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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1. Flooring fitting. 2. Remove old worktop (including metal sink and drainer) and then cut, fit and seal new worktop and refit the old sink.

Fit and pain skirting board in living room. Partially installed ~9m remaining. Skirting board is primed and has a simple 2 step shape.

Just a good sanding

Repair badly installed Sub Floor. Squeaks in places, small area needs to come up as floor too close to radiator pipe.

Laminate floor for yoga room

Lay engineered wood in 19m2 Living room - wood showing under skirting - no beading

Replace laminate flooring in a corridor and into bedroom due to leakage.

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Replace some squeaky floorboards. Also fix some doors that are not closing properly

A dinner room new exstention 2.8 by 6

Install wooden floor

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Fix 2 L shaped laminate worktops with a mitre joint each approx 5.5mtr in total along with up stands, a splash back and cutting for a tap, sink and an electric hob, 2 outbuilding doors, some skirting and decking repair

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Wooden floor sanding and varnishing

Re laying wooden floor

12x12 Summerhouse requires insulating with Plywood and Kingspan insulation. I will provide the materials, please contact me to arrange a suitable time to view the work required and agree start date and price. Please can I ask only genuine experienced people respond; as I have been let down recently

Repair chip off step on wood stair

Hi, I'm looking for a quote for pulling up old carpet and laying wood laminate flooring in 2 bedrooms in our Maryland flat. One bedroom is roughly 7.54m2 and the other is roughly 13.88m2.

Repair wooden flooring

Need wooden floor in the living room and hall way

Fix creaking wooden floor

Around half of our laminate is lifting (wasn’t installed properly first time round) need it redone. Wood is already cut to size just may need a little more cutting. Also would like a quote for fitting of skirting boards once flooring is done.

Hello, I need an expert to be able to give me fully flush seamless finish between new and old wood flooring. I don’t want to use a transition bar.

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