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Wood Flooring

Hardwood is a classic choice for flooring, no matter what room of the home or office it’s for. Wood flooring comes in so many colours and styles that it can suit any interior design as well. Create an instant sense of warmth and comfort with real wood flooring. Wood floors are solid all the way through, making them a sturdy choice for your bedroom, kitchen, living room, office space, or retail shop. The advantage of wood floors is that they can be sanded and refinished over and over again, giving you a fresh look each time.

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.

Wood Flooring Fitting Services

At Horizontal Matters, we want your timeless wood floors to be exactly that – timeless. If they aren’t fitted correctly, hardwood floors won’t stand the test of time and you’ll just have to replace them. Our expert wood flooring fitters will ensure your new floor is installed properly and according to all common standards. We employ our streamlined wood flooring fitting processes in both domestic and commercial spaces across Walthamstow and North London, with minimal disruption to your home or business. If you want your new wood flooring to look amazing, you have to get the fitting right.

You can take a look through more of our work in our project gallery

Wood Flooring Showroom

Interested in wood flooring but aren’t sure which style to choose? Come to our North London showroom, where you can see all the wood flooring samples we have in stock. Our showroom consultants can also listen to your needs and preferences, and advise you on the best wood flooring choice for your home or business. We also have samples of several other types and brands of flooring, such as vinyl, laminate, and Amtico, if you aren’t sure that wood flooring is for you. At our Walthamstow showroom, we’ll help you find your new flooring.

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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...

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 …

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 …

Neil Freeman

Stuart and Jenny fitted hallway, stairs and landings carpet. Could not be more pleased with the result. They are also extremely pleasant and professional people to deal with. Highly recommended.

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 …

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 …

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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