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Coloured Floors

Lately Clients have been asking us if we could apply coloured lacquers and oils to their floors to drastically change their appearance. With a bit of mixing, we’re all too happy to help!
This floor in a high-rise in Westminster had been scratched and scraped while furniture was moved. We gave the floor a very fine sanding and applied a darkened water-based lacquer over it.

At another job, a Client asked us to match a pine floor to their marble-laid kitchen. We laid out several samples of water-based lacquer, comprising of different sheen levels as well as pigment and colour.20190430_080807
The client decided that they liked being able to see the grain of the floor through the colour, and opted for a translucent satin finish. While the finished result is subtle, it connects the hallway and lounge to the kitchen sublimely. 20190501_131933

Once work starts, it doesnt stop! Within a week, another client had contacted us asking for a similar treatment. They also wanted to be able to see the grain of their floor, but with a far darker colour. This is our first sample, which the clients liked very much.
We then set about sanding the floor back to bare wood, as any existing lacquer or stain would show through the colour we applied.

Luckily, the client wasnt the only one who liked the floor!

Barfords and Blue!
Barfords and Blue!

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



The Barbican Stage – Restoring The Stage Area

The Barbican Stage is being prepared, Gareth is removing the heavy maple edges, While Alan P. is checking the gaps as the rear of the stage lifts in sections. In the foreground is the main floor sanding machine and dust extraction unit


With all the prop work completed. We still protect the listed paneling, also the front seating. The Barbican Theatre Maple Stage is now being carefully dust-free sanded. The difference is amazing, – even at this early stage!6-removing-the-existing-finish

Spray Painting Kitchen Unit

Barfords can spray finish almost anything!! this includes new and existing items, from Kitchens to offices and retailers.

This kitchen unit is receiving its final beautiful paint coat. Once dry the protection will be very carefully removed, transforming the kitchen with a brand new look – and the savings £££££ are truly significant.20150630_172135