In this section, you could take a brief look over the different flooring technologies. You can discover our frequently used techniques and working methods, with the ultimate goal of getting a flawless wood floor. This way, you can easily find solutions to your problems and, after consultation with a proper specialist, to opt for the version that suits you.
Wonky, uneven and sloping floors are a common feature in older properties and so we often get asked how to level an uneven floor for wood flooring. The most cost-effective method depends on the construction of the subfloor. In older properties with wooden joists (suspended floors), we tend to strengthen the joists with new wood joists.
Underfloor heating (UFH) is as popular as ever and we are very experienced at fitting wood flooring with it. Wood is totally compatible with underfloor heating and there’s nothing better than a warm feeling underfoot.
Stairs are usually one of the first things you see on entering a home and as we all know, first impressions really do count. If your existing stairs need revitalising, stair cladding with wood is a fantastic option. As well as improving the look of the stairs, our work can also strengthen the structure, making the staircase more robust and safer.
Many older houses with suspended timber floors have inadequate floor insulation and suffer from draughts which cause higher energy bills as well as cold feet. Installing underfloor insulation can address both these problems and give a payback on your investment.
A wooden floor is an investment and with a little bit of care and attention, should last for generations. Just look at the wooden floors in stately homes - these have been down for years and have aged gracefully in line with their surroundings. You may not be in your home for that long, but it still definitely pays to look after your wood floor and keep it in the best possible condition.
Because we believe that wooden floors should be "crafted for life" we will focus on how to approach a project of this kind. Indeed, when it comes to wooden floors, we have an overwhelming number of choices in terms of species, colours, dimensions, structural types, patterns, installation methods and materials.
Among the many floor covering types available nowadays wooden floors stand out through their unmatched beauty, naturalness and warmth. Yet, when it comes to longevity, many consider hardwood floors way behind other floor coverings like porcelain tiles.
Most of the materials which surround us will change dimensions in accordance with the ambient temperature variation. Some more, some less.
All wooden floors need to be sealed, finished, to extend their lifespan and to keep them looking wonderful. Without finish, oil or lacquer, the wood grains are totally exposed to dirt and liquids thus they will stain and get dirty from the first touch.