Repairing Your Floor

Floor Repairs

A lot of people get in touch with GJP Floor Sanding Brighton who are worried that their floorboards are too damaged to restore. They are usually surprised by the incredible results that we can achieve, even when the floor seemed irreparable before. Old wooden floors are usually the most beautiful, but often they need a bit of work to bring out the full beauty. This is especially true in renovation properties, or floors that have been hidden under a carpet or tiles for a long time.

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The great thing about wood is that it’s incredibly resilient, and even serious problems can often be fully treated. Our team will come into your home our business and identify any problems, and give you a full quote for any necessary treatment or repairs.

Even if the problems with your floor look extremely serious, chances are that we’ll be able to treat the problem with the minimum of hassle and expense. After all, our highly qualified floor technicians have encountered problems of every nature before, and we never walk away from an unsolved problem.

Damp Issues

Sometimes floor boards can become incredibly damaged. This is either through neglect, or because tradespeople such as plumbers or electricians have cut through the boards to access pipes or wiring. We can easily repair or replace floorboards like this. We have the resources to obtain reclaimed floorboards that perfectly match your existing floor, even if it’s an unusual colour or made from a rare wood. GJP Floor Sanding Brighton (click here to read more about damp issues) can handle virtually any damp issues.

Rising Damp

Rising damp has many different causes. It’s usually due to the failure of some kind of damp proofing structure or equipment, or occasionally because there isn’t any damp proofing installed in the first place. It can also be caused by re-plastering problems or simply as a result of the build up of condensation underneath the floor.

Rising damp can be an extremely serious problem in a home, and can lead to serious aesthetic and structural defects. Our skilled flooring technicians can identify rising damp, determine the causes, and quickly work to stop it. If you suspect you may have rising damp in your home, get in touch with GJP Flooring Brighton today for a damp proofing survey to avoid further damage to your home.

Wet Rot Symptoms

Wet rot is often caused by damp conditions, and it can spread through a property incredibly quickly. It quite literally eats up wood, leaving nothing but splinters in its wake. As you can imagine, this swiftly and severely degrades the integrity of internal structures in flooring. Fortunately it’s fairly easy to get rid of. The first step is to identify and remove the source of moisture. Then, once the timber dries out, the spread of the rotting will stop. Of course it’s not always so simple to find the cause of the damp and eradicate it, but that’s where we come in. Get in touch with us today to take care of your wet rot problem.

Signs of Wet Rot

It’s easy to tell if you have wet rot. The first thing you should be looking for is extremely damp wood. It might even feel saturated, like a sponge. Then, when you inspect it more closely, the wood will either crumble into soft, flaky splinters or be extremely soft to the touch. As you might imagine, wood like this has lost all integrity.

The best way to deal with it is to remove the effected timber, and replace it with a new piece of wood that has been safeguarded against the spread of wet rot. Then we will perform a wet rot treatment on the surrounding areas of wood, using a specialist chemical spray, among other methods. Our team of Brighton professional flooring technicians has the extensive skills and experience required to perform this task with expertise.

Dry Rot

Dry rot starts out as a minor problem, but it can become serious very quickly. It can spread over an entire floor at a lightening speed, destroying the structure of the timber and causing it to crumble.

Fortunately this is a problem that can be avoided, but it has to be attended to with great haste to avoid serious damage. To stop your dry rot problem advancing, get in touch with GJP Floor Sanding Brighton at your earliest convenience.

Dry Rot Symptoms

The main symptom of dry rot is discoloration and structural degradation. Generally timber infected with dry rot will be a dark brown colour, and will crumble in the hand. You may also see the actual fungal spores, which look like grey strands of hair. Advanced cases may be the sight of Mycelium fungus growth, which can be identified by its cotton wool like appearance. These small puffs of fungus can range in colour from a dark grey to a bright white.

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

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