Fitting your wood floor
No matter how beautiful it may be, a wooden floor is only as good as the quality of how it’s fitted. Here at Heritage Wood Floors we are experts in the fitting and finishing process, ensuring that your beautiful wood floor is ready to stand the test of time.
Experience is the vital component
Installation can make or break a project. You can rest safe in the knowledge that when commissioning us you’re working with experts. Exceptionally high standards of workmanship comes as standard with Heritage Wood Floors and our fitters have the ability to communicate and discuss any fine details with our clients where necessary.
There is a fundamental difference between a floor that is ‘installed’ and a wood floor that is ‘fitted’. Heritage fit wood flooring into a floor space with thought and consideration to the dynamics and the structure of the dwelling. Each board is carefully placed and positioned in relation to its neighbouring boards and balanced with the physical structures around the boards. In some cases the boards or blocks are laid completely symmetrical as is the case with parquet and block flooring. Each project is different but common themes will be prevalent and our experience and an eye for aesthetic detail will ensure that a wood floor fitted by Heritage Wood Floors will compliment its surroundings.
The fitting and finishing of wood flooring may to the uninitiated appear to be a relatively straight forward affair, however nothing could be further from the truth. A time served and experienced wood floor fitter will have developed an eye for detail, deep understanding of how wood reacts with its environment, an in depth knowledge of subfloors and their importance in regards to a wood floor project.
Good carpentry and joinery skills are essential and ultimately a knowledge and ability of how to colour and finish wood and wood flooring is vital. An extensive armoury of sanding machines and wood floor specific power tools coupled with a strong back is also a prerequisite. To harness the aforementioned does not happen overnight and in fact probably takes at least a decade (possibly several) of being exposed to a wide variety of the different facets involved with wood flooring. It is essential to have formed alliances and build relationships over the years with trusted suppliers, manufacturers and other wood flooring specific professionals to gain access to the opinions, knowledge and experience that has been built on by others over the decades is also of the utmost importance. As for any profession, experience is absolutely vital in attaining the knowledge and skill to attain the ability to create beautiful wood floors that stand the test of time.
Contact us to find out more about how a floor can be tailored to your exact specifications.