Cavendish deVere supply and install engineered and parquet wooden floors to commercial properties in Islington EC1R N1. In fact, we also fit domestic wooden floors. We are a multi-award winning flooring company - so you know that you are going to get your floor fitted by the very best London has to offer.
Why 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 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the entire London area - not just Islington!
Why are we so good? We care about our reputation and so we employ only the very best, most experienced wood floor installers - experts in fitting parquet, basket-weave, planks, random patterns and chevron.
Why have a wooden floor anyway?
Wood. Still one of the most beautiful materials you can fit to a floor. Timeless appeal. A high quality wood floor will last for decades - in some cases it ages better over time. And it is field tested - it's been used for flooring for thousands of years.
Our advice? Buy the most expensive you can afford and get it installed properly. You get what you pay for and you will always get your money back on a quality wooden floor when it comes time to sell your property in Islington.
Types of wooden floors we fit
As with any other floor the sub-floor preparation is key. This is one of the most common failings when DIY is attempted or general builders are asked to install wooden floors. We take great care to ensure the sub-floor is perfect for the wooden flooring project to be successful and to ensure it has a long life. Because that is what we do!
Wooden floor installation methods
There are many methods of installing a wooden floor but unless there are special circumstances which dictate it, we always recommend the 'stick-down' adhesive method for engineered wood floors. This makes the floor a part of the building, reduces the hollow sound that a floating floor makes when walked upon and makes it much less likely the floor will buckle in extreme heat or cold or if the floor gets wet. But there are others.
A glue-less method useful for installations of thin engineered wood flooring and laminates. As we don't sell thin engineered wood we don't use it often but each plank locks to the next without the need for glue. As the planks are not fixed to the sub-floor an underlay can be installed for extra sound insulation. Most often this technique is used for fitting quality laminate floors.
Floating 'Tongue & Groove'
Each plank attaches to the other like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and allows the installation of flooring planks with a thickness of 18mm plus.
Using the invisible nail method, nails are hammered below the surface of the plank at an angle of 45 degrees, pushing the plank down and backwards and into the previous row. A good technique for fitting thick, good quality hardwood.
We have a small range of cost effective wood floors but we mostly specialize in high end, bespoke, beautiful wood floors that offer something unique. Most of our wooden floors are sourced from Tedd Todd, where we are a preferred supplier and from V4, Kahrs or Havwoods.
Wooden floor fitting and supply in Islington
Islington isn’t just for the champagne socialists! It has great restaurants, shops, bars and clubs a really great High Street in Upper Street, great flats, apartments and houses. And we absolutely love fitting beautiful wooden floors here.