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What Restoring Wood Floors Means to Us

By On March 3, 2017 No Comments

We are truly fortunate to thoroughly enjoy the work that we do for both our domestic and commercial clients. It comes from an intense passion to deliver brilliantly restored floors. This is combined with a care for our clients.

Domestic wood floor restoration differs from commercial work as there is often more flexibility with regards to when the work can be done. Work in a home environment is also likely to be smaller and therefore quicker.

Restoring Wood Flooring Lytham St AnnesRestoring floors in its process is similar and it is often just then that the scale increases. However, an in-depth understanding of the process is required for larger jobs. Why? The quality of the workmanship cannot falter. Whether we are restoring a small room or a large hall; the highest quality of finish needs to be guaranteed.

Our approach to any work always remains the same. We are a professional Company and any dealings with our staff will be handled with the utmost respect. This starts from your initial enquiry and follows seamlessly through to aftercare. We realise that the high standards of work that we do is not enough and that our clients are a huge part of our business.

This therefore means that we need to care for our clients by:

  • Answering questions in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that our appointment times are kept
  • Providing information and advice that will benefit our clients
  • That we keep in touch with our clients in the time leading up to the work being completed

We constantly strive to ensure that we can offer an expert service. Our staff continue to be trained in all aspects of wood floor restoration. This professional approach is managed through Company founder, Ian Johnson. His intense passion for his work and clients flows naturally to everyone involved.

If you would like to enquire about restoring your wooden floors please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Making a Difference

By On February 2, 2017 No Comments

There are many individual companies that offer a floor sanding service. To exceed in this field you therefore have to make a difference. You have to be different to your competition. And you have to offer something that sets you apart.

Expert Floor Sanding Services

For us, we are fortunate in that this reputation has been built up, based around our very ethos of being great at what we do. This stems from a range of elements including:

  • The fact that we train exhaustively to ensure that we offer the cutting edge services. Continuous learning means that we will always be ahead of our competition. Whilst the general process of floor sanding will remain the same, there are new products, techniques and connections that can be made. These allow us to hone our skillset and be confident that we are always well-informed. It is often a naïve approach if you believe that you can ever stop learning.
  • Oak Flooring LancashireOur intention to get to know our customer’s needs. This connection allows us the opportunity of getting to know our customers and to achieve the best, individual finish for them. Although we complete floor sanding work on a daily basis, we appreciate that this is not the same for you. For that reason we are sensitive in our approach and offer information when necessary.
  • To always have the best available machinery and tools. Although this requires a huge investment, to truly be the best at what we do this is a much needed element. A range of machinery is needed in order to support the sanding process. It is the difference between a good job and a great job. The best finishes can only be achieved with the aid of professional machinery.
  • A friendly approach. This again comes naturally to us. We are friendly, approachable, reliable and professional. We appreciate our clients and will always do all we can ensure their experience with us is exceptionally positive.

If you would like to discuss our services further we would invite you to call us today on 0800 852 8188.

Parquet Wood Floor Restoration Bury

By On December 28, 2016 No Comments

Services to restore Parquet floors are comprehensive. This treasured flooring type is often beautifully cared for and it is just the test of time that offers a deteriorating factor. Our services cover every aspect of wood floor restoration;

  • Services to ensure that the floor underneath is well-prepared for new blocks to be attached to
  • Replacement of damaged parquet blocks
  • Filling of any gaps between the boards
  • Full sanding of the entire wooden floor using our dust free sanding system
  • Refinishing of the floor using the application of only the best-available products
  • This service includes aftercare and advice on how to make sure your restored floor remains looking great

Parquet floor restoration BuryWe have extensive experience with restoring parquet flooring. There are many reasons why our clients enquire about our services and some of these include;

Missing blocks;

This can occur if there has been previous work completed such as electrical or plumbing work. Another example of where there may be missing blocks is where properties have completed house adaptations. Removal of fire hearths or moving of walls can leave expanses of the floor without blocks. Replacing missing blocks needs to be handled skilfully to ensure the best match possible.

Parquet floor restoration LancashireRaised or sunken boards;

The stem of this problem is likely to be an issue with the floor underneath. It may have eroded due to age or possible water damage. Successful restoration of this will demand a full investigation of the issue. The sections of floor that are affected need to be removed and replaced so that a level finish can be achieved.

Gaps between blocks;

Restoring Parquet flooring BuryThis happens with natural moisture fluctuations and heating. Modern heating systems offer challenges to Parquet floors. The individual boards expand and contract with the changes.

These gaps can range in size and so need an appropriate plan in order to ensure they are filled in the correct way.

A wood floor that is challenging to maintain;

Restoring Parquet flooring LancashireIf your wooden floor is difficult to clean it is likely that its finish has deteriorated. A lack of protection or an inappropriate selection of wood finish will inevitably mean that the floor is difficult to maintain.

In this case the surface coatings need to be removed and another, more appropriate finish applied.

We would very much appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a quotation for restoring your Parquet floors. We offer exceptional services for both domestic and commercial floor restoration; please call today on 0800 852 7188.

A Floor Sander’s Expertise

By On December 14, 2016 No Comments

A floor sander’s expertise is invaluable. Experience allows us the opportunity of familiarising ourselves with absolutely every aspect of wood floor sanding. This, combined with a genuine passion for offering superbly sanded floors for our clients, has enabled us to build up an excellent reputation.

Many of our clients have questions about floor sanding, these may include:

  • How the process is handled
  • What happens if wood repairs are required?
  • What should they expect once the floors have been finished?
  • How long the restoration results should last
  • Is there any way of ensuring the results are long-lasting?

These are all valid questions and information will be offered throughout the process to ensure that these are answered comprehensively.

Oak flooring restoration BoltonA newly sanded wooden floor offers the benefit of great looks alongside a practical surface. Wood floors require simple and straightforward cleaning and are virtually maintenance free. Our advice for this is that it is vital to use top-quality products during the restoration process.

We only use the best-available formulations as we have the confidence in these that they will offer the best finish and long-lasting results. Many of the DIY products available do not offer the same finish and the surface coatings will not likely last nearly as long.

Our sanding machinery is virtually dust free so all particles are filtered away during the process. It is important that all surrounding furniture and areas are protected if more intensive floor sanding is required to achieve the best results. Slight dust should be expected and provisions should be made to support this. This will also aid quicker clean up after the job has been completed.

Have you got a wood stain that you are unsure can be removed? Call today on 0800 852 7188. The likelihood of removal does depend on the type of stain and the level of saturation. Water marks are notoriously challenging to remove as they have a high saturation level. However, most other stains are normally minimal and can be removed as part of the sanding process.

Floor Sander Lancashire

By On December 13, 2016 No Comments

Floor sanding as a provision for the domestic and commercial markets is growing in demand. No longer is this seen as a service for the wealthy. Now individuals are realising its cost-effectiveness and are looking to breathe new life into their aged wood floors.

For our clients, it is important that they know what to expect with regards to the floor sanding process. Knowledge of the scheduled works means that we are able to reduce any concerns and forecast for any eventualities.

Floor Sander SouthportOnce the quotation is accepted we will discuss a start date that is based around your individual requirements. We often find that our domestic floor sanding clients are more flexible than our commercial counterparts.

We will make sure that the work is carried out at a time that is convenient for you. On arrival we will bring all of the necessary sanding machinery into your home. All other surfaces will be protected in order to keep them safe.

We utilise our revolutionary dust free floor sanding equipment. There is virtually no dust created and all particles are filtered away. Different machinery is used on different parts of the wooden floor.

Wood Floor Sanding LancashireA drum sander is for the main part of the floor and an edger is used to get right to the edges of the boards to ensure a smooth finish.

The sanding machines do produce noise, however, we have invested in state-of-the-art machinery so that the process is managed quickly and efficiently. This also allows a superior surface, ready for finishing.

When we arrive at this point, we will have previously discussed and arranged the best wood finish for your individual requirements. Wood finishes are applied by hand and will bring the floor to life. If you would like to enquire about our wood sanding services please call 0800 852 7188 today.

Floor Sanding Aftercare

By On November 29, 2016 No Comments

Once your wood floors have been skilfully restored it is important that you are well-informed in relation to routine cleaning. This forms the basis for our aftercare service.

Once you requested the assistance of our service you will gain so much more than a newly restored wooden floor. You will gain the professional assistance and guidance to ensure your floors are properly cared for.

Wood Finishes OrmskirkWhat will you receive?

You will receive assistance in the selection of the best-suited finish for your wood floor. This means that the correct colour will be selected alongside which finish would be longest-lasting. Finishes include stains, lacquers, waxes and oils.

This selection process will ensure that you receive the best advice on tailored cleaning products. Routine cleaning may be similar with regards to sweeping, hovering and mopping. However, there are a wide range of other cleaning products that will support this process.

We are always available to offer information. We work to earn your custom for life so if something happens to your wood floor and you are unsure of how best to treat it; call on our services. We will do all we can to conclusively support your enquiry.

We will also offer you tips that will generally help. Ideas such as placing matting at all doorways and ensuring that dry particles are removed regularly. Effectively we are offering a package that provides value for money.

Our experience and knowledge is passed onto our clients in a simple and straightforward way. Customer care and customer service are a huge part of what drives us forward as a Company. Ongoing care offers support in between deep cleans and will prolong the time between full restorations.

Please take a minute to view the content of our website where you will find testimonials from existing clients. If you would like to request a survey to restore your wooden floors please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Preparation for Wood Floor Sanding

By On November 23, 2016 No Comments

It is possible that you may be fooled into thinking that your beautiful wooden floor can withstand regular family life. To a certain point this is true. However, it is worn down daily by so many deteriorating elements such as:

  • Spilled drinks/food
  • Dirt carried in on the bottom of shoes
  • Moving furniture
  • Pet claws

So it turns out that your floor doesn’t stand a chance! This damage, however, is not permanent and can be restored to like new. We often talk about ways in which you can reduce damage to your wood floors. This may include having matting inside and outside of external doors and regular cleaning.

It is less possible to fix the issue of daily wear and tear. This deterioration is inevitable and it is not possible to eliminate all factors that will wear away at the surface. Rest assured that our revolutionary floor sanding service can restore the floor.

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It is important, when using a drum sander to keep the machinery moving. The floor sanding process effectively takes of a thin layer of the surface. If the drum sander is held in one place for too long it will sand away too much material. Other damage can also be caused if the sander is used at the incorrect pace or pattern.

What could happen if too much material is removed?

  • The surface will be uneven
  • It will reduce the amount of times that the wooden flooring can be refinished in the future
  • In some cases it can even weaken the floor

A correctly sanded floor will remove the old surface coatings and will provide wood boards that are stripped back to their original state. It is then important to select a wood finish that matches your requirements.

We offer skilled craftsmanship for both domestic and commercial clients. If you have a wooden floor that has seen better days and you are intrigued about the sanding process please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Commercial Floor Sanding at Samlesbury Hall

By On October 26, 2016 No Comments

Attaining such high quality floor sanding work is such an honour for 1 Stop Floor Care. We have received a well-respected accolade for completing exceptional restoration work for wood floors.

