Granwood Floors – laid to last
Granwood blocks were invented in the early 1900’s, made from cement, plaster, lime and sawdust. The ingredients were mixed together, then hydraulically press formed into blocks which are incredibly hard wearing but also retain some degree of flexibility. Typically this type of floor is laid in locations as diverse as local village halls, school gymnasiums, churches and sports centres. Many Granwood floors installed over 50 years ago are still in use today. Around 70% of the UK’s indoor sport is played on a Granwood surface each week.
We offer a scrub and re-coat service for both solid and Gransprung floors. This involves chemical scrubbing to remove dirt followed by abrading the surface to create a key for additional coats of polyurethane lacquer. The frequency of this process depends entirely on the type, quantity and intensity of usage. A heavily used sports centre will probably need to be re-coated every few years or so.
Badly worn floors, requiring a major overhaul, can be machine sanded to remove old finish layers and re-coated by applying three new coats of finish. Individual blocks or damaged patches are carefully cut out and replaced with new blocks before machine sanding to provide a smooth, flat surface. Evident cracks or minor dents can easily be filled using specialist epoxy filler, colour matched to the existing floor.
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Floorteq Limited, Ridgeway House, Station Road, Liphook, Hants GU30 7DW.
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