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This page has everything you'll need to know about finding and hiring a local floor fitter. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

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I have been a carpet and floor layer for 25 years so have lots of experience. My work mostly is sub contract to carpet and flooring stores but all work and enquiries are welcome. I fit carpets,vinyls,laminate flooring, hardwood flooring Karndean Amtico,

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Floor Tiling, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Plastic / Rubber Flooring

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Reviewed by Callum on 21/2/2018

did the job to a very high standard would have him back

H.s construction is a family run business with high quality standards with have been on rated people for last three years with great reviews but due to a technical issue with rated people I lost all my ratings but I have copy's. Your job is in good hands

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Scott on 20/2/2018

The team arrived promptly, they cleared all my gravel rear garden bagged up and put it on my front drive as asked they cleaned up the very best they could. They made no marks at all going through my house to the front carrying the sacks all 30 of them. Highly recommend

Hi my name is nigel i have been in the building trade most of my life my farther was a builder and I learnt all I know from him. I am a seasoned builder and landscape gardener. No job is too big or too small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Sarah on 20/2/2018

Excellent communication and always turned up when he said he would. Quoted accurately and did a thorough and conscientious job. I’m very happy with my new guttering, fascias and downpipes!

John Ingram. Over 25 years experience, bathroom installing, tiling and repairs. lots of my work comes from recommendations, tidy worker. Insured and CRB checked. No job too small, thanks for looking.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/2/2018

John installed our en suite shower room and tiled the floor and walls. We provided the sanitary ware and John helped source tiles with his trade discount. The work was done on time and to a high standard. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a reliable, quality tradesman.

Professional joiners with over 30 years of experience. Specialising in doors - all types: internal, external, fire, glass, sliding, etc. Any style, any veneer. All types of ironmongery. Free quotations.

Trades serviced: Door Opening, Door Replacement, Floor Tiling, General Fitted Furniture, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Vicky on 20/2/2018

Lovely guy. Did a fantastic job and even entertained the kids with magic tricks when the work was done. Couldn’t recommend enough.

We have been carrying out electrical work across the U.k. for over 10 years! All electrical works undertaken at competitive prices!

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Alex on 20/2/2018

Michael. We are concerned that we have not heard back from you despite having left several messages. We are concerned that the items we have paid for (such as the consumer unit) have been removed from the property, and that work remains outstanding despite our previous conversation. Please could you get in touch regarding where we go from here. If you are no longer willing or able to complete the work as promised, we still expect the return of the items we purchased in order to arrange completion ourselves.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Alison on 20/2/2018

Fantastic service from quote to finish! Our new decking is just beautiful and while Matthew was with us we asked him to do some other jobs which were done with the same care and high standard as the decking. When the jobs were finished the whole area was left clean and tidy. Would highly recommend and he will definitely be our first port of call for any future jobs.

"Cutting Costs Not Corners"

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lisa on 20/2/2018

The lads came out to quote. Received quote as advised. Pricing as what I thought. Lads supplied materials. Work excellent and clean workers. Will be using again in the future. Thanks

Welcome to Changes . The home improvement company Chosen by people who want to make their dreams and wishes come true . We can provide a wide range of services to meet your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Francesca on 20/2/2018

Friendly helpful attention to detail, Would use again

Over 10 years experience in domestic electrics. Fully Qualified to level 3 in Electrical Installation plus 17th Edition. Guaranteed lowest prices on small jobs.

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Hilary on 20/2/2018

Good price quoted, no hidden cost. Pleased with the workmanship.

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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

  • Laying a new carpet.
  • Laying decking.
  • Sanding and finishing a floor.
  • Tiling a floor.
  • Laying new flooring – solid wood flooring/ engineered wood flooring/ laminate flooring/linoleum flooring/vinyl flooring/rubber flooring/polished concrete flooring.
  • Laying stone/concrete paving.
  • Fitting underfloor heating.
  • External tiling.
  • Screeding.
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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.

Bamboo

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.

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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