Timber floor repairs have been part of restoring wooden floors in a large old Queenslander at West End this week. The timber floors in this house were previously covered in very old carpet and lino. Once the floor coverings were removed it became apparent that much of the old Hoop Pine flooring had an old Black Japan coating and that there was evidence of borer damage in some of the floor. This meant that floorboard replacement was going to be required.
The first photo shows the lounge room after carpet removal but prior to floor sanding.
The second photo shows the floor after the first course sand on the floor has occurred. The floorboards damaged by borer have been removed.
The third photo shows the floor after installation of the replacement timber floorboards.
After this has been done the sanding of the floor is then completed and the first coat is then applied. At this stage, the new wood floorboards stand out as they have not been stained.
Lastly, to blend the new floorboards in with the old, the new floorboards receive a stain coat. By this stage, all of the floors have had one coat. This assists in getting a good color match because the color of the once coated old boards is used as the color guide when staining the new pine boards. Have a look at our other examples of Floor Board replacement.