Hardwood Flooring Installation

Hardwood Flooring Installation in London

Flooring Service offers professional fitting services of all types of wooden floorings. Hardwood flooring includes all floorings, which are composed of a single, rather than several layers of solid wood. The most popular type of hardwood today is oak. However, there are many other options on the market such as ash, merbau, walnut etc. Solid wood is not recommended for installation over underfloor heating as it tends to block a great amount of the heat that is emitted and therefore makes the underfloor heating less efficient. Engineered floor fitting is recommended if you have underfloor heating. Because hardwood flooring is purely composed of natural solid wood, this means that it is highly sensitive to moisture. Therefore, acclimatisation is essential for any solid wood flooring. This is the process of allowing the wood to remain in the area where it is to be fitted for at least seven days before the installation so that it can adjust to the environmental conditions such as moisture levels and temperature.

Hardwood Flooring Installation

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful and valuable asset to any home and once installed it remains for may years to come. Therefore, it is very important to have it installed by a professional floor fitting company like Flooring Service to avoid the risks of any problems appearing after the fitting. We have gathered valuable experience over the years and are well aware of fitting requirements and installation techniques which can reduce the risks of any undesired issues in the future.


Classic, attractive wood floors are always a solid option. Hardwood flooring is easy to clean, long-lasting, and great for adding to the property value of your home. Whether you’re looking for elegance or just lasting durability, hardwood flooring can be the ideal choice. Hardwood floors come in two varieties, solid and engineered. Solid hardwood floors are cut from whole lumber—like oak, maple, walnut, hickory, cherry, or birch—and are best in areas where moisture isn’t an issue, since the wood can naturally warp when wet.


Flooring Service floor fitters are well experienced in hardwood floor fitting and while this is a less complicated thing to do, compared to parquet floor fitting, engineered and hardwood floor installation, we would always approach any project with the same level of care and responsibility.


We also have the necessary hardwood floor fitting tools and accessories to ensure complete service, including skirting boards or beadings installation and trimming of doors, where needed.

Our Hardwood Installation Process

What do we do as a part of the hardwood floor fitting service?

Step 1. Project estimation. Before taking on any job, the hardwood floor installation specialists will visit your property to determine the scope of work, including the examination of the sub-floor and potential underlying challenges, and advise you on materials. They will also discuss all the details with you and provide a free quote.

Step 2. Preparation of the sub-floor. Before laying the hardwood flooring, the experts need to ensure that there is no unevenness or damage to the sub-floor. If the floor is sloppy, it may need to be levelled before installation. They will also make sure that the floor is free of dirt and debris before installation, to make sure that the hardwood lays perfectly.

Step 3. Underlay installation. In the next step, an underlay will be installed. It serves as a protective layer between your flooring and the sub-floor. Apart from that, the underlay can help with protecting the hardwood flooring from moisture and reduce excess noise.

Step 4. Hardwood floor laying. Hardwood floors are installed using click-lock boards. This system eliminates the need for adhesives, nails or staples, which makes it much cheaper than other flooring solutions. Using the right flooring installation method, the experts will fit the hardwood boards.

Step 5. Finishing touches. Once the installation is done, the technicians will need to add some finishing touches, like hardwood moulding and trimming, to create a seamless and beautiful look of the room.

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Why entrust your hardwood flooring installation to Flooring Service?

Expert hardwood floor fitting

The technicians we work with are true professionals in their field and always aim to deliver the best results. Their experience allows them to transform your project ideas into reality in the most efficient way. The professionals are familiar with the quality of the materials and will be able to give you their expert advice.


Free quote and on-site survey

We understand that floor fitting can be a costly project, which is why we seek to provide you with as much information as possible. The laminate floor fitting service by Fantastic Services comes with a free consultation prior to the installation. The local floor fitters will perform a full inspection of the floor conditions first and provide you with a fixed, no-obligation quote. If you are satisfied with the estimate, you can proceed with the service by easily booking it online or filling out the form on the spot.



Suitable for both business and domestic clients

Laminate is a quite versatile flooring solution and can become a great addition to any home or office. If you decide to improve the flooring in your house or commercial premises, the teams we work with can assist you with professional laminate floor fitting. Additionally, you can benefit from a range of different flooring services.

Frequently asked questions

Do you need underlayment for laminate flooring?

A laminate floor requires an underlayment. Because laminate is a floating floor, it needs a layer of sturdy support underneath it. The right underlayment provides stability for the laminate boards, so the locking system remains in place, reduces noise and protects them from moisture. Your floor installation specialist will be able to recommend the best underlayment option specifically for your project.

Is laminate waterproof?

No, it is not. Oftentimes, people mix up “waterproof” and “water-resistant”. Laminate is water-resistant, which means that it is designed to withstand spillages to some extend. If water is left on the surface for a long time, it will damage the flooring by penetrating it.

How long does laminate flooring last?

It depends. On average, the lifespan of laminate flooring varies between 15 and 25 years. However, if taken good care of, you can prolong its life for up to 30 years. The essential factors contributing to the longevity of laminate flooring are the installation and material quality, the amount of traffic it receives, and maintenance frequency.

Is it important to level the floor before installation?

Technically, you can install laminate flooring on an uneven floor, but your floor will bend and bounce each time weight is applied, resulting in a damaged locking system and gaps between the boards.

Can I get laminate flooring installed in the kitchen?

Laminate flooring is a perfect choice for your kitchen because it can survive the wear and tear of everyday life. Its durability and ease of maintenance make laminate sheets a perfect fit for any type of kitchen. Installed with the right underlayment, it will be protected from excess moisture and noise.

Can I install laminate flooring with underfloor heating?

Yes, laminate floors are compatible with underfloor heating. Usually, the temperature should not exceed 27˚C. However, we highly recommend double-checking the information with your flooring manufacturer.

What is your laminate floor fitting service availability?

You can book our services for any day of the week and even on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. Just contact us, share with us when you want your laminate floor fitter to come, and we’ll do our best to find you the desired time slot.

What areas do you cover?

We perform this service anywhere within the London M25 area. You can schedule a free on-site survey 24/7 with our online booking form.

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