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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 James on 2/6/2020

High quality work. Competitive price. Good communication. Very nice company. Highly recommended.

My specialisation - fitting engineering wood, parquet, laminate, decking etc. 6 years of experiance. Professional ability to operate within a predefined budget and timeframe, whilst maintaining solid processes and quality control.

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Reviewed by Nikhil on 10/7/2020

One of the best tradesman in the business. Honest and reliable, and turned up on time every morning. Pays attention to details and finished our flooring to perfection. Very knowledgeable about products and underlay. Thank you

About the owner I have been a floor fitter for the last 32 years. The last company i work for lasted 17 years. I do believe in getting the job done right the first time. Most importantly i believe in honour and integrity. With my new company i am better able to serve my customers. The company Sunrise Flooring Limited is owned and managed by Augustus Lewis. Services offered by sonrise flooring at this time are; carpet installation. and vinyl installation. At Sonrise Flooring Ltd we place major emphasis on delivering quality. We are cordial in our approach and easy to talk with. We exercise a great deal of understanding with our enquirers and customers alike. We place great value on good customer relationships with all the people we come in contact with throughout the course of our career and profession at Sonrise Flooring Ltd. At Sonrise Flooring Ltd we do not believe in the practice of lowering our quality of work to match low price offers. We Never compromise the standard and quality of the work we do. What ever the price arranged and accepted, we will always deliver the highest quality of work as if we we were paid the highest price for the job. We believe that maintaining the highest standards and quailty of work will speak for us in the long run, through our customers who have experienced great satisfaction working with us and the service we provide to them. We look forward to assisting you with you flooring requirements now and in the future. Thanks. Yours Truly, Augustus Lewis

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Reviewed by Sachin on 19/4/2020

Gus was very punctual, flexible when we changed the date multiple times for him to fit the carpets. He was friendly, hard working and fitted the carpet at a good price. I would recommend him again in the future.

Hi my name is Graham I have just started working for myself after 21 years fitting with(A D cragg and son) of Sale. Anyone who is familiar with this company will know that my customer relations and quality of work will be of a high standard thanks Graham

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Reviewed by Isabel on 17/6/2020

Very pleased with the work that was done. They went the extra mile to make sure everything was exactly how I needed it. Friendly and efficient guys, who were a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend!

B.B flooring is a relatively new company- but run by a fitter with over 40 years experience. We specialise in carpets,laminate flooring, carpet tiles and vinyl. Friendly and cheerful disposition No job is to big or too small!

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Reviewed by Anish on 23/6/2020

I would highly recommend Brad. He was very easy to deal with and accommodating. He fitted a large amount of carpet through our house and was able to do some very long runs without any joins, dealing with a large weight of carpet. We've had many comments since on how good it looks. The quality of the finishing was excellent as were the joins where needed.

We are professionals in screeding solutions Our enhanced services include the supply and installation of underfloor heating, insulation, membrane and acoustic systems, across the UK. Based in Nottinghamshire we have a dedicated in-house team of individuals committed to delivering high quality results.

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Reviewed by Laura on 28/6/2020

BW Screeding came and quoted right away and fit the job in quickly. The job was done in a blink of an eye. The team were efficient and cleaned up and the floor looks great. Thanks so much to Claire for organising and Lee and his team for the work.

handy man style!!!

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Reviewed by Lorna on 20/6/2020

Highly recommended! Would not hesitiate In hiring Valentin again! Thank you!

Specialising in all carpentry works, commercial and domestic. Please get in touch to find out more about the range of work/services I have to offer via email or mobile.

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Reviewed by Rita and Glynn on 18/6/2020

Robert was very friendly, professional, and explained what he was going to do, and set a day to come and do the job, but he asked me first, I said yes.

Based in Hopwood, Greater Manchester, Palin Design and Build is a building and construction company looking to make a difference. We create a relationship with our clients to be involved with the end to end process of the project, either design and build or we are happy to work from your plan drawings. Our expertise include - Extensions - Loft conversions - Garage conversions - Kitchens & Bathroom’s - Design & Build All our work is undertaken by ‘Time Served & Qualified Craftsmen’ and managed on a daily basis by Kane the company owner and Carpenter.

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Reviewed by Rick on 23/6/2020

Kane was punctual, efficient and very tidy in terms of cleaning the room and taking the rubbish. Workmanship was ace and would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed by Lee on 22/5/2020

Had our dinning room sanded & polished very friendly & did an excellent job will definitely use again & would highly recommend

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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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