If you have this idea for wooden floors in progress, you better know the chronology of installation and fitting. Choosing flooring is an important thing and it has its prelude, so if you live in London area, we can provide expert information and perfect accomplishment.
Perfect wood installation requires detailed run-up, which is based on preparing subfloors by leveling, dust control, increasing level of moisture, damp and sound proofing. Next step is to choose right method of fitting and we are a helping hand, no matter if it comes to engineered or solid wood, parquet or laminate. Details as door frames trimming are often neglected, but we always pay attention.
Before starting with installation of the planks, there are few tasks we work on. If your idea of what we do is, that we only lay timbers – you're wrong! Our first job is cleaning dusty subfloor properly, since dust can create uneven surface and cause unsteady flooring. Dust also can react to the adhesive thereafter, which is a problem for the upcoming fitting service. Although we use advanced dust free systems and equipment, we think in advance and protect further other rooms and furniture.
Really important step in the whole process, checking moisture level is a must, especially with London's climate. Moisture damage can be reduced, it only takes clean and dry subfloor and installation of dump-proof membrane, pipes in good condition and some time for flooring itself to adjust to temperature and humidity.
When all this is done, our staff members are ready to remove doors. This guarantee not only their perfect condition, also gives choice of laying flooring around the door trim, or get the door trim cut after.
Last step is to apply underlay. Underlay can have specific functions. Most commonly it creates sound insulation or solid and even base from surface, that cannot be perfectly even. Underlay is combined often with engineered wood or laminate, this type of installation called floating. That is possible, because by floating floor planks fit like puzzle pieces without gluing or nailing.
Uneven surface isn't the only specific case. Some subfloors have running pipes below. Here we lay wooden planks by gluing with wood floor adhesive. This method is suitable also for parquet and pattern flooring.
Nailing is another option and it's as effective as gluing. In certain situations hardwood is with thickness of about ¾ of an inch and nailing-down is the best possibility.
Finally, Junckers way, invented for wood floors of the same name. This method is close to floating using metal clip system, which holds each two planks in a pair.