company profile / about us

Anthony Howes who is now trading through Anthony Howes Ltd is fully qualified and has over 25 years of experience in French polishing and wood finishing.

After working for a number of top French polishing companies, Anthony has established his own business over the past 10 years and has a reputation for excellence, efficiency and quality. Our customer base includes a number of prestigious properties, hotels, shops and businesses. We are fully covered by public liability insurance and are CSCS qualified.



what we do


Floor sanding and renovation

If you are looking to sand or renovate any type of wooden flooring or carry out the necessary repairs to restore your floor back to its natural beauty, we will provide the professional advice and craftsmanship you are looking for.

Peel back your carpet and you are likely to see a dirty wooden floor covered with paint stains and cuts across the boards where tradesmen or builders have damaged them in the past. Despite first impressions, your wooden floor can be sanded and repaired whatever the condition, bringing your floor back to its former glory. Even severely damaged boards can be replaced with reclaimed boards to keep the floor consistent and authentic. Using the latest cutting-edge, advanced equipment for sanding and finishing wooden floors, we deliver results that are virtually dust free.


Wood floor finishing

We have considerable experience in wood finishing and have spent many years sourcing the best available materials and finishing products on the market to provide exceptional results. The flooring lacquers and oils applied will not only enhance the appearance of your floor but help provide protection from liquid spillages and scratches. We can use traditional or modern techniques to polish your floor to the desired colour of your choice.


Supplying, fitting and finishing wooden floors

If you are looking to have a timber floor installed then look no further as we cover all aspects from providing a wide range of high quality wooden floors to choose from to sub-floor preparation to fitting and finishing. Our talented team can finish your floor in any colour or sheen that you desire so you can really make a statement with your floor. If you are looking for traditional flooring then reclaimed flooring can be sourced from the very best suppliers around the country. We go to great lengths to meet your requirements and give you the floor of your dreams. We will provide you with aftercare advice on how to maintain your floors so you can enjoy your flooring for many years to come.


French polishing

From stripping furniture and re-polishing in a highly durable heat, water and alcohol resistant finish all the way through to removing cup rings, touching in wood finish scratches or replacing loose or missing veneers, any commercial, domestic or insurance work is undertaken.

External weather resistant finishes can also be applied to doors and shop fronts whilst spraying techniques for joinery, doors, panelling, furniture can be carried out at our custom workshop.

In short, we offer the whole range of services; from pigmented lacquers, colour matching and staining to careful cleaning, re-polishing and restoration of all manner of wood products back to their original condition.

We offer exacting standards and a highly personal, bespoke experience from start to completion.