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Sealing a hardwood floor

Oil

Advantages

  • More natural look
  • Easier to maintain and repair
  • More colour options
  • Can be layered to create double colours or different effects

Disadantages

  • Slower drying time. Six to eight hours depending on the product and the weather.
  • Less hardwearing

Lacquer

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Advantages

  • Harder wearing, more effective sealing
  • Quicker drying times
  • Less need for maintenance

Disadvantages

  • Harder to repair and maintain
  • Less range of colour options

Hardwood Floor Installation Projects

SW6 – Private House
The staircase, a distinctive feature that greets you on entering the house.Settling down in Fulham Not unexpectedly, residential house prices in the London boroughs are taking a breather; sales are overall about 0.2 % down on a year ago. Three causes take the blame: Stamp Duty, tougher lending criteria and that pantomime villain, Brexit. Prime […]
Putney – Private House
At rest. A harmony of colours in the drawing room To carpet or not to carpet? That is the question. In the affluent area of South West London, there is evidence that the beauty of a hardwood floor is rising. One wonders what happened to wall-to-wall carpeting? Sales of carpets fell by almost 20% across […]
Fulham – Private House
Fulham’s Dramatic Transformation Fulham’s transition from an area of industry to one of London’s most sought-after residential communities was dramatic. Since the late 19thcentury, the borough was host to such names as De Havilland, Rolls Royce, Kodak and Shell-Mex; its many industries included breweries, distilleries, potteries and hundreds of small manufacturing companies. Rows of terraces […]
Ewell Restoration – Private House
Before After Hover or slide from left to right to see before and after! Click the images above to zoom in Once in a while we come across something intriguing. In the case of a house across the fields from Epsom Racecourse, we found some puzzles that we would like to share with our readers. […]
Wimbledon Tennis and West Ham – Olympic Stadium
West Ham Football Club The home of Lawn Tennis, Wimbledon It has been our privilege to have fitted floors in two of our nation’s greatest sports arenas: the Olympic Stadium, now The West Ham Stadium, and at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Though this is a proud boast, we are prevented by contract […]
Offer Waterman – Art Gallery
Originally situated in Chelsea, Offer Waterman is a privately-owned art gallery now based in the heart of Mayfair. Works of art by some of the most illustrious artists of the 20th and 21st centuries have been exhibited on its walls. The building it now occupies was converted from the old showrooms of William Morris & Co by […]
Percy & Founders – Restaurant
Enter Percy & Founders, an up-market restaurant in Fitzrovia, London, and one is suffused in the warmth of Oak. It’s everywhere! The ceilings, floors, pillars and much of the furniture have the same fawn-coloured timber occasionally relieved by marble and other ceramics. Whilst the ceiling are parallels of plank, the floors contrast with over-sized parquet. […]
Jaeger LeCoultre – Bond St Showroom
The Jaeger-LeCoultre’s name is synonymous with precision. Hundreds of chronograph movements have, in their own way, made history since the company was awarded a gold medal at London’s Great Exhibition in 1851. Its most recent award has come from The Responsible Jewellery Council for its commitment to its ethical, social and environmental standards. And there […]
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