation of the floor for the final coats of finish.
- Step 7 – Application of two layers of top finish. This can be a 1 or 2 pack lacquer depending on the specifics of the wood, or we can apply oils when a colour change or increased level of smoothness is requested.
- Step 8 – After a few hours drying will be complete and the floor will be suitable for the return of furniture and light foot traffic with socks and slippers.
Full maintenance advice and aftercare products can be provided upon request.
Why choose WoodMaster:
- We have full insurance for all domestic and commercial parquet floor restoration jobs
- Our teams are health and safety trained, taking all precautions and working safely
- Our wood restoration teams have the best training
- Great value service
- Minimal disruption to your home or business, virtually dust free
- Friendly personal service from local experts
- We can move your 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.