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Wood Floor Installation

Wood Floor Installation Service

Wood flooring is timeless, providing any residential or commercial space with a classic look. Wood flooring goes with any interior design, whether it’s modern, traditional, or exotic. When you decide to add new wood flooring to your home or office, you want it to look exceptional. Choosing the right flooring is essential, but so is installation. When done incorrectly, wood floor installation can expose your floor to more potential damage, affect its performance and safety, and shorten its lifespan. As flooring experts based in Walthamstow in North London, Horizontal Matters provides premium wood floor installation. We service all of London, as well as Essex and Hertfordshire, always providing exceptional customer care and attention to detail.

Over 30 Years Experience

For more than three decades, we’ve helped customers all over London transform their living and working spaces with top-quality wood flooring and professional installation services. Our expert advice, commitment to excellent customer experiences, and competitive pricing on flooring and flooring services have made us a top flooring company in North London.

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Wood Flooring Fitting

Fitting a wood floor properly requires extreme care and attention, as one simple mistake can easily put the flooring at risk of damage. Our wood floor fitters have worked in homes, offices, shops, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other commercial properties across London, fitting wood floors in complicated and sometimes challenging properties. We’re also experienced carrying out large-scale installations, whether for a public building such as a museum, or a block of apartments. As specialists in wood flooring and flooring installation, we always aim to provide high-quality service and ensure a seamless fitting of floorboards for your new wood flooring.

Wood Floor Installation Process

Our process for wood floor installation is streamlined so that we disrupt your daily life as little as possible and let you enjoy your new wood flooring as soon as we can. We start by visiting your property to take measurements and carry out other assessments. Once we understand the full scope of the project and after we’ve offered our expert advice on wood floor installation services, we provide you with our quote. The timeline for fitting your new wood floor is entirely up to you. We can complete several rooms in one day or our fitters can finish the installation over several days, so as not to disrupt your home life or business operations too much.

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Popular Wood Flooring Installation Services

Engineered Wood Flooring Fitting

Engineered wood flooring contains multiple layers of timber with a solid wood veneer, which allows for wood expansion. It can withstand moisture and underfloor heating systems, and requires a specialist to fit properly so you can experience the full benefits of this hardy wood flooring.

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Solid Wood Flooring Fitters

Solid wood is considered the gold standard of flooring, putting in an exceptional appearance and typically being the most expensive type of wood flooring available. If you opt for solid wood flooring in your home or office, you’ll want to protect your investment by hiring specialist wood flooring fitters.

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Hardwood Floor Installation

Hardwood floors are of the highest quality and enhance any room you install them in, whether in your home or a commercial building. To get the most from your hardwood floor, you need professional hardwood floor fitters to ensure it’s installed properly.

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...


Dear Stuart I am writing to thank you for the excellent service you provided when we needed new carpets and needed to refurbish wooden floors at a rental property. You provided a wide selection of modern-looking cost-effective carpets for us to choose from, and you fitted them expertly at a time convenient to us. The carpets look exactly right for …

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 …

Mrs S S

Horizontal Matters provided me with first class service end to end. Stuart provided great customer service.  He visited us at our home with a wide range of samples, promptly followed by a more than reasonable quote.  Horizontal Matters were also very accommodating with arrangement of the fitting days. The carpet fitters were very professional and friendly.  Arriving on time over …

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.

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 …

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 …

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