These wood repair images are part of a much larger project that we were invited to complete for our client in Leamington Spa. They owned a property, originally built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. It is a six-bedroom, four storey house oozing with character and beautiful charm.
The new owners ripped up the carpets while decorating and discovered the original pine floor beneath. We were invited to repair, sand and seal the wood floors in the lounge, the dining room, the master bedroom and the guest bedroom.
All four rooms came with their individual challenges. Having many repairs to carry out including cutting out and replacing old rotten boards. This can be difficult to match, even when replacing with reclaimed boards of a similar age. We needed to secure loose boards and generally make the floor more sound and secure again.
The dining room was the second room that we tackled. It needed many repairs as the floor was giving way under the large sash window. This desperately needed boards replacing to secure the floor. Previous workmen had changed out boards that were failing and replaced them with chip board planks. These did not look good and needed to be replaced with reclaimed timber. Poor wood repair attempts look poor!
Luckily, we managed to source some boards of a similar age in the Warwickshire area. They were not a perfect match once sanded, but we felt the best that we could source. Again, once all repairs were done, we finished the floor with a coat of premium primer and two coats of lacquer.
Floor sanding and wood refinishing demands an understanding of the many intricacies that can present themselves. Wood repairs also fall in line with this thought. Repairing wood boards can be tricky, time consuming and complicated. However, time invested in this process can pay dividends for the end result. We will be writing more about the next room in our following blog post. Check back to find out more or call 07716 212907.