Simple Scandinavian Flooring for Underfloor Heating
Simple Scandinavian Flooring for Underfloor Heating
Following considerable research, Pur Natur got the attention of Roger Hyde Limited. Their personal approach, together with the highest quality flooring makes for an excellent combination. “Scandinavian design is as popular as ever, and Pur Natur brings this to life”, says James Hyde, Managing Director of Roger Hyde Limited. With a number of projects now completed, Roger Hyde Limited is happy to recommend Pur Natur.
When assessing wide plank installations, Roger Hyde Limited recommends that the following Pur Natur attributes are considered:
Exceptional quality Black Forest Douglas Fir.
PEFC environmentally accredited.
Engineered planks with very little expansion and contraction.
Wide planks 450mm and long planks up to 9 metres.
Works over underfloor heating.
Personal approach from the manufacturer.
Both Commercial and Residential uses.
Supplied unfinished so a bespoke finish is applied on-site.
Watch the video of our Contracts Manager, Matt Knight, discussing how to achieve a successful wood floor installation with underfloor heating.
James Hyde says, “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.” These include:
Good planning, design and timings
Appropriate design of the underfloor heating system and sub-floor build up, for example, you will need to take into account the surface thermometer probes, and suitability and quality of materials used, e.g. concrete and screed products.
Allow plenty of time for each stage of the works – especially when leaving enough time for concrete to dry
Finish floor details such as the finished height and floor expansion allowance, need to be considered, especially when new floor is adjoining existing floors. This is a common mistake when installing a new floor to an adjoining floor, not allowing enough depth for sub-floor build up or for board expansion.
Pre-installation site conditions
Moisture checks need to be undertaken to ensure sub-floors are dry and ready. We use specialist equipment and various methods to measure moisture in all different types of materials. Many factors can influence the drying process. This is something we can advise on when beginning the installation process with you.
Accurate measuring of air temperature and relative humidity are essential. This is to avoid a scenario where the wooden floor can twist, warp or cup, due to natural movement caused by an imbalance of the air temperature and moisture.
Ensure underfloor heating has been running for the appropriate amount of time. E.g. concrete should be a minimum of four weeks prior to installation of the finished wood floor. Plus the site conditions and moisture readings are still good
The underfloor heating should be turned off during the installation. This is often a requirement of adhesive and related products manufacturers, until the floor is fully installed, i.e. fixed or bonded, it can still be vulnerable to movement.
It is crucial that monitoring and controlling of the site conditions continues throughout the installation project
Post installation site conditions and protection
Once the floor is successfully installed and finished, it is important to use suitable products for any temporary floor protection. For example, these should be breathable products.
Many floor installations fail at this stage, so it is crucial to continue maintaining the site conditions
Follow underfloor heating guidelines
Lots of care and attention has led to this point, it is now vital to follow the manufacturers guidelines when re-introducing the heating
This must be done gradually to avoid unwanted contraction and warping of the boards you have just installed
This needs to be understood clearly for successful ongoing use
James continues, “installing Pur Natur over underfloor heating is made easier, because the engineered planks mean that there is very little expansion and contraction as the seasons change, ensuring you enjoy ‘living’ with your floor for many years to come.”
Since 1968, Roger Hyde Limited has provided maintenance advice and how end users can ensure that the life of their floor is prolonged.
To get in touch to discuss a Pur Natur installation and bespoke samples, call 01787 463348 or email email@example.com. With UK coverage.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“We have worked with Roger Hyde Limited for a number of years and used their services on a previous project. We particularly wanted to use them on the Alan Cristea Gallery project because of their expertise and experience. Working with Roger Hyde Limited was a simple and easy process. The gallery are subsequently delighted with the results. We will continue to use Roger Hyde Limited and recommend them for similar works.”
“One very satisfied customer! Just to say a very big Thank you for the revamped hall floor. It is quite magnificent!”
“Roger Hyde Limited led a highly professional team throughout all aspects of the works. Their dedication and involvement in the project ensured that the main contractor and I, the architect, were always informed. This helped with our communication with client. Maintenance advice and a comprehensive cleaning demo was also provided as part of the service. This was much appreciated by the FM team. An excellent service overall, I would not hesitate in recommending or using Roger Hyde Limited again.… Read more
Architect we worked with on the project.
“Roger Hyde Limited quoted for the works along with a couple of other companies as we were refurbishing the studio. We chose Roger Hyde on our Architects recommendation and were glad we did. They provided a very professional service before, during and after the works. The new floor was laid within a week and we were able to use it straight away. Roger Hyde Limited follow up with you every so often to check the floor is ok and will visit anytime you need. We wouldn’t have a problem recommendi… Read more
“I am so pleased with the look and feel of the room. Roger Hyde Limited did a great job all the way through the process, from pre-installation to after the works were completed. They continue to keep in touch with you to check the floor is doing well and to have a quick catch up with you just to keep in touch. I would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for any Dinesen installations.”
Homeowner in Essex
“The kitchen floor needed upgrading. We wanted to install a new vinyl floor and we are very pleased with the outcome. The kitchen looks fresh and cleaner with the new floor. We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Roxwell Memorial Hall
“The Church Council is very pleased with the result and the hall users have been extremely complimentary about the overall appearance of the refurbished floors. The two representatives of the company, in particular, were very professional with regard to the way they carried out the work.”
