Mrs. Evans employed us to have her floors sanded and more at her premises – Manor House near Cowbridge.
As you can see Mrs Evans already had very good taste and a stylish period property before using us but was always doubtful as she had used several floor sanding companies over the years and had had on satisfaction or comfort in any of them.
Here we sanded the impressive hall and lounge with steps and ended up restoring both the stairs and kitchen worktops.
Not long later that year Mrs Evans employed us to completely remodel her guest ensuite and after that the other ensuite but this time she wanted the illusion of a secret door to enter we obliged.
The solid oak blocks are quarter sawn which lets them heat up to temps that normal solid oak would not specifically designed to be laid on top of under floor heating.
We returned to Mrs Evans home a year later to overlook all the joinery and flooring work, we even fitted all the bathroom fittings, underfloor heating and also carried out all the tiling and even fitted a secret door entering onto the en suite but Mrs. Evans had a problem she had been ill advised on what products (wood flooring) that could be used over the underfloor heating.
Basically it’s a fact that you should not use solid wood flooring over under floor heating. This is one of the reasons that engineered flooring has come on the market. There is a process within the milling of the timber (solid wood) which is called quarter sawn. This basically allows solid wood to be laid over underfloor heating without the worry of the wood expanding so much that it would not be able to move resulting in the whole floor breaking away from the adhesive thus rising in the air, sometimes in bad cases 3ft high. (Believe me I’ve seen it happen!)