Wood Floor Repair & Passive Restoration is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn how to completely restore, tongue & groove flooring in accordance with The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
You will be part of a team restoring an old growth, tongue and grooved flooring in a historic property in The Central Park National Historic District here in Hannibal, Missouri.
This is class has a limit of 8 students. You will be working side-by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in hands-on preservation and has restored over 20,000 square feet of historic wood floors of every variety.
This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. This class is not about aggressively drum sanding wood floors so they look new. Much like fine antiques we want to keep the character defining features and patina of the flooring.
You will learn how to patch bad areas, so they don’t look patched, passively remove the damaged old finish, remove water and pet stains as well as how to apply a finish. At the end of the three days you will know from beginning to end, how to repair & passively restore any tongue & grooved strip floor. At the completion of the class each student will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and backup materials.
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, hp students and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to enroll. This is a hands-on workshop so you will be getting dirty. Bring work gloves, eye protection & knee pads.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to provide proof of vaccination in advance of the class and to bring their personal COVID mask and wear it during class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition for this three-day workshop is $495 and includes morning fresh ground coffee & snacks as well as beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to eight students in each session and pre-registration is required to retain a spot in the class.
Inexpensive motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. We have discounted rooms here at the Belvedere Inn on a first come, first served basis. For more information on lodging, contact Pat Yapp at 217-799-6086 or for additional class information call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email@example.com