Thursday, 29 May 2014

Bathroom Floor

After a long delay, work has begun again. The first area receiving attention is the bathroom floor, which had to be emptied of the bath and toilet so it could be professionally sanded. The end finish will be a chestnut stain and clear varnish.

The sanding below is a rough sand; it's to be followed by a medium sanding and then a fine sanding:

The floor boards are original and approximately 190 years old, still in excellent condition:

A colour sample of the proposed stain:

Martin was quite surprised by how well the stain took to the dry boards, he didn't expect them to accept the stain as well as a fresh piece of timber. The whole floor should be complete in a few days.