What Can Professional Floor Sanders Offer?

As well as being flexible around existing business commitments, we are able to offer a fast and efficient service. Our aim is to offer an outstanding transformation whilst ensuring absolute minimal disruption. Down time for any business means a loss of earnings.

Commercial floor sander LancashireThis is often the reason why many businesses leave any floor restoration work for longer than necessary. It is thought that the loss of earnings is not worth the difference in the appearance of the wood floor. This is a skewed view because…

The appearance of your floors to visitors is important; if they are scratched and unattractive then it will provide a negative impression. This will be long-lasting. On the other hand, if a visitor enters your property and is faced with crisp, clean floors their association will be positive.

We were invited to restore this beautiful and historic wooden floor in Samlesbury Hall. Samlesbury Hall is a beautiful stately home in Preston, Lancashire. It was part of a larger project and provided an exemplary opportunity for us to showcase our skilled workmanship.

Commercial Floor Sander PrestonThe floor was fully sanded, stripping back the old coatings and surface layer. Our machinery is fast-working and effective. We have invested in the best-available machinery so that we can speed up the sanding work that we complete whilst offering a superior finish.

We are expert commercial floor sanders serving Lancashire and further afield. The results at Samlesbury Hall were incredible and the room was brightened up and would offer a positive impression to future visitors. Have you got a commercial wood floor that you would like us to survey? Call 0800 852 7188 today.

Cleaning Karndean Floors Lancashire

By On October 19, 2016 No Comments

Karndean flooring was established in the 1970’s and was purposefully developed to replicate other flooring types, such as wood. However, the main intention was to manufacture it from polyvinyl carbonate or PVC.

Karndean Flooring WiganThis meant that the flooring would look great but it would withstand much higher usage and therefore last longer than other floor types. It also tackled many other issues faced by different floor types both in the domestic and commercial markets.

Aesthetically Karndean is almost indistinguishable from its counterparts. However it has the upper hand as it offers superior elements such as the fact it remains warm underfoot.

Another element to seriously consider is the fact that because of its make-up a Karndean floor will never flake or crack. The same cannot be said for real wood or laminate flooring. This means that the longevity of the floor is likely to far surpass any wood floor, even hardwood.

All of these elements have promoted this flooring material in both the domestic and commercial markets. There really are no drawbacks to this floor!

Karndean Floor WiganIt is well-suited to a commercial property as the material does not filter or accumulate dirt or bacteria, such as a carpet would. Any particles sit on the surface of the floor and can be easily removed by daily cleaning.

We offer a deep cleaning service for Karndean floors; this is completely tailored to your floor. Each job is individual and the cleaning programme needs to be based around usage, mark removal, level of clean and many other factors.

We use specialist cleaning solutions to achieve the best result for each and every client. We will, as always, leave you with information on how to tackle routine cleaning and will always be happy to offer advice.

If you would like to enquire about cleaning your Karndean floor please call us today on 0800 852 7188.

How to Sand Wooden Floors

By On October 4, 2016 No Comments

We are often faced with questions with regards to the process of sanding wooden floors. Are you looking for information on professional floor sanding? This video was taken to show the intensive process that is required.

This video offers an insight into the main part of the process of sanding wooden floors. It shows you the meticulous approach that is required. Here is some helpful advice on how best to approach sanding:

  • When you are sanding a floor it is important to follow the grain pattern
  • You should move in straight lines
  • Do not try to cover too much area at any one time as this will produce an unsatisfactory finishe
  • Do not try to get too close to the edges as there are other tools that will complete this job in a much better fashion
  • Do not rush; it is important to take your time when completing this type of work
  • Use the correct machinery as this allows a seamless surface in order for the finish to be applied
  • Dust free floor sanding machinery allows you to view your progress as you go
  • It also means that there is virtually no airborne dust whilst the sanding process is happening
  • Remember; however small or large the job is, the approach is exactly the same

We will always approach any job with care and having fully prepared our plan of action. We discuss in our blog the exact process that we follow. The individual challenges that we face allow us the opportunity of applying our expertise.

Whether you are looking for a domestic or commercial floor sander; we are your 1 Stop Company. We offer advice for wood floor cleaning, sanding and wood finishing. This comprehensive package is provided with advice throughout.

Call to request a free survey on 0800 852 7188; we will discuss all of your options with regards to the process and wood finish variants.

Floor Sanding Advice

By On September 3, 2016 No Comments

There are varying challenges faced for floor sanders when approaching any new job. No two wood floors are the same so this means that we need to draw on our experience to make sure that we produce the best finish.

Floor Sanding Tips:

Sanding wood floors PrestonIf you wood floor has developed gaps between the boards it is important that these issues are fixed prior to sanding the floors. If these gaps were left it would provide an uneven surface for the sanding process. More gaps and damage would likely appear and the best results would not be achieved.

Make sure to replace wooden boards that are too damaged to salvage. It is important that you carefully consider each board. If these are not replaced, it is likely to create more work further down the line. Do the job right!

Pine Floor OrmskirkIf your boards are sturdy and not damaged by rot or other factors then ensure that they are fixed properly. It is important to check that each board is suitably fixed to the sub floor. This may just take some time to nail them back down but this will make sure that they are secure.

Consider all products that are available; when repairing individual boards it is possible that small issues could be salvaged by some of the incredible product formulations that are available. These filler products require careful application but can produce incredible results.

Blue Wood Stain LancashireDon’t feel pressured to select a hugely different wood finish. It may be that your wooden floors offer a natural look but have been worn through years of use. When you acquire the assistance of a professional floor sander it does not mean that you have to select a drastic colour change.

It is important that all options are considered, but it is vital that if the wood colour you have suits the existing décor that you are not persuaded to select a drastic change. The wood floor restoration process offers an attractive and hard-wearing floor; even selecting a similar finish will provide a transformation.

Are you looking for help to restore your wooden floor? Call 1 Stop Floor Care on 0800 852 7188.

Number 1 Commercial Floor Sander

By On September 3, 2016 No Comments

We often discuss the tailored approach that is required for commercial floor sanding jobs. It is very often that specific timescales need to be met and this may mean working unsociable hours.

However, 1 Stop Floor Care are more than equipped for the challenges that floor sanding provides. Our experience means that we are able to over a versatile and complete service.

Many issues faced can leave lesser-experienced individuals perplexed. This is why we have built up such an incredible reputation for offering exceptional finishes with a service that we are confident is strides in front of our competition.

We offer a transparent pricing structure so that each element of the job can be accounted for. We also provide additional value for money in our ability to:

  • Complete the floor sanding job in a timely manner
  • Work within required timescales
  • Offer information and advice on wood floor care

We put this video together to show a recent job that we complete in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The images scroll through the process of sanding the wooden floors. The multi-coloured surface needed fully sanding as this was due to be replaced with a smooth, natural-looking wood finish.

The coloured top layer was stripped back in order to produce a primed surface for finishing. We discuss how wood finishes must be applied layer by layer and must be allowed to dry thoroughly in between each coat.

This is another element of commercial floor sanding that needs careful consideration; if the timescales allowed to complete the work it is imperative that the correct wood finish is selected. If an incorrect finish was selected, the project could easily over-run and therefore fall behind the targeted schedule.

If you would like to find out more about 1 Stop Floor Care, commercial floor sanders for Lancashire and further afield please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Our Guide to Wood Floor Sanding

By On August 1, 2016 No Comments

Throughout our website you can find a step-by-step guide to sanding wooden floors. This guide has been put together to provide well-rounded detail that will hopefully offer benefit to you when considering restoring your floor.

The following guide looks into the required training, experience, machinery and products to ensure that the floor restoration project is completed with an exceptional finish.

Floor Sander Lytham St AnnesWooden floors add style to any space, whether domestic or commercial. Wood floors are durable and hard-wearing and will often provide a better solution for many reasons in comparison to other floor types.

It may seem like an obvious statement that training is required in order to complete such work. This training offers the base line to learn from and this flows seamlessly into experience. Our website shows the truly vast experience we have achieved and this has led to our continued success.

Experience allows the opportunity of learning. Each wood floor will offer individual challenges during the restoration process. These issues are likely to need an educated approach in order to find a solution that will complement the end result.

Dust Free Sanding Lytham St AnnesDust-free sanding machines have revolutionised this provision. Why? It is clearly documented that this sanding solution offers a smoother surface that is better prepared for finishing. The filtration system takes the dust away, providing benefits for ourselves and our clients alike.

Finding the best products to complete the job is likely to be one of the most challenging aspects. There are so many different variations available that it becomes a minefield and one that will likely end in an incorrect selection.

Experience means that we are equipped with the necessary knowledge to select a range of products that will ensure a striking appearance with the support of a hard-wearing surface.

1 Stop Floor Care; Wood Restoration at its Best!

We are extremely proud of the wood floor restoration projects that we complete and we would invite you to call 0800 852 7188 to find out more.

Why Wood Floors?

By On July 31, 2016 No Comments

There are a range of reasons as to why an individual would select to fit wooden flooring in their home.

Wood Floors:

  • Oak Floor BurnleyLook great
  • Are softer underfoot
  • Have a huge range of different types to suit your décor
  • Are warmer underfoot than some other flooring types
  • Can be fully sanded and restored
  • Can age well
  • Can last a lifetime

When discussing different types of wood, it becomes clear that vast and in-depth knowledge is required. Too frequently are we faced with jobs that have either been attempted by a DIY disaster or by an individual that isn’t equipped with the necessary skills.

We are all looking for value and professional floor sanding offers just that. The process is completed quickly and efficiently and to a far superior finish than that achieved if you were to try it yourself. Why is this?

Pine Flooring PrestonIt starts with the fact that you improve with experience; this takes into account the use of our industrial machinery. Not only does this take time to learn how to use it, but it may require different applications on different floors. We have this knowledge.

No longer are individuals faced with tremendous bills for this service; our pricing is competitive. Our pricing plan reflects our open and honest approach and we are happy to discuss this with you.

Wood flooring can really create a statement in any space whether small or large. It will always be the focus of a room and other decorative elements simply compliment it.

We are genuinely passionate about restoring wood floors and delivering a first-class service. We are confident that we are the best-equipped professionals to complete your floor sanding project and ask for you to call today on 0800 852 7188.

Expert Wood Floor Restoration Advice

By On June 23, 2016 No Comments

Training and experience with the industrial machinery is required to complete professional floor sanding. It goes without saying that with years and years of experience that it is likely that you will have come across a number of issues and developed tried-and-tested solutions to deal with those.

It is important to have a well-versed approach to every job; this allows you flexibility. A non-rigid approach will ensure that the products and techniques selected will work towards achieving the best result.

Floor Restoration PrestonHigh-quality variations of wood floors offer durability against general daily living and use. Mopping and sweeping is required to keep wood flooring clean. This ensures that dust mites, mould spores and mildew are not allowed to breed. This is why this type of floor is an ideal solution for households with families and pets.

