French Oak refurbishment, Paris
The British Embassy in Paris removed carpets in their gate lodge and revealed 200 year old French Oak timbers. The designer on the project had originally intended recarpeting the areas but decided to refurbish the areas to their original glory. All timbers are stripped back to raw form with heavy grit papers then polished up through finer papers and then polished with mesh pads to a high grit and then primed with a shellac primer as they would have originally been, one coat of lacquer finishes the priming process. The floors are left overnight and then buffed again the following day to remove fibres. Then they are topped off with 3 more applications of lacquer to finish the floors.