Cavendish deVere supply and install engineered and parquet wooden floors to homes and businesses in Shoreditch E1, London. Commercial and domestic wooden floors from an 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 Shoreditch!
We only use the very best, most experienced wood floor installers, experts in fitting parquet, basket-weave, planks, random patterns and chevron.
Why have a wooden floor?
Wood is still one of the most beautiful materials you can fit to a floor. It has timeless appeal, it's warm under-foot, works well with under-floor heating and a high quality wood floor will last for decades - in some cases it ages better over time. As it's been used for flooring for thousands of years, it's tried and tested.
Buy the most expensive you can afford and get it installed properly. You will always get your money back on a quality wooden floor when it comes time to sell your property in Shoreditch, so it's worth the investment over almost any other type of flooring.
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.
Full 360 degree wooden flooring service
In addition to the sub-floor, 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 Shoreditch, a liquid damp-proof membrane will be applied to the top of a concrete floor to protect against rising damp.
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 Shoreditch
Shoreditch - used to be a bit of a dump but is now an arty area adjacent to the equally hip neighborhood of Hoxton. Young creatives and trendsetters fill the fashionable clubs and bars that surround Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street, and Old Street, while an eclectic dining scene features everything from trendy installing beautiful wooden floors.