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Restoration & Finishes

Resanding a hardwood or softwood floor is one of the easiest ways to bring your property back to life! Not only is it a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your living space, it's also very cost effective and ads value to your property.

We generally offer two options; lacquer or oil. The difference between the two is fairly straight forward, and in most cases comes down to personal preference. To set your mind at ease, we use the best available products, please see below for a breakdown.

Hardwax Oil

The difference between hardwax oil and lacquer is that as opposed to forming a film on the surface of the timber, the oil penetrates the timber, leaving a protective coat of wax on the surface. Although not quite as hard wearing as a lacquer, the benefits of an oiled finish are profound. One of the main advantages is that as soon as your flooring starts to show signs of wear, rather than re-sanding the entire floor, the oil can be re-applied to the areas as and where it is needed. In addition to this, floors can be repaired locally if needed. Follow this link if you would like to read more about Osmo products.


  • Osmo Polyx Oil: A two or three coat system, based on natural oils and waxes. Penetrates the timber and doesn't form a film on the surface. Drying time approximately 6-8 hours.
  • Osmo Polyx Oil Rapid: A two or three coat system, based on natural oils and waxes. Penetrates the timber and doesn't form a film on the surface. Possibilty of applying two coats in one day.
  • Osmo Coloured Oil: Wide range of colours. Used as an under-coat to modify the colour of the flooring, leaving it looking warmer and richer than before.

Lacquer

Water-bourne lacquers remain a popular choice with our customers as they are reknowned for their resiliant properties, which are key factors if you're looking for a durable and low maintenance finish. In high traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens or even bathrooms, a lacquered finish is the perfect solution. Bonakemi have established themselves as one of the highest regarded manufacturers of water-borne polyurethanes in Europe, and have been around since 1943. They offer a wide range of choices, Spectra, Mega, Traffic and Naturale.

Please note that Bonakemi Primer should always be used as an under-coat with Spectra, Mega and Traffic. For more information about these products, refer to the Bonakemi website.


  • Spectra: A one-part finish which combines polyurethane and acrylic to form a hard-wearing and scuff resistant finish. Drying time is approximataly 2 hours. Available in matt, silk matt and gloss.
  • Mega: A one-part finish which consists of 100% polyurethane. Ideal for high traffic areas such as hallways and kitchens. Drying time is approximately 2-3 hours. Available in matt, silk matt and gloss.
  • Traffic: A two-part finish, and considered to be the most hard-wearing finish of them all. Ideal for high traffic areas such as commercial premises. Drying time is approximately 3-4 hours. Available in matt only.
  • Naturale: Available as a one-part or two-part finish. A two coat system that maintains the natural appearance of your timber and still offers high durability. Drying time is approximately 3 hours.