The Chapter Room, Chapter House.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny.
Like all restoration jobs, a high quality end result is only possible, and always measured against the amount of preparation that takes place, long before any coatings are applied.
In the instance of the old timber floor of the Chapter Room, situated in the Chapter House, on the grounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, there was extensive ‘prepping’ which needed to be done before we could contemplate the application of varnishes.
As well as sanding the floor, we had to painstakingly remove the accumulation of years of residue from the recesses between each floorboard.
It was a labourious but necessary task and one that reaped rewards, and added greatly to the visual aspect of floor, when the project was completed.