Welcome to the website of Finlay and Son. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and we would be pleased to hear from you to discuss your floor renovation requirements.

Finlay and Son specialise in the renovation of existing wood floors which includes repair, sanding, staining and sealing. Most types of floors can be renovated, such as floorboards, wood strip, parquet, wood mosaic and hardwood block floors.

Commonly these are found in species of timber like oak, pine, beech, maple, teak, mahogany, cherry etc.

Unfortunately not all engineered timber floors are suitable for renovation, but we are happy to come and look at them and make our recommendation.


We offer a wide range of quality wood floor refurbishment and treatments suitable for domestic residential floors from kitchen to living room or conservatory.

This includes gap filling between boards and non-slip floor seals as well as supply and fitting of thresholds, beading, scotia and custom made fireplace surrounds.

During restoration we can undertake full sheeting and protection of adjacent areas and, once fully dry, also protect your finished floors to enable other contractors / trades to decorate  – which you can then remove once restoration is complete.

An oak block floor in a country kitchen.

Our approach is personal and focused – all work is carried out directly by Callum Finlay the proprietor, who has nearly 35 years experience dealing with floors and no sub-contractors are used since we value the service we can offer as a specialist family business.

Wood floors are naturally resilient and hard wearing, but from time to time may require a facelift, and of course for best appearance and longevity, then a continuing program of aftercare is appropriate.

After renovation we can offer advice to help you keep your wood floor in top condition, pointing you in the right direction to obtain top quality products for you to carry out regular DIY maintenance.

A specialist antique brass door bar fitted to compliment a hall floor.

Finlay and Son restore wood floors of all sizes from small hallways to large sitting rooms. We carry out work in the areas of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, South and West Cambridgeshire with many customers in towns such as Bedford, St Albans and Harpenden. We extend our capability into St Neots, Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Ampthill and all towns and villages along the A1 corridor exemplified by Biggleswade, Letchworth, Hitchin, and Welwyn.


Recently Renovated Wood Floors


A kitchen and dining room floor we completed recently just into Cambridgeshire. A mixture of wood species, the pictures show the teak blocks in the dining room floor but there were also oak steps and sapele blocks in the entrance way. A few needed to be reset, then sanded and sealed with Bona Mega in silkmatt.


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