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Reviewed by Jenny on 17/1/2019

Brilliant!

• Polite Carpet Fitter • Free Quotes • Experienced • Complete Service • Carpet, vinyl, underlay and accessories all supplied

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Reviewed by Andrew on 22/2/2019

Nice bloke. Good job. Happy to use again.

We are a wood flooring company with over 10 years of experience in sanding, renovation and finishing of all types of wooden floors. Our qualified staff and up to date sanding equipment deliver a first class wood floor sanding, restoration, and finishing services to residential and industrial client. The service is designed to offer advice, meet the clients' specific requirements and provide service of the highest quality. Wood Floor Sanding, Restoration and Renovation Specialists Fully insured and hold CSCS We provide a highly professional floor sanding and restoration service for all wood floor types, including parquet floors, hardwood floors and pine floorboards. You can take advantage of our services throughout the London area . FLOOR SANDING,BUFFING FLOOR RESTORATION FLOOR RENOVATION FLOOR STAINING REPAIRS & REPLACEMENT(FLOORBOARDS,BLOCKS,JOIST REPAIRS) GAP FILLING sawdust+resin/pine slivers/flexible gap master SCHOOL FLOOR SANDING CARPET REMOVAL & DISPOSAL FIREBASE RE-STITCH SUB FLOORING FREE ADVICE & ESTIMATES Our team of dedicated professionals will be there with you, every step of the way, from the initial assessment all the way through to the final product. In fact, once the work is done, we will still be here to answer any questions that you may have. We are passionate about your flooring and will not settle for anything less than PERFECTION! Still hesitating should you contact us? Please have a look at our gallery to see for yourself how breathtaking your old floor could be! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Reviewed by matt on 20/2/2019

Exceeded my expectations. Very happy with the results & the service Nick provided.

ive been a carpet fitter for 30 years ive worked for all the big companies in my life such as john lewis,allders and bentalls im a sisal fitter as well as carpet no job to small,i pride myself on my work always ,

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Reviewed by barbara on 4/1/2019

unfortunately someone contacted me from elsewhere and I used them, however, had the job still been available Josephs quote was good and he sounded a nice person.

Top Flooring is a family run company thats well established, trustworthy, reliable and professional company with over 35 years experience, coupled with excellent service and installation. Our aim is to bring you the very best installation to the time we specify and to your budget. So confident are we in our services that we adopt a 100% satisfaction promise, meaning that if you are not totally satisfied with our work then neither are we.

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Reviewed by craig on 4/2/2019

Ryan and his fitter where very accommodating with working around a busy household, the quality of fit was excellent, I still have the stairs to be finished but all in all a job well done.

Hi with over 30 years experience I offer a full range of fitting services to include carpets,vinyls,laminates and woods both for the commercial and domestic sectors in a down to earth friendly manner thanks Paul

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Reviewed by soraya on 6/2/2019

He was lovely and did a fantastic job xx

15 Years commercial flooring Industry. Working with all types of vinyl floor. Domestic or commercial vinyl, Altro, polyfloor etc. I fit vinyl Planks like Amtico, karndean, LVT and many more.Also fit other type floorcovering like a Rubber, Lyno, bolon tiles, carpet tiles, vinyl click flooring. All my works come with 12 months installation ( labour) warranty and 12 months defects free.Always work to make happy customers and open for any customer needs and concerns. I'm pleased what I do and my work showing that. Keen help and advise with job, materials etc.

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Reviewed by Inderjit on 11/2/2019

I purchased a new build property and I needed the hallway, kitchen and WC to be floored with Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVT). The quality of material he supplied is of the highest quality - on par with Karndean and Amtico. Daniel was very punctual towards his job and a pleasure to speak with. He also educates you on suggestions on how to care and maintain your flooring along with the product itself. I would highly recommend his services to anybody and I will use him again in the future.

Specialists in high quality floor sanding and restoration of wooden floors & stairs using German dust free sanders and Scandinavian products. Carpet removal & disposal, sanding, gap filling, staining, replacing floor boards, varnishing & colour washing.

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Reviewed by Jessica on 12/2/2019

Great sanding work on my floors and offered good advice on achieving and retaining the best colour on my floors. Nice attitude and turned up early to ensure he was on time and was fast and efficient. Dust was very minimal with his equipment so very happy.

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 Jon on 18/2/2019

Good service - Rod was very efficient. The floor now looks great.

I have been in the flooring business for over 25 years. and do all aspects of flooring including Damp Proof Membrane, priming and screeding,, fitting carpets, carpet tiles , contract & domestic vinyl inc. cap & cove.

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Reviewed by Beth on 5/2/2019

Very quick, easy to arrange, good service.

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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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