One of Britain’s most popular and beautiful film stars went to Sydenham High School for Girls...
It’s fair to say that traditional wooden floors also score highly on both these counts - and play their part in many a school as well!
So keep their beauty up to the requisite standard: replace those scratches and digs with a pristine new surface:
- by choosing a specialist company
- for wood floor repair and restoration:
The Sydenham Floor Sanding Specialists!
Use our expertise of having restored hundreds of floors...
in the home or a commercial location such as a shop, pub, office, school, gym or restaurant
for more than twenty years.
Take the best advice from a friendly family form.
Rest assured your floor will be in safe hands:
- Whether hardwood/engineered boards or parquet blocks
- From any age or level of condition.
Just see what you’ll get:
- Realignment of wobbly boards or blocks.
- Damaged areas repaired - or replaced with new or reclaimed material.
- Gaps between the boards filled if you require an even floor.
- Old paint or sealant sanded away
- our cylinder sanding machines leave a superb smooth finish.
And with no mess. Our unique collection system, with dust bags located outside each room
- ensures 99% dust free sanding.
We can also assist you with:
- clearing rooms of large items of furniture
- disposal of old carpets and floor coverings.
New floor - new look?
A fresh colour can change the whole appearance of your whole property.
Ask our advice on staining - lighter or darker - to match or enliven your decor.
Your precious new floor needs protection from those clumsy feet and spills.
Modern sealants include:
Natural oil - for a brilliant shiny surface.
Hard wax oil - harder wearing and adaptable
Lacquer - a tough synthetic, where traffic is heavy.
A top quality job:
Our staff apply only the very finest products to the highest degree of workmanship.
So your new surface will last longer - and retain its looks.
Your new floor slumbers beneath -
ask us for your FREE assessment today.
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Margaret Lockwood was born in Karachi in 1916 and came to England as a young girl. At RADA, her looks and talent were spotted and she began appearing in films, most notably the Hitchcock classic ‘The Lady Vanishes’ of 1938.
Her best known British films were the wartime period escapism of the Gainsborough melodramas. ‘The Man in Grey’ had James Mason as the shady hero - and ‘The Wicked Lady’ saw Lockwood enjoying herself as a bored aristocratic who moonlights as a highwaywoman.
Outgrowing such roles, she became a character actress in film and on TV - dying in 1990.
After floor sanding, you'll need to decide on the finish for your wooden floor. While a high gloss varnish can look very contemporary and is extremely hardwearing and resistant to damage, devotees of oiled floors like the rich patina and the fact that any damage is much easier to repair with floor sanding. If you prefer the antique finish of floor refinishing with oil, here's how to achieve the look.
It's all in the preparation
If you want to replace a high lacquer look with oiled floorboards then you'll need to sand away the old finish,
using professional dust free sanding equipment and working methodically through the different grits for the best
result. If you're uncertain about achieving a high standard of finish, then use a professional sanding company for
Next, you'll need to use a technique called water popping to reopen the grain of the wood and allow the oil to
penetrate. This can be done by pouring water on the floor and mopping, using a spray bottle or washing the floor
with a damp cloth. Now your wood floor is ready for refinishing with oil.
Applying oil the professional way
First thoroughly mix your chosen oil so it's absolutely smooth, then set aside for a few minutes to allow the bubbles to settle.
Once the oil is ready to be applied, you can opt for either a hard bristle brush or a microfibre roller to start spreading the oil smoothly and evenly across the floor. Start by spreading the oil into the corners of the room then working methodically towards the exit,
feathering the oil as you go so there are no visible brush marks. You'll need to apply two coats in all,
allowing at least 12 hours drying time between each coat. Buff if required and wipe away any excess oil with a soft cloth.
An oiled floor is generally low maintenance and should be kept clean with a damp cloth and a regular vacuum.
Be aware that foot traffic and cleaning will both wick away some of the protective oil,
so reapply a coat of all at least every two to three years, or sooner if your floor looks like it needs refinishing.
If you want a professional finish for your floor sanding, renovation or repair, contact the Floor Sanding Contractors today.