Herringbone Floor Sanding in Essex

We love refurbishing mosaic flooring. Working in the Southeast means we encounter plenty of period homes with beautiful herringbone parquet flooring. While the floors in many 1930s homes have bags of potential, it is often hidden by years of built up grime. However, skillful herringbone floor sanding Essex can reveal a beautiful and hard-wearing floor.

Herringbone Floor Sanding Essex

Herringbone floors respond well to sanding. As solid blocks of hardwood, they can handle repeated refurbishments better than many other floors. Indeed, while these statement floors add elegance to your home, they are deceptively hard-wearing. Therefore, even badly damaged floors are worth sanding rather than replacing. However, as with a floor we encountered in Waltham Abbey, some herringbone floor sanding in Essex is more complicated than others.

Step 1: Sanding

Herringbone Floor Sanding Essex, Waltham Abbey

Sanding begins

We encountered a badly abused pitch pine herringbone parquet floor. Because the floor was in such rough condition, we started sanding on a 36 grit. We worked our through 40 grit, 60 grit, and finished with 100 grit sandpaper, edging the whole floor accordingly. In this way, we removed grime and blemishes while ensuring a smooth finish.

Herringbone Parquet Floor Sanding Essex

A well-sanded floor

Step 2: Staining and Sealing

In order to choose a stain, we used spare blocks to showcase the color of each stain. Once floor sanding was complete, we applied two coats of the chosen American Walnut stain. We applied two coats in order to deepen the stain’s colour to the client’s satisfaction. Then we sealed the floor with three coats of low-VOC floor sealant.

Herringbone Floor Sanding in Essex

Stained and sealed

More Herringbone Floor Sanding Essex

A floor in Hadleigh Essex offered a similar challenge. Discoloured and worn hardwoods disguised the natural beauty of this floor.

Herringbone floors, Hadleigh Essex, during

Herringbone hardwoods respond well to sanding

However, after dustless floor sanding, the grain, natural colouration and texture of the wood shone through. This is what it is all about: floor sanding Essex to reveal the unique beauty of your floors.

Herringbone Floors, Hadleigh Essex, after


Get Herringbone Floors Sanded

Simply Sanding, based in Great Dunmow, offers floor sanding, installation and refurbishment throughout Essex, London and the Southeast. Our skills and experience include repair and installation of mosaic flooring, including herringbone parquet. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.