Hello, does anyone know of someone who could renovate and smarten up my parquet flooring. Moved into a house and found gorgeous wooden flooring under the tatty old carpets. It needs sanding and polishing, I think! I live in Leatherhead, Surrey, thanks.
We have done this recently (not in your area though, sorry) - we found parquet under the carpets in our 1960s house. We had bits missing so had to have some extra blocks made and have it all sanded back and resealed. The company who did it used Bona matt sealant I believe.
It looks great, but the only trouble is a lot of the floor has been loosened by the vibrations of the sanding equipment (even though the guys were parquet specialists, or claimed to be!) and there's been expansion/movement since. We've also got some bitumen seeping through in a few areas too. I would say avoid sanding it if you can - there might be other ways they can smarten it up if it's generally in good condition?
Our parquet was not very good quality to begin with though (it's only about 1cm thick).