Solid Hardwood Installation
Solid Hardwood Installation is one of the standard service Real Wood Flooring provides to its Domestic & Commercial Customers in Watford, London & surrounding areas. Even though in the past decade the solid wood flooring market has shifted to engineered flooring, Real Wood Flooring still keeps stock and offer Solid Oak boards to those who would prefer traditional oak flooring in their property.
With Professional Solid Hardwood Installaiton you will benefit from:
Quality Solid Hardwood fitting work would depends on few essential things, such as:
- Quality Solid Hardwood Flooring
- Experienced Floor Installers
- Preparation work
- Finishing details
With Real Wood Flooring, you can get the best possible combination of all.
Quality Solid Hardwood Flooring
Real Wood Flooring Keeps in stock vast selection of Quality Solid Hardwood flooring in different sizes & grades. All of our solid wood comes from well managed and sustainable sources. Sourced and machined in Europe, our European Solid Oak Flooring is by any means of the fines quality Solid Hardwood Planks, available on the British Flooring Market. Real Wood Flooring Provide full guarantee on our solid oak products and you can rest assured that the solid oak boards, fitted in your property, is going to be a long term investment in your home.
Experienced & Reliable Flooring Installers
With years of experience in Professional Solid Hardwood Installation, our Company builds its reputation in Watford & London. Quality flooring work, can only be achieved by experienced and qualified solid wood floor fitter. Real solid wood is natural product and it is very important to have the right environmental conditions, in order to guarantee stability and longevity of your solid oak flooring. The proper solid floor fitter would always advise you beforehand about important things, such as subfloor preparation, acclimatization of the solid oak flooring on site prior installation, the right humidity and temperature in the particular area. Following the right guidelines for solid hardwood installation & post fitting maintenance, would significantly improve the lifespan of your flooring.
Often the flooring work is quicker & more cost effective, if you chose Professional Floor fitters rather than common builder or simply man & van.
Solid Hardwood Installation Methods
For installation of solid hardwood flooring we would always recommend to have firm & stable subfloor, in order to minimize the natural movement of the solid planks.
Secret Nailing Solid Hardwood Installation
The most common method of installation if Solid Wood is Secret nailing. Nailing down a floor board requires that there are wooden joists or wooden subfloor, to nail the boards into. The ‘secret’ part of this method is that the nails are hidden from above because they are driven through the tongue that runs down the side of the flooring board. The tongue is then slotted into the groove on the adjacent board, hiding the nails from view.
This installation method is suitable for solid boards with minimum thickness or 18mm. Our Standard European Oak flooring comes in 20mm total thickness and it is suitable for this method of installation.
Gluing Down Solid Wood
Gluing down is another standard installation method for Solid wood. This method of installation gives you the opportunity to fully bond your flooring on to the base, creating stable and solid feel of your wooden floor. Our Experienced floor fitters would use flexible solid wood flooring adhesive in order to maximize the stability of the chosen solid oak timber.
In some cases, where extra stability is required our experienced solid oak floor fitters combine both of the above techniques and install the solid wood glued down & secret nailed.
Floating installation method
Due to natural movement of solid wood boards, installation of such as a floated floor is not recommended. It is possible to be done, however it may (and most probably wood) compromise on to the stability of your new solid oak flooring.
Preparation of Subfloor
Good Preparation work is a key to good flooring work. It is essential to have subfloor prepared for the installation of your Solid Hardwood. This is where you would really need a professional advise in order to do the flooring work right. Our surveyors are happy to advise about any potential requirements of the existing base that would be of a significant importance to the installation of your Solid Wood Flooring. There are number of things that may be required and/or recommended to be carried prior fitting of your Solid Floor Planks, such as:
- Removing of existing floor covering and sub floor.
- Leveling of the existing joists or concrete.
- Installation of plywood, in order to provide firm base of the new engineered wood.
- Thermal insulation
- Sound proofing
- Damp proofing
Real Wood Flooring is happy to assist with any preparation work that is required. We’ll be also happy to discuss particular requirements or to advise about such with other contractors currently involved in your renovation project.
Full Service Guarantee
Choosing the proper quality Solid Wood Flooring, as well as the Professional floor installation Company will Guarantee not only the quality of your new floor, but it will significantly improve the lifespan of the flooring itself.
Real Wood Flooring provides Full Service Guarantee. Going with single flooring contractor for the complete flooring service (preparation, supply, installation & finishing (if required)) will not only gives you a piece of mind and fully guarantee the flooring work, but also it is usually the most cost effective option for Solid Hardwood Installation in your property.