Repairing Old Baltic Pine Flooring
Baltic Pine represents some of the biggest challenges to the flooring industry - it's mostly old, covered in a heavy, dark, tar-like substance called Black Japan. As if that wasn't bad enough it's often in need of repairs due to borer, termites, water damage and structural damage due to past renovation efforts,
Adding to that we also have to deal with massive amounts of old staples and tacks from carpet and underlays, from years gone by.
I know a lot of sanders are not too keen to tackle this sort of work and often I think to myself "you know, I reckon these blokes might be a bit smarter than me"
Having said that, you'll be pleased to note that we do enjoy the challenge and every effort is made to restore them using second hand timber, great sanding and finishing practices along with staining to tie in older and newer sections, as best we can.
The following sets of pictures show some fine Baltic Pine floors we've recently restored. This may help give you confidence with your own floors if you're considering having them restored, sanded and finished.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Baltic Pine - Frankston South
This was a narrow board Baltic Pine located in Frankston South, which was covered in blue paint which someone in the past thought was a cool and trendy way to dress up the old house.
Fortunately, it sanded off without too much drama and underneath was a fine looking Baltic of around 80 years old. The boards were then finished with three coats of the very hardest of 2Pac polyurethane to give them the best in protection and looks.
Clicking on the picture will take you to the job to show how it all unfolded.