Sanding and Floor Restoration

Revive the floors you love

A family firm with a reputation for fantastic customer service, stretching back over 45 years


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Based on 33 reviews
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Craig & Dan have excelled. Refurbished our parquet flooring to an extremely high standard. Friendly & informative..Highly recommend Bishops flooring.
Judith Strudwick
Judith Strudwick
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Craig has been the most fabulous tradesman I have met, from the minute I left a message he called me back, he was kind friendly and even more than welcoming, made us feel like we were very important customers and went out of his way to get us the floor we had longed for, and the end result is perfect, we are hard to please but that was not an issue, I couldn’t recommend him and Dan enough, we are very lucky and our flat is now amazing ! Thank you 😊
ChrIs Macklin
ChrIs Macklin
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Bishops laid down a beautiful engineered floor for us. They provided a highly professional service from selection of high quality wood and quotation with Mark, through to completed fitting carried out by Craig and Dan. We were impressed by their attention to detail and pride in the job. The work was carried out very efficiently and we were delighted with the result. This is the 3rd time we have used Bishops and we would definitely recommend them
Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith
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Mark, Craig and their team did a brilliant job in our house, laying new flooring in both kitchen and lounge. They completed both rooms in under a week with minimal fuss. All works undertaken were extremely professional and of high quality workmanship. Thanks to everyone on the job - we are over the moon!
Christine Bateup
Christine Bateup
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Bishops Flooring laid oak wood flooring in our new conservatory nearly 30 years ago. They have maintained the flooring in pristine condition over the years and recently sanded it down, treated it and resealed it. As always the floor looks as good as new. I can recommend them highly and both Craig and Dan were more than helpful while they were on site. My advice is 'don't go to anyone else'.
Spencer Drake
Spencer Drake
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A pleasure to deal with Craig, Dan and Mark. Professional throughout with the work completed to a very high standard. Super service. Thank you.
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Highly recommend Bishops Flooring. Oak flooring fitted in hall through to study. Mark was excellent when he came round to measure and discuss options. Craig and Dan fitted the floors with great care and used the boards to best effect. We are so happy with the result. The floor looks fantastic and we have no hesitation in recommending them. Just book them early as they are so busy!
John Thompson
John Thompson
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We want to take this opportunity of thanking Mark, Craig and Dan for the tremendous work they did over the past week. Our new floors look fantastic and our recently sanded older floors match perfectly. Their attention to detail and the quality of their work was amazing Nothing was too much trouble. We have already recommended Bishops Flooring to our neighbours and friends.
Jo White
Jo White
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I booked well in advance for all our floors to be restored to their former glory! Craig and Dan are excellent: polite, professional, friendly and very helpful and considerate. Thanks very much guys. Would highly recommend!

Sanding and Restoration Service

Are your existing hardwood floors tired or heavily warn? Have you recently moved into a new house that needs work? Perhaps you’ve had a flooding issue, moved a wall, or taken out a fireplace? Maybe your new pet has struggled with housebreaking issues?

Regardless of the cause of the damage to your wooden floors our sanding and restoration service can help you.

One of the key characteristics of a wood floor is that even the most tired and loved floor can be renovated, and repaired to return it to its intrinsic beauty.

Our skilled team of flooring contractors can replace damaged boards in your existing floor with a similar type and grade of wood as the current flooring. We may also fill in cracks and gaps with a custom filler.

Professional Sanding

Even after years of wear and tear we can machine sand your floor to vastly improve it. Using belt sanders, dust extractors and other professional equipment we will achieve the finest finish your home deserves.

At all times there is minimum disruption and mess because we use specialist machines which are virtually dust free. This minimises the impact on the rest of your living space whilst your floor is refurbished.

Floor sanding involves the removal process of the top surface of a wooden floor, sanding the floorboards with different grades of abrasives. All hardwood and softwood floors can be sanded. We are experienced in restoring oak, parquet, engineered, pine boards, mahogany, teak, maple and beech wood floors to name but a few.

