Case Study – The Thatched Inn, Sussex

2020, whilst throwing many issues in the direction of Sussex based business owners, also provided opportunities to update and enhance places of work with little to no downtime.

With so many commercial properties having limited use throughout the year due to COVID restrictions, it did mean that companies like ours were able to provide extensive floor restorations without getting in the way of customers or employees.

This particular case study is focused on the huge transformation completed by Sussex Floor Restoration for a local Hassocks pub, The Thatched Inn. Take a look below to see what type of work we conducted, as well as some ‘before and after’ images and a fantastic testimonial video!

Case Study

David Simmons, the owner of The Thatched Inn, contacted us during the first national lockdown to see if we could restore the pub’s barroom wooden floor. We were more than happy to oblige, with it being the perfect time to undertake these works while the pub sadly stood empty.

This job posed various challenges as the flooring had not been touched in close to thirty years. A hardwood floor that hasn’t had frequent maintenance can be difficult to restore at the best of times. In this time the floor was subject to huge footfall, including wear from furniture such as tables and chairs. In addition, the flooring had also endured its fair share of spilt drinks!

We certainly had a challenging project on our hands from the off.

We were tasked with restoring this visibly worn and discoloured hardwood floor with a finish that brought the room up to date and back to life.

To begin with, we sanded a test patch and applied a few different choices of coatings. This gave the client an opportunity to choose a coating and a good idea of the finished project.

Sanding the entire floor meant we were able to remove the previous coating and any damage where possible. We then applied a commercial-grade hard-wearing lacquer that David had picked from the test patch.

Despite the various challenges faced with restoring this hardwood floor, it has turned out fantastic! David was incredibly happy with the finish we were able to provide, so much so he was kind enough to leave us a video testimonial.

Just take a look at the contrast in the before and after photos below.

Click here to see David’s Testimonial Video!

If you would like to find out more about this project or find out how our services can help rejuvenate your commercial or domestic hardwood floor, please click here. Alternatively, you can speak with one of our friendly and expert team by calling – tel: 01444 810505

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