Working with our company gives you the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of professional floor installation services for your home improvement project. We have extensive experience in working with a variety of different floor coverings including solid wood, engineered wood, parquetry, laminate, vinyl flooring. We also work with the most advanced methods and classic techniques for floor installation, understanding and professionally performing different methods of floor fitting according to the type of flooring. No matter the situation, no matter the project, no matter the scale – we are here to help you with floor fitting and we will do our best to ensure a beautiful and durable floor you can enjoy for many years.
When it comes to floor fitting, we are definitely your one-stop shop. We are your reliable and professional helping hand not just for the installation part, we cater for all the requirements of the project from A to Z. Subfloor preparation, acclimatisation of the flooring materials, if needed, levelling, drying and cleaning of the subfloor, installation of underlayment, ensuring flawless insulation and sound-proofing, along with the installation of flooring materials, doors and door frames trimming and everything needed for perfect-looking flooring and stairs for our commercial and domestic clients is what you can benefit from when you hire our company.
We put a lot of emphasis on the quality of floor fitting services we offer and strive to reach the highest level with advanced professional training for all members of the floor installation team, advanced and efficient installation techniques, a wide range of professional products and equipment. However, we do not just focus on professional performance, we also strive to ensure an overall good experience for all our clients, minimising the disruption to your day-to-day life, ensuring a smooth-running process, providing you with the highest level of customer service and care. We respect your individual needs, requirements and desires and do our best to meet your expectations, tailoring our floor fitting service to the specifics of your project, making you and your floor our priority.
You can count on us when it comes to your flooring. We cater to the whole spectrum of floor installation needs and requirements of a project, from supplying flooring materials and products from worldwide-renowned manufacturers, through the subfloor preparation project, down to the fitting process itself. Before your new floor is installed, the subfloor required some in-depth preparation.
This is the key to ensuring a durable, solid, stable, hard-wearing and long-lasting floor. One of the most common issues when it comes to the subfloor is the fact it is not completely dry and has a higher moisture content. This could be particularly damaging to real wood floors that start contracting and expanding because of the impact of moisture and temperature fluctuations. Therefore, in order to ensure the perfect and stable floor, we make sure to subfloor is completely dry and in sound condition, so we can carry on with the installation of the floor covering.
Sometimes a subfloor cannot be completely levelled and even for some reason. Therefore, the subfloor should also be levelled by professionals. In order to achieve that, floor installation specialists install an underlay that evens out the subfloor and also works as a moisture barrier and has a sound-proofing effect.
When it comes to real wood flooring, the materials should also be acclimatized to the environment on-site before they are installed. This is a really important step of the preparation process as wood tends to shrink or expand when impacted by the moisture content, humidity and temperature of the room. In order to prevent damage and other issues, we need to allow the wooden floorboards to get used to their new environment.
To conclude this step of the process, preparation before floor installation is really crucial for the condition and appearance of the floor and its long-lasting power and this step includes:
We make sure to go through every step of the preparation process with attention to detail and ensure everything is done properly. A strong subfloor in good condition is the key to a strong floor in good condition.
Now, many people assume that a floor installation process equals only the process of laying the floor covering. However, a floor fitting process includes so much more. Besides the preparation of the subfloor and acclimatization of the flooring materials, for a complete and finished appearance of the floor, some more important details are crucial – the flooring accessories. We supply a wide range of flooring accessories that are designed to cover and camouflage expansion gaps, ensure a smooth transition between two different types of flooring or different levels of flooring, work as design elements while serving functionality, safety and comfort.
For a really complete look and comfort in your home, you would want to ensure your staircase matches the beauty and comfort your floor has and brings to your home. Therefore, we also cater to your needs and all projects you have in mind and offer a high-quality staircase flooring installation service. We achieve not only a beautiful and elegant appearance for your staircase, but we also ensure stability, hard-wearing and long-lasting power, safety and comfort, working with a wide variety of high-quality flooring materials and products.
Different types of floors require different installation methods to be fixed to the subfloor. However, no matter if it comes to solid wood, engineered wood, laminate or vinyl flooring, the most popular installation methods utilised for these types of floors are the nailing down, glueing down, and floating fitting methods. Let’s break down this in order to help you understand them. Remember, the floor installation method of choice depends on the type of flooring as well as the specifics of the project.
This type of installation is mainly used for solid wood flooring and stars, occasionally for engineered wood flooring and stairs too. This is the most classic and traditional way for wood floor installation and normally consists of fixing down the wooden floorboards with the help of nails or screws. The main requirement for this type of installation is that it is possible only with a wooden subfloor or a plywood underlayment installed beforehand. In addition, nail-down installation is recommended for hardwood planks with a thickness of 18 mm and over.
Indeed, nail-down installation contributes to a very solid, sturdy, and durable floor. However, this type of installation takes time and requires to be performed by an experienced professional. Nail-down installation is not a good idea for a DIY project because of the high risk of making a mistake that would be complex to fix or beyond repair. In case you are concerned that there will be nails visible and affecting the appearance of the floor – worry not. Nails are placed below the surface of the floorboards at a 45 degrees angle, fastening the board down and backwards to the previous row of boards.
As the name suggests, this type of installation consists of glueing the floorboards down to the subfloor with the help of hardwood adhesive.
It is important to hire professionals for the glue-down floor installation service as they will be able to ensure flawless performance and results, a timely manner of work, everything is done properly and accurately, plus they will choose the best quality of wood floor adhesive that will remain strong and won’t crack or wear off even after years.
This will give you the peace of mind that your floor will remain durable, solid and sturdy for decades. Glue-down fitting methods are used not only for solid wood, engineered wood and parquet flooring but also for laminate and vinyl flooring.
In a nutshell, the floating installation method means the floorboards are not fixed to the subfloor and no nails or adhesive is used during the process. In this case, the floorboards are fixed to each other with the help of a built-in system. The floating installation method is sometimes the best and the only choice for when you want the floor to be fitted over a subfloor that cannot be levelled and perfectly even, for installation on top of underfloor heating or a layer of underlay. The floating installation is mostly popular for engineered wood, laminate, and vinyl flooring.
There are two types of floating installation – click-in system and tongue-and-groove system. The click-in system consists of connecting every floorboard to the neighbouring one with the help of a built-in locking profile without the need of floor adhesive. Since this method does not involve fixing the floorboards or planks to the subfloor, it is highly recommended to invest in a layer of sound-proofing and moisture barrier underlayment. The tongue-and-groove system involves securing each floorboard to the neighbouring one through grooves and tongues. This method may also require the usage of adhesive and is recommended for floorboards with a thickness of 18 mm and over.
Our floor fitting service comes with a free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange a free assessment of your wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.