When a hardwood floor is installed it is available in two different types; there are pre-finished and unfinished boards. Each have their own intricacies, pros and cons and it is always recommended that you fully understand these before making a decision.

Wood Grain LancashireOur TOP TIP is to research details and make an informed decision based around your budget and desired appearance.

This will allow easy integration into your home and a complimentary asset to your existing décor. The best available advice is to understand the required care for your flooring. If you were to use incorrect products it is possible that you can damage the floor, requiring urgent attention.

With this in mind it is advised to seek the assistance of our floor cleaning and restoration services. We will take the stress out of the process and leave you with a strikingly restored floor and advice on how best to maintain it.

Are you looking for a dust free floor sander? Call today on 0800 852 7188.

Wood Floor Lacquer – Important Detail about This Versatile Wood Finish

By On June 18, 2016 No Comments

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What you can expect From Floor Sanders

By On May 31, 2016 No Comments

The challenges of business often mean that Companies are so caught up in their day to day business that they forget that new clients are often not aware of the benefits of their provision.

Floor Sander ChorleyWhilst you are working every day and you are confident of the sanding process and wood repair techniques, it is important that you identify ways in which you can educate your clients and prospective future customers.

The first element is that wood floor restoration is likely to provide a finish that will far surpass your expectations. Many of the problems that face your wood floors can be eradicated through the sanding process.

The second factor is that you should expect a level of customer service that allows you to feel well-informed and cared-for. From the point that you enquire with us we will support you through the process of survey, completion of work and after care.

Floor Sander LancashireThe third element is that your intended finish may change when equipped with all of the information needed for wood finishes. It is likely that you are well-aware of the colouration that you want, however, it is important that this is matched the product that can make sure the surface is long-lasting.

The fourth factor is that there is a dust free floor sanding provision. Some of our clients are not yet aware that this service is available. This offers virtually dust free sanding that offers the following benefits: faster clear up, clear vision for our skilled operatives and avoidance of the usual air pollution.

Set your expectations high and do not settle for less. Our professional provision always works to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling that the entire process has run smoothly. We offer cost-effective services. Call today on 0800 852 7188.

The Secrets of Dust Free Floor Sanding

By On May 1, 2016 No Comments

Professional floor sanding services have transformed this provision over recent years with the incredible dust free floor sanding system. This has found a solution to the creation of dust through traditional sanding methods.

Sanding wood floors ChorleyWooden floors boast versatility and are used widely throughout homes and business settings. They have definitely grown in their stature with a range of incredible benefits, one of which is the fact that they can be fully restored.

Inevitable stains, dents, scratches and worn areas can be stripped back and erased, replaced with strikingly beautiful, new-looking wood floors.

Dust free floor sanding produces an even more spectacular finish? How?

We are able to fully monitor our progress as there is virtually no dust created. The dust is filtered away, skilled operatives’ vision is not skewed by airborne particles. This means a faster process and quicker clean-up.

Wood Restoration BoltonThe dust particles created through the traditional methods often got into the sanding machinery and, over time, lowered the effectiveness of it. Modern technology has created the use of an advanced filtration system which is used throughout the sanding process.

The machinery used is incredibly powerful and offers a seamless surface finish. Alongside this, the machinery can be used in any direction without damaging the grain pattern of the wood. This offers our skilled sanders with versatility.

This service is so popular with our clients; no longer are they faced with the prospect of having their homes, businesses or personal belongings covered in dust. Even with all the preparation available, the most careful floor sander couldn’t avoid the layer of dust created through the traditional methods.

If you would like to arrange a quotation please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Sanding Parquet Floors Accrington

By On March 26, 2016 No Comments

We are always incredibly proud of the calibre of work we are able to gain. This pays testament to our provision and the hard work we put into delivering a second-to-none service in comparison to our competition.

We were invited to restore this beautiful parquet floor in St James Church in Accrington. The process of wood restoration is always a special one and tells a real story; but this job, in particular, provided a real sense of achievement as the results were so well appreciated.

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The flooring in the church had been well used and no longer offered the appearance of beautiful parquet flooring. In fact, it looked dark, drab and uninviting. Funding for such work is often challenging so the fact that we were able to complete this job also offers potential clients with the assurance of the cost-effectiveness of our service.

St James Church was undergoing a lot of work and the wood floor restoration played an important role in transforming the space. The dark coating, years of wear and tear, scratches and dents were fully sanding using our dust free sanding system.

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This left the floor ready to be finished. Although the theory and explanation of that process sounds simple and straightforward it does demand a lot of skill and tailoring. The sanding machinery that we use requires knowledge and there are different techniques required in the use of the different machines.

It is important to take your time whilst sanding any wooden floor.  To rush a job would likely result in a less than satisfactory result. The images tell the story of the restoration from the start, through the job and the striking result achieved on completion.

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The wooden flooring looked like new but at the same time respected the age and heritage of it through skilled restoration. If you would like to find out more about how to sand wood floors please call our helpful staff on 0800 852 7188.

Oak Floor Restoration Lytham St Annes

By On February 29, 2016 No Comments

When we visited this home to quote for a full wood floor restoration it was evident that the flooring was in a deteriorated state. The finish looked uneven and there were large scratches where furniture had been moved.

Our client commented on how it was a distraction and left the room feeling lifeless and lack-lustred. Our client stated that they wanted to breathe new life into the floor as they could imagine what a transformation could offer.

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We discussed in detail about floor finishes and it was decided that a wood lacquer would be the best option. Lacquer is well-known for its ability to withstand heavy use and this is backed by its popularity as a product for wood floor restoration.

The science behind wood floor lacquer is quite complex; its modern blend is available in a range of applications including faster-drying or slower-drying alternatives.

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Wood Floor Lacquer Information:

  • A lacquer does not alter the colouration of your wood floor
  • A lacquer will intensify the grain pattern of your floor
  • Once applied and dried, the finish is scratch-resistant and hard-wearing
  • Its application demands experience for an even finish
  • Floor lacquers are suitable for both domestic and commercial properties

The oak flooring was fully sanded; we have invested in state-of-the-art sanding machinery to ensure that the sanding process is fast, efficient and offers a seamless surface, ready for finishing. The wood grain was clearly visible and this part of the process gives an insight into how the floor will look when completed.

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We then applied a lacquer which transformed the room. We offer advice on how long to leave the room before walking on the surface, replacing furniture and other elements that ensure the flooring is given optimum time to thoroughly dry. Our clients were ecstatic with the results.

We are highly-experienced floor sanders and we work throughout Lancashire and the surrounding areas. Our services are friendly, professional and cost-effective. If you would like to request a quotation please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Wood Floor Restoration – The Secrets of Dust Free Floor Sanding

By On February 25, 2016 No Comments

Put yourself in the situation where you are looking at employing a floor sanding specialist. You have personal belongings, valuable items, computers and furniture. The traditional sanding process would inevitably have left these items with a film of dust on them as even the most careful floor restorer could not control the dust particles created…

Now place yourself with the option of a guaranteed virtually dust free service; the choice is simple.

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We are well-trained in this service and confidently offer it with the added incentive of time-served experience. The above information is aimed at offering assurance that when faced with restoring your wood floor that the alternative of dust free floor sanding falls naturally leaps and bounds in front of the traditional methods of sanding floors.

Please call today on 0800 852 7188 for more information.

Wooden Floors vs. Carpet

By On February 1, 2016 No Comments

Although a lot of our informative blog posts are about the restoration projects that we do, another interesting element of our work is listening to our client’s personal preferences.

Commercial Carpet Cleaner LancashireWhilst wood floors look attractive and inviting in both domestic and commercial properties there are some settings where clients tend to favour a carpet covering. Why could this be?

  • Carpet offers more noise insulation
  • Carpet can feel more comfortable under your feet
  • Carpet is warmer to walk on

There are a number of rooms or areas that would not be best-suited to carpet and these may include:

  • Sports halls
  • Church halls
  • Hallways

A wood floor is far easier to routinely clean. Regular brushing ensures that the surface dust and dirt does not work to deteriorate or damage the floor. In many areas of our home a wood floor is accepted as a superior covering due to the fact that dirt can be easily wiped with a damp cloth.

Floor Sander ChorleyWooden flooring is also often considered to be aesthetically pleasing. Wood offers the feeling of grandeur and sophistication; and the variations available mean that it can be tailored to suit your existing décor.

A benefit that both floor types have in common is the fact that we offer a service to fully clean and restore them. This service is fast, efficient and cost-effective. Our approach to ongoing training means that our specialist floor sanding techniques are cutting edge.

We continue to expand the areas that we serve due to high demand. Although keeping on top of cleaning your wood floors means that they remain looking at their best, there is inevitable damage that can occur through daily use.

This is not something to worry about and we would welcome the opportunity to quote to restore your beautiful wood floor. Contact us today on 0800 852 7188.

Wood Floor Advice

By On January 31, 2016 No Comments

It has been made evident through our experience that flooring is a very personal choice. Tastes vary greatly and one person can instantly discount a particular floor covering where another would have it as their first choice.

We have found that a slight exception to this rule is wooden flooring. Why is this? It may be that there is such a huge variation in types that the aesthetic appearance can cover a large range of different styles.

From traditional to the most modern properties, wooden floors can offer elegance and richness. Wood floors compliment hallways and individual rooms alike. Some of our clients have invested in this floor type solely in their hallway to make an impactful statement on entrance. Others have it in individual rooms and others have a wood floor running through the entirety of their home.

Wood Floor Restoration Lancashire

Any floor that has suffered heavy use will need restoration to effectively turn back time and offer a floor that looks like it was just laid. This is where our wood floor restoration services come into play. We fully sand and restore all types of wood floors. This includes oak floors, maple flooring, pine floors, parquet flooring and all other varieties in between.

Every job that we complete still offers that sense of pride once the floors have been fully stripped back and re-finished. We have happy to say that the pride and sense of achievement never leaves our thoughts on completion of our wood restoration work.

Our services are available for domestic floor sanding and commercial work also. We are on hand to offer a tailored service at a time that is convenient for you. Our floor sanding provision has gained us an enviable reputation and we are finding that this recognition is spreading further afield.

Have you got a commercial wood floor that is in desperate need of restoration? Call our expert team today on 0800 852 7188.

Wood Floors for Commercial Use Blackburn

By On December 26, 2015 No Comments

First impressions are so important and it remains a priority to offer a positive one in a commercial setting.

Wood_Grain_Lancashire_275Why is this? Your customers or clients will look for outward ways of positive presentation; this will offer reassurance that you truly care about your business. Secondly; the highest-possible standards need to be set for your employees so that they can take your lead.

When we complete commercial floor sanding projects we ensure the highest-quality finish; our attention to detail is a vital element of this. Although there are variations in each job, there are key stages that must be followed to make sure that the best result is achieved.

Wood flooring can be an ideal solution for many commercial settings including offices, pubs, galleries, museums, clubs, sports halls and shops. Whilst it can handle temperature fluctuations and high levels of foot fall, there will become a time where these factors will take their toll.

