Floor sanding varnishing and filling

Well here we are at the latter end of the job; we have done all the preparation, all the gap filling, sanding of the floor and now all we have to do is make it all look good.

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But that in itself still requires the touch of a skilled person and a great deal of preparation in terms of cleaning up every speck of dust which would show up like a lighthouse in a lacquered finish.

The next part of this treatment is to seal the floor, and for this we use a shellac base coat which aids adhesion and enhances the clarity and beauty of the wood.

So we use one of a choice of finishes (your choice really) which are available in super matt, matt, satin and gloss, though our advice is to opt for the matt or satin finish because gloss version does not show as good clarity. The finishes we use are the ones typically used in commercial premises such as dance halls, bars and clubs as these have been proven to have a long life and be hard wearing.

There are some modern environmentally friendly finishes such as some of the water based lacquers which are usually of Swedish origin developed in the 1970's and which are virtually odourless and have a zero fire rating.

Shellac is another environmentally friendly finish though this option is not odour free and it is also flammable at the time of use.

You may opt for the more traditional wax mixture of paraffin wax, beeswax and carnauba wax which has a very pleasant small and can be used on the floor as a cleaner/polish at any time to replenish the sheen.

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Last update: 03.05.2016