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Wooden Flooring

Whether we’re working on a large scale commercial renovation or a small residential project, our attention to detail and passion for what we do is evident in our work. Like any project (however big or small), the key to success is in the planning and preparation. This page is dedicated to some useful information that you may want to consider before starting your wood floor project.

Hardwood and Engineered Wood Floor Installation

Which floor to choose? This is one of the questions most of our customers ask us and the simple answer is – either. This is down to the customer’s preference and budget. Whilst a solid wood floor may be more expensive, it is possible to sand and restore this more often than an engineered floor. Engineered wood flooring is still ‘real wood’ but with a thinner layer of wood on top meaning that heavy sanding may not be possible multiple times. Engineered wood often has greater stability than solid wood and can handle humidity changes better, but look just the same. You would however expect to see both types of floor las in excess of 25 years and often a lifetime with real wood.

Both types offer a very similar finish and we can work with whatever works for you. Our experts will be able to assist you based on your current floor and if you plan to add any ground heat source.

Whichever floor you choose, based on your own personal preference or our suggestion, we can guarantee that the installation and finish will be second to none.


Dust Free Sanding

Our wide range of equipment consists of machines that provide dust free floor sanding, creating a safe environment for operators and customers. Dust free sanding is not only an essential aspect of the work but this also allows us to finish any varnishing work in a timely manner and thus cutting down on project durations.

Turn your aged floors into an elegant and authentic finish with our methods that are a combination of modern machinery and traditional craft work. 

Parquet Wood Floor Installation

A traditional parquet design can add a classic and contemporary twist to your traditional or modern home, giving an extra edge of elegance. The hard wearing nature of this flooring makes it suitable for a variety of spaces, including hallways and lounges.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and precision when installing parquet flooring.

Parquet wood is made up of individual wood blocks which are then arranged into a parquet pattern. Parquet comes in a range of patterns including herringbone and chevron, all of which come in a variety of different shades, styles and finishes which our team can help advise on. Parquet flooring is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add luxury and elegance to your home.

Door and Frame Trimming

When laying new flooring, there is likely to be a change in the height of the floors and door (and frame) trimming will often be required. Our teams use special trimmers to adjust the drop of the door frames, to make sure that your new boards will fit perfectly below, leaving you with nothing less than a perfect result.


A crucial aspect of the floor laying process is the correct sub-floor preparation. Before the fitting of your new floor starts, there are a numbers of steps that need to be taken to ensure that the installation will be precise and ensuring the result will last for years to come.

The necessary prerequisites for the installation itself would usually include the sub-floor being cleaned, levelled, ensuring that it’s solid and gapless.

Our team will suggest the most suitable method of sub-flooring for your project.

In some cases, we may also recommend using a liquid damp-proofing membrane, which is applied on top of the concrete, above which the hardwood floors will be installed. Its purpose is to help protect the new flooring from any rising damp.

During your free no obligation quotation, a member of the team will go through the above and any other questions you may have. Arrange your free quotation here.