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One of England s greatest playwrights must have been fond enough of the area to return here as an adult..
If you are fond of your natural wooden floors, then you are in good company! It remains the ideal floor surface: combining beauty with hard wear and easy maintenance.
There’s no need to put up with those spoiling digs, marks and scratches - when you can call upon the services of a specialist floor restoration company.
Give your floors the looks they deserve with:
The Harrow Floor Repairing Experts!
And make use of our twenty years of expertise -
restoring hundreds of floors in all locations.
From homes, shops and offices
to schools, sports halls, museums, libraries, bars and restaurants.
Whether hardwood/engineered boards or parquet/ herringbone blocks.
And from any age or level of condition.
Here’s what we will do:
- realign and secure wobbly boards or blocks.
- replace damaged timber with new or reclaimed material.
- remove old layers of paint or sealant.
Our sanding machines produce a superb smooth finish.
- stain the bare wood for a change of colour to match your decor
- reseal with the fresh protection of natural oil, hard wax oil or lacquer.
Dust and disruption?
Have no fears - floor sanding is no longer a messy job.
We collect dust from outside each room and thus ensure...
99% dust free refurbish!
Any inconvenience or loss of business is also kept to a minimum with flexible working - at weekends or even overnight.
Allow us to help you by shifting items of furniture
- and removing old carpets and floor coverings.
A top quality job
Your new floor will last longer and stay looking good - from our use of only top quality floor restoration materials.
All our staff attend to the smallest details and complete every job to the highest degree of workmanship.
Your floor is a valuable investment. It pays to give it the modest attention it requires post-restoration - depending on the floor type and the sealants chosen.
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The Harrow Floor Resurface Masters!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was an unhappy pupil at Harrow School from 1762-68. Regarded as a dunce, his name remains on a panel in the old fourth form room (along with Byron’s from thirty odd years later).
After the huge success of ‘The Rivals’ and ‘The School for Scandal’, Sheridan returned to live in Harrow in 1781.
Although sole owner of Drury Lane, he disliked the theatre and preferred politics, becoming MP for Stafford and known as an outstanding orator in the House of Commons.
With over 26 years of renew knowledge, we're dedicated to making sure that your wooden floors always get the best restoration service there is.
How to remove tongue and groove floor boards
From time to time you may find that you need to remove a floor board in order to carry out maintenance work in your home. If you have tongue and groove floor boards, you’ll need to go about removing them in the right way in order to avoid causing damage.
Here are some top tips on how to remove a tongue and groove floor board quickly and easily.
What you’ll need
• Pipe and cable detector
• Floorboard saw
• Electronic drill with large wood bit
• Pad saw
Everything you need for this job can be bought from a good hardware supplies store.
Before you actually attempt to remove a floor board, you’ll need to make sure that there aren’t any pipes or cables running beneath. Sometimes, you’ll see the site of cables and pipes already marked on the boards and hidden by your floor coverings. If not, you’ll need to use an electronic pipe and cable detector. All you need to do is pass the device across the floor area where you plan to work and it will ‘beep’ to indicate the presence of an electrical current.
It’s a good idea to mark any pipes or cables that you find on a paper plan for future reference or use chalk to mark the boards themselves if they are not to be left exposed.
Removing the floor boards
1. In order to remove tongue and groove boards, you’ll need to cut through the tongue first.
The easiest way to do this is with a floor board saw.
Put the curved tip of the saw blade between two boards and draw the tip of the saw backwards and forwards to cut through the tongue.
2. When the tongue is broken, use the long edge of the saw blade to continue cutting.
If you’re cutting over pipes or cables, use the curved edge of the saw and work slowly with minimal pressure so that you can keep control of the saw blade.
3. Having cut through the tongues on either edge of the floor board, you’ll see the ceiling joists underneath.
4. Next, drill a hole next to the cutting line so that it’s just touching it.
5. Now insert the blade of a pad saw into the hole you’ve drilled and continue to saw along the cutting line until you reach the end of the board. This will free the board from the joist. Repeat the process at the other end of the board.
6. The board should now be free so that you can lift it out.
When you need to remove a tongue and groove floor board to carry out repairs or maintenance, follow the tips given above for a quick and easy solution.