Key Stages of Wood Restoration:

Are there any damaged areas? This process will highlight any particularly deteriorated boards. Whether they are scratched or have become dislodged, these issues will need to be sorted prior to any sanding taking place. There are a wide range of wood repairs that can be completed.

Commercial Floor Sanding PrestonPrepare, prepare, prepare! The entire floor needs to be fully swept to remove dust, dirt and particles from the surface. A wood cleanser or degreaser can be used to support this process and remove such contaminants.

Wood sanding: this part of the processes sands the surface of the wood boards using different grades of sand paper. This is completed in conjunction with our trade-specialist sanding machinery. This ensures a seamless and smooth surface for the wood finish to be applied.

Refinishing of the wood floors; whilst there is a huge variety of wood finishes we will always work with you to identify your individual requirements and suggest an appropriate finish. This process protects your floors.

Please call today on 0800 852 7188 to arrange a survey for your commercial wood floors.

The Truths about Wood Finishes

By On November 28, 2015 No Comments

The wood floor restoration provision allows us the incredible capability to create distinctive wood finishes once we have completed the floor sanding process. This is a unique service that we provide and we endeavour to discuss all available options with you prior to completing the work.

Wood Finishes LancashireMany clients are not aware of the wood finishes that are available and may want to see some different examples to ensure they are confident in their selection.

For this reason we will complete test areas so that they can be seen in the correct lighting and with the existing décor.

The sanding trade has advanced dramatically over the last decade. This takes into account advances in products as well as the machinery that is available to offer a virtually dust free provision.

What are the truths you need to know?

  • Different finishes provide an individual and unique appearance. There is an extensive range of products available so it is well worth investing time to select one that is best-suited to your requirements
  • It is important to consider usage of the space that you are re-finishing. Varying finishes offer different levels of durability, absorption and sheen. An example of this is that a wood lacquer will intensify the natural wood grain and colourations and produces a surface that is difficult to scratch. This is therefore suitable for an area with higher foot traffic.
  • The third truth is the acceptance that the process of floor sanding is pivotal. The wood boards need to be entirely stripped prior to any re-coating. This bare and smooth surfaces will allow a product to be applied and will result in a seamlessly even result.
  • Another truth is the explanation as to why a wood finish is applied. There are two main reasons why a finish is pivotal and these include protection against wear, damage and moisture and the enhancement of the natural beauty of the wood colour.

If you would like to arrange a quotation at a time convenient for you please contact us today on 0800 852 7188.

Sanding Parquet Flooring Lancashire

By On October 23, 2015 No Comments

Have you ever looked down at your parquet floor and thought that it was time to replace the dirty and tired boards? Are they past their best with ingrained dirt and worn surface?

STOP! We offer a cost-effective alternative to full replacement of your once-beautiful wood floors. If our clients have purchased a property with wood flooring; they are often not aware of the type of wood that they have. There is a huge range of floor sanding services that are completely tailored to suit your individual wood floor.

Parquet Flooring PrestonWe were invited to survey this oak parquet floor in Lancashire. It was in a terrible state and did look, to the owners, past redemption. On discussion about our services it was identified that we would be able to fully restore this beautiful floor to a like-new finish.

Our clients felt that their floor darkened the space with the way that it looked as well as being uninviting and unsightly. They wanted a more natural wood finish to bring out the natural grain pattern of the wood boards.

On completion of the work our clients were genuinely shocked at the floor that laid beneath many years of wear and dirt. They never expected the grain pattern to look as it did and were over the moon with the way that it brightened up the space.

Parquet flooring LancashireWe are experienced floor sanders who are able to best restore wood floors with our skill and expertise.

We have been overwhelmed with the demand for our services. This pays testament to the way in which we approach our wood restoration work.

Whilst we aim to offer a competitive price we also look to provide a service that we feel confident is second-to-none. This is accompanied by customer service that ensures our clients feel assured throughout the sanding process and beyond.

We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a quotation; we will discuss the process, the products we use and the way in which we complete the job. We will provide you with information of wood finishes and expected outcomes. Call today on 0800 852 7188.

Wood Floor Sanding Preston

By On September 30, 2015 No Comments

Samlesbury Hall is quoted to be “A haven for history lovers where the past meets the present” and nothing could be further from the truth in the results that were achieved in the restoration of their beautiful parquet floor.

Floor Sanding PrestonWe were invited to fully restore the coffee lounge wood floor in Samlesbury Hall. The requirement was that the process needed to be completed in one day. We worked conscientiously to complete the task as required and the results were truly magnificent.

After the floor was fully sanded with our dustless sanding system it was coated with a quick drying hard wax oil from the Pallmann range of floor coatings. Our expertise allows us the detailed knowledge required in order to select the most appropriate wood finishes for any particular job.

This needs to take into account the expected use, time restraints and condition of the floor. The staff were so pleased with the finish that we achieved;

Dustless Sanding Preston“Brilliant job, we love it thank you!”

The parquet flooring complimented the ethos of the building and allowed visitors to the Hall to appreciate the heritage of the floor, whilst being wowed at the lustrous appearance.

We are fastidious about our approach to the jobs that we complete; this includes the way in which we conduct ourselves, the professional approach that we take and our appearance.

Whist working in both commercial and domestic properties we aim to offer our clients and surrounding people assurance of our professionalism, without exception.

If you would like to enquire about our wood floor sanding services we invite you to call today on 0800 852 7188.

It may be that you’re getting organised after the school holidays or that you are anticipating the upcoming festive period. This is a very busy time of year so we look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Oak Floor Restoration Preston

By On September 28, 2015 No Comments

These images show an oak floor that we sanded and oiled with a white hard wax oil. This combination of products is set to make sure that the wood floor remains looking at its best for as long as possible.

Wood Finishes PrestonDurability of wood flooring is often paramount to our clients and they want to know that as well as looking good that their floors will be long-lasting. This is part of our service, offered without exception.

Our experience has led us to be specialists in our trade; knowledge is power and we re-iterate the importance of familiarity with the intricacies of wood in order to produce a superior wood finish.

We enjoy taking the time to discuss our tailored process and trade-specialist products with our clients and have therefore devised some quick tips about using hard wax oil.

  • Make sure to agitate and mix the oil as per the manufacturer’s instructions prior to applying any was oil to your wood boards.
  • Make sure to regularly re-fill your brush to make sure that once you have started to ensure that the boards are evenly and properly coated.
  • Wood finishes will dry quicker in a warmer environment.
  • Ensure to leave your wood floor with an adequate time to fully dry.
  • Different hard Wax oils offered varying finishes; some may offer a change in colour while others may not.
  • It is really important to achieve a smooth and even finish.

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Some feel as though a white-washed wood floor may age but it is evident from these images that they offered a timeless beauty that is both incredibly attractive, functional and durable.

We invite you to call today on 0800 852 7188.

Pitch Pine Parquet Block Floor Lancashire

By On August 31, 2015 No Comments

We are constantly looking at ways that we can keep our potential and existing clients well-informed about their particular type of wood floor and the best ways that they can maintain it.

Pitch pine is a hard, and therefore durable timber that is used for a variety of building uses. The term pitch pine describes a more solid variation; it is often recognised by having a closer wood grain pattern with fewer knots.

This pine floor had clearly experienced a lot of foot traffic over the years in this lovely family home. The image of the hallway shows the overall worn look of the floor. The entrance was in a much worse state and the family felt that it looked unsightly on entering their home.

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Parquet floors are particularly beautiful and there is a definite resurgence in the laying and restoration of this wood flooring. It is great to see and offers a really unique statement for any building.

It seems to fit well with both modern decors and traditional homes, offering a functional, aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting floor type.

We fully sanded the entire floor and then finished it with a water based lacquer. A water-based finish is often quicker drying and is not a pollutant.

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It is well-known within our industry that different wood finishes offer varying challenges. This is where our time-served experience allows us to take strides in front of our competition with our ability to offer a superior finish every time.

If you would like to find out more about wood finishes or your options for wood restoration please call today on 0800 852 7188.

Pine Floor Refit Ormskirk

By On August 21, 2015 No Comments

A wood floor is a stylish additional to your home and this includes any range from contemporary homes to more traditional properties. Even the best-cared-for wooden floor will require professional care from time to time and it is best to find someone that has a comprehensive range of experience so that they are equipped to deliver the best transformation achievable.

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We were employed to complete a full refit and restoration for this pine flooring in Ormskirk. Our client wanted the floor in this room to look more original to match the existing panelling and other feathers throughout the house.

To begin with we lifted a hard wood floor that had been laid on top of the original pine boards. The original pine floor were damaged beyond repair so a new floor was required.

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The new wooden boards were cut from reclaimed pine timber from demolished buildings.

Once the floor had been entirely re-laid, it was fully sanded with our virtually dust free floor sanding process. It was then stained and lacquered to offer an exceptionally long-lasting and suitable wood finish.

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Our client was so pleased with the end result and the way that it seemed to fit seamlessly in with their existing décor. They commented on our professional approach and didn’t imagine that the result that they gained was even possible. They felt as though they had added a valuable feature to their traditional home.

They also commented on how impressed they were with the way that we finished the job; we remove all debris and clean the floor. This leaves our clients with the job of sitting back and enjoying their beautiful, restored floor.

This is just another reason why so many homeowners select 1 Stop Floor Care to restore their wooden floor. Please contact our friendly staff today on 0800 852 7188.

Oiled Oak Floor Wigan

By On July 27, 2015 No Comments

Oak has the reputation for a sophisticated and exquisite wood type. It is incredible how different it can look when different wood finishes are applied.

We were invited to restore this oak floor in Wigan. The beautiful oak flooring had been coated with a brown-coloured paint previously.

The wood grain was hardly visible and made the room look dark. We recognised what a difference a new finish would make and so produced several samples on the customer’s floor so that they could preview what the floor could look like with the correct lighting and surroundings.

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After analysis of the samples our customer decided to go with a natural hard wax oil. This product from Pallman is an extremely durable two pack, quick drying oil which enhances the grain. This leaves a natural look to the surface of the floor.

All products that we use from the Pallman range come with a two year manufacturer’s warranty. This is another element of our services that provides our clients with assurance that they are dealing with an industry professional.

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The process of floor sanding provides individual challenges and it is important to have the skill set and knowledge to adapt the process to achieve the best-possible finish.

We have provided a number of before and after images for this job that show the true transformation that was achieved throughout the home. This is a brilliant example of how a different finish can change the feel of a room.

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The rooms were left feeling light, bright and modern and our customers were so pleased with the results we achieved.

If you have an old oak floor that is either looking damaged through use or the finish has deteriorated please enquire about our wood restoration services by calling 0800 852 7188 today.

Parquet Floor Restoration Bury

By On July 25, 2015 No Comments

A true reward for our wood restoration work is when we visit a home or business where they feel as though their wood floor is past saving. This is when a true transformation can be completed and where our services are fully appreciated.

We went to quote for the restoration of this parquet floor in Bury. The owners called us as a last resort before lifting the floor and replacing it. They were truly shocked when we discussed the restoration process and the brilliant results that we were confident that we could achieve.

