Ultimate Floor Sanding were recently completed a commercial floor sanding project that involved restoring a floor at the Blaenavon Heritage Centre in the beautiful mining village of Blaenavon in South Wales. This centre is located in the former St Peters School which was restored and tastefully enlarged to form the focus of this World Heritage site. The restoration work was done several years ago and the high quality wide plank engineered oak floor was now looking tired and grubby.

Early on a site meeting established that the building had underfloor heating, this can be an issue when restoring wooden floors, particularly wide boards, but such was the quality of product used there was no sign of any distortion of the floor at all. During discussions with the client it was established what their need where.

1)      A floor finish that was sympathetic to the look and feel of the building.
2)       Something easy to maintain and replenish without the need for re sanding
3)      Flexibility of application (the budget didn’t stretch to do doing all the areas at once so we needed to be able to “blend in” the bordering areas to be done at a later stage)
4)      A safe product for contractors, visitors and exhibits.
5)      Fast curing

Finishing the wood floor in a commercial premises

As huge fans of the high quality Pallmann wood floor products we were already fairly certain that the very popular Pallmann Magic Oil was the correct product for the job. However, due to the significance of the building and the technical questions posed by the underfloor heating, we thought it would be prudent to invite a technical representative (Mike Hamer) from Pallmann to take a look. Fortunately, after talking to the client and taking a good look at the floor Mike gave us the go ahead to use Pallmann Magic Oil.

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Blaenavon heritage centre

The commercial floor sanding project was carried out over 2 days in mid-January. We sanded the floor using our new Spider sanding machine (more of that on another blog) and applied Magic Oil. Due to the number of exhibits, computers etc. we had to be very flexible in our working practices, sanding and finishing some rooms individually and then re-instating them very quickly, something which is just not possible with lacquers. By the end of day two the computer room, main hall, entranceway and teaching room where completely restored leaving a beautiful, easy to maintain finish. The zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) Pallmann Magic Oil finish left no nasty smells and being fully cured in 12 hours was ready for full use the next day.

I would like to say thank you to all the staff at the Blaenavon Heritage Centre, they are genuinely lovely people, this area is well worth a visit. Find out more about Blaenavon Heritage Centre.

If you have a commercial floor sanding or restoration project and would like flexibility in how the floor restoration team complete the project, please contact our team of floor sanding experts at Ultimate Floor Sanding.  Find your local floor sanding specialist.