“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” – Bob Dylan
Clean professional wood finishing of commercial spaces
We have sanded and refinished a number of commercial spaces from hotels, restaurants, offices, shops, private function venues, churches and community halls. From The Ritz, The Marriott Grosvenor Square, The Hotel Intercontinental Hyde Park to The Palace of Westminster we have the on site experience and large scale industrial machinery and dust extraction equipment to complete large projects out of hours with minimum down time, offering rare bespoke staining and colour matching options and using a range of high durability lacquers.
Camerton Hall private function venue Lounge Bar Drawing Room Cumbria
After receiving flood damage we were asked by the owners of Camerton Hall an imposing Grade II listed Georgian Manor House to restore the interior including all the wide board oak floors to the entire ground floor, the bar and beautiful Mackintosh arts and crafts oak fire surrounds, skirtings, doors and woodwork.
The floors were repaired, sanded, bespoke stained to approved colour, sealed with shellac and coated with four coats of high performance two part water based lacquer, the woodwork was carefully stripped and refinished with traditional 4lb button shellac.
London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel Ballroom
With only a 31 hour window to sand and apply three coats of hard wearing water based lacquer to the Hotels 231 square metre sprung maple ballroom floor we worked non stop through the night leaving the area spotless. The hotel staged a conference for 700 delegates barely 6 hours after we applied the last coat. This is certainly not something we recommended but thankfully there were no problems. We understand lost revenue due to downtime can often match or exceed the job price and so do our best to work with the client to expedite the work.
The Angel Hotel Abergavenny Ballroom Bar Cloakrooms Guest cottage
We were asked by the new owners of the beautiful award winning Angel Hotel in Abergavenny to finish most of their oak interior. Undertaken in two stages the first comprised of sanding and refinishing the one hundred year old oak ballroom floor, colour match staining and lacquering to the ballroom bar floor, staining and lacquering to the corridor and cloakroom areas including floors, stairs, counters and skirtings, finishing to one of the guest cottages including floors, stairs and skirtings. We returned on a later trip to stain and finish their renowned restaurant and banqueting suite.
The Angel Hotel Abergavenny The Oak Room restaurant and bar
The owners asked us back to sand and stain their new 128 square metre oak parquet floored restaurant and bar which has become a large feature of their award winning Hotel. Soon after they renamed the restaurant The Oak Room. Presumably after their wonderful floor.
Herringbone parquet is challenging to sand and lacquer and even harder to stain. The floor was sanded and filled several times, final sanding being on hands and knees with a hand held finishing sander to ensure even staining. We made up a bespoke colour the traditional way, applied it by hand, sealed it in shellac twice applied a primer coat and two coats of two part water based lacquer for a six coat process. As the hotel and restaurant refurbishment were nominated for awards in The Hotel and Caterer magazine and The Good Hotel Guide we can but wonder whether other well known restaurants and bars who opted for the same stain colour soon afterwards were perhaps not inspired.
At the time of writing, eight years later the floor still looks great and has not even needed a maintenance coat meaning zero downtime or loss of revenue which shows the benefits of getting a job done properly in the first place.
Church and community halls
We don’t just sand and finish restaurants and hotels we also sand church and community hall floors, schools and colleges. All finished cleanly, in good time, on price offering long lasting finishes that require little to no maintenance meaning excellent value for money for institutions on a tight budget.