Wooden Floor Fitters
Eden Hardwood Flooring offer a wooden floor fitting service.
We install all styles of wood based flooring: engineered hardwood, parquet, solid wood, reclaimed wood, laminated, bamboo flooring and more!
Basically, if it’s timber based we can fit it.
ADVICE ON STYLES AND TYPES OF HARDWOOD
We can not only advise you on flooring styles but also the type of wood that suite each style and your particular situation.
Oak, Merbau, Walnut, Ash, Mahogany or Maple, Beech – it can get a little confusing so if you are undecided as to which wood to use, we can talk you through your options.
If you prefer to supply your own materials and just want us to fit it then we are more than happy to provide you with the best floor fitting service you can find.
With Eden Hardwood Flooring you always get our award winning service, which includes professionalism, competency, integrity and outstanding customer service from initial ideas right through to the fitting of your hardwood floor and it’s aftercare.
FITTING A HARDWOOD FLOOR
To achieve a fantastic final affect, good subfloor preparation is essential.
Gaps need to be filled and the area levelled. All dust and debris have to be removed to avoid unevenness and to improve the adhesives’ bonding.
METHODS OF FLOOR INSTALLATION
Floating, Glue-Down, and Nail-Down are three popular methods of floor installation (we give a brief overview below), although there are many more.
The method we use will generally be dictated by the style and type of flooring we are installing.
For example the ‘floating’ method is typically used with engineered floor fitting and laminates.
Dust Control: We will do our up-most to protecting and seal off adjacent rooms and their contents. Our wood sawing equipment is high-end and specially designed to keep dust to a minimum.
3 Popular Floor Fitting Techniques
Particularly good for herringbone flooring and chevron parquet*, there are two main types of Floating method, Click and Tongue & Groove.
A. Click Method
This is a glueless method, normally used with engineered floor fitting and laminates.
Each plank connects to the neighbouring ones through a locking profile, this then secures the planks in place without the need of adhesives.
With the planks not bonded directly to the sub-floor, the laying of underlay for additional sound insulation or damp-proofing is of great benifit.
B. Tongue & Groove:
Each plank connects to the others through grooves and tongues, much like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
High-quality flexible glues are used on concrete, or in areas where pipes can be present below. This method is appropriate for or mosaics, parquet floor fitting and patterned panels.
On thicker hardwood flooring (over 18mm) this is generally the best method.
The method involves placing nails below the surface of the plank at a 45 degrees angle, pushing the plank down, and backwards to the previous row.
Chevron and Herringbone
The key difference between Chevron and Herringbone – Herringbone planks are cut at a 90 degree angle, whereas Chevron flooring creates a zigzag style pattern, coming to a point at the top of each zigzag.