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.

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Carpenter & Joiner near London£36£219
Carpenter & Joiner near Birmingham£29£178
Carpenter & Joiner near Leeds£23£171
Carpenter & Joiner near Glasgow£34£181
Carpenter & Joiner near Sheffield£22£173
Carpenter & Joiner near Bradford£23£171
Carpenter & Joiner near Liverpool£24£167
Carpenter & Joiner near Edinburgh£26£205
Carpenter & Joiner near Manchester£31£185
Carpenter & Joiner near Bristol£24£190

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Laminate floor has developed gaps and wear in a number of places, so looking to have it repaired or replaced. A few general jobs also required - mainly filling, sanding and painting of any worn areas of walls. This is attending to maintenance between tenants so seeking for work to be completed as soon as possible.

Floor sanding and stain/varnish/paint

A house with carpets just removed, the floorboards look ok and wanting a rough quote on sanding then finishing to a acceptable level prior to selling house. Looking for budget job, not high spec. Trying to weigh up whether to recarpet or make best of the wood. 3 bedrooms mainly. Possibly stairs and landing/hall so may be 40m2 - 60m2 in total to do. But for now really looking for quite general costs per m2 for 1)minor repairs to floor 2) sanding 3) cheapest out of stain/varnish/paint. Appreciate any guide prices. Thanks.

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Need to lay second hand engineered wood floor (and underlay) in 1) Large open plan room, 2) Large dining room and living room. Potential to do one room at a time as they are over 30sqm each. Beading required around side of room. I would prefer to obtain final quotes from potential tradesman based on them seeing the job at my house and then providing an all in price for materials and time. In order to quote on here please let me know your daily rate or provide

Lay Engineered Wood Floor

Need to lay second hand engineered wood floor (and underlay) in 1) Large open plan room, 2) Large dining room and living room. Potential to do one room at a time as they are over 30sqm each. Beading required around side of room. I would prefer to obtain final quotes from potential tradesman based on them seeing the job at my house and then providing an all in price for materials and time. In order to quote on here please let me know your daily rate or provide

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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
Conway£23£185
Middlesbrough£41£197
East Devon£19£162
Wolverhampton£25£203
Epping Forest£35£220
Nottingham£30£216
Wokingham£40£236
South Lanarkshire£25£173
Macclesfield£31£189
Walsall£25£199

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
York£21£181
Luton£30£213
Colchester£23£196
Torbay£24£183
North Lanarkshire£37£174
Bath & North East Somerset£24£192
Barnsley£24£176
Calderdale£23£162
Stafford£35£207
North East Lincolnshire£22£176

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wigan£28£201
Angus£35£250
South Bedfordshire£38£249
Dover£29£196
Lancaster£34£246
Sevenoaks£42£251
Dudley£30£207
Huntingdonshire£31£226
Charnwood£28£207
North Hertfordshire£36£239

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Plymouth£14£100
New Forest£32£280
Flintshire£23£178
East Hampshire£20£160
Preston£32£231
Harrogate£15£97
Erewash£20£171
West Lancashire£26£206
Halton£33£250
Solihull£125£142

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kirklees£35£301
Poole£79£205
Bristol£39£222
Sunderland£41£258
Newbury£130£130
Bradford£35£274
Maidstone£40£230
Wigan£38£200
South Tyneside£41£258
Carmarthenshire£19£130

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Halton£13£110
Thamesdown£16£115
East Dunbartonshire£13£110
Oldham£14£109
South Somerset£20£165
Cardiff£23£163
Slough£18£132
North Somerset£20£207
East Ayrshire£20£140
East Hertfordshire£18£143

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
Belfast£32£213
South Kesteven£35£250
Fife£30£250
Blackpool£60£150
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£48£225
Sheffield£28£90
Renfrewshire£10£50
Bracknell Forest£41£231
Halton£35£258
Vale Royal£37£237

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
Eastleigh£44£272
Cardiff£35£227
Vale of Glamorgan£38£225
Erewash£40£245
Chelmsford£43£258
Powys£41£282
Conway£32£204
Oldham£37£237
Basildon£45£259
North Lanarkshire£40£272

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Southend-on-Sea£45£252
Gedling£39£231
North Hertfordshire£47£261
Lisburn£31£206
East Devon£33£241
Eastleigh£42£251
Salford£42£230
South Kesteven£40£261
Conway£31£200
Cherwell£44£246

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
Oldham£23£166
Basingstoke & Deane£27£195
Knowsley£22£156
Gloucester£23£189
South Lanarkshire£16£149
Wealden£23£178
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
Macclesfield£20£164
Wolverhampton£20£151
Doncaster£17£141
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