Supplying and installing oak wooden floors, parquet and engineered straight planks to homes and businesses in Clapham SW4, London. Beautifully fitted wooden flooring for bedrooms, hallways, landings, dining rooms and kitchens, fitted in all shapes and styles with and without borders.
Why wood floors from Cavendish deVere?
We fit wooden floors to the very highest standards - which is why we were voted 'Best Bespoke Fitting Company of the Year' in 2019 (twice!) for the entire London area - not just Clapham!
And we only use the very best, most experienced and time-served wood floor installers. Our team are experts in fitting parquet, basketweave, staggered planks, random patterns, chevron wood flooring patterns, borders and intricate designs.
Why have a wooden floor in the first place?
Wood is still one of the most beautiful materials you can fit to a floor with a timeless appeal. Warm under-foot, works well with under-floor heating, looks fantastic and chic. A high quality wood floor in your home or business in Balham and Tooting will last for decades - and in some cases it ages better over time.
Our tip is to buy the most expensive you can afford and get it installed properly by professionals - not builders - proper wooden floor fitters. You will always get your money back on a quality wooden floor when it comes time to sell your Tooting property - so it's worth the investment over and above almost any other type of flooring.
Types of wooden floors we fit
As with any other floor the sub-floor preparation is one of the most important factors. This is one of the most common failings when the amateur, the average builder or DIYer attempts to install a wooden floor. We take great care to ensure the sub-floor is perfect. This ensures it is flat, looks beautiful, wears well and has a life as long and successful as Winston Churchill.
Full 360 degree wooden flooring service
In addition to the subfloor, wood floor installations have some unique aspects that must be considered before undertaking.
In a working home, shop or office, dust can be a major problem when undertaking a wooden floor installation. Properly cleaned floors free from dust help with better adhesion and adjacent rooms and their contents should be protected and sealed off. We spend a lot of time prepping the areas to minimize cleaning at the end because wood sawing equipment can capture only a percentage of the dust released. We are also one of the only installation companies using air purifiers to extract dust from the air. Nevertheless, you must be prepared for a good builder's clean at the end of the project.
Incorrect moisture is another reason for wooden floor installation failures. We will ensure that moisture is within acceptable tolerances to minimize the risk of expansion or contraction within the new floor. A wood floor must be allowed to acclimatise to the humidity and temperature in the property during autumn and winter seasons.
Sub-floor preparation for wood floors
The sub-floor must be clean, level, solid and dry, free from dust and debris. We like to undertake the sub-floor preparation ourselves to remove unevenness from the floor and improve the bonding of the adhesives. In some installations we have undertaken in Clapham and Tooting, a liquid damp-proof membrane will be applied to the top of a concrete floor to protect against rising damp.
Wooden floor patterns in parquet
A parquet floor allows you to be very creative with the pattern. The most popular are herringbone, brick, chevron, basket weave and random designs.
Random pattern wooden parquet floor
Requires mixed lengths of planks and allows for a whole host of creativity and imagination as it is less structured than the other methods of laying wooden floors. Random patterns can create beautiful and dramatic wood floors.
Requiring regular plank lengths, a brick pattern, just as the name suggests is a wooden floor installed in the style of traditional brickwork one. Brick pattern wood flooring can cover a whole floor but benefits greatly from borders or feature strips.
Herringbone pattern wood parquet
Probably the most popular parquet wooden flooring pattern in Clapham, Tooting and Clapham South or anywhere else for that matter and well suited to bigger rooms but with some clever planning it can also enhance the look of smaller rooms. Herringbone patterns involve laying planks at 90 degrees to each other to create this famous design style.
Chevron pattern wood flooring is a variation of the herringbone style. Particularly associated with the grand buildings found throughout Europe, as you might imagine it really requires a large room to show it off. Laid either parallel to the wall or diagonally and often incorporated with a contrasting coloured lacing strip between the chevrons.
Basket weave pattern wooden flooring
Basket weave flooring pattern is less commonly seen wooden flooring style nowadays but making a big comeback - ironically because it is a popular design in Luxury Vinyl Tiles. A flexible pattern which can be produced using most types of wood, created in single or dual colours to create attractive effects. It works well in both small and large rooms.
Versailles panels wood flooring
Versailles panels, parquet de Versailles. A wood flooring design named after the famous Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) in France, where in 1684 they are introduced for the first time to replace the old marble floor within the palace. Not often seen in Clapham but arguably the most beautiful wooden floor design, certainly one of the most expensive, works well in large rooms - or palaces
The costs of installing parquet floors
All wooden parquet floors and particularly herringbone and chevron designs are more expensive to install, for the simple fact that they take more time to install. They also have higher wastage but it does create an extremely stable and attractive floor.
Wooden floor fitting and supply in Clapham
It's fair to say Clapham has come a long way, SW12 is an area that continues to ascend new heights. Quite simply, Clapham is 'cool'. It has cool independent coffee shops, cool restaurants and, most importantly, cool homes with great wooden floors fitting, suppled and installed by Cavendish deVere..