Wood floor fitting by Salisbury Wood Floors
We offer a comprehensive wood floor fitting service by experienced and qualified wooden floor installers. The fitters are also qualified carpenters. They fit floors everyday which gives them a massive advantage in skill set over builders, carpenters, carpet fitters etc. who only fit wood flooring occassionaly.
To ensure you get the very best service the fitter who will be installing your new floor will also be the estimator who visits your home to survey and answer any questions.
We can supply and fit all types of parquet flooring from the traditional solid oak blocks 70x230mm Herringbone with boarders to the modern large engineered parquet with no boarders that is very much the trend at the moment
We have over 100 wooden floors available to us in many different finishes, sizes and species. Also offering a bespoke wood flooring sevice where we can make floors to order if you are having trouble finding what you desire.
Keep your floor looking its best with a flush coir mat, they look great and are the first line of defence for muddy boots and paws.
Our bespoke stair cladding service can transform any staircase. We use our perfecly milled engineered flooring planks to cover over old tired looking treads and risers.
Keeping up to date with wood floor installation methods and products
We believe that the balance between training, qualifications and experience are essential in providing the best installation possible. Our fitters have all of these and go on regular courses to keep abreast of the constantly changing products available. Our aim is to identify products that function better than the previous ones and offer benefits to the longevity of the flooring and its installation. To this end our fitters attend courses provided by the manufacturers to learn about the best products and how to use them.
Trained and qualified wood floor fitters
The benefit of having fitters that are qualified carpenters that are also fully trained in all aspects of wood floors is that we can fit skirting boards, trim doors, etc. meaning we can do a complete installation with one team. Installing wood flooring in the correct way and with the correct materials is paramount in getting value for money and having a finish to be proud of that will last for many many years.
What happened to my wood flooring?
The installation of your wood flooring is at least as important as buying the correct product. Our teams install floors everyday and as well as being qualified floor fitters they have built up huge experience in all aspects of installing wood floors correctly. Why take a chance on somebody that thinks they know how to do it? A bad installation will never look correct and could potentialy store up a terrible legacy if moisture levels are not checked or the flattening of the sub-floor is not carried out correctly.
Common mistakes by inexperienced and poorly trained "wood floor fitters":
Failing to read instructions provided with the flooring
Moisture levels not checked
Sub-floor not levelled to within wood floor tolerances.
Using incorrect levelling materials
Poor quality or incorrect underlays or adhesives used
Using the wrong tools or poor quality tools
Not keeping the planks, end and side joints tight
Incorrect staggering of the boards
Laying a floor over 4/5 metres wide without providing for extra expansion
Not checking the quality of the planks before installing
Allowing too much or too little for wastage (cutting of the planks)
Not fitting off a straight line but from a wall that is not square
Not leaving the correct expansion gap
Poor undercutting of architrave
Fitting solid wood flooring when engineered would be more suitable