Floor Sanding & Restoration in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,East Midlands

Sanding and restoring a wooden floor, whether it be a parquet floor, solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring, it is a skill that you learn over time, it takes a lot of training. As a family business we do not sub contract our work out, we do it all in house, you will meet my wife and myself when we come out to survey the job, then you will also see us to undertake the work. We like to think the care and attention we give to you as the customer and the passion we have in our job helps to lead to the customer being satisfied.

The flooring stages are shown below, but a little run down on what we have to do, we commence by sanding the parquet floors down by using 5 different grades of abrasive belts and also 2 of those grades are used with a rotary sander. The coarseness of grades decreases on each sand over.

Once the floor has achieved its required smoothness this is where we would apply a stain colour if desired followed by 2/3 coats (depending on what the customer prefers) of oil, wax, or seal.

Within this process we would also be able to gap fill the parquet flooring which involves taking the clean fine sawdust from the sanding process and mixing it with flexible resin filler. This is mainly used on Parquet flooring, strip flooring and some solid and engineered woods.

Although this can be used to fill floorboards, we do not recommend filling gaps over 3mm as the filler can fall through after a certain time, in this case we recommend using thin slivers of reclaimed pine in between the boards which them get sanded off, and a thin layer of resin filler over the top if needed.

Staining is another way to transform an otherwise dull looking parquet floor, transforming it into a beautiful looking floor again. We use only the best stains on the market designed and produced by Osmo, Blanchon and Rustins. All of these have a selection of different colours. Although you can see them on colour charts, we do recommend us to show you how it looks on the actual parquet floor as different types of wood will look different with the stain on. This also shows you exactly how your parquet floor will look.

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So, for a free quote on any of our wooden flooring services make sure you call today to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively you can send a message via the 'Contact Us' page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Available Colours


Below is a short list of some of the colours which are available.

  • Light Oak Wood Floor Stain
  • Medium Oak Wood Floor Stain
  • Dark Oak Wood Floor Stain
  • Antique Pine Wood Floor Stain
  • American Walnut Wood Floor Stain
  • Teak Wood Floor Stain
  • Mahogany Wood Floor Stain
  • Ebony Wood Floor Stain
  • Whitewash Wood Floor Stain
  • Jacobean Dark Oak
  • Plus many more.....

R Taylor Wood Flooring Specialists offer you a complete supply, fitting, sanding and restoration service.

The following photos show you a full restoration on a 1920's house which the customer asked us to do for them. The customer supplied the reclaimed Oak Parquet which we had to fit, sand and restore for them (also a few pictures of a teak parquet floor which we fitted & restored for another customer).

We use the latest machinery in the trade made by Bona and Premier, and try to keep our tools up to date as regularly as possible.


The following are the stages required to fit, restore, sand and seal a parquet floor.


The first step is prepping the parquet floors ready for the parquet, this can be different for different subfloors, and this was done on floorboards so 6mm plywood had to be used to give you a good subfloor to work with.


The use of hardboard is possible to save on costs although we do not recommend this.


The next step of the work is to work out the longest run throughout the rooms (this had 3 rooms leading off each other) this makes sure the parquet flooring is all in line and shows the parquet floor off to its full potential throughout the rooms.


The photos above show a low-budget parquet floor glue, which we no longer use due to it being really messy and not possible to use in homes where the decorating etc. has been done.

Once the main area of the parquet floor has been fitted we cut all the borders out ready for fitting.


All the borders are fitted and left to dry out ready for the sanding process to take place.


This is where the transformation of the parquet floor takes place, although the parquet floor is fitted and you can see the difference already, the difference the sanding makes is amazing.


Once the parquet floor has been sanded off, we then have to gap fill the entire parquet floor. Many sanding run overs are carried out using various grades of papers, and even once we have gap filled, we have to do yet more sanding to blend in all the flooring ready for sealing.


Once this stage is done we bring the rotary sanding machine in to get rid of any swirls and imperfections that still maybe in the parquet floor.


The parquet floor is then ready for sealing, and the base coat can be applied.



We give the floor 3 coats of seal minimum; we have used bona Polyurethane Traffic HD on this job (very hardwearing seal used in the commercial sector).

Once the parquet floor has dried out we buff off the parquet floor ready for its final coat, we will let the photos speak for themselves. You can see more photos of our work and these jobs in our gallery.


The reclaimed parquet in this section was African Teak parquet. We think you will agree the finish is amazing and the difference in grains and colours make it a stunning parquet floor that adds warmth & character to your home.


Call For a Free Quote

So, for a free quote on any of our wooden flooring services make sure you call today to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively you can send a message via the 'Contact Us' page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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