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We are wood floor specialists for 18 years. We are specialised on sanding, fitting, and restoration. We promise high quality and guarantee clients satisfaction. We use new technology Bona machine(dust free).We do our best to satisfy our customers demands.

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Reviewed by simon on 22/3/2020

George and his father were EXCEPTIONAL. Nothing was too much to ask and they stuck to the original price despite do loads more little pieces of work completed. Kind, punctual, friendly and always super clean and tidy. I can not recommend these guys more highly. If you need something done to your floors, these guys are the people to hire. Thank you so much George!

Academy flooring is a company which specialises in Sanding, filling, dyeing laquering or oiling of solid or engineered wood flooring. We have been established for 17 years and cover the south of england. please call or email for more information thanks.

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Reviewed by James on 24/2/2020

Our floor looks amazing Friendly blokes and an extremely good attitude Most impressed will definitely use them again

12 years of experience in carpet and flooring trade Have pride in my honesty my service talks for it self

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Reviewed by ALAN on 4/3/2020

Best ever trade person ever, professional, reliable, reasonably priced, and humble man. Thank you for doing my laminate flooring and the carpets. I would recommend M&M FLOORING LTD to everyone.

Based on the outskirts of Preston. With over 25 years experience Wall & Floor Tiling. We specialise in all aspects of tiling and floor levelling. Marble/Quartz/Porcelain/Ceramic/ Glass/Stone. If your floor is not level we can sort that out too. We also fit click laminate flooring. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Sian on 16/3/2020

Neil was very professional, he turned up on time and did a great job on my splash back. Very happy with the end result. Thanks Neil.

Install all types of wooden floors , engineered wood floors , solid wood floors , heringboune, design, including laminate flooring. Repairs, sanding , staining , lacquering and all types of finishing . New with rated people but more than 25 years experience. All work carried out to the highest standard and fully guaranteed..

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Reviewed by Antonia on 14/6/2019

Excellet all done to our satisfaction

PASSAS FLOORING SERVICES SUPPLY, FIT & RESTORE QUALITY BESPOKE FLOORING TO THROUGHOUT LONDON AND ABROAD. WE SPECIALISE IN WOOD FLOORS, PARQUET FLOORS,ENGINEERED FLOORS AND SOUND PROOFING FLOORING IN LONDON.

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Reviewed by Tatiana on 18/12/2019

Could have made the job a little tidier when finished by covering holes and I had to take off the skirting boards to fix them properly

First choice Tradies we specialise in driveways landscaping and all property improvements over 35 years experience in building and construction industry.friendly reliable and extremely professional new to rated People

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Reviewed by Jim on 15/10/2019

Richard and his team are very hard working and reliable ,and carry out their work to a very high standard. I would recommend them to anyone.

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Robert on 29/3/2020

Happy to work, I can recommend I worked with David earlier. Greetings

handy man style????

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Reviewed by Devine on 26/3/2020

Valentin was polite, friendly, accommodating and completed the work to a high standard. His rates are very affordable and would definitely use him again. He also has wide and varied skills, able to complete a range of tasks required.

Hi to all home owners and commercial business. I am the owner of a local Carpentry&joinery business with 20 years experience. I am a time served bench to bench hand joiner specialising in bespoke woodwork and alike projects. Please view my past projects.

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Reviewed by Ian on 16/3/2020

very reliable and great work

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Floor fitters - what you need to know

Floor fitters can install a range of flooring types throughout your home, including laying new carpet if no amount of cleaning will get it looking brand new, or if it’s worn thin. They’re skilled at working with a range of materials, including laminate, linoleum, vinyl, rubber, polished concrete and wood – both solid and engineered. While they can be brought in to lay a new floor, they can also help out at the earlier stage of removing the old flooring (often for an additional cost) or as a one-off to sand and finish a floor.

What a floor fitter can help with

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A good fitter will be happy to suggest the best flooring materials for any given room in a home or commercial building. They’ll know what types are best avoided in wet areas like the bathroom, as well as which materials are within your price range and will suit your needs. For instance, they’ll know that rubber is quiet to walk on and shock absorbent making it a good choice for a child’s bedroom where you’ll want to get out of the room as quietly as possible once the little one(s) has fallen asleep.

