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Laminate Flooring Installation

Laminate flooring can add charm and elegance to any home or office, giving your interiors a luxurious or refined look without the maintenance or hassle of real wood flooring. Laminate flooring is also versatile and can be fashioned into several designs, styles, and colours to match your design scheme. If not fitted properly, however, your laminate flooring will fail to impress. At Horizontal Matters, we offer a premium laminate flooring installation service. We’re based in Walthamstow, North London, but we cater to residential and commercial properties across London, including Essex and Hertfordshire.

Over 30 Years Experience

Horizontal Matters have provided unparalleled laminate flooring installations across London for over thirty years. With our decades of experience, we’ve become one of the top flooring specialists in North London. Our customers continue to return to our services because we offer expert advice, professional service, and competitive pricing on flooring and installation.

Laminate Floor Fitters

To get the most out of your laminate flooring, you need professional fitters who will ensure your flooring is installed properly. With careful attention to detail and minimal disruption to your home or office, we install your new laminate flooring so that it looks precisely how you pictured it. Proper fitting is also essential if you want your laminate flooring to hold up for many years – there’s no sense investing in new flooring if you just have to replace it again soon after. As professional laminate floor fitters with years of experience and expertise, Horizontal Matters will ensure your new flooring is exceptional.

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Laminate Floor Installation Process

Horizontal Matters provides laminate floor installation across London and our streamlined process ensures you have your new flooring in no time. We start by visiting your property to assess the rooms that need flooring and taking measurements. Once that step is complete, we can provide you with an accurate estimate of our installation services. The timeline for fitting your new laminate flooring is entirely up to you. We can do several rooms at once, all in one day, or we can finish the installation process over multiple days. However you choose to have your laminate flooring fitted, our workers will always be respectful of your space and clean up thoroughly before leaving.
Clix laminate floor

Commercial Laminate Floor Installation

In commercial properties, laminate flooring functions as more than an aesthetic enhancement. In most offices, hospitals, restaurants, shops, and other business properties, flooring must adhere to certain safety standards. The installation is part of those standards as well, and if your laminate flooring isn’t laid correctly, it can lead to accidents and liabilities for your business. Laminate flooring is also a practical choice for commercial spaces as it’s easy to clean, more hygienic, and affordable. As commercial floor fitters, Horizontal Matters will ensure your new flooring meets requirements and looks excellent in your space.

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.


‘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...

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 …

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 …

Trust Property Management

Dear Stuart, Thank you for installing the door mat at Abercorn Place. This was by any measure a small job but one which has a dramatic effect on the building being bespoke with the number ‘29’ cut into it. Thank you very much for agreeing to take on this low value commission, it is typical of your willingness to assist …

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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