The University of Strathclyde comissioned Artisan Flooring Restorations to completely refurbish the solid wood floor in their famous Barony Hall. The hall was floored in a very rare fine Merbau wood sourced from Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. After our exhaustive survey, which detailed the extent of the neglected floor, we meticulously restored over 250m² of this beautiful wood back to the condition it deserves. Additionally, we set in place a maintenance plan that ensures the floor is maintained to the correct standard.
Kilsyth Church Hall.
This particular restoration seen Artisan restoration specialists visit this spectacular wood floor in Kilsyth, Scotland. The floor boasted a very versatile Kempas tropical timber, which had certainly seen better days. As with most restoration work we carry out, some of the boards were beyond restoration so we took it upon ourselves to source identical replacement boards and finish the whole 220m² to the same consistent and exacting standards that we've come to expect.
Residential Kitchen - Reclaimed Oak.
As with our commercial work, we take great care in residential properties to ensure the highest standard of finish. This particular residential job presented a floor that had fallen into disrepair. Poor maintenance meant there was a yellowing effect caused by the solvent finishes that had been previously applied. After identifying this in our initial survey, we cut back the whole floor to remove the yellow staining and after the restoration work was complete we applied the appropriate natural oil finish that the floor deserves.
Residential Work - Reclaimed Oak.
This apartment job allowed us to meander through the complete floor restoration journey. The tired old boards needed to be stripped right back to the bare oak, after which we spent time sourcing and refitting parts of the floor. On becoming satisfied that the boards were set to the highest standard, we began to polish then treat the floor with two specialist coats of Bona Oil.
Kitchen Diner - Glasgow.
This residential job demonstrated a particularly bad standard of maintenance, with a thick coating of old yellowing lacquer detracting from the overall finish of the home. To remedy the issue we decided it would be most effective to cut the boards back to the pine underneath and fill and repair any boards that were damaged. Once the boards were back to looking their best, we finished with a beautiful medium oak stain and water-based lacquer.
St Joseph's Church Hall.
Hidden under an array of carpet and sticky adhesive, St Joseph's Church Hall was hiding a beautiful Canadian maple floor. It was our mission to recover it. We began by spending days meticulously removing every layer of carpet and adhesive until we exposed a very sorry looking wood. Once exposed, we began the real work of cutting the boards back, as well as sourcing, repairing and replacing and damage the church floor had incurred over it's lifetime. Towards the end of the job we finished the boards off with three coats of the very durable Bona Traffic HD to ensure the high standard of finish was maintained for much longer.
Residential - Partick.
This was an interesting job in Partick as not only did we have our normal work remit - bringing the wood back to life, but our client also wanted to whitewash the boards completely due to decorating requirements. We started, as always, completely restoring the boards to their original glory. Once satisfied we had the small issue of removing a large concrete hearth, which used to accommodate a fireplace. Boards were then back-filled to this spot, replaced where necessary and polished to the beautiful standard that we've come to expect.
Residential - Biggar.
In Biggar we were commissioned to restore the boards throughout our clients home in a bid to create an attractively consistent feel anywhere in the home. As the general standard of the floors was poor throughout, we sanded the boards back to their natural skin and began to reveal what was a really beautiful wood. Towards the end of our work we opted for a sharp walnut stain to compliment the boards and create a real rustic atmosphere throughout the house.
Residential - Greenock.
This client invited Artisan Flooring Restorations out to Greenock to see if there was anything we could do to brighten up her dark wood floor during our restoration. We decided to do exactly that. We executed our restoration work as part of our normal process of bringing wood back to life but before finishing the boards we used our machines to remove a very fine layer of wood from the top, revealing the bare white pine underneath. We treated the boards accordingly and our client loves it!