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Do I Need a Floor Fitter, and How Do I Choose One?

A great floor fitter will provide your home with beautiful wood, tile or laminate flooring. It’s important to select a local tradesman who will ensure that your floors are high-quality, durable and easy to maintain. There are many instances when you might require the expertise of a flooring contractor:

  • If you want to remodel the interior design of your home
  • When your current floor is due for renovation, perhaps because it is wearing out or damaged
  • If you’re building a new home from scratch
  • If you’re changing the use or function of a room — converting a living room into a dining room, for example. The purpose of a room generally determines the most suitable type of flooring for it.

In all of the above circumstances, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a local floor fitter. Whatever changes you’re making to your home’s floors, you will need a local flooring contractor, who will handle the entire flooring installation process and ensure your home improvements increase your home’s value

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

What Does a Flooring Contractor Do?

Flooring contractors specialise in flooring installation and repair. Their work ranges from fitting carpets and tiles to laying timber wood and replacing laminate. These specialists will be able to select the right materials for your floor based on the intended use of your room, your budget, and the overall aesthetic you want to create, from carpet and wood to resin and asphalt.

The responsibilities of a professional flooring specialist include:

  • Preparing work spaces: Before laying carpet, tiles or any other flooring material, it’s important the work area is prepared to ensure the longevity of your new floor. A specialist will clear the work area and remove old floors if required. If they are building a new floor, they will first lay a concrete sub-floor, then lay screed (a thin layer of specialist concrete) to ensure it is level.
  • Administrative duties: While installing a new floor is largely a practical job, as with any work there are administrative tasks to be completed. These duties include working with other tradesmen on site (during renovation or building), estimating the cost and amount of materials needed, and liaising with the main contractor if the floor work is part of a larger job.
  • Carpentry duties: Wood is a material commonly used in flooring, so most floor fitters are equipped with specialist carpentry skills.
  • Finishes: The right finish can make a big difference to your floor. A floor fitter will usually wax or spray your floor for protection and decoration.
  • Repair and maintenance: Your floor installation doesn’t end when your floor has been fitted. Professional floor fitters will also be on hand to repair and maintain your floor, ensuring that it lasts for many years to come.

How to Find a Flooring Specialist Near You

To find a floor fitter near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to flooring contractors near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£29£188
Cherwell£26£211
Northampton£25£190
Stroud£26£204
Windsor & Maidenhead£37£243
Doncaster£24£180
Aylesbury Vale£33£222
Rotherham£27£229
North Lincolnshire£20£160
West Lancashire£24£171

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
New Forest£29£197
Nuneaton & Bedworth£27£185
South Cambridgeshire£27£236
Warrington£29£205
Wigan£23£172
Breckland£21£186
Caerphilly£23£180
Bedford£33£237
St Helens£24£168
Wrexham Maelor£25£186

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Ipswich£29£225
Dover£29£196
Bolton£30£214
Gateshead£29£203
Vale of Glamorgan£32£222
Rotherham£25£205
Kirklees£29£207
Halton£29£210
North Lincolnshire£27£222
Bath & North East Somerset£31£226

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£24£171
Mid Sussex£37£220
Scottish Borders£49£382
Cherwell£25£200
Manchester£25£171
New Forest£35£267
Wokingham£24£196
Norwich£27£200
Wakefield£45£180
Northampton£20£144

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Canterbury£28£165
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217
New Forest£55£182
Kingston-upon-Hull£18£145
Suffolk Coastal£15£150
Guildford£46£329
Slough£51£283
Doncaster£44£225
Blackburn£69£318
Havant & Waterloo£39£250

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cardiff£23£163
Vale of Glamorgan£12£108
Lancaster£12£80
Reigate & Banstead£16£123
Cherwell£18£82
Gedling£18£132
Havant & Waterloo£18£132
Salisbury£30£180
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£12£93
Barnsley£17£108

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aylesbury Vale£44£236
Waveney£30£200
South Kesteven£35£250
Northampton£10£100
Basildon£50£324
North Ayrshire£37£200
Trafford£36£228
Dudley£24£169
Belfast£32£213
Mid Sussex£43£240

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£43£280
Windsor & Maidenhead£52£281
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£245
Chester£36£209
Barnsley£34£221
Vale of Glamorgan£37£224
Wycombe£52£281
Brighton£44£264
Wigan£38£232
Redcar & Cleveland£35£217

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Reading£51£265
Amber Valley£38£240
Ashfield£37£227
Calderdale£32£210
Dacorum£50£267
Mid Bedfordshire£45£261
Macclesfield£43£230
The Wrekin£39£256
Suffolk Coastal£65£311
Bridgend£35£213

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Sandwell£19£149
Doncaster£17£141
Southampton£28£174
Cherwell£27£181
Caerphilly£20£171
Cambridge£22£188
St Albans£36£205
Basildon£25£176
Oldham£22£166
Stockport£22£168

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