The area has undergone considerable regeneration since Mrs Wilberforce’s house stood in splendid isolation behind the station in the 1955 Ealing comedy classic ‘The Ladykillers’. New offices and hotels are now thriving thanks to the efforts of the Kings Cross Partnership in the 1990s.
Despite the thrusting 21st century feel, the older parts heark back to more traditional building styles and materials. Timber retains its popularity, particularly in wooden floors. Whether from hardwood boards or parquet blocks, they offer natural beauty with ease of maintenance. And great durability for any area subject to the feet of the public - be it in a theatre, gym, café, office or gallery.
If you have such floors, does their condition do credit to their environment? If marked, scratched, tired or subject to worse damage, call on the modern solution. Floor sanding in Kings Cross from a specialist floor sanding company.
This is a job for the specialists. Sanding Wood Floors provide the complete wooden floor repair and restoration service in King’s Cross WC1.
We repair and replace all damaged timber; a thorough sanding then removes the old layers of paint and sealant. The smooth finish is then ready for new protection provide by your choice of oil, wax or lacquer.
With over 20years’ experience, we offer the best advice - and use only the highest quality products at every stage. As for period floors, such as parquet and herringbone, we use matching blocks from reclaimed sources - for a truly authentic job.
Call us today your free assessment. We will advise you on the best method of wood floor restoration for your particular needs.
* a free assessment at your home
* set prices to meet your budget
* the best advice on repairs, restoration and sealing
* friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards
* modern machinery producing minimal mess and disruption.
* maintenance tips and advice for your restored floor
* Phone or email for a no obligation quote.*
* For a truly professional job throughout King’s Cross WC1
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Useful facts about Kings Cross:
King's Cross or Kings Cross is an area of central London bordering north-eastern Bloomsbury, divided between the Boroughs of Camden and Islington. It is an inner city district located 2.5 miles (4.8 km) north of Charing Cross. The area formerly had a reputation for being a red light district and run-down. However, rapid regeneration since the mid-1990s has rendered this reputation largely out-of-date. Since November 2007 the area has been the terminus of the Eurostar rail service at St Pancras International, with services to France and Belgium.
The area was previously a village known as Battle Bridge or Battlebridge which was an ancient crossing of the River Fleet. The original name of the bridge was Broad Ford Bridge. The name "Battle Bridge" led to a tradition that this was the site of a major battle between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica (also known as Boudicea). The tradition claims support from the writing of Publius Cornelius Tacitus, an ancient Roman historian, who described the place of action between the Romans and Boadicea (Annals 14.31), but without specifying where it was; Thornbury addresses the pros and cons of the identification.
Around 1835 a monument to King George IV was built at the junction of Gray's Inn Road, Pentonville Road and New Road, which later became Euston Road. The monument was sixty feet high and topped by an eleven-foot-high statue of the king, and was described by Walter Thornbury as "a ridiculous octagonal structure crowned by an absurd statue". The statue itself, which cost no more than £25, was constructed of bricks and mortar, and finished in a manner that gave it the appearance of stone "at least to the eyes of common spectators".
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