Why preserve the patina on original flooring?

Your floor owes its beauty to the dirt and grime of past centuries. Never sand that away. This is why:

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Insight: Decoration and Styles of the 17th century

The 1600s included the deeply carved wood and strongly modelled silver of the Jacobean period.

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Splice joint repair on a 19th Century Chair Leg

Learn the techniques Vincent uses to process a Splice joint repair.

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Conserving and Restoring Wood Floors

Your floor owes its beauty to the dirt and grime of past centuries. Never sand that away. This is why:

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Auckland Castle Floor Samples

See how Vincent and his team breathe life back into floor boards at Auckland Castle.

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Oak floor restoration circa 1740

Witness sympathetic removal of bitumen where the historic patina of the floor has been maintained.

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Georgian Staircase Circa 1730 – Restoration of Stair Treads

See how Vincent Reed and his team restore and reinstate a this beautiful Georgian staircase.

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Floor Restoration Project

See the stunning results of this Pine floor restoration.

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Repairing a stair tread

A stimulated demonstration on how you would repair a warn stair tread.

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Lifting a floorboard the correct way

How to lift a floorboards evenly using hand tools, to prevent damage.

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Behind the scenes in the King’s Drawing Room

Take a tour around the King's Drawing Room whilst Vincent and his team restore the wood panelling.

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Airlock in the King’s Drawing Room

Vincent demonstrates how the airlock to the King's drawing room is constructed and works.

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Removing a panel at Kensington Palace

Witness the removal of these ginormous panels and see how they look from behind.

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Vincent Reed Groombridge Place Restoration BBC South East Today

News coverage on Vincent Reed's highly skilled restoration of Groombridge Place, a project commissioned by English Heritage.

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Staining. Pine Floor Restoration

See how this pine floor looks at the stage of staining, before the finishing steps are applied.

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Finished Floor. Pine Floor Restoration

See the rich and vibrant finished pine floor. Soft and silky with all its patina in tact.

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Get the look: Sussex Life Magazine

On Vincent Reed’s ‘fascination and joy in unveiling evidence of skilled craftsmanship from a bygone era’.

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Removing largest panel in the King’s Drawing Room, Kensington Palace

Watch us take down the largest panel in the King's Drawing Room and see the past repairs that have been made.

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The King’s Drawing Room – Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with Vincent as he gives a tour of The Kings Drawing Room.

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Kensington Palace King’s Drawing Room Airlock

Watch Vincent explain how one of our protection airlocks works. Created to stop any dust from our restoration...

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