REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
We welcome all customer enquiries from the smallest scratch repairs through to large water damaged projects that require removal, disposal, supply and new install of any timber or cork flooring, stairs and decking systems.
No job is too small for us to care and help you with. Sadly customers inform us all the time our completion are only interested in large jobs and do not offer the less costly and more appropriate options only total replacements or fully re sanding their entire home, so it’s no wonder we are required to travel long distances on a very regular basis to help many home and business owners, as well as tenant worried about getting their bond back.
To check if a maintenance coating or sanding back to bare timber is required simply wipe the damaged area over with a moist rag or cloth. If the damage looks worse the damage has gone through the protective coatings into the timber, and if it appears better or vanishes whilst wet the damage is slight and only in the top coating so a touch up or maintenance coat is all that is required.
Most deep scratches can be easily filled with a variety of coloured filling compounds to disguise very well or become almost invisible without having to sand the entire area back to bare timber. Sometimes the scratches and other markings will need to be removed with a special sanding tool back to bare timber and then the section sealed and coated.
Recoat and Maintenance Coatings
The Maintenance Coating Systems we recommend involves lightly sanding, buffing, chemical washing and applying another appropriate coating containing special anti rejection fluids.
If the original coating wears off a section of your timber floor, steps or decking it may require sanding back to bare timber on a section or the whole flooring area. This full sanding process takes a lot longer, is more expensive, creates some dust and more hassles so it worth investing in some maintenance work from time to time.
The noisy flooring problem can normally be repaired or dramatically reduced by eliminating the movement between the pieces of flooring, ensuring expansion areas are created and refit timber with glue and sometimes nails or screws if necessary. If access is not possible from underneath we may need to take up a section of the flooring to fix any sub floor issues. Gaps and holes can normally be disguised with specially coloured filling compounds that can handle movement without cracking and coming loose.
I don’t think it’s wise to think that you should be a master at everything in life. Another problem that occurs for the do it yourself home renovator is to actually find the motivation and time to properly focus on completing a job once it’s begun as we all need time out to relax and we can sometimes get side tracked with more important things happening in life.
If this sounds familiar call us to get things back on track and save the project, or if you are on a tight budget we may still be able to work together on an hourly rate to move the project along by providing you with a some consultation and advice services to use the correct tools and tricks of the trade.