Wood floor restoration celebrates the aged beauty of natural wood.
We understand that every wood floor has its own unique beauty. We also love to bring that out with our wood floor restoration skills. Wood floor restoration reveals the grain and patterns in a floor that had previously looked grey and faded. Old and tired floors often hide spectacular beauty, for instance, floor sanding can be used to remove built-up grime and old layers of varnish that hide the colours or grain of your floor. Wood floor restoration covers a whole range of different techniques. These techniques tackle a huge number of problems, from worn and uneven surfaces to loss of colour and pattern, and it is a pleasure to claim it back
Innovative solutions and technical excellence form the basis of our wood floor restoration service
Our aim is to share our passion and the knowledge that we gained restoring wood floors for over 35 years
WE WORK WITH AND RESTORE WOOD FLOORS
Ever changing and ever evolving, we continue to innovate and seek the best solutions
Restoring wood floors to their original, natural splendour is what we specialise in
No matter what the condition of your floor, we have the experience and know how to transform your floors back to their original glory so they can be regarded as a main feature of your property. Whether a few boards or parquet blocks missing or black perimeters, left by the Victorian's when they used to paint the floor edges black and place rugs in the centre of floors, we will transform your floors.
Wood floor restoration involves a lot more work than sanding a wood floor and therefore should not be confused with just floor sanding and varnishing which is only a part of a wood floor restoration project. You may be looking to preserve or sympathetically enhance your existing wood floor or you maybe looking to have a full wood floor renovation, either way our experienced craftsmen will be there to advise and restore your wood floor.
Our restoration service includes the replacement of damaged floorboards and parquet wood blocks, where possible we source reclaimed boards or blocks to match the existing colour of the originals. At Acorn Floor Sanding, we are proud to have been involved in many different types of wood floor restoration projects both commercial and residential in properties dating back to the 16th Century.
It is our job as wood floor restorers
to always be
students of wood
Taking in every detail, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and ever evolving in our approach to wood floor restoration.
Acorn wood floor restoration is known for reflecting modernism, restraint, and a unique sophistication within a natural organic palette. Having gained a reputation for our unique vision and traditional approach to wood floor restoration, with our-encompassing understanding of wood restoration that elevates mere floor sanding into the realm of pure magic.
We provide a comprehensive vision for the restoration of wood floors, combining traditional french polishing skills and an eye for seeing a wood floors potential.
As much as necessary, as little as possible
With a deep embedded background in specialist restoration and wood finishing, Acorn Floor Sanding has developed over the decades to offer the best solution regarding wood floor restoration and finishing. We have always stayed true to our ethos of authenticity, integrity and attitude, we have constantly evolved over the years, honing new techniques to master various specialist elements of wood floor sanding and finishing to improve, upgrade or restore wood floors, we are wood floor restorers, who live and breathe for their craft, it is no surprise we continue to search out new and interesting products to bring innovative ideas to our wood floor restoration.
Our tried and trusted methodology can be broken down into three stages.
These stages rely on our experience and being dedicated not only to the materials and craftsmanship, but also, in continuing a tradition.
WHAT IS INVOLVED
To begin with, we assess the current condition and health of your floor. We can talk you through every aspect of the restoration of your wood floors, whether we are just there for a site visit and quotation or to we are beginning to sand and restore your floor. We repair any board or joist which has taken large damage or has deteriorated due to neglect or wear and tear; any irreparable timber will otherwise be replaced using reclaimed boards matching your wood floor in both colour and age. Loose boards will again be fixed with glue or nails, guaranteeing all nails used are securely places and are not protruding. We ensure your entire wood floor has been examined and professionally repaired.
A typical wood floor restoration project could involve all of or part of the following: -
Removal of carpets or other floor coverings that suffocate wood floors.
Removal of hardboard under carpets which involves tediously removing hundreds of staples or pins that hold the hardboard down.
Identifying floorboards that require replacing.
Fixing down loose floorboards.
Up lifting of floorboards to gain access to sub-floor timber frame work for inspection of joists for woodworm damage.
Replacing wood Joists.
Re-construction of crumbled brick pillars that support timber joists.
Inserting DPM (damp proof membrane) to protect wood joists from rising ground moisture.
Up lifting of wood floors as a whole and relaying to close gaps between floorboards.
Filling gaps between floorboards.
Thermal Insulation between joists to reduce energy bills.
Replacing or repairing floorboards butchered by plumbers and electricians who have no respect for original floorboards and are only interested in gaining access under floors to install pipes or electric cables. Specialist cutting tools are required to take up old boards without damaging them; electricians and plumbers don’t seem to want to invest in the necessary equipment.
Extensive Experience for Floor Restoration?
GENERATIONS IN THE MAKING
We believe that a wood floor should reflect its origins of time and variation. For us, a wood floor is not only about the aesthetic it offers but also the journey it has taken.
The wood patina textures and colours are created through the passage of time and connected through the creative spirit of the owners both past and present.
Through our specialist restoration techniques, we can not only restore these characteristics but also enhance them, sanded and restored original wood floors as they should be.
We really believe in restoration as the primary consideration for any wood floor.
TIME HONOURED TRADITIONS
At Acorn Floor Sanding we realised an important truth: the only way to restore a wood floor, a floor that people would make a deep connection to, is to restore it using traditional methods.
Traditional restoration allows every wood floor to be unique. These technique ensures that a restored wood floor will exhibit a lustre that can only be achieved using tradition restoration skills.
Adhering to a principled approach to floor sanding and restoration, and a relentless attention to detail.
These are our base guidelines in order to deliver quality in our restoration work
OLD FASHIONED CRAFTSMEN
We are a traditional wood restoration company with a long history of furniture restoration and french polishing.
With skills passed down from the french polishers who taught us, using special tools and techniques handed down by word of mouth through generations of our craftsmen.
We have honed the craft of restoring wood, with all its silky organic richness and patina of age.
This is tied together with the experienced knowledge of the best-available product formulations to compliment our wood floor restoration service
Specialised in House Skills
We have specialist in-house skills and facilities to carry out traditional wood repairs, from the simplest scratch and dent removal, removing watermarks (white cup rings). If the floor has a dent too deep to sand, we are able to fill using appropriate wood filler and colour the filler to match the existing grain pattern, floors can be repaired with missing sections replicated to match the original floor, skilfully toned to blend with the original finish on the floor.
When repairing wood floors, the aim is to achieve a repair that restores not only the appearance but also the original functionality, it is essential that a wood floor repair is carried out in the correct manner, with attention to the type of floor and the type of wood is paramount to ensure the repair is a success. Sections damaged beyond repair can be replaced with reclaimed wood
What emerges is a restored and refinished wood floor that holds the history and evidence of its past use. The success of this process depends on the company doing the sanding; their understanding and skill is the key.