Finishing

floor-staining-hoveThe wood flooring process of finishing is perhaps the most exciting and rewarding part of the whole floor sanding process. It’s where the experts are separated from the amateurs. The final result depends on how well the previous steps were carried out and the skill of the team involved.

Before applying the finish, there are some vital processes that must be 100% completed.

Sanding the Edges

The heavy German and Swedish designed machines we use for sanding are usually unable to sand the edges and other hard-to-reach places properly. This can lead to an uneven finish if not properly attended to.

We use carbide hand scrapers to sand the edges of the floor and other hard to reach places. However, there is a caveat when it comes to using carbide hand scrapers that a lot of our competitors don’t take into account. The advantage of using carbide hand scraper is that it assures an extremely smooth finish, but this is also its disadvantage because these very smooth areas will respond differently to the finish compared to other areas.

For GJP Floor Sanding, this ‘little’ discrepancy is unacceptable, because an even finish that is rich and consistent is at the heart of our promise.

We use 60 – 80 grit sandpaper to rough up those places to give it a similar feel and texture to the rest of the floor. This will ensure that the finish of your wooden floor is uniform; and stunning.

Screening

Screening is the next stage after the sanding. The truth is that you could go ahead and apply a finish without screening, as many other companies do and still obtain a nice finish — especially if you were diligent with the other steps.

But screening is important if you are a perfectionist like us and want the best for your home.

At this stage, we run finer abrasive, usually between 120 – 150 grit, over your entire floor thoroughly till we obtain a very smooth surface.

This step helps to further blend the hard-to-reach places with the whole floor surface, and removes any minor scratches that may have occurred during the sanding process.

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This is what the whole build up has been about. This is where we finally deliver the beauty we’ve promised. Usually, we will use a finish we’ve already agreed upon with the client or just apply the original finish. Some clients prefer we make all the call and choose a finish that will blend with the room.

Whatever you choose, the goal is the same: to transform your floor into something befitting a royalty.

Sealing the Floor

The next step is to seal the floor to protect it and ensure the result lasts for years. We normally use a lacquer or oil because it is practical, hard-wearing and attractive. It also requires little maintenance.

We take care to use only the best lacquer available in the market because this step is a crucial aspect in the whole process. The water-based lacquers and hard-wax oil we use are eco-friendly and have low odour.

If you choose to do it yourself, you will do well to read the manufacturer’s instructions before applying them. Not all lacquers are created equally. We recommend those produced by Bonakemi, Becka Acroma and Osmo.

If you want a perfect and elegant wood floor finish, call us today.

Having worked in this industry for over a decade, you can rest assured that your home will receive impeccable attention to detail under our care.

Get in tough today to find out more about our high quality wood floor sanding and finishing processes. We are on the end of the phone ready to answer your questions, and to provide you with a no obligation, transparent, competitive quotation on your project.

Excellent from start to finish. Job finished as quoted plus a few small potential extras as agreed before work started (with no amends needed to final invoice), work completed faster than quoted, friendly and professional all the way, excellent communication during the work. Very happy with the final result.
Graham Luckhurst
Graham Luckhurst
19:32 25 Jun 18
Have use this company a number of times now for a few of my venues. They have just finished a wonderful job one 3 of them. I will continue to use them in future with no hesitation. Great guys to have along with great rates. I will be continuing to use them in future.
Jamie Hardy
Jamie Hardy
09:20 05 Jan 18
Fantastic quote and fantastic work carried out by GJP. My shop floor has never looked so good. They were quicker than i thought as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks again guys!
Carl Watts
Carl Watts
11:53 18 Dec 17
Such a brilliant job done on my mum's floor. We were hunting high and low for a great price and we found it. The whole bottom of the house looks like New.
Lake Causer
Lake Causer
18:09 03 Jan 18
We choose GJP Flooring after looking at Reviews and after how professional and attentive GJP were when they came to look at our job. GJP were true professionals, our job was completed quickly, my boards where a mess, GJP sorted out the full, with no mess, we now have beautiful polished natural floor boards that don’t squeak, they even went beyond expectations and polished other wood.
Abbul Naveed
Abbul Naveed
08:52 14 Aug 18
Great attentive service. Lovely finish to our floor. Very pleased, with our wooden floors. Great service and deserves a recommendation.
Dax MacPherson
Dax MacPherson
08:58 14 Aug 18
We had all the carpets taken up in the Victorian house we recently moved into. The old wooden floors and stairs were in dire need of a sanding.We have had compliments from everyone who has visited the home, including other tradesmen. We are delighted with the work and would happily recommend GJP Flooring to anyone.
Paul Davies
Paul Davies
08:02 17 Aug 18
GJP Flooring did an amazing job on my floor, they were on time very efficient and tidied up after themselves, the floor looks amazing, I am so glad I didn't have to get a new floor. I would highly recommend these to anyone!
Christaugunus Opara
Christaugunus Opara
15:25 28 Aug 18
They did such a good job, the floor looks amazing. Really great service and finish. We had the whole upstairs of our flat sanded and oiled and boards repaired.
Melvyn Rattenbury
Melvyn Rattenbury
09:20 03 Sep 18
GJP Floor Sanding did a great job with my kitchen wood floor. They are honest and very professional. He will give you helpful suggestions to make your floor look just perfect. Highly recommend.
Tina Baker
Tina Baker
15:46 04 Sep 18
The floor is beautiful. They know what their customers want. They completely changed my bedroom floor. It looks amazing now. The pricing is straightforward and affordable. I will absolutely be recommend GJP to anyone.
Dina Howard
Dina Howard
08:21 06 Sep 18
Brilliant job by GJP on my oak hall floor. Awkward job with lots of inns and outs. Finish way beyond my expectations. Thoroughly professional job. Recommend GJP Floor Sanding
Steve Goundry
Steve Goundry
08:24 06 Sep 18
A really good job, completed quickly by two friendly professionals who knew what they were doing and discussed all aspects of the job before starting. Our floors look wonderful and I'm so glad we decided to have them sanded and go with GJP.
Clare Jaap
Clare Jaap
08:14 18 Oct 18
From start to finish an excellent service from the GJP Flooring team. Great pricing as well. I recommend GJP flooring and will be using them again.
Vicine Morris
Vicine Morris
08:16 06 Sep 18
Excellent company, we are very pleased with our restored parquet floors, they look fantastic. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.
Jill Creese
Jill Creese
07:27 11 Sep 18

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