June 13, 2017

It's been a while.

A lot has happened since the last blog. The business is getting busier, with an apparent craving for white washed and grey effect floors. We can all thank Pintrest!

It's not just floors; Recently, I have been restoring kitchen worktops (why spend thous...

September 20, 2016

Happy birthday to me.

It has been little over a year since the Artisan Flooring Co was born. There are no official figures as yet for the total square metres sanded in this time, but I'll get back to you. A big thank you to my suppliers; Floorcoat and Granwax for their...

May 26, 2016

I have been a busy boy, working on floors throughout Cheltenham, Stroud and even a trip to London (Hampstead, don't you know?) restoring pine, oak, elm and teak boards, it has been a varied and interesting couple of months.

 

The natural look of wood still remains popula...

April 13, 2016

Finishing a floor essentially means the treatment you put on after the sanding process. The icing on the cake if you like. It is the stage that offers protection to the wood underneath and is vital in the overall aesthetic of the floor. Just don't say varnishing.

 

Lacqu...

November 9, 2015

The sequel Stephen Hawking never got round to write.

 

Part one.

 

The term sanding actually comes from the earliest practices of smoothing a wooden floor by rubbing sand over it by hand. Of course. It all makes sense now, right? In the 15th and 16th centuries, oak and elm...

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