Christ Church Coalville
“I had forgotten how the floors looked 9 years ago when we first opened but the transformation is truly remarkable and we are more than pleased with your work. I spoke to Fr.Martin today and he was so surprised that he has written in the parish newsletter telling the people about the floors. It will be put to the management committee to now look to get all the areas of the hall re-done.”
Brentwood Cathedral Parish Hall
“The process of booking in works to the completion of each project is very easy. Roger Hyde Limited is able to accommodate the office opening hours and complete the works over the weekend. The technicians always leave the office the way they find it and clear away all rubbish they create. We would recommend them for similar works.”
Office Building in London
“Thanks for completing the job on time. We are delighted with the work you have done and it really has given the building a major lift.”
Brandeston Hall School
“We are really pleased with the work that was carried out last week in the Windsor room. The standard is very good and the work carried out in a very professional manner. Many people have commented how good the flooring looks.”
College Sand Oak Hertfordshire Testimonial
“Roger Hyde Limited provided a 5’star service. They were engaged, precise and punctual. Excellent”
Knightsbridge Apartments Gym
“Flooring works took place over 3 days, with 2 days to cure, so we ensured the hall wasn’t in use for the week. The transformation of the hall is fantastic. You can clearly see the state the floor was in before the works took place and it hall looks refreshed and has a new lease of life. We will recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Kelvedon Institute Village Hall
“We are very happy with the finished floor, thank you, excellent job.”
Priors Field School
“The church hall gets used very frequently and was very tired looking. We are so pleased with the transformation. The flooring technicians were brilliant and we have had great feedback from our staff and visitors. The floor looks like new! We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
St John's and St James Church
“We absolutely love our Douglas Fir floor. It is beautiful. Thank you Roger Hyde Limited.”
Residential Customer London
“The new floor has come through two of the most testing events of our year, the Scarecrow Festival and Village Show, with flying colours. It has received many compliments and looks wonderful!”
Flamstead Village Hall
“I am happy to endorse Roger Hyde Ltd. Their work at Kingston College Arena was carried out to an exemplary standard by very receptive and efficient operatives. They co-ordinated their efforts with a number of my contractors and all were done at a very competitive price. I will continue to consider them as my first option for specialist floor maintenance and repair.”
“Farnham village halls floor was in a very poor condition and invited Ed Hyde to visit in the autumn of 2016. Very prompt appointment made and having viewed the floor gave several options for treatment acknowledging the various costs and timescales involved. Full quotations were received promptly and Ed was aware that we were raising funds to undertake the work and timing of the work was important as not to disrupt the halls general weekly use. Finance was arranged and having corresponded with… Read more
David Arnold, Treasurer - Farnham Village Hall Management Committee
“The work carried out was of a very high standard. The flooring technician completed the work in the time stated. From discussing the work to be done, to the completed work we have no complaints and would happily use them again and most definitely recommend them.”
Barnham Village Hall
“I am fantastically pleased with the finished project. The kitchen gets a lot of traffic from people, wellies and cats, and especially living in the countryside, the floor will get a lot of use. I clean the floor once a week which keeps it looking brand new. I was told that Roger Hyde Limited would be happy to return each year to clean and re-oil the flooring; this is something I will absolutely be doing to give the flooring a longer life and to keep it looking new.”
Homeowner in Buckinghamshire
“We were very pleased with Roger Hyde Limited. Their contractors were punctual, polite, hardworking, diligent and cooperative. They were conscious of safety issues and were happy to chat about any issues that came along. The floor has been transformed as it was badly scratched after four years of continuous use. We are very pleased with the result.”
The Trustees, New Green Centre, Thurston
“It’s been a pleasure working with Roger Hyde Limited. Super responsive, professional and quality work.”
“The whole Roger Hyde team provided a friendly, helpful and professional service. We are extremely pleased with the final result and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wants a Dinesen floor”.
“Our sports hall needed to be sanded and the court markings re-painted. The sports hall was looking tired and the court markings were very worn and faded. We wanted to restore the hall for our customers who use the hall regularly. The results are fantastic. You can see the clear transformation of the floor and we couldn’t be happier. We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Willesden Sports Centre
“It was a pleasure working with Roger Hyde Limited, a rare thing these days in the construction industry. Our floor needed a deep sand, and every corner was sanded perfectly.”
Residential Customer, London
“Harris Calnan and Roger Hyde Limited (RHL) have a great working relationship, with RHL contributing to many of our projects over the years. RHL have particular experience in Dinesen installations, in addition, they also maintain the Dinesen floors that they install and so have terrific insights into the whole-life cycle of these products. RHL provide good communication throughout any projects we carry together, from quotes to finishing to installation. Their experience and flexible approach e… Read more
Contracts Manager, Harris Calnan
“In our village we are blessed with an old hall. In 1924 there was a gift of land from a local farmer and our Village Hall was then built by subscription. It is to all intents and purposes a wooden hut with more recent extensions to provide an entrance foyer, kitchen and toilets.The original building requires constant TLC because of its age and usage, so we raise finds by various means mainly used to keep it in good order. One of our greatest joys and at the same time our greatest headache is … Read more
Graham Mooney, Kettleburgh Village Hall
‘The floor surface had received a lot of wear with many scratches and scarring. The scrub and seal we had completed by Roger Hyde Limited vastly improved the floor surface and removed the scratches and scarring. We are very pleased with the works and the flooring technician, and we would happily recommend them for similar works.’