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We refitted the loose parquet blocks, filled any gaps and then finished the floor with a hard wearing commercial floor lacquer. The result was an exceptionally beautiful parquet floor.

This is an outstanding example of parquet flooring. The wood pattern creates a real statement and the restored floor only worked to compliment this; our clients were so pleased with the result. Below is a testimonial that the owners sent onto us after completion of the work:

“From the moment I met Ian from 1st Stop Floorcare I knew we were in the hands of an expert! His knowledge and enthusiasm for restoring our floor was exceptional. He gave a detailed description of how he would be able to renovate our floor and advise on the best techniques to meet our requirements.

The works itself was carried out with minimal disruption and the finish is spectacular. My wife and I were pleased not only with the end result but the fact that nearly zero clear up was required; all we were left with was two bin bags of dust that we had to simply put in the bin. Fantastic!

The floor was ready to use within a day and we had furniture back in by the following evening.

I’d thoroughly recommend Ian and his co-worker Dave for any flooring restoration job. Professional, tidy, competitively priced and both have a good sense of humour! Cheers guys”

James Egersdorff

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If you would like more information on parquet floors and the services we offer to restore them please call us today on 0800 852 7188.

Sanding Wood Floors Barrow-in-Furness

By On June 22, 2015 No Comments

There is never a better compliment than achieving repeat custom through an existing client. It has been a little while since we completed the other floor sanding work in the Forum, Barrow-in-Furness.

We previously restored a large expanse of their wooden floors; please click through to view our previous blog post, containing images of the results that we achieved.

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We were invited back to this Theatre and Conference Centre to restore the wooden floor in this function room. What does it mean to gain repeat custom?

  • It means that our clients have been pleased with the level of customer service that they received
  • It means that they have been pleased with the aesthetic appearance of their newly-restored floor
  • It means that they have been pleased with how their floor has worn through use over the weeks and months after the work has been completed
  • It means that we have provided our clients with the confidence that we are best-equipped to take on the work
  • It means that our hard-working and professional approach offers value for money

All of the elements provide great assurance that our fastidious approach is recognised and we are so pleased to offer further services for our valued clients.

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The maple floor was completely sanded back to remove the old lacquer. It was then recoated with a hard-wearing commercial floor lacquer.

Wood floor lacquer provides a scratch-resistant and durable finish for areas such as this. It also improves the surface appearance.

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We regularly update our floor sanding blog with some of the work that complete; we aim to showcase our skilled craftsmanship and produce an interactive and informative online provision. Please feel free to contact us via our website or by calling 0800 852 7188.

Pine Floor Restoration Liverpool

By On May 26, 2015 No Comments

Different wood finishes allow individuality and uniqueness that is tailored towards the décor of any property. The process of picking a wood finish can be both challenging and rewarding and being well-informed will make sure that you are furnished with the necessary information to make the right decision for you.

Pine flooring is a diverse and stylish wood floor alternative; this pine floor in Liverpool needed fully sanding and finishing.

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Our client wanted a white-washed floor for their bedroom and they were open to our advice with regards to which wood products would produce the right look. It was decided that once the wood boards had been sanded that a white wash would be applied. We used a water based wash and then applied lacquer.

Did you know? A wood lacquer product works to intensify wood grain and colour and produces a finish that is difficult to scratch.

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Our customers felt as though it had brightened up the room and provided a fresh space that had changed so much.

Top Tips for White-Washed Floors:

  • A successful floor sanding process is pivotal; the wood needs to be stripped of any previous coating and an even, smooth and bare surface exposed so that the wash can effectively stain the wood
  • Always work with the wood grain when applying the white wash as this will avoid the end result looking streaky

If you have a tired-looking wooden floor it is well worth contemplating this finish. It is becoming increasingly popular and the series of images lead you through the process from start to finish.

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We are happy to discuss all elements of wood restoration with you; if you would like to arrange a survey please call 0800 852 7188 today. Our blog also contains other images and detail that you may find insightful.

Commercial Floor Sanding Lancashire

By On May 16, 2015 No Comments

We were contracted to restore this tired wooden floor in a school hall in Lancashire. During the survey process we enquired about whether the floor had been restored previously.

We were then informed that the wood floor had been sanded and sealed less than three years ago by a builder carrying out work at the school. It was evident that the quality of the floor sanding was very poor.

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The wood finish that they had used to seal the floor had already begun to wear through, leaving bare patches of wood showing. Overall the floor looked in a sorry state, however, we knew with our skilful and exhaustive sanding process that it could, once again, look great!

We were asked to re-sand the wood boards and to apply a wood finish that would provide a light and bright feel. We used a durable, high quality product that would stand the test of time.

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Any wood finishes selected need to take into account the usage of the wooden floor that you’re applying it to. This is a certain way to avoid any insufficient sealing and unnecessary wear and tear.

Here are our tips to finding a reputable, skilled local floor sander such as 1 Stop Floor Care;

  • Invest time on researching the company; they should have information and images of work that they have recently completed
  • Make sure that they have a good website with easily obtainable contact details
  • Make sure that contact and communication is straightforward
  • Ask for advice; a time-served professional will be well-informed and will be happy to discuss the process, wood products and any other element of wood floor restoration

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It doesn’t cost anything to go the extra mile for our clients. By offering a provision that supplies a friendly, approachable and reliable service with finishes that are long-lasting and durable; we have earned an exceptional local reputation.

If you would like to enquire about restoring wood floors; call us today on 0800 852 7188.

Pine Flooring Parbold

By On April 30, 2015 No Comments

There is never a better compliment than when you receive additional work from a previous customer. For prospective clients this provides assurance of our exceptional finishes and focus on offering customer service that cannot be rivalled.

These pictures were taken of the pine floor that had been finished with an oil over two years previously. We were asked back to complete more floor care work and the wood floor looked as good as the day we finished it.

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We often look further into our feedback and percentage of repeat custom; it is easy to say that we are very proud of this achievement and have put it down to the following;

  • Pine Floor LancashireWe commit to a high quality service; this forms the basis of our aim for a positive customer experience throughout the process of dealing with 1 Stop Floor Care
  • We have a comprehensive range of services that all our skilled operatives are well-trained in and are on hand to offer detailed support
  • We treat our clients with the utmost respect and courtesy and this flows through to their property and belongings
  • We ensure to answer queries and questions promptly and comprehensively
  • We work hard to earn the trust of our clients
  • Our focus is our customers and we strive to exceed expectations from the point of enquiry through to work completion and beyond

These wood floor images are clear proof that if a wooden floor is restored correctly that it can look great and last a lifetime. The correct wood finish compliments your existing décor and works to protect the floor from further damage and wear and tear.

If you would like to enquire about restoring your pine flooring please call us on 0800 852 7188 and we would be happy to arrange a free, no obligation survey.

Oak Restoration St Helens

By On April 25, 2015 No Comments

The following images show an oak floor restoration project that we completed in St Helens. The home owners were tired of the dull-looking wooden floor. They had been using a steam cleaner to clean their floor but felt as though this was making it duller.

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The first two images show the how the floor looked before and during sanding. The third image shows some different wood finishes that we showed to our client. This proves to be a valuable element of our wood restoration service as it allows our clients to see exactly what the floor will look like when completely finished.

Wood Finishes St HelensWhen talking to our clients we identified that people often find it challenging to select the best wood finish as when they view finishes online or in a store they can look different to when it is in their home setting.

It is understood that seeing the test patch in your actual lighting (both artificial and natural), with your wall colours and even soft furnishings can offer you assurance when selecting the best-suited finish.

The entire oak wood floor was fully sanded with our revolutionary dust free floor sanding process. This exciting new service provides an exceptionally even finish and offers a virtually dust free provision.

The seamlessly sanded wooden floor was then stained with a tailored wood stain. We only use best-available wood products which have been carefully selected through use and experience. Once the stain had fully dried a wood lacquer was then applied to achieve the final appearance.

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The home owner felt as though we created a much more sophisticated look for their wooden flooring. It renewed their enthusiasm for their oak floor and they especially liked the fact that the process has brought out the natural grain pattern of the wood.

You can enquire about our oak restoration services by calling 0800 852 7188 today.

Wood Floor Restoration Southport

By On March 20, 2015 No Comments

There are clear best practices to completing the provision of wood floor sanding. These carefully and skilfully work to restore wooden floors to their originally-laid lustre.

Wood floors are well-suited to both traditional and contemporary buildings and offer elegance and style. No two are the same so each creates a unique statement.

This was certainly the case with this floor restoration job that we completed in Southport. Our clients wanted to achieve a modern, natural look that was both durable and hard-wearing. White wood finishes on floors, furniture and other surfaces have become incredibly popular in recent times.

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On discussion with our client, it was decided that a white wood oil would be the best alternative. This variation is primarily for interior use. It provides an all-round solution that is straight-forward to apply and can be tailored to provide a bespoke wood finish.

Wood Finishes LancashireWood Finishes Southport A wood oil is best applied thinly and then worked into the surface grain of the wood boards. Almost all of the product should absorb into the wood and the residual amount should remain on the surface.

It is vital at this point to apply the correct amount of oil so that streaks, unevenness and long drying periods can be avoided.

Once the above process has been completed we then finished the surface with a clear oil to offer better protection against scratches, wear and other possible damage. This stage only went onto boost the appearance and helped the natural wood grain to subtly shine through.

Our client was very impressed with the finish that we achieved and was grateful for our professional approach in supporting the process of finish selection.

If you would like to find out more about wood oils and other wood finishes please call 1 Stop Floor Care on 0800 852 7188 today.

Blue Wood Stain Lancashire

By On February 22, 2015 No Comments

Part of providing an exceptional service to our clients is offering advice on wood finishes. A wood finish offers a tailored design to a wood floor restoration project. It is important to find a finish that is well-suited to the intended use of the wood floor and the aesthetic look that any client is looking to achieve.

Wood Finishes PrestonWe were invited to fully sand this pine floor in Lancashire. When we arrived at the property the floor had suffered both wear and tear and discolouration through years of use. It was very dark in appearance and aged the look of the room dramatically.

Our clients wanted us to fully sand the wooden floors and then they wanted a blue wood stain to be applied. Wood stain offers a range of benefits which satisfy both aesthetic and practical elements. Wood stains offer a barrier to the surface of wooden flooring and offers resistance against liquid spillages.

Floor Sander PrestonAnother incredible benefit of stains is that they offer protection against discolouration from sunlight. This is important when looking for a long-lasting finish for any home or business.

Wood stain is a great way to colour your wood as there are great variations allowing individuality and creative design. Grain and texture shine through the stain, allowing you to obtain a natural feel whilst creating a unique statement.

This was certainly the case for this job as the end result that our clients were looking to achieve was a vibrant blue colour. Exceptional care was taken to ensure a seamlessly finished floor and to protect all surrounding fixtures and fittings. The clean lines between the kitchen and the floor pay testament to the care that was taken.

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If you would like to enquire about different wood stains that are available or would like us to complete a survey on your wooden floor please call our helpful staff on 0800 852 7188. We will support the process towards achieving a skilfully restored floor.

