Discover our 7 Step Installation Process

Discover our 7 Step Installation Process

We are delighted to share with you our installation of a beautiful ash fumed oak floor, installed over underfloor heating, recently undertaken for a customer in Suffolk.

The customer was provided with many bespoke wood floor samples at the outset to aid with their decision making process. They selected a stunning bespoke ash fumed European solid Oak floor to be laid in a Chevron pattern. White oil was also applied to the final finish to achieve the agreed aesthetic.

Step 1

Before works commence, detailed installation advice was given to the customer on site, ensuring that site logistics and the schedule of works were made clear, to include sub-floor preparation requirements.  Site checks were also undertaken, to include floor moisture readings and relative humidity.

Floor preparation before floor is installed

Step 2

Time is spent carefully setting out the floor layout, to ensure the overall appearance is aesthetically pleasing and works well with adjoining architectural features.
It is important to use compatible primers and adhesives when installing a wood floor, especially over underfloor heating.

Bespoke ask fumed oak being laid

Step 3

Details, however small, such as perimeter and mitre joints, are so important to get right. Careful attention to selection of the wood, to ensure a good variation of grain and colour throughout the floor.


Step 4

The floor was professionally sanded to achieve the best, and most consistent finish. Paying attention to dust control management.Floor installed

Step 5

The floor was then vaccumed and tack-mopped before the process of numerous coats of oil were applied to the floor onsite to complete the bespoke finish.Floor being finished with a bespoke oil

Step 6

A specialised breathable protection product was laid on the floor, followed by a layer of hardboard. This was done to ensure the floors were protected whilst other site works and decoration were continuing on at the property.

Floor being covered to ensure it doesn't scuffStep 7

Provision of aftercare advice for cleaning and maintenance to ensure the floor remains at its best.

Finished bespoke fumed ash oak floor

Installing a new wood floor over underfloor heating needn’t be difficult, but considerations must be made to ensure that you get the beautiful wood floor you want. Our Contracts Manager, Matt Knight and our Managing Director, James Hyde have filmed a discussion they had regarding our 5 main considerations for wood floors and underfloor heating.  Watch the full discussion and our considerations  here!

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Installing wood floors since 1968!

Managed Maintenance Service

We are pleased to offer a Managed Maintenance Service, where we can tailor a service agreement to your requirements, giving you peace of mind that your floor will not only last longer but look good for longer. We would be delighted to discuss a tailored maintenance service with you.

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We provide a 12 month workmanship guarantee on all our works for your peace of mind in knowing that our experienced technicians will work with you, not against you and we will honour that guarantee by offering 6-12 monthly courtesy calls after the works are completed.

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  • CFA
  • Safecontractor
  • CHAS
  • Constructionline

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  • Technicians are CSCS cardholders
  • Asbestos awareness certificate
  • DBS checks

Recommended Manufacturers

We are happy to recommend a number of flooring manufacturers. Click on the links below to find out more about how we work with each of these manufacturers.

Customer Comments

Paul Hobbs, Facilities Manager at the Building Design Partnership says, “Roger Hyde Limited was recommended to us by Junckers. Roger Hyde Limited has shown great expertise in the treatment of our oiled floor. The level of service they provide is exemplary. We would not hesitate in recommending their service.”
Paul Hobbs