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Wood Floor Insulation

Wood floors have several advantages for homes and commercial spaces, including their durability and classic look. They tend to let heat escape, however, so some properties need insulation installed underneath a wood floor. Wood floor insulation helps you maintain a constant temperature in your space and improves the floor’s airtightness. To get the most out of wood floor insulation, you need flooring experts to install it for you. Horizontal Matters provides all of London, as well as Essex and Hertfordshire, with premium wood insulation services. We pay great attention to detail to ensure your property has the proper insulation material for your flooring.

Over 30 Years Experience

For more than three decades, we’ve built our reputation as one of the top flooring companies offering wood floor insulation in North London. Our customers value our excellent service and competitive pricing.

Wood Floor Insulation Fitters

Fitting wood floor insulation can be a complex and delicate process. Many older homes can benefit from insulation, as they tend to let too much heat escape and damp to accumulate. Our expert floor fitters can install insulation under your wood floor to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. When we fit wood floor insulation, we take the needs of your property into account. Fitting insulation can also be a somewhat disruptive process, so we do our utmost to remain discreet and finish the job efficiently. We manage to cause little disruption and complete top-notch wood floor insulations thanks to our many years of experience.

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Wood Floor Insulation Installation Process

Our installation process is simple and streamlined, posing the least amount of inconvenience to you possible. First, we visit your property and take measurements so we can get an accurate sense of what’s required and provide you with a time estimate. You can choose to have the entire job completed in one day or, if there are multiple rooms to fit, or we can finish it over several days. We work around your schedule. Our workers will stay out of your way as they fit your wood floor insulation, and will clean thoroughly before leaving the site. 

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Commercial Wood Floor Insulation

Offices, hospitals, restaurants, shops, schools, and commercial spaces can all benefit from properly fitted wood floor insulation. With large commercial buildings, insulation is vital to prevent damp from setting in and to better control internal temperature. Insulation can help lower your energy bills and produce major cost savings for your business. We’ll ensure the insulation is laid properly and safely to avoid any accidents and to ensure it functions correctly. When you use experts to lay your wood floor insulation, you can be sure the job is done right.

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...

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 …

Beach Body Boot Camp

Dear Stuart I would like to thank you for the fantastic floor you fitted in my studio. I needed an extremely durable one which will last a long time in the gym environment. I was going to buy this floor from a builders yard hoping to get the best quality high density floor for my money. Luckily, I asked your …

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 …

Mrs Goodman, North Finchley

Delighted with my new Lounge carpet, supplied and expertly fitted by Horizontal Matters – highly recommend the service, choice and fitting

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.

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