Solid Wood Flooring FAQs

Which wood floor cleaner is best?

The cleaner required can vary on the finish of the floor, the manufacturers usually recommend using their own products along with the flooring ordered. However there are other companies like Bona that offer a range of floor care products.

How do I maintain my wood floor?

It is important to keep your solid wood floor dry, as any water left on the surface will cause damage. You can also protect your floor from furniture with pads for the feet of sofas and chairs. Avoid warping from excess sunlight by drawing curtains on a very sunny day.

How should I store my solid wood flooring prior to fitting?

We recommends that all floors are acclimatised within their packs for 2 to 3 days in the room to be installed to allow the temperature of the floor to equalise with its environment ensuring job site conditions are met. This may vary manufacturer to manufacturer so we would suggest checking the supplier instructions.

Is solid wood flooring water resistant?

How water resistant a floor is depends on the finish applied to a floor, for example a UV or lacquered finish is more water resistant than a natural oil. Our sales team are here to help if you require some advice on the right finish for you.

Can I install solid wood flooring anywhere?

Solid wood flooring can be fit on any of the following sub-floors, Concrete, Panel, Plank or Joists.

Each of the above would require a different level of preparation, so we would recommend consulting the manufacturers fitting instructions.

Is it possible to install wooden flooring on an uneven floor?

The degree to which the floor is uneven is a massive factor in whether you can install a wooden floor and the amount of sub floor preparation is required. We would always recommend getting the floor as level as possible before installing any floor.

Do skirting boards need removing before fitting wooden flooring?

This is personal preference however if the skirting is removed before the laying of the floor, the required expansion gap can be left underneath so that no additional beading is required.

Is solid wood flooring scratch resistant?

How scratch resistant a floor is depends on the finish applied to a floor, for example a UV or lacquered finish is more resistant than a natural oil, however a natural oil would be easier to repair. Our sales team are here to help if you require some advice on the right finish for you.