Since 1991

School Floor
Maintenance

✔ Guaranteed Service Excellence
✔ Smooth Quotation Procedure
✔ Dust-Free and Pristine Sanding
✔ Over 32 Years of Proven Expertise
✔ Restoration, Sanding, and Sealing Services

Time for School Floor Maintenance

You have a lucky school – with its wooden floors in your hall, sports halls and classrooms. Whether old or modern, they are a valuable part of school that has stood the test of time.

A well-maintained and polished wooden floor is a great asset. It not only looks good: impressing visitors from new parents to Ofsted Inspectors.. It’s a safe and hygienic surface for all kinds of activities.

A shiny, restored hall floor is a sound investment that reflects the prestige of your school in the community – and provides students with an environment in which they can be proud to learn and play.

Yet wooden floors inevitably take a lot of punishment from young and not so young feet… So when your floors are looking shabby, tired or damaged – the solution is at hand…

Specialist restoration in the form of sanding and finishing.

Restore the Beauty Beneath

As a family firm who have restored hundreds of floors for over twenty years, you will receive the best advice, best service and workmanship of the highest quality. We’ve worked on floors from every level of condition and every age – from solid boards to parquet blocks. Our team are experts at assessing and sanding floors – all members of the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA). Some have been with us since we began! Are your wooden floors hidden under old coverings and carpets? Liberate them from the possibility of dirt and dust, with its potential to trigger allergies.

The complete school floor maintenance and restoration service

We’ll come to assess your floor and give a complete appraisal of its condition and how we will bring it back to life.

To help you make your choice, we’ll give you a demonstration of the qualities of the wide variety of stains and sealants – they vary in looks and durability.

Each stage of the restoration process is fully-costed so that you can choose the package to suit your budget and requirements.

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The Sanding Process

Sanding is the key part of restorative maintenance – it strips away the old unwanted layers of paint, varnish or sealant to leave a surface that’s clean and fresh; bare and level. It works well on all kinds of wooden floors. Engineered floors need a closer look as they have a layer of hard or softwood over ply. These can only be sanded a limited number of times. Ask our team members for their assessment. A messy job spreading clouds of dust..? No longer the case, as modern sanding is 99% dust free! We’ll seal all doors and windows – and our efficient cylinder machines collect the dust with bags placed outside each room.
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First steps

All rooms must be cleared. We can help you with this, by moving heavy items of furniture. We can also remove or dispose of carpets and floor coverings. We secure any loose blocks or boards and create a level underfloor.

The next step is to fill in damaged or missing areas with matching timber. Parquet blocks, for example, come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. We can find those to fit from our sources of reclaimed material. If necessary, we can even cut them down to size.

Any gaps can be filled with a mixture of wood dust and resin.

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Sanding away

Sanding usually requires three stages: a rough sand to strip off the old sealant; medium for a level surface; and fine sand for a smooth finish. We believe in the perfect job, so use handheld machines and even hand sanding for those awkward corners and unusual floor shapes.
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A new look?

Do you require a change of colour – for that fresh modern eco look or to brighten up a dull classroom? After levelling and sanding the floor, the smooth surface is ready for staining.

We prefer to perform staining and sealing in two distinct stages. The colour is not only easier to control during application but holds its own as the layers of sealant wear away.

A clear stain enhances the natural grain of the wood: a coloured one gives depth and scope to complement your decor.

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Final protection

Sealing of the timber provides a protective covering to prolong both the durability and good looks of your floor.

There are three main sealants:

  • Natural oil: for the traditional classy look of a wooden floor
  • Hardwax oil; harder-wearing and penetrates the wood for a non glossy look,

Lacquer for the busiest areas. Modern lacquers have a natural look, are water-based and completely safe in areas used by children.

All our stains and sealants are of premium quality. For such an important job on your valuable floors, they are the best long-term investment.

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After care:

Your restored wooden floor is easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and/or vacuuming will remove dirt and grit.

Avoid using revolving vacuum cleaner brushes – and excess moisture. A damp mop will suffice, with use of a wooden floor cleaner, as recommended by the manufacturer.

For oil and wax, a light re-oiling will bring it back to its best. Places of heavy use such as gyms and assembly halls will benefit from regular treatment once or twice a year.

For lacquer, apply a ‘revive’ coat, after a light sanding-down of the original surface.

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Regular maintenance:

Your new surface will stay good for longer with a modest amount of effort. Ask for our advice on the after-care your chosen sealants require.

Preventive maintenance boils down to common sense and some simple measures:

  • Keep on top of minor maintenance for your waxed/oiled floors. Postponements may result in a resanding and finishing before its time.
  • Use mats at external entrances; lift heavy furniture rather than push or drag; place felt pads under the legs of chairs and tables; mop up spills of any liquid immediately.

Testimonials from Our Customers

Olivia L
From the moment we contacted School Floor Maintenance, their professionalism and commitment to excellence were ...
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Olivia L
From the moment we contacted School Floor Maintenance, their professionalism and commitment to excellence were evident. Their team of skilled technicians arrived promptly and conducted a thorough assessment of our wood floors. They took the time to explain the specific needs and requirements of our floors, ensuring that we understood the process and were comfortable with their approach.
Olivia L
Olivia L
Daniel R
What sets School Floor Maintenance apart is not only their technical expertise but also their ...
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Daniel R
What sets School Floor Maintenance apart is not only their technical expertise but also their commitment to customer satisfaction. Throughout the entire process, they maintained open lines of communication, addressing any concerns or questions we had promptly and professionally. Their dedication to ensuring our complete satisfaction was truly commendable.
Daniel R
Daniel R
Rebecca H
The level of craftsmanship displayed by School Floor Maintenance was truly remarkable. Their attention to ...
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Rebecca H
The level of craftsmanship displayed by School Floor Maintenance was truly remarkable. Their attention to detail was evident in every aspect of their work, from the careful preparation of the floors to the flawless application of the maintenance products. The transformation of our worn-out wood floors was simply astounding. They now shine with a renewed luster, making our school environment more inviting and conducive to learning.
Rebecca H
Rebecca H
James P
I cannot recommend School Floor Maintenance's wood floor maintenance services enough. Their professionalism, expertise, and ...
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James P
I cannot recommend School Floor Maintenance's wood floor maintenance services enough. Their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction are unparalleled. If you are in need of wood floor maintenance services, look no further than School Floor Maintenance. They will undoubtedly exceed your expectations and breathe new life into your wooden floors.
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