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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Fitting Wood Floors

Wood flooring must always be fitted according to BS8201:2011 and wherever possible an experienced wood floor fitter should also be used.  This section is for guidance only as site conditions and subfloors will dictate the best method of fitting your floor.  If you want your own builder or fitter to install your floor, they must understand that they take on full responsibility for the fitting of the floor and ensuring the subfloor is suitable.  For more information or to arrange one of our recommended fitters to visit you, please call 01666 504 015.

man fitting wood floors

> EazyFit Parquet
Parquet Flooring is now making a big comeback as a popular designer floor.. READ MORE

> Fitting Below Skirting Boards
As long as you have the correct tools, fitting flooring below skirting boards is quite a simple process. READ MORE

> Fitting Information
Wood flooring is a visually appealing, environmentally friendly floor covering that can last for many years, when planned, fitted and cared for correctly. READ MORE

> Gluing to Aluminium Spreader Plates
The Solid Wood Flooring Company has developed their engineered wood flooring so it can be glued directly to aluminium spreader plates. These plates are found in certain underfloor heating systems. READ MORE

> Fitting Videos
To help you visualise the methods of fitting wood flooring please see these videos. READ MORE

> Basements & Wood Flooring
To make a basement livable you need to "Tank" it out, this means sealing the walls, foundations and floor with water impervious materials such as damp proof membranes, foundation sealants etc. READ MORE

> Water & Wood Moisture & Humidity
Water and Wood Flooring do not mix, relative humidity levels and the moisture content of sub floors wall and the humidity in the air have huge effects on wood even your furniture made out of wood if effect and doors can jam because of high humidity levels. READ MORE

> Fitting & Installation Technical Glossary
Many people are unfamiliar with terms used in a particular industry, this blog is intended to help explain these phrases in a simple way. READ MORE

> Underlays for Wood Flooring
Here at The Solid Wood Flooring Company we only recommend and supply the best underlays for your floor. READ MORE

> Wood Flooring Adhesives
We recommend that wherever possible you glue your wood floor directly to your subfloor. READ MORE