Wood Floor Facts Lancashire

By On January 29, 2015 1 Comment

These images show an oak floor that we restored in Burnley. The first image shows the discoloured state of the floor when we arrived. The second image shows the floor sanded back to its natural state and the third image shows the beautiful grain that was revealed with the finish that was applied.

Oak Floor BurnleyOur client felt as though we had left them with a lot of information that benefited them so we thought it appropriate to select some detail that may help you.

What is a wood finish?

Wood finishes are laid as a top coat that offers protection from wear and tear. A finish is a way to offer an individual touch to your wood floor restoration project. There is a huge variety of finishes available and it is part of our superior service to offer information and advice that allows the creation of the best result.

Why are wood finishes applied?

There are two main reasons as to why a wood finish is applied to any wood floor; these include protection from wear, damage and moisture and to enhance the natural beauty and colour of the floor.

Floor Sander BurnleyWhat benefits do wood floors offer?

A wooden floor is timeless in its appeal. Wood floors offer an alternative that is warmer underfoot that a stone floor and have a reputation steeped in history. As they are a natural product, every floor offers a unique look and textures that improves with age. It is also a flooring alternative that is well-suited to under floor heating systems.

Do wood floors expand and contract?

It is a well-accepted fact that some types of wood react more than others. A solid wood floor will be more reactive to temperature and humidity changes than their engineered wood counterparts. A wood floor will expand and contract with the changing seasons and this is completely normal. If it appears that your floor is experiencing changes out of the range to which is acceptable it may be that you require further advice as to whether there is a moisture problem that may need further investigation.

Floor Sanding BurnleyWood Floor Quick Tips:

– Do not wet mop your wooden floor

– Put felt pads under any furniture to prevent damage

– Follow recommended advice with regards to routine maintenance and cleaning

– If your wood floors are damaged; don’t panic. We offer comprehensive services to repair and restore wood floors.

If you would like more information about restoring wood floors please feel free to contact us on 01257 270775.

Parquet Floor Restoration Carlisle

By On December 16, 2014 No Comments

A parquet floor provides beautiful decorative design with geometric patterning. This was certainly the case in the Carlisle Magistrates Court. We started the process by offering an onsite consultation.

Parquet Flooring Lancashire Wood Repairs LancashireThis allowed us to view the wood floor, to offer information and advice and to survey the area required for restoration.

The information we offer is drawn from considerable experience and knowledge of wooden floors. This has allowed us the opportunity to cement a large range of commercial floor sanding jobs throughout Lancashire and beyond.

From this we have earned a reputation that instantly offers reassurance to clients. The parquet flooring at the Magistrates Court required a lot of attention; we advised full wood floor restoration alongside extensive wood repairs.

Although the wooden floor was in an incredibly deteriorated state when we arrived, we could certainly visualise the opportunity for improvement. It was important that we offered this assurance to our clients.

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This confidence came from the appreciation that the parquet floors throughout the commercial property had been very well fitted. The wood floor repairs that were required were as a result of intense daily usage.

Parquet Flooring CarlisleRestoring a parquet wood floor is a highly skilled trade and done correctly can offer a striking wood floor that will last a lifetime.

Our promise is to offer a superior service at every opportunity. Our skilled craftsmen are respectful of your premises and will work to ensure that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. We will tailor our floor sanding services to match individual requirements of any specific job.

We offered advice on the best floor finish to use to make sure that the restored look lasted as long as possible. The end result was one that offered an incredible transformation.

This was a very large job and the images provided just show a proportion of the true scale of the job.

If you have a large commercial floor sanding job that you would like us to survey we would invite you to call our specialist team on 01257 270775.

Sanding Pine Preston

By On November 27, 2014 No Comments

Pine wood has a variety of uses and one of the most popular of these is pine flooring. It is a high-quality alternative characterised by its fine, straight and even grain pattern. Any knots in pine are tight and small which gives it a rustic wood finish.

As a wood floor it is durable and attractive in its appearance. When stripped back it is pale in colour, easy to cut and shape, and machines relatively well. This means that any pine restoration project can provide brilliant results.

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We were approached to fully restore this pine floor in Preston. The finish of the floor, when we arrived, had lost its original lustre. It had become sun damaged over time and the discolouration left it looking unattractive and unappealing.

Rather than sanding the floor, the previous owner had then covered the wooden floor with carpet. The new owner moved into this house and during a larger restoration project revealed the wooden floor boards.

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This client was particularly interested in the sanding process and what was involved. They had a real appreciation of the demanding process required. They knew the look that the wanted to achieve but they were not aware of the wood finishes that would provide that result.

Sanding Pine LancashireThe images show the end product that was achieved through this pine restoration project. The floor was almost unrecognisable and the new finish showed the natural grain and beauty.

Something that really makes wood floors popular is their ability to be unique and individual. They confidently compliment the look of any room and exude quality.

If you are contemplating restoring pine floors in your home please contact us on 01257 270775. Our friendly staff work to assist you through the process so that you are offered instant assurance that you are dealing with a company that will work to exceed your expectations.

Restoring Oak Flooring Ormskirk

By On October 15, 2014 No Comments

We were invited to fully sand, restore and re-seal this oak flooring in Ormskirk. There were a number of rooms in this property that required our attention and benefited hugely from our floor sanding and restoration provisions.

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It is often not until after the job has been completed that you can appreciate the worn state that they had once been in. A newly restored wood floor just oozes sophistication and with a huge variety of wood finishes; you are able to achieve a unique and tailored look for your home.

1 Stop Floor Care’s, Floor Sanding Values:

Wood Finish OrmskirkQuality Workmanship – our experience in the field of wood floor sanding and comprehensive training ensures that we are best-equipped to deal with the individual requirements of each job. Our approach is relaxed and focused so that we provide our clients with assurance and comfort that we are approachable and helpful.

Trust – this forms the very basis of our company ethos. We pride ourselves on our high standards, coupled with our aim to build a relationship that you feel confident that can be called upon at any time in the future.

Wood Finishes OrmskirkCreativity – it is likely that during the consultation process that we will be able to offer information and advice that will assist the process of achieving a superior result. Whether this is the type of wood finish used, our approach to the job or part of the aftercare service that we offer as standard; we make sure that you are left well-informed.

Reliability – we are in the fortunate position to love what we do and that we have a talent for it. We make sure that we follow up on enquiries promptly and are reliable in our approach to appointments and work schedules. This further works to offer a service that is zero hassle to our clients.

If you would like to find out more about how best to restore oak floors please call 1 Stop Floor Care on 01257 270775.

Commercial Wood Floor Restoration Barrow-in-Furness

By On September 16, 2014 No Comments

We were invited to restore this incredible wood floor at the Forum in Barrow-in-Furness and are incredibly proud to showcase the transformation that was achieved for this stunning space.

We were required to sand and seal 475m² of tropical hardwood block floors to the Rydal and Grasmere rooms at the Forum theatre and conference centre in Barrow-in-Furness. We are well-equipped to deal with jobs of this size and ensure to work around prior business commitments where possible.

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The customer was considering recovering the wooden flooring with vinyl to hide the dated, dark glossy finish that had resulted from years of usage. In order for us to change the appearance of the floor, it was sanded using our dust free floor sanding system that offers a virtually dust free sanding process. This revolutionary system is incredibly popular with superior results achieved consistently.

Initially, we then coated the wood floor with a tinted primer designed to lighten the wood, leaving it with a more natural looking finish. Following this the floor was finished with three coats of hard wearing commercial matt lacquer that gave the floor an enhanced durable finish that will last for years to come.

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A member of staff who has worked at the Forum for over 20 years claimed she had never seen the floor looking as good as it does now and we feel confident that you will agree on viewing the images of the striking floor, once restored.

Our client commented: “Our refurbishment of the Rydal and Grasmere rooms are complete. The floor looks amazing. Completed by the extremely hard working, 1 Stop Floor Care.”

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Wood floor restoration not only offers an aesthetic improvement but it also provides a durable and hard-wearing wood finish. First impressions of any business are paramount; if you have any questions about restoring wood floors please contact us on 01257 270775 and we will be happy to help.

We specialise in both domestic and commercial floor sanding.

Stain Lacquer Wood Finish Ormskirk

By On August 21, 2014 No Comments

Wood FInishes LancashireThere are many different wood finishes available and the important thing to remember is that there is a reason for different types of finishes. They all have their place and work well in specific applications.

This is where our time-served experience is pivotal to the overall success of our wood floor sanding work.

Wood Finishes OrmskirkWe were approached to restore this wooden flooring in Ormskirk. We spent a lot of time discussing finishes and this allowed us to offer the advice that a stain lacquer would be the most appropriate wood finish for this particular job.

It is undeniable that wood floors are an incredibly attractive and functional flooring choice. The natural grain in wood is intrinsically striking. Floor finishes deteriorate over time and this means that they can start to look unattractive and discoloured. Heat variations and direct sunlight over a long period of time are harmful as the UV rays cause fading and discolouration.

To re-finish a wood floor it is important to restore it with dust free floor sanding. This process strips back the top layer and aged finish and prepares it for the selected new finish. The images show the end result that boasts the best-achievable natural look. Our client was really pleased as their restored floor complimented their newly renovated home.

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Pine floors are an ideal choice for many reasons and they suit both modern and traditional settings. They are durable and hard-wearing and ooze character. If you would like 1 Stop Floor Care to sand and restore your pine flooring we invite you to call on 01257 270775 for more information.

Wooden Floors for Commercial Use Heywood

By On July 25, 2014 No Comments

First impressions of any business are pivotal; this offers clear evidence of the requirement for correct processes, techniques and equipment to restore any commercial wooden flooring. We ensure a high quality finish through our professional expertise and our attention to detail is key.

Wood floors in commercial settings are really popular; they look attractive and have an additional practical appeal. We were invited to restore this wooden floor in a Heywood school. On inspection it had experienced the challenge of daily high foot traffic, temperature fluctuations and moisture.

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It was identified that this floor required our tailored wood floor restoration process. It was badly scratched and worn in areas. We are well-equipped to offer wood floor repairs where necessary. These will be fully discussed through the quotation process.

Our dust free wood floor sanding equipment uses a dust extraction system which avoids the usual enormous amount of dust created throughout the traditional process of floor sanding. It also offers a fast and efficient process with minimal disruption and improved air quality.

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On starting the job we first identified damaged areas, requiring repairs. We then fully removed any dry particles so that the floor surface was dirt and dust free. We then applied a wood cleanser and degreaser to remove ingrained contaminants.

The floor was then sanded using progressively finer grades of sand paper. This gave the flooring the best possible and smooth finish, ready to be sealed and finished. We offer detailed advice on wood finishes that are best suited to commercial premises as this is part of the formula of achieving the best finish that will last a long time.

Our winning element for commercial floor sanding is our personalised approach; this makes sure that our clients are left feeling nothing but enthusiastic about us and the finishes we achieve. We look to earn your custom for life and will always work consistently to achieve this. Please call us on 01257 270775 for more information.

