Category Archives: Fitting Flooring

Mortimer House Antique Oak Flooring – Completed

The antique oak floor completwed by Barford’s looks stunning, with a classic timeless look – only completed a few weeks before the furniture arrived !!



This is an office area, where all the repairs and removed trunking are a distant memory. Once again an elegant antique oak floor that has been restored to look 100 years old !!


Mortimer House – Antique Oak Parquet Circular Matwell

While the Ground floor restaurant parquet was being fitted. The main entrance matwell has been designed in an oval with straight sides. This being carefully marked out & cut by Barfords.


The finished result is quite stunning, with the oak parquet finished with french polish & matte anti slip lacquer



Mortimer House – Parquet replacement and sanding

When we gain access to blueprints for the finalised Ground Floor, we learn that the finished room will be divided between Parquet floors and tiles. We set out markers for the floor and begin to restore and replace any Parquet that is damaged. We cordon off the area while this is happening, as while we’re wearing Dust Masks, other people on site may not be. Our Sander is equipped with an inbuilt Vacuum cleaner, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. The final sand is then covered with boards to protect it from foot-traffic until we can return to put the finish on the floor.


Mortimer House – Parquet floor

The ground floor of Mortimer House is Parquet, and differs from the other floors in the building. It called for different treatment, and a different finish. We spoke with the client and narrowed down his request to the different finishes set out below. We again sanded the area back to ensure the finish was as accurate to the final product as possible.


Mortimer House – Replacing damaged flooring

We sought to replace much of the damaged flooring across all Six levels of the building. The Client informed us that he wanted the floor to be kept as authentic as possible, retaining as much of the character that it had built up over many decades. However, certain boards were irreparably damaged and could not be safely left in. We removed these boards and replaced them with carefully selected reclaimed boards that met our specifications. Though they once had a different finish to the existing floor, several passes with a Sander make it impossible to tell what’s original and what’s replaced.

Wood is removed and replaced
Wood is removed and replaced

Mortimer House – Restoring and Replacing an 87 year old floor

We began work at Mortimer House by obtaining numerous permits and certifications clearing us work on such a site, including an Asbestos Awareness course and undergoing SSSTS training.

We set about sanding down a small area of a floor and applying a number of finishes to it to allow the client an understanding of what the floor would look like when completed.  These samples included a variety of water-based lacquers and Oil finishes.


Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 3

In the community centre, the reclaimed parquet must be inspected, then thoroughly cleaned on the unseen surfaces before fitting into position. Using the correct adhesive is most critical. 20160405_111815


These pictures are the reclaimed parquet being fitted tightly into position.

Community Centre Parquet Floor Restoration – 1

This Community centre had a water leak. The parquet blocks expanded and as a temporary repair the parquet was replaced by plywood sheets.
Unfortunately the existing parquet was disposed off.
The council asked Barfords to replace this repair so the floor blended and was more fit for purpose.20160404_083421