Residential Hardwood Floor Installation Projects

Floor fitting in private houses

Although the quality of our work is always of the highest professional standard, fitting floors in private homes is a bit more of a challenge. Our clients live, eat, sleep and relax there; we know that restoring, maintaining or fitting a brand new floor can be impose on their privacy and could make life uncomfortable. So we work cleanly, quickly and as quietly as we can without compromising the quality of our service.

Inspection

We welcome the opportunity to give you a quotation. We do not pretend to be the cheapest but you will not find better value for money. We measure up with great precision so the amount of wastage is minimised. Also to be sure we do not underestimate the materials we need. This avoids reordering a delivery and consequent delay.

We will also look carefully at the sub floor. Unless the floor is laid on a firm and flat underlying layer, it will not be long before things start creaking and falling apart. You will be wasting your money. We do not allow that. The final finish and feel of the floor are down to the subfloor. When subfloor is imperfect; these imperfections transfer to your new floor. We have the skills and knowledge to fix an imperfect subfloor and will discuss these options with you.

Planning

The choices of wood, styling of design, colour, finish end up as a permutation of myriad options.  So, you may need some help, that is, unless you are very clear at the outset what suits your home best. Even then it’s good to discuss it with us as we know the technology   

Some floors need to be as neutral as possible to highlight the décor of the room; some can be ornate to be integrated into the décor. 

Purchasing

We work closely with Britain’s top suppliers of wood flooring so we know who to approach for exactly the right hardwood. All our suppliers are committed to ethically harvested woods from around the world.

Installing

We take great care to fit floors perfectly. Fitting is wall to wall without a visible gap between floor and wall. We work precisely around corners so the finished floor fits like a glove.

Finishing

Once the floor has been laid, we can offer a variety of finishes from lacquers to oils, colour stains to colour oils and even reactive stains to age the timber.

SW6 – Private House
The staircase, a distinctive feature that greets you on entering the house.Settling down in Fulham Not unexpectedly, residential house prices in the London boroughs are taking a breather; sales are overall about 0.2 % down on a year ago. Three causes take the blame: Stamp Duty, tougher lending criteria and that pantomime villain, Brexit. Prime […]
Putney – Private House
At rest. A harmony of colours in the drawing room To carpet or not to carpet? That is the question. In the affluent area of South West London, there is evidence that the beauty of a hardwood floor is rising. One wonders what happened to wall-to-wall carpeting? Sales of carpets fell by almost 20% across […]
Fulham – Private House
Fulham’s Dramatic Transformation Fulham’s transition from an area of industry to one of London’s most sought-after residential communities was dramatic. Since the late 19thcentury, the borough was host to such names as De Havilland, Rolls Royce, Kodak and Shell-Mex; its many industries included breweries, distilleries, potteries and hundreds of small manufacturing companies. Rows of terraces […]
Ewell Restoration – Private House
Before After Hover or slide from left to right to see before and after! Click the images above to zoom in Once in a while we come across something intriguing. In the case of a house across the fields from Epsom Racecourse, we found some puzzles that we would like to share with our readers. […]
Surrey – Private House
  Home to a Danish interior designer, the floors are an outstanding feature: 15 metres long, 45 centimetres wide and 40mm thick white washed Douglas boards. The supplier was Dinesen, Denmark’s foremost flooring supplier, famous for its unique products. Dramatically beautiful as they are, the Soap & Lye finish requires a daily care and maintenance, […]
London Fields – Kitchen
A contemporary Swedish-style kitchen was required in a Victorian terraced house in North East London, close to a park going back to Tudor times. The kitchen was designed by Sola Kitchens taking into account two large windows overlooking the park. Though the kitchen was quite small the planning and preparation had to be precise and […]
Balham – Private House
Click images above to zoom in Technology has a lot to answer for. It has diminished the role of the Dining Room and, by doing so, has changed the dynamics of the way we live. Chris and Emily bought a terraced house in Balham and extended the ground floor rooms creating a corridor that is […]
Putting it right
Our client was at her wits’ end. Her beautiful oak floor had been ravaged by careless builders: water stains, scratches and scuffing. We won the contract to rescue a floor that other floor fitters dare not tackle. First of all, the boards on the ground floor had to be sanded down until all the damage […]
Beautifully Floored in Furzedown
How a floors’ aesthetics and practicalities contribute to interior design of the home. London is full of surprises. And, here, in Tooting is one of them. Seen from above, there are neatly ranked houses in pretty tree-lined streets, parks and commons. But look closer at the street names and you will find “Doctor Johnson Street”. […]
Resurrection!
Golden retreat. Once a wine store during the reign of William of Orange, now the living room in Dunbar Wharf. Biography of a 17th century wharehouse If only buildings could talk! Dunbar Wharf has a 230-year saga of enterprise, maritime supremacy, riches, tragedy, war, decay and resurrection. All this, from a humble warehouse on Limehouse […]

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