The Parquet Floor Varnishing Specialists
WoodMaster Tunbridge Wells are the parquet floor varnishing experts in your area. We combine specialist knowledge, products and equipment for unmatched cleaning and varnishing of parquet floors, restoring that delightful, just-laid finish.
The Tunbridge Wells branch of WoodMaster is operated by locals with a history of cleaning and restoring domestic and commercial wood floors in the area for. All of our cleaning packages are fine tuned to meet the many different and unique needs of our clients and their floors.
Our parquet floor varnishing services provide finishes amongst the best available in the restoration industry. We are committed to meeting all our clients’ needs and take the utmost care to remedy any issues and problems our customers have with their parquet floors.
How to tell whether your parquet floors need varnishing
- Does your parquet floor look faded and lifeless?
- Has your parquet floor lost its original shine?
- If you put a tablespoon of water on the surface, does it absorb into the wood instead of sitting on top?
- Are there heel marks and dents from chairs and furniture?
- Has it become more impossible to clean and maintain with normal methods?
Benefits of the service
- We will rejuvenate your parquet floor so it looks freshly laid
- Your floor life will be extended with our hard wearing seal and protection, saving maintenance costs going forward
- Uneven parquet floors are now smooth underfoot
- We apply long lasting protection, making it easier to maintain
- Our system is virtually dust free and causes very little disruption
WoodMaster’s parquet floor varnishing process:
- Step 1 – Free site survey with full written estimate for the varnishing. We then arrange suitable dates for work to be completed. We pride ourselves on arriving on time and completing the job to the highest standards, with as little disruption as possible.
- Step 2 – Full stripping of boards to remove the previous lacquer and oils, bringing back the original boards. Our large industrial belt and planetary sanding machines cut the floor boards smooth and flat, and we also have a brand new 3 head machine that is custom made for newly engineered boards where belt sanders cannot be used.
- Step 3 – Fully strip previous 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 eliminate any micro scratches from our sanding process, leaving the floor totally smooth and ready for sealer to be applied.
- Step 4 – Samples of finishes / stain options demonstrated in situ so you can see exactly how the finish will look. Here we can apply a natural lacquer for an visually pleasing and durable finish. We can also use a stain to enhance colour and change the look of the floor.
- Step 5 – We use a base coat to fill up the parquet floor and lay down its first coat of protection.
- Step 6 – Once the base coat is dry we lightly sand the floor one more time to smooth any areas which prickle up from the base coat of sealer, readying the floor for the final finish.
- Step 7 – Application of two coats of our top finish. This can be a 1 or 2 pack lacquer depending on the type of wood, or we can apply oils for a colour change or premium level of smoothness on request.
- Step 8 – Your parquet floors will be ready for light foot traffic and re-introduction of furniture after a few hours.
Full maintenance advice and aftercare products are available at request.
Why choose WoodMaster:
- Fully insured for all domestic and commercial parquet floor work
- Health and safety trained operatives
- Expert team, trained in the U.K.
- Quality added value of service
- As little disruption as possible to your home or business
- Friendly personal service from a local team
- We 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.