Rob Matthews from Past & Present Wood Flooring has noticed dramatic change in business since he invested into the world of Lagler machinery. 

Rob Matthews & Jordan Knapp from Past & Present Wood Flooring.

Past & Present Wood Flooring recently visited KHR for their annual machine service. We were so impressed with how well kept and looked after their machines were. The director Rob Matthews was updating us on how business was going since the Lagler machine investment. He told us that it really was the best move he has ever made in his flooring career.

He invested a great deal into his Lagler machinery, took on the Lagler PST training, placing them onto the live PST Directory. He made use of the PST certified stickers, placing them on his van and he also made sure their PST certified status up on the company website.

In for a free annual service.

Rob said: “Business has changed so much since we invested in the world of Lagler. We have gone from 90% fitting and 10% of sanding to almost 50/50 already!”

“I am enjoying the refurbishment side of it and it’s really nice to finally have a balance, I really am enjoying it.”

“For years I hired machines and I felt I was wasting so much time running around picking up machines and then taking them back.” 

“It was costing so much per day and sometimes I would get machines which were not fit for purpose because they were not looked after properly. They would come out with a hole in the bag or the belts not running right, even down to the leads not even working.”

“This wouldn’t be all the time but it would happen from time to time. And this would really cause problems and waste our valuable time.”

Here at KHR, the technical team was so impressed with how well kept and clean the machines are.

“I am so pleased that we bit the bullet after all that and invested in this high-quality machinery from Lagler.”

“We took the time to do the PST training course, which was very useful I must say, even though I have been doing this a long time you never know enough, knowledge is key!”

“After the training, I placed the Lagler PST certified sticker on the van and we have our PST certified proudly up on our website.”

Lagler PST certified sticker on the side of Past and Present Wood Floorings van.

“I admit the investment was massive when getting all of the Lagler machines, including the extra add on equipment. The service here at KHR has been impeccable since we have been using Lagler machinery.” 

“It really has been the best move I have ever done in my flooring career.”

For more information on our PST training days or to book over the phone call us on 02380215315. You can book online now to register for your PST training here at: http://www.lagler.co.uk/register-pst-training/
Once completing your PST training day, you will be then placed on our Live PST Approved Directory. http://www.lagler.co.uk/pst-approved-floor-sanding/


Come along to Loba Thursdays located at the KHR Training Center in Southampton – Call 07956 134481 to book!

FREE DEMO – Loba Thursdays are all about getting to grips with any of the lacquer and oil finishing products.

Suitible for all different levels of experience, it will give you a chance to be hands-on and try out products for yourself in a practice makes perfect environment.

You will receive loads of great support on the day from your Loba Rep Fraser. He will be giving the demos for the day and answer any questions or queries you might have.

You will be in an environment that you can experiment first hand with these high-quality products.

This fantastic FREE day is located at the KHR Training Center in Southampton any Thursday you book in.

If you are unable to attend the location of the training center, Fraser offers an onsite demo service which you can also book now.

Learn more with your Loba rep Fraser!

If you would like to attend this demo day between 10:30-3:30 on Thursdays, please call KHR on – 02380 215315 or call Fraser directly on 07956 134481 or by email to info@khr-online.com, Frasermcarthur@lecoluk.com.www.lagler.co.uk Address: KHR Company Ltd, 38 Clausentum Road, Southampton, SO14 6RZ

We look forward to seeing you there!

Demo Morning – LOBA ProColor Stains

Ultimate colour options for domestic and commercial wood flooring

Thursday December 7th 2017 @ KHR Training Hub

8.30am – 11.30am

Join the KHR Team and LOBA On Top! Experts for a crash course in the exciting new ProColor Range – a high-quality and inexpensive solution for colouring large areas of floor.

LOBA ProColor stains are a brand new selection of blendable solvent-based stains for parquet and wooden flooring.

Continue reading “Demo Morning – LOBA ProColor Stains”

Building Business Through Machine Conversion

Looking for a way to add new services to your floor sanding business? You can now offer customers a range of new services with the IGEL Milling Drum and the Wood Texturing Brush Drums for the Lagler HUMMEL.

Rather than investing in entirely new machines, these accessories work with existing equipment to prepare and finish the floor in new ways. Continue reading “Building Business Through Machine Conversion”

Side-Bonding 101

There are plenty of waterborne finishing products on the market that claim to prevent Side-Bonding, but what is this process, and why should you pick a premium “non-sidebonding” finish over a cheaper one?

Avoiding the effects of Side-Bonding

Ever had unsightly and unexpected gaps or cracks and splits appear in wood flooring?  If so, you are familiar with the nightmarish effects of Side-Bonding.

This problem occurs during the refinishing process when waterborne finishes and lacquers flow in between boards and glue the wood together. Due to the high durability and adhesion of modern floor finishes, this gluing-effect is often stronger than the wood fibres holding the boards together. As the wood naturally expands and contracts depending on the room climate and humidity, this causes huge stresses across entire sections of the floor until it finally cracks at the weakest point– usually right at the most visible point or in the middle of a walkway! Continue reading “Side-Bonding 101”

Floor Sanding Tips: Build a Finishing Sample Kit

Be ready for any floor finishing challenge by building your own sample kit.

We recommend that every floor sanding professional has their own sample kit to test their favourite colours, oils, stains and lacquers wherever the job takes them.

Sample kits are a great way to demonstrate and sense-check work you are proposing for a customer. For standard, common finishes you can use it to build a small collection of flooring samples using your favourite products. For more complicated work, the sample kit is a mobile laboratory that can be used to run tests on site to check adhesion, colour and durability. Continue reading “Floor Sanding Tips: Build a Finishing Sample Kit”

Case Study: The IGEL Milling Drum Vs Charter Academy Boxing Gym

What happens when you give the world’s greatest sanding machine a shiny set of teeth?

After a long, tough day’s sanding we had a call from Steve Davis (Elite Wooden Flooring) and Shaun Hale (Premier Wooden Flooring) who had teamed up for a big sanding job at Charter Academy Boxing Gym. They sounded unhappy.

After hearing about the troubles they were having, we decided this was an excellent opportunity to test out the IGEL Milling drum. Continue reading “Case Study: The IGEL Milling Drum Vs Charter Academy Boxing Gym”

Sanding on the High Seas (Almost)

We were recently invited to Princess Yachts in Southampton to test some of the Lagler Floor Sanding Machines on a brand new Walnut 50m² open plan saloon.

This particular floor was specially requested by a customer who was looking for a larger open plan space than you would usually find on a 40m yacht. The walnut floor had been masterfully laid when we arrived, perfectly flat and ready to sand, and we had brought the right tools for the job…

Continue reading “Sanding on the High Seas (Almost)”

A Guide To Buying Floor Sanding Machines on Ebay

Buy with confidence on popular auction sites with our guide to buying second hand machines online.

Ebay and similar sites are a fantastic resource for professional sanders to resell their old equipment. However, we have seen a number of illegitimate sales appearing on the auction site recently. Floor sanding equipment – especially professional sanding machines – are high value items in high demand, and we’ve spoken to many people who have been left between £600 to £3,000 out of pocket trying to bag a bargain. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Continue reading “A Guide To Buying Floor Sanding Machines on Ebay”