Knebworth is prime stomping ground for Osborne Woodcare. Infact Knebworth alone accounts for a sizeable chunk of our business. The new village of Knebworth, developed in the late 19th century, tends to be a rather affluent area. This, combined with its inhabitants enjoyment of a small country village lifestyle, makes wood floors and rustic decor a popular theme in the area. We have sanded quite a variation of floors there in a wide range of woods and formations.
We have just finished a jumbo fingerblock oak parquet floor. The picture below shows the first coat of laquer going down. Unfortunately I forgot to get one of the end result but from the picture you can fully understand the processes involved with achieving the finish the customer desired.
To achieve this finish we started with a rough grit to take out the various dents, scratches, remove all the lacquer and make the floor completely flat. We then sanded up to a high grit. and gave it an high grit buff for an extra smooth finish. We then stained it with Burmese Teak. The finish is uncharacteristally light, burmese teak usually give a much darker finish. As with every floor where the customer asks for a stain we put down samples on the freshly sanded floor for the customer to choose from. This customer decided Burmese teak gave the floor the warmth of colour that she was looking for.
We then lacquered the floor with HP Commercial. As the customer ask for an extra hard wearing lacquer. Commercial lacquer in a domestic property can allow a floor to last up to and over 10 years!
Most of our work in Knebworth comes from good old word of mouth, a sign of true customer satisfaction.
Wood flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic. Wood is a common choice as a flooring material due to its environmental profile, durability, and restorability. Bamboo flooring is often considered a form of wood flooring, although it is made from a grass(bamboo) rather than a timber.
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