Sanding wood floors in the English National Ballet School
What was the job?
The English National Ballet School, London, is a paid for dance school providing dancers aged 16-19 with world class training.
The building’s parquet flooring needed routine maintenance work to remove scratches and change the stain to a lighter tone.
There were some borders between the floors and walls which were not to be sanded, so we had to be extra careful when avoiding them.
As the building is used to teach, we had to work at a time when we knew there would be no students needing to be in our work space.
How the floor looked before we started work
What we did
The floors had been well-maintained so did not require us to replace any blocks. We sanded away the stain before buffing away any excess. This smooth and clear surface then meant we were free to apply layers of lacquer.
During the floor restoration
The client is happier with the lighter shade to the wood. With the same level of care as previously shown, it will be years before our services are required again.
Sanded wood floors are smoother and, consequently, safer. This is beneficial in an area with heavy foot traffic.
After we finished the job