The wooden Hoop Pine floor in this old Queenslander required a lot of sanding. The floor had been previously covered with a style of carpet that is stuck to the floor and after removing the carpet backing it required heavy sand. Evidence of old borer activity had been seen when looking at the underside of the wooden floor and it was, therefore, no surprise that upon sanding, damaged timber floor boards were exposed.
The photos show the sequence of events in wooden floorboard replacement. Firstly the boards which require replacement are identified and removed from the wooden floor. This is done in such a manner as to not damage the adjacent floorboards.
Next new Hoop Pine timber flooring is installed. This flooring is installed in such a manner that from above there is no evidence of replacement. The new timber flooring being lighter in color than the old flooring, then requires staining during the coating process to blend it in with the old existing timber flooring. All old pine flooring will vary in color so it is a matter of mixing a combination of stains that will give the best result in each circumstance.
Finally, this timber floor was polished and finished with a gloss polyurethane coating and as can be seen in the photos, the replacement floor boards can barely be identified.