We have very experienced staff here at Artisan Timber & Flooring in Aylesbury that are highly skilled at undertaking the floor restoration process, which can transform an old or damaged floor almost back to its original condition.
After years of neglect, wooden floorboards or parquet blocks can become heavily worn, scratched or punctured by gripper rods or obscured by layers of wax and polish. Complete re-sanding and coating of timber floors is often required when they are accidently scratched by careless tradesmen and delivery men.
Finally, do you just want to change the look of your floor? We can stain your floor to one of a range of standard colours prior to oiling or varnish.
Whatever your unique requirements, Artisan Timber and Flooring will undertake your entire floor restoration project using the following procedures:
How long will my seal last?
As long as you take good care of the floor and under normal domestic traffic conditions typical re-coating times:
These timings are approximate and depend on the volume of traffic and the type of shoes that go over the floor. If you really want your floors to last you might consider making the house a shoe-free zone!
Hint: re-coat your floor before the seal has worn through and you will avoid costly re-sanding.
Recoating times will vary dependant on location. For instance, a hall may need recoating yearly whereas a bedroom may only need refreshing every 3 or 4 years.
Please feel free to look through some of our projects that we have worked on by clicking the thumbnails listed below.
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Here at Artisan we take great pride in our reputation so we fully guarantee our workmanship for a year. Our fitters are all highly skilled craftsmen trained to reject any faulty boards from the outset of any installation and we only work with reputable suppliers many of whom offer product guarantees and quality control their products.
You can be sure of peace of mind when you select Artisan Timber and Flooring for your wood floor installation , and we have hundreds of happy customers.Click on our project gallery above for samples of our workmanship or study some of our testimonials.
In this type of wood floor installation the new floor is fitted over an underlay without being fixed to the subfloor. Popular with engineered wood flooring and laminate floorings, the floors planks are glued together with PVA adhesive or click together directly . This fitting method allows installation of specific types of underlay and Damp Proof Membranes for sound insulation and damp insulation.
Fully Bonding to Subfloor
Here the wooden floor is stuck directly onto concrete, chipboard or plywood Special adhesives with immense bonding strength remain flexible indefinitely allowing the wood to expand and contract seasonally without damaging the structure of the timber . For parquet block and mosaic floors rigid adhesives are used to fully bond the floor to prevent excessive movement of the individual blocks.
Liquid Batten System
This is a partial bond system where semi-rigid triangular beads of glue are spaced 300mm apart at 90 degrees to the floor. It is used mainly to compensate minor subfloor unevenness and is an elastic, sound-dampening adhesive which reduces vibrations.. A similar system is used in conjunction with an acoustic mat to reduce noise transmission.
The commonest method of nailing floors down is by using a special floor nailer(portanailer) to drive a barbed steel cleat through the tongue of the new floorboard at 45 degrees leaving the floor surface nail-free. Nails are driven into underlying kiln dried timber battens , plywood or chipboard . For boards above 160mm the boards may need to be surface nailed using cut clasp or similar nails.
This type of installation is typical for Junckers solid hardwood floors . It uses a metal clip system to join the boards to each other as a floated floor reducing labour costs and seasonal movement.
You can never underestimate the importance of subfloor preparation as part of the installation process so we offer the following services:-
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About our Solid Timber Flooring.
All our timbers have been kiln dried to have moisture content of between 7-10% (BS8201)
Our new timber flooring has been accurately machined to T & G and in many cases; ends matched which allows for easier fitting and minimum wastage.
Site Conditions are extremely important and can make all the difference to a timber floor. The overall fabric (walls, floors, timber etc.) of the building should be thoroughly dried out so that there are no visible signs of moisture or condensation. All wet work (concrete, plastering etc.) must be completed and dry before you think of having the flooring delivered.
The effects of Heating and Climate on Stability.
Under Floor Heating and Solid Hardwood Flooring.
There are no hard and fast rules about the suitability of under floor heating system and timber flooring, it will depend on many factors, i.e. U value, room geometry, air circulation etc, plus the design of a suitable heating system. Speak to your heating supplier and ask for information on the suggested moisture content of the timber before it is laid. It may be worth thinking about laying a multi-layered floor, which has been cross-engineered for dimensional stability, ideal for going over Under Floor Heating. It is advised that these boards are adhered to the sub floor rather than floated.
Please remember that timber is an insulator, you will not get the same heat emissions from your underfloor heating system as you would if ceramic, slate or stone tiles were used.
We would also suggest that multi-layered boards be used in conservatories where temperatures can be excessive at certain times of the year.
Solid Wood laying guidelines:
Unfinished boards generally need a light sanding with a finishing orbital sander and 120-150 grit paper. Vacuum to remove all dust and then using a finish of your choice, seal the floor. We stock all types of sealant, please see our accessories page.
Always have a dust-attracting mat at entrance sites, this will prevent any sharp stones or dirt scratching the floor. In a domestic situation a California Mop is an easy use “must have”; it will keep floors clean and dust free. Use felt pads on the feet of furniture to protect the floor from excessive scratching. The use of castor cups is recommended for furniture with castors.
Heavy scratching will break seal of the lacquer causing damage to the timber by the ingress of dirt and moisture from cleaning.
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