Oxted has expanded from the original village to become a relatively recent commuter town and reportedly one of Britain's richest communities. Parts of Old Oxted can still be seen - look for the four pubs that served the original village - while the town has grown to envelop other nearby structures such as the Norman church of St Mary's.
More recent construction includes the World War I building of All Saints Catholic Church, completed after the war in 1928, and several Tudor-style properties that form part of New Oxted. Many of these properties are lucky enough to have some beautiful and original parquet flooring, and this is where we can help. Our parquet floor restoration service in Oxted can help to restore older premises, both domestic and commercial, while sanding wooden floors can also help to give modern-day structures a classical appearance. Both are compelling reasons for calling us in to do your floor sanding in Oxted, whatever type of property you occupy.
Our high-standard floor sanding in Oxted can add value to domestic properties, whether you are planning to move, or to remortgage at a higher value, or simply want to revive a tired wooden floor back to life as part of an extension or refurbishment.
With our parquet flooring restoration, you get the best of both worlds - a floor that looks like new, but without the potentially very expensive cost of paying for brand new parquet inlays to be installed. Instead, we simply remove any evidence of damage to expose a fresh surface for polishing or waxing, even on floors that have suffered heavy wear and tear.
Our wood floor restoration and refinishing service is also ideal for business premises - both offices and retail outlets - where the way your property looks can play a major part in making a good impression on clients and customers. Wood floor polishing is a great starting point for any overhaul of a business venue, literally giving you an attractive base on which to build.
Oxted's role as a blend of old and new is clearly working for it, and its modern-day residents include Harrods boss Mohamed Al-Fayed, who reportedly lives at nearby Barrow Green Court. These 21st Century famous faces live alongside a healthy dose of local tradition, however, as Oxted retains the brass band that has performed in the area since 1901, and an annual charity pram race that has taken place since the late 1970s!
The pram race in particular brings in plenty of trade for the local hospitality businesses, as participants are challenged to cover a course of just two thirds of a mile, but visit seven licensed premises along the way. Oxted is, therefore, perhaps unique in the likelihood for its pubs to suffer floor damage due to pram wheels! But this is a tradition that seems unlikely to change any time soon, as Old Oxted's main street closes each year for the finish-line festivities to take place.
This quirky but flourishing community has existed since the days of the Domesday Book, and is named for one type of wood often used for floorboards in the UK, as Oxted literally means 'place where oaks grow'. With a good combination of heritage and forward-thinking, it is likely that local residents will continue to enjoy the kinds of events that helped to establish Oxted first as a village, then as a town, while honouring local traditions for years to come.
We deliver our floor sanding and polishing service with a high level of expertise and professionalism, by a team who can work within larger refurbishments seamlessly, quickly and without leaving any mess.
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Oxted is a commuter town and civil parish in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, north of East Grinstead and south-east of Croydon. The town lies within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred.
Oxted appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Acstede, meaning 'Place where oaks grew'. It was held by Eustace II of Boulogne. Its Domesday assets were: 5 hides; 1 church, 2 mills worth 12s 6d, 20 ploughs, 4 acres (16,000 m2) of meadow, pannage worth 100 hogs. It rendered £14 and 2d from a house in Southwark.
Oxted is host to a charity pram race held annually. It was started in 1977 by Eric and Elsie Hallson, who ran it for nearly 20 years before retiring. Entrants wear fancy dress and must push a pram around the two thirds of a mile course, stopping at each of the seven licensed premises on the way to quaff a drink as quickly as they can. The race ends in Old Oxted high street where the road is closed for the evening and a street party is held.
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