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

A great wood floor fitter will provide your home with beautiful flooring, and so it’s important to select a local tradesman who will ensure that your wood floors are high-quality, durable and easy to maintain. Wood floors have many advantages over other floor types like laminate, however they do have to be installed correctly in order to be of benefit. There are many instances when you might require the expertise of a wood floor 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. There are many types of rooms that will benefit from a wood floor, whether aesthetically or practically.

In all of the above circumstances, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a local wood floor fitter. Whether you’re embarking on new wood floor installation, or restoring some old wood floor in your home, you will need a local flooring contractor, who will handle the entire process and ensure your improvements to your home’s wood floors increase its 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 Wood 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 the wood flooringl, 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 floor fitters are equipped with specialist carpentry skills that allow them to work with the materials needed to complete the job. They’ll be experts in installing different types of wood flooring, whether that’s parquet, floating or solid wood floors, and they’ll be able to attend to small details like sanding down the wood to make sure it’s even, and matching it up with any pre-existing skirting on your walls.
  • Finishes: The right finish can make a big difference to your floor. A wood floor fitter will usually wax or spray your floor for protection and decoration.
  • Wood floor repair and maintenance: Your floor installation doesn’t end when your wood 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 Wood Floor Specialist Near You?

To find wood floor fitters 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. Whether you’re looking for wood floor fitters in London or Yorkshire, we’ve got you covered! 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 wood flooring 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. Worried about the cost of wood floor repair and installation? Here’s where you compare prices to find the tradesman that’s right for you.
  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
Thanet£24£186
Vale of White Horse£27£210
Milton Keynes£32£218
East Lindsey£12£140
Maidstone£39£243
Angus£24£195
York£26£186
Cardiff£25£174
Dudley£24£193
Arun£29£201

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
Mid Sussex£26£203
Tameside£31£185
East Riding£20£161
Leeds£24£173
East Devon£20£164
Dacorum£32£217
Stratford-on-Avon£26£206
Newcastle-under-Lyme£24£195
Sandwell£29£170
Bridgend£22£164

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Neath Port Talbot£30£211
Harrogate£29£220
Trafford£31£219
Sheffield£25£199
Renfrewshire£31£251
Stockport£30£214
Sefton£28£204
Suffolk Coastal£30£222
Dover£29£196
Glasgow£28£224

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Tyneside£39£254
Kirklees£22£130
Rotherham£21£168
North East Lincolnshire£15£100
Bracknell Forest£25£199
Basingstoke & Deane£21£158
North Lincolnshire£15£150
Stockport£29£190
Blackburn£33£225
Sandwell£124£130

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Sheffield£37£175
Exeter£45£257
Glasgow£28£121
Wakefield£41£296
Manchester£45£238
Neath Port Talbot£28£128
The Wrekin£45£120
Amber Valley£50£257
Mid Sussex£37£207
Renfrewshire£32£170

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dacorum£22£149
Stoke-on-Trent£19£133
Gateshead£12£93
Vale of White Horse£18£125
Dundee£45£300
Scarborough£25£225
Waverley£18£136
Vale Royal£16£130
Knowsley£13£111
Torbay£20£140

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
Barnsley£32£218
Middlesbrough£38£300
New Forest£44£287
Arun£50£400
Birmingham£28£176
Havant & Waterloo£50£400
Reigate & Banstead£50£359
South Kesteven£35£250
East Hertfordshire£47£280
Newbury£50£310

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
Fife£38£257
Charnwood£42£224
Manchester£37£230
Tendring£58£282
Neath Port Talbot£33£218
Horsham£47£264
Plymouth£30£235
Falkirk£39£268
London£54£281
Salford£37£229

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£41£228
Aberdeenshire£34£248
Cardiff£34£224
Swansea£32£217
Barnsley£33£216
Wolverhampton£38£223
Flintshire£36£222
Crewe & Nantwich£37£237
Amber Valley£38£240
Lisburn£30£196

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
Gateshead£21£150
York£20£166
Scottish Borders£22£162
Wokingham£30£192
Cardiff£21£169
West Lancashire£23£158
Broadland£17£140
Erewash£20£159
Bury£23£165
Mid Sussex£27£185

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