Over the years, the outward expansion of London has been truly phenomenal, pulling in areas that were once a full day’s travel from the city. Swanley in Kent is one such place: situated to the far eastern edge of London, part of it lies within the London Borough of Bromley, and it will probably be fully absorbed into London by further expansion.
Swanley experienced much of its expansion during the 1960s and 1970s. Today it has a population of around 21,000, and many of the housing dating from the ‘70s includes properties fitted with cheap chipboard floors upstairs and concrete flooring downstairs. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in the old village area, then there are plenty of older properties that might benefit from our specialist wood floor restoration and refinishing services.
Wood is tactile, warm and above all beautiful as a surface. Often readily available and relatively easy to turn into planking, it dominated the flooring of our homes for many centuries. However, it can have a hard life too and be subject to some serious wear and tear, be it animal claws, heavy furniture, woodworm or stiletto heels! Occasionally wooden floors need a bit of TLC, which is where we come in.
For floor sanding and varnishing in Swanley, you need look no further than our experienced, highly professional team to breathe fresh life into your wooden floors. Wall to wall fitted carpets have their place, especially over concrete of chipboard surfaces, but if you are blessed with wooden floors then why not make the very best use of them? Our team know everything about floor sanding and polishing and can bring even the dullest wooden floor back to life.
Wood flooring has a unique mix of qualities: it is organic, renewable, reusable, reflective (when polished), warm to the touch and can work well with carefully chosen rugs to create a uniquely cosy and colourful feel to your home. Parquet floors are less common, but were particularly popular for large open spaces where their geometric layout can break up spaces. In addition to undertaking floor sanding in Swanley, our company can also do parquet repair in Swanley, drawing on our wide experience of renovating and restoring this interesting material.
From a collection of a few cattle farms in 1066 to a thriving London commuter town today, Swanley has seen constant occupation for over a thousand years. The Saxons were the first to give it its name, and Swanley’s name is associated with one of the most important aspects of medieval life – pig farming! Today, the pigs may have migrated further out to the Kent countryside, but Swanley remains a busy, vibrant little town. Good transport links by rail and road plus the usual network of buses make this a popular residential choice for an army of commuters.
Apart from these excellent commuting links, which include Europe via the nearby Eurostar service at Ashford, Swanley’s jewel in the crown has to be the 60 acres of Swanley Park, a popular open space with all the usual attractions such as lake, bandstand, café, miniature railway and kids parks. There are other parks and facilities such as the White Oak Leisure Centre with its array of sports facilities, making Swanley a great place for family life. Finally, there is the whole of Kent’s historic countryside on the doorstep waiting to be explored by those who love the great outdoors.
If you are fortunate enough to be the owners of a property in Swanley with wooden flooring that requires either parquet flooring restoration or wood floor polishing, then call in a company that really cares about wooden flooring. By contacting us, you can get a competitive and professional quote, without any obligation, and we’ll do everything we can to bring your wooden flooring back to its beautiful best.
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Swanley is a town and civil parish mostly within the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England, with some outskirts and the postal zone falling under the London Borough of Bromley. It is located on the Greater London/Kent border within the M25. Although it still keeps some traditional links with Sevenoaks, in recent times it is heavily identified with South East London, due to the expansion of the Greater London area. The town boundaries encompass the settlements of Swanley itself, Hextable and Swanley Village. Swanley has a population of 20,986.
In 1066, Swanley only consisted of a few cattle farms, surrounded in oak, sycamore and ash (Fraxinus) woodland. Because Swanley only consisted of a few homesteads,so it was not mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a theory that the placename Swanley developed from the Saxon term 'Swine-ley', "Ley" meaning a clearing in the woods and "swine" meaning pigs. So it has been suggested that it was originally a Saxon pig farm. This later developed into what we now know as Swanley.
Today, Swanley is essentially a commuter and distribution centre, home to a mainly lower-middle and working class population. It relies on trading via it's rail links to Central London and its proximity to the M25 motorway. Being on the outskirts of south east London, it is a convenient commuter town for people who work in the city, as they can still be paid the London living wage. As well as being in the Sevenoaks District with some outskirts falling under the London Borough Of Bromley, the town borders the London Borough of Bexley to the North West as well as Dartford Borough of Kent to the North.
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