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Floor Fitters

Floor Fitting Services

Fitting new carpeting, vinyl, or wood flooring is a big job, no matter how big or small the room. Each type of flooring has fitting specifications and unless you follow them exactly, and use the right tools, your flooring won’t look as proper as it should. For those who want quality flooring fitted by experts, Horizontal Matters is here to assist. With our many years of experience and our dedication to customer happiness, we can provide floor fitting for your home or commercial space that’s sure to impress.

Over 30 Years Experience

We’ve been in the flooring business for over 30 years, helping residents of Walthamstow and North London find the perfect flooring for their homes and businesses. With our expertise, we’re one of the leading flooring companies in North London.

Floor Fitting Process

Our fitting process is streamlined and effective. First, we’ll come to your home or business to measure the flooring area. Then, we’ll give you an accurate time window and estimate, so you’ll know when to expect us and how long the job will take. When the day for fitting comes, our workers will show up and complete the job with as little disruption as possible. We are always discreet and courteous no matter where we’re fitting flooring, whether it’s in your home or at your business. Finally, we’ll clean everything up so all you have left to do is enjoy your new flooring!

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We provide professional floor fitting services in commercial spaces, from offices and shops to schools and hospitals. Each building has unique flooring needs, and we’ll ensure yours are met. Commercial floor fitting should be done efficiently, with as few disturbances to your business activities as possible. With our fitting services, you can have your new, luxurious flooring in no time. Our commercial fitting extends beyond North London, to the rest of London as well as Essex and Hertfordshire. It’s our pleasure to make your business look exceptional. 

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Wide Range of Floor Colours, Styles and Brands

You can either visit our showroom or schedule an on-site visit to see our huge selection of flooring samples. Browse through wood, vinyl, laminate, carpeting, and more from several leading brands. If you schedule an on-site visit, we can bring several samples with us, making it easier for you to see what kind of flooring your space needs.

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Amtico Flooring

Amtico produces durable, luxury vinyl flooring from compressed resin. This brand prides itself on its long-lasting performance, as it won’t knick, split, or discolour over time.

Laminate Flooring

We stock the best brands in laminate flooring, giving your home the classic appearance of wood floors but without all the maintenance.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you want durable, waterproof flooring that looks like stone or wood for half the price, then we invite you to browse our luxury vinyl flooring options.

Luvanto Flooring

Luvanto is a leading vinyl flooring brand known for its long warranties. Flooring from Luvanto lives up to its guarantee, and you’ll have comfortable, stylish flooring for years to come.

Wood Flooring

Wood is the perfect flooring option for a non-slip surface, plus it puts in a magnificent appearance. Our wood flooring is available in several species, colours, and cuts.

Safety Flooring

Some industrial and commercial spaces require durable, slip-resistant flooring that withstands lots of wear and tear. We have a wide range of safety flooring that can suit your style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wood & Laminate Floors

Yes. There are many sound reducing underlays on the market which can be incorporated into the installation. These will offer a sound reduction of between 10 to 43 decibels.

Most manufacturers’ guarantees would be invalid if new underlay is not used.

Yes, but in most cases for wood it must be an engineered product, and you must use an appropriate underlay specifically designed for the purpose.

This would be due to excessive moisture. If you are using a mop to clean your floor ensure it is well wrung out before you start.

All wooden floors must be laid with room for expansion. There are various ways of concealing the expansion gap and we can happily show you all the various options.

Unless great care is taken with a wooden floor it is very likely to scratch. If you have a ‘shoes-off’ policy in your house this would reduce the likelihood of scratches, as will a strong doormat to catch loose grit at the entrance. In the case of laminates, they are highly scratch resistant.

Most wooden floors are more or less maintenance free but you should always follow the manufacturers recommended guidelines for maintaining your floor.

Carpets

‘Tracking’, as it is known, may occur in high traffic areas, and will depend on the type of carpet you select. Carpets that are denser are less likely to track. To reduce the likelihood of this occurring it is recommended that carpets are vacuumed twice a week to lift the pile, and we also recommend that you have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year.

The average life span is 7 years although there are a lot of new carpets on the market that give a 10 year guarantee.

Depending on the type of carpet being installed either plywood or hardboard can be applied to the floorboards prior to your new carpet being fitted.

Yes, you can but low tog underlays must be used which will allow the heat to penetrate through to your room.

There are specialist underlays available that reduce this type of noise and we would be happy to provide advice to you if this is a concern.

Most manufacturers’ guarantees would be invalid if new underlay is not used.

What our clients say...

M&Y Interiors

I called Stuart Gaylor to ask him a last minute favour, I needed two large properties measuring for carpet and had been let down by my usual fitter. Stuart leapt to the challenge and booked out six hours of time to do the job in the time scale needed. He went to both properties, measured meticulously and sent over a …

Simon Miller

Horizontal Matters is led by Stuart Gaylor, an experienced floor specialist. I have known Stuart for what must be 10 years. He will offer you a great choice in flooring, a very good fitting service, all with grace. My practice has recommended Stuart and his team for years, and will keep doing so. If you are thinking of a new …

Raphael Phillips

I have used horizontal matters on a number of occasions. Stuart and his team are fantastic. Very reasonably priced for the high-quality service and products that we received. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Raj Bhatt | Property Associates

I just wanted to thank you for providing a high-quality service with complete professionalism in our recently completed development in Finchley. You followed up on my referral immediately and came on-site within a week and then provided a competitive quote within a few days. We scheduled a time to fit and you arrived promptly to complete the job. I was …

JP & AH | Block 100 RTM Ltd.

Dear Stuart On behalf of the management company and leaseholders we wish to thank you and your fitting team for the recent replacement of the lino in the common parts of the building including the stairwell. We were delighted with the way you managed the project from start to finish. Your quotation was clear and good value, you wrote to …

S. A.

Dear Stuart I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent job you did supplying and fitting the carpets for my new house. Choosing the carpet was made very easy by you and your knowledge, explaining to me which carpets I could have that best suited the house, my budget and other requirements. I was impressed by the selection …

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