Superior Finish

Some floors may need more than just sanding. They may also need boards or blocks replacing, blocks stuck down and gaps filled. This is a process our fully trained staff are well used to undertaking.

Once fully sanded and repaired we apply a quality finish with a choice of hardwearing easily maintained lacquer or hard wax oils. These enhance the appearance of any home, community hall or commercial premises. Opt for lacquer to ensure that your wooden floor is easy to care for, or a traditional wax which produces the warm, mellow patina that comes with age.

With a range of lacquers and oils to choose from we are certain that you will be delighted with your floor. Pick from Osmo oil (Natural and colours), Sadolin’s or Maldon’s lacquers.

With Bishops you can trust that whether we renovate an old floor or install a distressed oak floor, the quality will speak for itself, year after year.


Is it cheaper to refinish or replace hardwood floors?

You can almost always bet that floor repairs, sanding and refinishing original floorboards is cheaper than replacing hardwood floors. With the latter, you’d be paying not only for the new wood but also for the labor of ripping out the old wood and disposal.

Contact Us

We look forward to discussing your flooring queries with you and advising on the best course of action to return your floor back to its former glory.

You can always be confident in exceptional customer service from our flooring professionals. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our Google reviews to see what everyone else thinks of our floor services.

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“Absolutely delighted with all aspects of your sanding and restoration service. From your professional and friendly manner, your flexibility and communication and not least the quality of the work. We will be in touch with further work in the future”

Mr T.B, Crowborough

“I had no serious expectation that such an old and tired floor could be transformed so dramatically”

Mr D.P, Kemsing Sevenoaks

“When we returned from holiday we couldn’t believe how dust free and clean the rooms were. The staining on our parquet floor was perfect and we are delighted with the finish.”

Mrs B, Fordcombe

Floor Sanding Equipment and Experience

An exceptionally high quality finish to your hardwood floor can only be achieved by experienced craftsmen using good quality equipment. Every professional floor sander would agree.

A conventional drum sander, that is available from most hire shops, will not give you the best chance to sand your floor well. Especially if you rarely sand floors. Extra care is needed. It is easy to sand too deep, ruin your floorboards beyond repair and leave yourself needing to replace them.

For a high quality finish to your wood floor renovations you will also need a good edging sander. We use reliable edging machines that can deal with a variety of issues. Paint, tar, all manner of leftover adhesives stuck to the edges of any floor. By having the right equipment in the right hands we are able to give you crisp clean edges right up to your skirting boards.

Staining and Coloured Oil

If your preference is for a darker shade of colour than the natural look your flooring currently has then we can help. We are able to machine sand off existing floor finishes and apply either a water based wood dye, with a wide variety of colours, or coloured hard wax oil. This will help achieve your required finished effect.

We would then apply the relevant hard wearing lacquers or oil finishes over the top to ensure a hard wearing and long lasting product. The final finishes are available in a range from satin to extra matt.

Finishing Equipment

Once your floors are well sanded they can be finished. A floor buffer is the perfect tool for getting that polished, immaculate finish after fine sanding.

We can machine buff polished floors to leave them shiny but not slippery. This is particularly important for commercial flooring and flooring in schools etc where larger numbers of the general public use them frequently.

Floor buffers work by rubbing a fine abrasive pad over the floor. It takes experience and skill to use this machine correctly. It requires a light hand and intense concentration.

If you have any questions about the sanding and restoration of your floors, or would like to talk to us about any flooring job you have in mind then do get in touch. Contact us.

Alternatively you may find the answers to your questions on our FAQs page. FAQs

Estimates and Quotes

When renovating wooden floors, your first step will be to find a flooring company with an experienced team near to you that you would like to work with.

Our experienced craftsmen are available to repair your floors throughout Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Sevenoaks, Uckfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey and across the South East.

At Bishops Flooring Ltd we understand that the estimate process is a vital part of the decision making for you as customers.

It is also important for us to gather information in order for us to accurately measure your requirements and needs.

We can give you an overview of the work and what needs to be done over the phone, however, we always like to meet with all new customers so we can look at your solid wood floors and give you accurate written estimates.