Sanding Oak West Lancashire

By On June 24, 2014 No Comments

When the appropriate time comes to renovate your wood flooring, it is also an opportunity to change its look. Your wood floor will look brighter, fresher and renewed. Both deep tones and clear finishes offer an incredible transformation.

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We were invited to restore this oak flooring in West Lancashire. The oak floor was visibly worn, scratched and scuffed and really did not look at its best. The finish on the floor was very old so had started to look very yellow in its tone.

The oak floor boards were carefully sanded with our dust free floor sanding system. The same principles are employed on all our jobs, however large or small. We are committed to raising the standards in wood floor restoration.

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This means that we approach every job with the aim of exceeding expectations at every opportunity. Sanding oak produces incredible results and when discussing the finish that our client wanted to achieve it was decided that they wanted a really natural feel to their oak floor.

We use best-available product formulations that result in an even colouration of the wood. This ensures a cobalt-free low VOC formula, guaranteeing good indoor air quality and healthy working conditions for our skilled craftsmen.

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We offer total solution for the treatment of wooden floors. The images show the results that can be achieved when restoring oak flooring. This room was completely transformed and the oak grain was brought out; this floor went from looking old-fashioned and tired to modern and contemporary.

If you would like to arrange a quotation for oak floor sanding we invite you to call 1 Stop Floor Care on 01257 270775.

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By On June 20, 2014 No Comments

Through our time restoring wood flooring, we have identified that people often live with tired and worn-looking wood floors unnecessarily. This may be due to the misconception that employing a wood floor restoration specialist will be extremely costly or the fact that they are unaware of the services that are readily available.

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This was certainly the case with this job; we were invited to quote for a full restoration of this pine floor in Formby. The initial images show clearly the state of the floor when we arrived. Our client was unaware of their choices in wood finishes as well as timescales of the work.

Firstly, it is important that we answer enquiries quickly and comprehensively. We look to start the process as we mean to go on and offer an honest approach from the point of enquiry through to completion of the work and beyond.

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Secondly, we look to offer all relevant information and detail about the job so that our customers feel that they are making a well-informed decision. Our client was tired of their dark wood floor and wanted to brighten up the room.

We spoke to them about all of our wood finish variations and they made the decision that they wanted a varnished finish to their pine flooring. They did, in fact, want to achieve a high-shine varnished finish to bring a crisp and clean feel to their striking room, filled with impressive features.

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The boards were fully sanded with our belt sander; the dark colouration was no more! We then used our edging tools to reach right up to the skirting boards and fireplace, offering a seamlessly finished room. This prepared the floor for the application of the varnish.

We hope that you agree that the finished look was nothing short of an impressive transformation. If you would like to enquire about our floor sanding services please call on 01257 270775.

Oak Wood Finishes Preston

By On May 25, 2014 No Comments

The images that we take to put on our floor sanding blog really do tell the story of the work that we complete throughout Lancashire and the surrounding areas. Oak is an incredible natural wood flooring and is used in a huge variety of homes and businesses.

The below images show evidence of oak flooring that we restored in Preston. We have previously worked for this customer and they were so pleased with the floor restoration results that we achieved that they invited us back to quote to restore their beautiful oak floor.

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The images start with how the wood floor looked prior to starting the restoration process. Over time wood finishes can start to age and discolour; this can sometimes make natural wood flooring appear dated. This was the case with this project and the floor had suffered from inevitable wear-and-tear through years of usage in this busy family home.

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This striking and classic home boasts some really stylish design elements and the owners felt as though the oak wood flooring had started to detract from this. We wanted to reinstate their floor so that they could, once again, feel proud of it.

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The images show the continuation through the project; they also provide evidence of our professional approach to our work. We are perfectionists and work to treat your home or business with respect. A large majority of our clients comment on how impressed they are with our care for preparation and protection of their homes.

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It was decided that we would use a natural-looking wood finish to complete the job. This video shows this process as it was completed. Our team are professionally trained and care deeply for providing the best-available service for dust free floor sanding.

If you have any questions about what services are available for sanding oak, please call us on 01257 270775 today. We are specialists at restoring wood flooring and would really appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a quotation.

Restoring Walnut Flooring Chorley

By On May 15, 2014 No Comments

Walnut floors are a really popular hard wood flooring; this can sometimes be attributed to their rich dark brown colouration. Walnut floors add a lot of character to a room and are tough under foot. It will naturally become a focal point for the room, grabbing the attention of anyone visiting your home.

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It is important, however, that your walnut floor is grabbing the attention for all the right reasons as a skilfully restored floor will exude luxury and warmth. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for a tired and worn-looking floor.

We were invited to clean and restore this walnut flooring in Chorley. The clients were fascinated by the wood grain and wanted to have it restored to bring out the grain again as it had started to be hidden behind the lifeless look of the wood floor.

Floor Sanding ChorleyWe fully discussed our services and spoke in detail about what finishes would really maximise and show off the natural wood grains. We used our dust free floor sanding system to fully sand the flooring. This image shows the natural state of the wood boards, showing again the true beauty of walnut.

We then applied a finish that would purely and simply work to show off this but would, however, offer an incredibly hard-wearing and long-lasting finish. Regular cleaning of walnut floors is always advised to keep on top of maintenance. The most important part of this is to use the correct cleaning products and techniques.

It is important for us to leave our clients feeling as though they have achieved value for money both in the service that we have offered them and the finish that we have achieved for their wooden flooring. This ethos is how we have built up our reputation and we are currently experiencing increased demand for our services further afield because of this.

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If you have any questions about walnut floors please contact us on 01257 270775. We will make sure to answer your enquiry quickly and look forward to the opportunity of working with you. We hope you agree that the floor sanding process offered an incredible transformation!

Restoring Pine Floors Preston

By On April 26, 2014 No Comments

Pine flooring is considered a soft wood, however, this does not mean that it is not a durable flooring choice that if looked after correctly, can last a lifetime. It is a relatively low-cost type of wood and can be successfully restored.

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An advantage of a pine floor is that it is sometimes found as a subfloor in older properties. We were requested to provide a quotation for complete restoration of this pine flooring in Preston. We discussed our dust free floor sanding system and explained the repairs that we could complete to the damaged boards.

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The areas of this home to be restored were extensive. It was important that we used our valued experience to make sure that the job was completed to the best possible result achievable. This client wanted to achieve a dark, natural tone to the wood floor so we discussed the application of a black hard wax oil.

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This is a fascinating element of our work as individual tastes differ so much. It was also a great job to show case due to the immense improvement we were able to achieve. The wooden floor looked, to the untrained eye, that it was past its best and would likely need replacing. The images of the floor restoration process show the complete transformation.

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The end result of this job was a stunning and elegant-looking pine floor. The natural wood grain was clearly visible and the client was left feeling assured that their floor was well-protected and long-lasting.

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We do all we can to make sure that each and every client that enquires with 1 Stop Floor Care has the best possible level of experience. We approach every aspect of our business with respect and work hard to go the extra mile.

If you have an aged pine floor that you would like to have respectfully restored please call Ian on 01257 270775.

Pine Flooring Wigan

By On March 22, 2014 No Comments

Reclaimed Flooring LancashirePine wood flooring offers good value for money and is relatively straightforward to install. The boards are often sold un-lacquered, allowing for flexibility with your chosen finish. They are also suitable for heavy domestic use in many areas of a home including hallway, dining room, lounge, bedroom and even conservatories.

Pine Flooring WiganThis Pitch Pine block floor was originally reclaimed from a Lancashire school. It had been fitted in a high traffic area and so it was badly worn and scratched. This is visible in the first images of the restoration project.

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We have noticed an upwards trend in reclaimed flooring. This is a really interesting part of our work and provides us with the opportunity of careful restoration with incredible results.

Pine Flooring LancashireOur client wanted information and advice as to what level of restoration could be achieved.

They wanted to carefully restore the wood floor and wanted easy maintenance once the process had been completed.

Pine wood flooring LancashireAfter fully sanding the wood with our dust free floor sanding equipment we sealed the floor with a hard wax oil which offers low upkeep. The restored pine floor will continue to look good for many more years.

Pine wood flooring LancashireRestoring pine floors is a rewarding process and one that needs to be tailored.

We realise that the floor sanding industry is an incredibly competitive one. We are a family-run business looking to offer each and every client with the best possible service. We are constantly striving to exceed the expectations of our clients and to offer a superior service.

If you have any questions about restoring pine wood floors please feel free to call Ian on 01257 270775.

Sanding Oak Chorley

By On February 13, 2014 No Comments

Oak flooring is luxurious and opulent and as well as being functional and practical, oak floors are hugely popular. Aged and damaged flooring can look unsightly; our experience has meant that we are well-equipped to deal with the individual requirements of different floors.

We were invited to restore this oak floor on the ground floor of this house. It had been lacquered several years ago and this had begun to wear through in several areas. This resulted in an orange appearance of the floor boards that the owner was very unhappy with.

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The wood floor was fully sanded with our dust free floor sanding machinery. This is top-spec equipment that allows us to offer superior sanding results as we are able to monitor the work as we do it, whilst providing a virtually dust free sanding service.

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The oak boards were then sealed with a lightly coloured hard wax oil which works to enhance the natural grain of the wood. The images tell the story of the oak restoration transformation from start to finish.

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Sanding wood floors takes an in-depth understanding; we offer comprehensive services at competitive prices and never falter on making sure that each and every client feels as though they have dealt with time-served professionals and are left feeling confident they employed the best-possible specialists.

Oak flooring restoration ChorleyWe offer an all-round service and leave you equipped with information on routine cleaning.

If you have any questions about sanding wooden floors we invite you to call Ian on 01257 270775.

Oak restoration is a truly remarkable process and the images on this post show the natural beauty of real wood flooring.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Wood Floor Restoration Southport

By On January 28, 2014 No Comments

Wood flooring is widely popular and multi-functional; it provides a stylish and practical floor covering and can really offset any area of your home. When restoring wood floors, it is so important that your chosen company has time-served experience.

Each wood floor is entirely different and requires a tailored approach in the way that the restoration project is managed from start to finish.

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We were asked to investigate this insurance refurbishment job which had gone wrong. Following a fire in this house, the insurers organised to have the wooden floor refurbished. It had been sanded, stained and lacquered, but the finished result was not up to the customers’ expectations.

As a result the previous contractor then over-coated the floor again; needless to say the owner was not pleased with the results and invited us to put it right.

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The floorboards were re-sanded to remove the old finish, stained and lacquered leaving a finished floor anyone would be proud of. The images showcase the process; having our floor restoration blog provides us with the incredible opportunity to show information and evidence of the work that we complete.

It also allows potential clients to find out about us and our drive to provide an unrivalled level of customer service and flooring finishes. Whether you are looking to restore your solid wood flooring, engineered wood or parquet flooring; we invite you to call to enquire about your options.

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We endeavour to spend time discussing the wood finishes that can be achieved in order to allow you to make an informed decision and therefore avoiding any dissatisfaction at the end result. We keep you well-informed throughout the process and offer assurance where possible.

