Pictures of work recently completed
Enginereed Siberian Oak Flooring - Houghton
Two garden cottages were renovated at this magnificent property in Houghton. New Siberian Oak flooring was chosen for the staircases and living areas. Siberian oak is a fairly clear grade of oak, there are some knots and sapwood giving the floor character. Where necessary sub-floors were water-proofed and leveled before the floors were installed. The flooring was site sealed with Loba 2K Invisible Protect, a very durable, extra matt sealer that keeps the oak a light colour and natural looking. The same flooring was used to clad the staircases, linking the two levels of the cottages.
Vinyl Flooring - St Benedicts College Preparatory School Library
St. Benedicts College in Bedfordview recently revamped their preparatory school's library. A rigid core vinyl floor was installed directly over the existing tiles (after checking that the tiles were flat enough) in the lower area, the stair treads and risers were also clad in vinyl flooring with a neat aluminium stair nosing. In the upper section the carpet was removed, the sub-floor levelled and the new vinyl flooring was installed - along with the new furniture the library has been transformed!
Vinyl Flooring - Greenstone
Traviata's latest range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT's) were installed throughout his upmarket house in Greenstone. The rigid core vinyl planks were laid directly over the existing floor tiles and a meranti quarter round was stained to match, and added to the existing skirting boards. With the vinyl flooring being waterproof, we were able to continue it into all the bathrooms, as well as through the open-plan kitchen. The staircase was also clad in the vinyl flooring, with great care taken to ensure a neat and tidy finish with aluminium profiles cleaning up the edges.
Oak Staircase, oak plank floors and herringbone oak flooring - Rosebank
Solid oak stair-nosing was added to engineered oak flooring to clad the staircase in this townhouse in Rosebank. The floor planks used in the staircase were the same as those used in other parts of the house. The treads and risers were pre-finished in Lobasol 2K Impact Oil white. Solid wood skirting boards were painted white and installed to finish off the edges of the stairs - bent to cover the edges of the curved sections.
Gym flooring - Waterkloof
A Suntups factory pre-finished engineered oak floor was used in this private gym of an upmarket residence in Waterkloof, Pretoria. When installing a gym floor we would normally use Elastilon Sport - a 10mm thick high-density foam underlay that aloows "give" in the floor. In this installation it was decided to rather use Elastilon Strong - a 3mm thick version - due to the equipment that was to be installed and the expected use of the gym.
FinFloor supplied this Walnut flooring for the new Discovery Bank in Sandton. The factory applied finish was removed and Loba 2K Invisible Protect was applied instead - changing the colour of the floor to match the rest of the timber in the bank, whilst giving the floor a commercial grade protection. The end of each row of flooring was pre-made in our factory to match the architect's layout - there was very little margin for error when installation time came.
HIgh traffic floors....
Daytona Melrose Arch is where you'll find one of our latest projects. Unfinished, engineered oak planks were glued down to form these spectacular floors complementing the impressive cars in the show room - you did notice the cars? The floors were stained to the client's requirement and then sealed with a water-based, commercial grade, matt sealer imported from Loba in Germany.
Engineered American Walnut
A 190mm wide, ABCD grade American Walnut Floor was installed on Elastilon in this Bryanston home. The floor was sealed with Loba's HS 2K Impact Oil - a two-component oil that contains no solvents. The oil finish brings out the best in the grain and colour of the Walnut flooring. We finished off this timeless floor with white painted skirting boards and matching Walnut trim.
Law Offices - Sandton
A pre-finished Suntups engineered oak floor was chosen to replace the original water-damaged floors in these Sandton offices. A factory pre-finished floor gives a flawless finish, as well as reducing the amount of time, noise and dust on site allowing us to get the flooring done with as little disruption as possible.
Christian Dior - Sandton City
A factory finished Versailles Panel oak floor was installed in the new Christian Dior store in Sandton City. This particular floor was a special order for the store, but we are able to supply and install similar panels that can be stained and sealed to your taste.
Quarter Sawn Oregon Pine
This floor was sanded and sealed six months before we were contacted by the owner through SAWLFA. The original sanding and sealing - as shown on the left of the picture - was horrendous, bad sanding marks were left on the surface and the sealer had been applied poorly. We re-sanded the floor as carefully as possible to remove the worst of the damage whilst trying to preserve as much as possible of a valuable floor. Loba water-based sealers were applied to what is once again a beautiful floor, with a very happy owner - apart from not being very happy to have paid twice.....
Sanding and sealing
This teak parquet floor was refurbished after being flooded and covered in carpets for far too long - and yes that is the same floor - in the same room. The floor was primed and sealed with an imported, water-based floor sealer.
Cumaru (Brazilian Teak) is an extremely hard timber with a warm brown colour.
A bespoke floor in Walnut with a high gloss finish. The first Bvlgari shop to have this flooring installed worldwide. The floor panels are selected and laid from darker tones to lighter tones through the shop, with special panels in between.