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Hardwood flooring

Wooden Flooring

Wooden flooring offers enduring beauty that will last a lifetime and beyond.  It never goes out of style and goes well with any décor.  Not only does it last for decades but, if properly maintained, it actually improves its appearance with age.  There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered.  Both solid wood and engineered wood flooring come in a variety of plank widths and are either tongue and groove or a click system.

Engineered wood flooring typically has a 3-6mm oak veneer bonded onto a multi-ply backing.  The multi-ply backing is made up of several layers of wood sandwiched together in opposite directions to give a solid base.  Engineered wood is even suitable for use with underfloor heating.

By contrast, solid wood flooring is a fully natural product.  Solid wood flooring will swell and contract depending on room temperature.   A suitable expansion gap is required around the perimeter of the room and a flexible wood adhesive is required on all the tongue and groove joins to eliminate gapping.  Solid wood flooring cannot be fitted over underfloor heating.

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Hardwood flooring

At the Flooring and Carpet Centre we have a range of hardwood options available.  Our expert team will help make making the right choice easy.

We also offer the following services to assist our customers:

  • Advice on selecting the right wood flooring for your project
  • Wood flooring samples in our showroom and available to take home
  • A pre-treating service or provision of materials and products for finishing
  • Professional fitting service, including skirting board removal and replacement
  • No obligation quotes

Need more help deciding between engineered wood and solid wood flooring?

Hardwood flooring inspiration

Get ideas for wooden flooring from our hardwood flooring gallery.

laquered varnished solid wood large plank
glossy hardwood floor
bathroom wooden floor
glossy parquet
engineered laquered antique wood
parquet flooring

We offer a free quote service for hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring range

We are very happy to offer a wide range of carpets and flooring.  We have hardwood floor samples available to view.  Please come and visit our showroom in Kingsteignton, near Newton Abbot, or call us and we can go from there.  We have fitted hardwood floors as far afield as Dartmouth, Topsham, Exeter, Totnes and Sidmouth.  Our more local area is Teignmouth, Bovey Tracey, Shaldon, Bishopsteignton and Torquay.


woodpecker naturally inspired flooring
tuscan engineered solid high quality wood

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To provide quality flooring, products and fitting services and achieve complete customer satisfaction.  We are your local experts with 40 years' experience.  Whatever your flooring requirements are, large or small, we can help at a cost that won't break the bank.

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