Case Study – 29 Manor Place

In 2010, Stockbridge Flooring was asked to renovate the floors of 29 Manor Place, a stunning Georgian townhouse situated in the centre of Edinburgh.

The proprietor, Simon Rawlins, bought the property with the intention of starting a Bed and Breakfast but first he had to refurbish the building.  What he envisaged was a stylish and comfortable space with all the modern comforts.  However, he still wished to retain many of the original features and this includes the floors.

The floors at the property consisted of very old and worn pine floorboards which were very badly damaged.  Once sanding began, the original warmth and beauty of the wood was quickly revealed. A large number of floorboards had to be replaced.  We used reclaimed floorboards which, when sanded, stained and sealed, looked identical to the original floorboards. Once all the repairs were done, the floors were sanded to produce a smooth finish.  Then we applied a dark wood stain and sealed the floor with a polyurethane oil-based varnish to highlight the beauty of the wood.

Mark and his team repaired, sanded, stained and varnished 6 floors in our Edinburgh Georgian property conversion. Their work was excellent and we are delighted with the result. The team were always friendly and reliable and they have since helped and advised me on other refurbishment questions. Highly recommended.

Simon Rawlins

29 Manor Place Bed and Breakfast Website