Floor Sanding Wigan

By On January 19, 2014 No Comments

1 Stop Floorcare have had the incredible opportunity to sand wooden floors and offer floorcare services throughout the UK and it has enabled us to build up our well-earned reputation throughout the areas that we serve.

Having the website allows us to showcase the opportunities that we have and we are proud to offer information and advice, alongside images that provide evidence of the incredible transformations that we achieve.

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It is inevitable that each job that we take on will vary greatly; this may be in the degradation of the floors, stains, level of scratching or restoration that is required. But the one thing that is certain is that our approach to the job is the same every time; we use our vast experience, knowledge of the trade, state-of-the-art machinery and trade-recognised products to produce unrivalled wood restoration results.

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We were asked to completely restore and seal 150m2 of reclaimed maple flooring in Buckley Theatre School in Wigan. It was a great job to start the New Year with and we photographed the progress of the work from start to finish.

The wooden floor was originally taken from Lancaster University and the Theatre School had the opportunity of relaying it; a cost-effective and respectful restoration in introducing historic and carefully crafted wooden floor boards to their studio.

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We discussed the process of floor sanding with our clients and we were careful to reduce disruption to the school. Our professional approach was duly noted and the job was completed from start to finish in 2 ½ days.

Wood Restoration WiganWe also wanted to make sure that we provided an incredibly hard-wearing and long-lasting finish so it was advised that the wood floor should be finished with a very hard-wearing two pack commercial floor lacquer. This finish would not only make sure the floor remained looking like-new but it would stand up to the usage within the studio.

The maple floor, when restored, completely altered the look of the studio and it projected the right image of the Theatre School. If you would like to discuss dust free wood floor sanding services please call 01257 270775 for more information. We are well-equipped to deal with all sizes of wood floor restoration work and invite you to enquire via our website or by calling today.

Oak Restoration Bolton

By On December 10, 2013 No Comments

We were asked to restore this oak flooring in Bolton. It had become worn and scratched and was making the kitchen and dining room look tired and uninviting.

The owners of this house really loved their oak floor and they wanted to see the natural tones and grain of the wood; it was decided that after the floor was fully sanded that it should be sealed with a hard wax oil so that was possible.

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The images show us progressing through the floor sanding process; it also showcases the industrial machinery that we use. We have invested heavily in rigorous training and state-of-the-art machinery to make sure that we remain confident that we are able to offer the best possible wood restoration services.

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Oak floorboards are warm underfoot and look stunning when restored; the images show evidence of this and the customer was so pleased with how her wooden floor looked after the process.

Our dust free wood floor sanding process eliminates the creation of dust through the floor sanding process. This allows us to monitor our work and, without doubt, produces a superior finish.

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If you have children or animals this process is ideal; the traditional methods of sanding created so much dust and the development of dust free sanding machinery has revolutionised our services.

If you would like to find out more about sanding oak floors please contact 1 Stop Floor Care on 01257 270775. You may be looking to start the New Year with clean and beautifully restored wood floors. Contact us today.

Mahogany Restoration Garstang

By On December 9, 2013 No Comments

We were invited to restore this mahogany flooring in Garstang. The original wood floor was very dark and the owner wanted to lighten up the room to bring a warmer feel to their downstairs.

Mahogany is a beautiful wood and is known for its deep colouration, high quality and durability. It is a very popular wood flooring choice and offers versatility; it has an elegant and stylish finish and this is mixed with the fact that it is a practical flooring solution.

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This mahogany floor was fully sanded down with our industrial, dust free floor sanding equipment. It was then fully sealed with a hard wax oil. This finish was chosen after spending time with the homeowner discussing what look they wanted to achieve after the restoration process.

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Our client was incredibly pleased with our work; it is through positive feedback and client testimonials that we are able to confidently state that we offer the best level of floor sanding services throughout Lancashire and the surrounding areas.

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“I would like to say how pleased I was with your level of service both before the work started and especially during the operation. I was impressed with the quality and efficiency of your work and your very pleasant manner. Thank you for the follow up email and I will order some of the recommended maintenance product. I will definitely recommend you to any interested family or friends. Overall a very satisfactory outcome to the whole project, thank you once again for our new floor!”

Mahogany Restoration GarstangIf you have any questions or would like to discuss mahogany restoration with us, we invite you to call us on 01257 270775.

We will go the extra mile to make sure that you are pleased with the finishes we achieve and are always available to discuss regular maintenance of your wood floor.

Our experience in the trade has meant that we are able to offer valuable information to our clients to make sure their floors are kept looking their best for as long as possible.

Fiver Finger Block Parquet Flooring Leyland

By On November 27, 2013 1 Comment

Parquet flooring is often thought to be linked with older type properties. They do have a traditional feel but they are growing in popularity and have been reinvented as a contemporary wood flooring choice.

Their appearance is varied as parquet floors can be laid in many ways; different patterns allows for true individuality. They can be laid in either simple or intricate design, using angular, block and geometrical patterning.

We were asked to restore this five finger block parquet flooring in Leyland. The floor was scratched and scuffed and required our dust free floor sanding to restore it. Our floor sanding machinery carefully and efficiently sands the floor boards evenly.

Once the sanding process had been completed, a hard wax oil was applied. This was chosen due to the finish that our customer wanted to achieve. Our services restore wood floors, avoiding costly replacement. The below images show the restoration process from start to finish.

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Parquet flooring is a real statement and can be laid in many different rooms throughout any home. They are warm underfoot and the images of the restored floor show just how beautiful they are.

Why Choose 1 Stop Floor Care?

  • We are professionals with vast experience in sanding wood floors
  • We go the extra mile to ensure each and every client is left feeling confident that they have selected the best served professionals to complete the job
  • Our industrial machinery and skilled training ensures that we can provide superior finishes for every job
  • We have attention to detail and work to discuss all necessary information

If you have any questions about restoring your parquet floor please contact us on 01257 270775. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Floor Sanding in Blenheim Palace

By On November 20, 2013 No Comments

One thing that time-served experience allows you the benefit of is opportunities to complete floor sanding jobs all over the country. Demand for our services enabled us to restore the wood flooring in Blenheim Palace, one of the most incredible and historical buildings in the UK.

Commercial floor sanding requires a different approach to that of our domestic clients. Historical buildings require further understanding and appreciation of their delicacies and the importance of skilful precision and care.

A number of wood floors throughout the building required restoring and the pictures below show evidence of the incredible results that were achieved. Our Company was carefully selected due to our experience, knowledge of the trade and our ability to complete the work to the highest possible standards.

Pitch pine floors are incredibly popular and are known for their heat retention. They are strong and durable and improves with time as the colours deepen. However, over time this pitch pine flooring had suffered from general wear and tear. The boards were looking terribly scruffy and it did not offer any benefit to their surroundings.

The wood sanding process completely eliminates this and prepares the flooring to be finished. Scratches, scuffs and markings are carefully sanded away with our industrial floor sanding machinery. The boards were then sealed with a coloured hard wax oil.

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The images show the amazing wood floor restoration results in the function and conference rooms. If you have any questions about our floor sanding services or would like to find out more about what options you have when restoring wood floors please contact us on 01257 270775.

We work hard to make sure that you are equipped with the information and detail necessary throughout the process.

Wood Finishes Blackburn

By On October 25, 2013 No Comments

We complete a large amount of our floor sanding work throughout Blackburn, Preston, Bolton, Wigan and Southport.

Wooden flooring is an incredibly popular floor covering; it is versatile and durable and can look incredible when first laid. Over time it is inevitable that your wood floor will start to look weathered and possibly damaged through regular use.

Floor sanding restores your beautiful wood floor to its originally laid condition. There are, however, options when employing a floor restoration specialist as to the type of wood finishes that you can choose.

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Some may feel that this is a daunting part of the process as there is often huge pressure felt on getting this decision correct. We feel that our time-served knowledge and experience allows us the benefit of worthy advice in this area. We enjoy spending time with you discussing your options so that you have the confidence to make an informed decision.

Whether you are looking for a coloured wood finish or an option of wood colours, we are here to help. Wood floor restoration is an amazing process which achieves incredible results.

If you would like to discuss wood finishing options with us please call on 01257 270775.

Commercial Floor Sanding Lancashire

By On October 25, 2013 No Comments

We are specialist floor sanding specialists based in Chorley, Lancashire. We have built up a positive local reputation and have had the benefit of customer references and recommendations. This means that our services are sometimes requested further afield.

Floor Sander PrestonWe were invited to be part of a large flooring restoration project in The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Vast expanses of wooden flooring have huge impact and are both attractive and require relative low maintenance and upkeep with the right advice.

Floor restoration requires specialist machinery, products and in-depth knowledge of the correct process. This combined with an appreciation and understanding of how commercial floor sanding differs in requirements from that of a domestic job is imperative.

The first part of the process involved the use of an industrial belt sander which striped down the wood floor. Varying levels of grits were then used in order to remove scratches, stains and old treatments, left on the boards.

Floor Sanding PrestonEdging sanders were then used by hand to achieve a seamlessly consistent finish. Once this process had been accomplished, wood repairs were completed which involved filling gaps and cracks in individual boards.

A buffing sander was then used to achieve a smooth surface ready for the finishing process. An application of oil, wax or lacquer can then offer the brilliant result that you can see in this picture. This is an incredibly important part of the process and we will take time to discuss your options with you; this will ensure you achieve the right look.

If you would like more information on our floor sanding services please call on 01257 270775. We will be happy to offer information and advice on the floor sanding process and what restoration results can be achieved.

We look forward to the opportunity and challenge of restoring your wood floors. Below are more images of the stunning restoration work we completed.

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Karndean Cleaning Wigan

By On September 11, 2013 No Comments

Karndean floors are manufactured from part recycled PVC with high quality plasticisers. It creates a textured surface that replicates natural flooring such as wood and is an incredibly durable flooring choice. Karndean offers versatility and is designed to be slip resistant.

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We were invited to restore this Karndean flooring in Wigan. This floor required stripping and re-dressing. The home owners had recently had decorating work completed on their house and there were numerous paint spots left behind that needed removing.

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Karndean can cost less to install than some other natural materials and although it replicates these, the texture and feel is authentic. It is therefore a great solution for both homes and businesses.

Our process for restoring Karndean has been tailored over our years of experience; it is a cost-effective and efficient process and we are happy to discuss all elements of the process with you prior to work starting.

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This image shows how the floor had become worn and scratched through years of use and it had lost its original lustre. The Karndean flooring was laid in the entrance of their home and the owners wanted it restored to like-new condition.

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This picture shows the incredible restoration that can be achieved with the correct knowledge of this type of flooring and the industrial machinery we have invested in to provide superior finishes every time.

We work hard to make sure that every dealing you have with 1 Stop Floor Care is a pleasant, positive and reassuring experience. Our customers come first and we are passionate about our trade and earning repeat business through providing great results.

Please call Ian on 01257 270775 to find out more about our vinyl flooring and wood floor cleaning services.