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Schools & Sports

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Schools & Sports Halls

Quicksand was approached by an outside contractor who maintains large schools in the south east. We were asked to take on over 2500m2 of restoration work on sports halls (including the application of line court markings ), class rooms and corridors in 4 schools in the Merton/Wimbledon areas. The time frame we had for all 4 schools was 3 weeks – so we had to work on all of them consecutively to meet our deadline and we did so with very pleasing results. The client now uses Quicksand for all their wood flooring needs we have established a good working relationship.
View our full Facebook Album of the Merton Schools Project.

Merton School Sports Hall

Merton School Sports Hall

The National Theatre

We completed an extensive sand and finish project for The National Theatre on South Bank.

View our full National Theatre project album on facebook – The National Theatre Album.

Algerian Embassy

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The photos you see here are of a job we carried out in late 2011/early 2012. The property is the Algerian Embassy in Holland park. We were asked to supply 800m2 of parquet oak exquisite panels for a Herringbone Pattern on 2 levels and a Basket Weave pattern on ground floor, this was then sanded and filled with an oil application to finish. The client was extremely happy with our work and asked us back to work on their Kensington Palace gardens property.

Colours

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Colours

When we fit or stain your floor we can choose products that will give you any colour you want. Our fitted boards come in a wide range of colours. Even if you have an existing floor in place the choice of sand grade and stain, paint or oil can significantly alter the colour and luminosity of the finished floor.

We offer a wide range of colours from bleached white to deepest darkest black and everything in between. A high quality UV cured oil is used to colour and protect the boards which means the colour will be reliable, stable and the floor low maintenance. We can advise you on the right combination of boards, stains and finishes and provide example wood swatches.

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Gallery Floor Restoration

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This gallery floor was restored in Chelsea, London in July 2015. The underlying floor boards were of good quality however years of wear had ingrained dirt and make the floor look dull. Our process involved three levels of sanding to remove worn and stained wood. We then added a natural oil to protect the wood from wear without hidiing it’s natural beauty.

Dull dirty floor pre-sand

When we arrived the gallery floor was dull & dirty after years of wear and thousands of dirty shoes.

Mid-Sand

With the gallery floor cleared and the pictures fully protected from dust, we started the sanding stage.

The Finished Floor

This is the The finished floor. We have applied an oil finish to do two things. First of all it protects the floor from staining and wear. Secondly it brings out the natural colour and grain of the wood. The finished floor is beautiful.

Moet Hennessy

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Restoration with installation, Moet Hennesy, London

Situated in the centre of London this prestigious client asked us to restore their existing parquet panels with a clear Osmo oil finish to keep them as natural as possible whilst still durable. We applied 3 coats of Osmo hardwax oil over a 3-day period which has given the floor a wonderfully deep luminosity without being too dark.

 

Kings Cross & Bam Construction

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Bam Construction; Kings Cross Central, Eastern Goods Yard & University of Arts

This large project was taken on by Quicksand Flooring in March 2011 and was an unusual project for everyone involved. The wood blocks are end grain and were laid individually one by one leaving a small gap between each block to allow for expansion. In total, a million and a half blocks were laid over an area of nearly three thousand square meters. Then it was Quicksand Flooring’s job to sand all of the areas and apply a two-part oil which gives the floor an added durability. Needless to say, we carried out the entire job with the up most professionalism and the client was impressed with the way we worked and also how we worked with them. We carry out all maintenance on the floors re-applying a freshen up product every 6-9 months depending on the wear of surface.

Virgin Active Gym

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Virgin Active Gym

Virgin Active asked Quicksand to do wood floor restoration in their aerobics hall and gym areas. The problem they had was they were unable to close the gym in the day time so asked us if we could work around this. Quicksand had no trouble working out a schedule to carry out the work out of hours with as minimal disruption as possible and made sure all areas were left as we found them ready for customers to use the following morning.

Staircases

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Wooden Staircases

We can restore existing staircases or fit new stairs so they merge seamlessly with your wooden floor. Safety grips and lighting can all be fitted or accommodated.

Commercial Staircase
Matte Finish
Staricase With Lighting
Step Detail
Bespoke Staircases

Floor Block or Plank Patterns

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Patterns

We can fit your floor in a range of different patterns. These diagrams illustrate some of the classics designs that floor boards and blocks are laid in. Choose one pattern or a combination of central and border designs.

If you look below the diagrams you can see a sample of real floors which we have worked on that show what these patterns look like in reality. Note the different styles achieved by varying the block size and colour or finish.

Versailles Panel 2

Versailles Panel 2

Versailles Panel 1

Versailles Panel 1

Treble Basket Weave

Treble Basket Weave

Single Breton Cross

Single Breton Cross

Single Basket Weave

Single Basket Weave

Set Width Strip

Set Width Strip

Randon Width Strip

Randon Width Strip

Mitre Bordered Basket Panel

Mitre Bordered Basket Panel

Mill Wise Border Double Cross

Mill Wise Border Double Cross

Herringbone

Herringbone

Double Herringbone

Double Herringbone