Supplying and installing oak wooden floors, parquet and engineered straight planks to homes and businesses in Clapham, Clapham South, Clapham Common, Stockwell and Clapham North, London. Beautifully fitted wooden floors 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 wooden parquet floors, herringbone floors, staggered planks, chevron, with and without 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. People have been walking on wooden floors for thousands of years. Warm under-foot, works well with under-floor heating, looks fantastic and often looks better with age. A high quality wood floor in your home or business in Clapham will last for many years.
Buy the most expensive you can afford and get it installed properly by professionals - not builders - wooden floor fitters. You will always get your money back on a quality wooden floor when it comes time to sell your Clapham 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 Jeanne Calment.
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
Clapham is a fantastic place to live with many bars, cafes, restaurants. Some of them have beautiful wooden floors installed by Cavendosh deVee. As do many of the stunning Victorian house surrounding the Common, Clapham South, Clapham North and even Stockwell.