Stains are used to alter the colour of wood. (E.g. darkening a pine floor). Unlike paint, stains enhance the wood grain rather than hide it. Staining and varnishing in two distinct stages are preferable to using a coloured varnish. You will maintain far greater control over the colour and enhance durability of the sealant. The gradual wearing away of the varnish or sealant will not affect the floor colour beneath.
You may also paint your floor or apply a coloured wax (such as Blanch on lime wax) for a soft tinting effect through which you can see the wood grain.
We recommend coloured wax for floors with dull, washed colours or to better match your home interior. You quickly lend some colour to your room and get a floor that looks different at an affordable price.
And the traditional solvent and oil-based wood stains, we also use odour-free, water-based pigment stains. These offer a wide range of colours from traditional wood colours to contemporary pigmenting: e.g. white, red, blue or even pink!
Floor stains are applied by hand or roller and take at least eight hours to dry.
The even look of a gap-filled floor is pleasing to the eye but not always necessary. Filling gaps stops draughts and prevents the buildup of dust between the gaps. It also tightens the floor and helps prevent timber movement.
We use traditional methods of gap filling depending on the width of the gap and the expected floor traffic:
* We mostly use resin on parquet and mosaic floors where there are lots of fine gaps. We mix fine dust from the floor with a resin and apply to the gaps with a filling knife.
* solid fillet strips of reclaimed pine and other timbers are glued, forced into the gaps, and chiseled back before sanding flat.
Email or phone us to arrange a free assessment of your wooden floor. We can also show you a range of coloured waxes and stains – to help you choose those that meet your needs.
Wood floors are still the most popular and widely loved type of flooring preferred by people to add to the beauty of their houses. But any floor will show signs of usage with time. At this stage, most of you will face a predicament or replace the wood floors. This is a big decision, and you have to check the severity of the damages and seek professional advice to help judge the situation.
Gap Filling of Wood Floors
Wood floors are prone to expansion and contraction because of changes in weather. Thus, occurrences of gaps and cracks in the wood floor are common. This calls for wood floor gap filling that can be done professionally by experts. Parquet floor sanding experts use different methods to reduce gaps in these types of floors. Usually a mixture of resin and sawdust a filler between the gaps in the wooden planks. But remember, it is unnecessary that the fillers used for wood floor gap filling stay between the gaps permanently.
Staining the Wooden Floor
Any additions to your furniture may be a mismatch with your wood floor. It is not possible to change the floor or the furniture. The next best option is to the wood floor staining to match the colour of the furniture. We must do staining after buffing the floor and then subsequently applying the finish to complete the process.