We commence by sanding down the existing floor. We use five grades of abrasive belts decreasing in coarseness upon each sand. This wood floor sanding process not only prevents damage to the floor but allows each sand to become finer and therefore smoother. As we are experts in floor sanding, we leave a perfect finish with no scuffs or marks. When this is achieved, we apply the stain (if required), followed by 2 to 3 coats of wax, oil or seal, according to the customer’s preference. This is buffed after each application to ensure no undulations occur on the surface and your floor looks fantastic.
Filling is a floor restoration technique used on old floors and floorboards that are uneven, full of gaps and looking past their best. The traditional method is to mass fill a floor, as opposed to spot filling. This process takes the clean dust from the floor and mixes it with an oil-based resin. Once our expert achieves the correct density, we use a flat trowel to fill all the gaps, creating a level and aesthetically-pleasing result.
Most flooring can be filled depending on the age and condition of the floor, including parquet, herringbone, strip and original floorboards. We do, however, recommend that the gaps in the floorboards be no bigger than 2 to 3 mm for this technique, otherwise the filler may fall through over time. If you are worried about floorboard drafts, Quicksand also supply and fit a clear plastic transparent strip. Our experts fit this between floorboards and it is invisible to the eye.