Some floor fitters specialise in certain areas like laying carpets or fitting solid wooden flooring. You’ll also find floor fitters that will fit underfloor heating to help warm up your home during the colder months and keep it cool during the summer.   

Costs for common floor fitting jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common floor fitting jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average and do not include materials.

Some typical jobs Low High
Fitting or repairing carpet £25 £75
Fitting or repairing engineered wood (depending on room/area) £50 £250
Fitting or repairing laminate flooring (depending on room/area) £40 £240
Fitting or repairing lino/vinyl flooring £40 £60
Fitting a solid timber floor (depending on room/area) £200 £600
Repairing a solid timber floor (depending on room/area) £25 £200
Laying decking (depending on metres used) £400 £1,700
Fitting polished concrete flooring (per square metre, price varies with add-ons) £60 £400

What are the different types of flooring?

Carpet

A carpet’s best quality is its softness. One of the most important things is the underlay as it’s this that gives you the cushioning effect, as well as insulation against heat loss and noise. Rubber/rubber waffle underlay is the most loved type – it’s springy, long lasting and breathable, while being affordable. Carpet should be avoided in wet areas because it doesn’t react well to moisture but it’s a great choice for the bedroom, where you can indulge in a deep-pile texture to give a luxurious feel.

Vinyl

This looks polished and is resistant to scratches and stains. It’s ideal for both wet and dry areas like the living room and bathroom and is quiet to walk on.

Rubber

One of the best things about rubber is that it’s humidity resistant.  It’s also shock proof and even quieter than vinyl to walk on, making it a great choice for flooring in a children’s bedroom. The downside is that it can be slippery when wet, so spillages need to be cleaned quickly.

solid wood floor before fittingBamboo

Not as common as other options, bamboo is a great choice for a pet-friendly home. It’s durable and is good for gripping. It’s also stain resistant and can’t be damaged by water so you can use it in bathrooms and other areas where you’d like the look of wood without the possibility of it warping.

Linoleum

Lino has hypoallergenic qualities, so mould and other bacteria can’t grow on top of it. It’s also fire resistant.

Polished concrete

Concrete floors are great for giving a stripped back, industrial feel to a home. Colour can be added to the mix so it doesn’t always have to be grey. It also works well with underfloor heating, being cool underfoot in summer and warm in winter. 

Solid wood

Solid wood flooring is made from 100% natural wood, which is typically hardwood like timber, oat or walnut. Because the flooring’s made from slow growing trees, it’s more expensive than engineered wood. It has a long life and you can sand and recoat it multiple times without ruining it. It’s also suitable for most areas of the home with the exception of humid and moist environments like the bathroom and kitchen. If you’re planning on fitting underfloor heating, it’s best to avoid it as it can warp when it gets too hot.

Engineered wood

Each engineered floorboard contains natural wood but only as a top layer that’s roughly 3mm to 6mm thick. Because of this, it has the look of solid wood, but contains manmade materials underneath like plywood, MDF and softwood. It’s cheaper and is a better option for fitting over underfloor heating or in wet areas of the home.

Laminate

Developed as a cheaper alternative to real wood, today’s laminate flooring resembles a range of wood, from oak and pine to more unusual woods. The flooring can also be made to look like stone and metal. An image of the wood or other material is printed on to fibreboard which has a treated layer underneath to guard against water damage. The very top layer is clear and hard wearing to make it scratch resistant. Even the best laminate flooring isn’t perfect at defending against moisture damage so it might not be the best choice for the bathroom. It also can’t be refinished like solid wood so it’ll eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

Planning permission for flooring jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally required to replace a floor. However, if you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/) before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for flooring work

There is no legal requirement for floor fitters to have insurance but it’s good practice for all tradespeople to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims.

floor fitter installing vinyl tiles

Questions you should ask a floor fitter

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Can they show you examples of their previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking floor fitters.

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