Sherwood Flooring together with Art of Timber have completed another major Recreation Centre. Our alliance with Art of Timber, where they supply and install the timber floors and we sand, line mark, and coat the sports floors has proved so successful over many years.
This project was approx 4000m² of sprung sports floors with a combination of Maple and Blackbut. Sanding using our new American 24” Drum sander to cut back to form a perfect level playing area ensured the job was completed on time. Coating using Sports Floor water based finish.
Over time we are going to give you information on how to look after your timber floors. We will keep you up to date on any new techniques and products – but only after we have fully tested and approved them. Part 1 gets you started with the general and most important suggestions for Timber Floor Care.
Your timber floor looks great and has added value to your property and lifestyle. With a few preventative measures and a regular cleaning routine you can keep it looking good.
- Sand and grit are enemies of your floor and can be brought into the house on footwear. These small particles act like sandpaper resulting in scratches. Mats placed both outside and inside of external doors can significantly reduce this problem.
- Direct intense sunlight can have an unwanted affect on your floor. Some timber varieties darken with age, which can add a certain richness to its appearance, but when exposed to direct sunlight this might accelerate this process in that particular area of exposure.
Over time we are going to give you information on topics of interest related to timber floors. Topics such as; timber varieties, hardness, coatings and finish, staining, and timber floor construction, to name a few. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to cover.
The question “do I go for carpet, tiles, vinyl, or timber?” is often asked. So why choose timber? More often than not it is a personal choice based on the impressive looks of timber. But for those who need more reasons for choosing timber read on.
- Timber Flooring is sometimes considered as the expensive option to other floor finishes but after considering the many benefits and lasting qualities of timber this is not the case over time.
- Timber floors are more hygienic than carpets. Nearly 100,000 dust mites can live in one square meter of carpet with allergens adversely affecting asthmatics and other allergy sufferers. Carpets also trap unpleasant odors from animals and spilt food besides being unhygienic.
The Manjimup indoor Sports Pavilion was always going to be a challenge. A high usage sports area, with minimal annual maintenance, the timber floors had a build up of many years of urethane coatings and had reached a point where major refurbishment was called for.
The Sports Pavilion was made up of 3 courts with an area of approximately 2000m² and required a complete cut back to bare timber. The build up of coatings and cleaning products over many years presented us with a potentially long and arduous sanding job. Using conventional walk behind 8? drum sanders was going to be a long process and hard on the operators.
But using our American 24” Drum Sander we got the job done ahead of schedule.
After the job was sanded all new line marking, including basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton courts were marked out and painted by Sherwood Flooring – all part of our Sports Courts Package.
This luxurious property in Dalkeith was recently completed by Palazzo homes in their unique style and again shows their commitment to superior quality, attention to detail, and excellence in design. This certainly set the bar high for us to produce the perfect timber floor and finish to compliment the superb appearance and ambience of this home.
With our alliance with Art of Timber, where they supply and install the timber floors and we sand and finish the floors, we were able to produce a floor and finish to the highest quality and beyond the expectations of the builder and home owner.
The job involved approx 200 m² of American Oak 15mm thick x 180mm wide, laid on 15mm plywood, and included a stylish staircase. The floor was level sanded and flood filled using American Oak dust and sealer. The filler was fine sanded ready for staining. The stain was hand rubbed into the timber and 2 coats of 2 pack water base matt coating was applied.