The Solid Wood Floor Restoration Specialists
WoodMaster are your local solid wood floor restoration specialists in Tunbridge Wells. We have extensive training in dustless wood restoration, sanding, deep cleaning, scratch removal and sealing for all natural and engineered wood. Over this time we have invested in the best equipment for cleaning and restoring all wood floor types to a brilliant finish, including oak, pine, maple, birch, walnut and many more.
Our solid wood floor restoration services are easy to arrange and amongst the best available in the industry today. All of our packages are tailored to meet the individual needs of our customers.
How to tell when your solid wood floors need restoring
- Has your wooden floor lost its original good looks?
- Has your wood floor become marked, scuffed and damaged by furniture and impacts over the years?
- Has the old lacquer or oil started to peel or degrade, making it hard to clean and maintain?
- Does your floor lose its shine soon after it’s cleaned?
Benefits of the service
- We will rejuvenate your solid wood floor back to near new condition, without you having to pay for expensive replacements
- The lifespan of your floor will be maximised
- Uneven wood floors become smooth and soft again under foot
- Our long lasting protection makes it easier to maintain the floor in future
- Our system is 98.7% dust free and we work with as little disruption to your surroundings as possible
WoodMaster’s solid floor restoration process:
- Step 1 – We complete a free site survey and provide a written estimate to detail the requirements of the floor and best potential options for restoration. We will agree on the full cost for the project and arrange suitable dates for work to be completed at a time convenient to you.
- Step 2 – When we arrive at your home or business, we start with a full sanding of boards to strip away old oils and lacquer, bringing back the original boards. Our large industrial belt and planetary sanding machines cut your board smooth and flat, setting it up for the best possible finish. We have also recently invested in a new 3 head machine that is perfect for modern engineered boards where belt sanders cannot be used.
- Step 3 – We completely strip away old sealer around all edges right to the skirting boards using our dustless edging machines, and treat the floor with our 3 head finishing machine to get rid of any micro fine scratches from the sanding process. This leaves it smooth and ready for the first coat of new sealer.
- Step 4 – We’ll give you a demonstration of stain and finish options on your floor so you can get a picture of how the finish will look. At this point we can also apply a natural lacquer for a great looking and hardwearing finish. We can also even use a stain to add colour if you want to change the appearance of the floor without having to pay for expensive replacements.
- Step 5 – Base coat applied to fill up the wood and give it is primary stage of protection.
- Step 6 – Once the base coat is dry we then complete a light sand the floor one final time to remove any areas that spike 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 condition of the wood or we can apply oils when a change of colour or premium level of smoothness is requested.
- Step 8 – Once dry, the floor is ready for customer sign off. You can usually walk on it in slippers or socks within a few hours.
Full maintenance advice is provided and after care products where requested.
Why choose WoodMaster:
- We have full insurance for your peace of mind
- Our trained team always works safely
- Quality added value of service, at a fraction of the cost of replacing your wooden floors
- Minimum disruption to the surrounding area
- Friendly, personal service
- Unlike many competitors, we move 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.
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.
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.
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.