Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring, as the name may suggest, is one piece of wood from top to bottom unlike engineered wood which has a veneer of real wood usually 3 – 7 millimetres thick. The thickness, or wear layer, of the solid wood flooring usually determines how many times the floor can be sanded. Depending on how well the floor is maintained we usually recommend a full floor sanding every 15 years. Solid wood flooring is sold in various grades, usually from rustic grade up to primegrade. The main difference is the more rustic you go for the more knots the flooring board has. Usually rustic grade is also the cheaper option. Solid wood flooring species range from very light, such as maple, up to dark, such as dark walnut. Many companies produce wood oils, wood stain or even wood floor paint enabling us to almost change the colour of our solid wood flooring completely.
Flooring Works: Floor sand and application of Junckers High Performance One polyurethane lacquer
This particular floor was in very bad condition. The solid wood flooring previously had been covered by a carpet which was removed by others which meant the whole floor was covered in dry adhesive. With our Lagler Hummel floor sander, which has a dust extraction system attached to ensure that dust pollution is minimal, we managed to remove all remnants of the adhesive and screed residue. The floor was abraded to a fine finish and thoroughly vacuumed to remove any surface dust. We applied a coat of Junckers Baseprime followed by three coats of Junckers HP One.