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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.

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£177
Carpenter & Joiner near Leeds£23£171
Carpenter & Joiner near Glasgow£34£181
Carpenter & Joiner near Sheffield£22£173
Carpenter & Joiner near Bradford£23£170
Carpenter & Joiner near Liverpool£24£166
Carpenter & Joiner near Edinburgh£26£205
Carpenter & Joiner near Manchester£31£187
Carpenter & Joiner near Bristol£24£189

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Recent jobs posted for wooden floors

Wood floors, electric underfloor heating

65^2m of floor to install (2bd 1 bath, 1 kitchen, living) with electric underfloor heating and engineered wood and concrete tiles

Repair laminate. Sanding & painting.

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.

Doors fitting

Internal 5 doors with locks and handels

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

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

Lay flooring

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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
Belfast£20£131
Bedford£35£216
Luton£34£217
Gwynedd£19£153
Epping Forest£35£218
West Wiltshire£25£186
Southend-on-Sea£35£190
Calderdale£23£169
Bury£31£197
Preston£26£192

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
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£20£171
North Tyneside£20£173
Plymouth£20£164
Vale Royal£25£169
West Lancashire£25£163
Rotherham£22£170
Braintree£29£189
Stockton-on-Tees£37£198
Oldham£30£186
Erewash£27£196

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Exeter£28£217
Windsor & Maidenhead£41£254
East Ayrshire£28£216
Caerphilly£29£204
Doncaster£28£217
Nuneaton & Bedworth£36£238
Stockport£30£213
Stafford£27£199
Oxford£39£214
Falkirk£32£240

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Belfast£20£130
Torbay£18£142
North Tyneside£39£254
Guildford£27£190
North East Lincolnshire£15£100
Leicester£17£191
Gloucester£35£300
Aylesbury Vale£21£164
South Ayrshire£12£75
Tameside£26£175

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Newcastle-under-Lyme£70£160
Cheltenham£75£588
Bradford£36£290
Vale of Glamorgan£41£125
Nottingham£37£267
Thanet£28£165
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217
Bournemouth£79£205
Wycombe£50£300
Southampton£48£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
Wakefield£16£107
South Cambridgeshire£57£187
Leeds£17£112
Rochdale£14£109
Horsham£16£109
Highland£18£150
Nottingham£48£256
Wychavon£12£100
North Ayrshire£20£140
Southampton£14£116

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
Reigate & Banstead£49£359
Renfrewshire£10£50
Windsor & Maidenhead£40£229
East Devon£40£320
Eastleigh£44£305
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
Salford£36£226
Fife£30£250
Powys£28£220
Swale£35£175

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
Bury£45£236
Southend-on-Sea£44£251
Cardiff£35£225
Guildford£56£298
Isle of Wight£41£244
Thurrock£45£259
Ipswich£63£295
Rotherham£34£225
Perth & Kinross£37£270
Tendring£58£282

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Basildon£45£251
Wirral£35£219
Canterbury£44£261
Wrexham Maelor£37£210
Leicester£38£219
Powys£33£260
Norwich£39£234
Vale of White Horse£42£262
Stroud£39£272
East Hampshire£40£248

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
Halton£20£152
Oxford£44£179
Bath & North East Somerset£24£169
Elmbridge£31£196
Tameside£23£169
Neath Port Talbot£21£159
Bristol£24£170
Bedford£29£179
York£20£166
Brighton£51£208
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