Wood Flooring

Installation and Supply

A family firm with a reputation for fantastic customer service, stretching back over 45 years


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Based on 33 reviews
Anthony Elvy photography
Anthony Elvy photography
Craig & Dan have excelled. Refurbished our parquet flooring to an extremely high standard. Friendly & informative..Highly recommend Bishops flooring.
Judith Strudwick
Judith Strudwick
Craig has been the most fabulous tradesman I have met, from the minute I left a message he called me back, he was kind friendly and even more than welcoming, made us feel like we were very important customers and went out of his way to get us the floor we had longed for, and the end result is perfect, we are hard to please but that was not an issue, I couldn’t recommend him and Dan enough, we are very lucky and our flat is now amazing ! Thank you 😊
ChrIs Macklin
ChrIs Macklin
Bishops laid down a beautiful engineered floor for us. They provided a highly professional service from selection of high quality wood and quotation with Mark, through to completed fitting carried out by Craig and Dan. We were impressed by their attention to detail and pride in the job. The work was carried out very efficiently and we were delighted with the result. This is the 3rd time we have used Bishops and we would definitely recommend them
Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith
Mark, Craig and their team did a brilliant job in our house, laying new flooring in both kitchen and lounge. They completed both rooms in under a week with minimal fuss. All works undertaken were extremely professional and of high quality workmanship. Thanks to everyone on the job - we are over the moon!
Christine Bateup
Christine Bateup
Bishops Flooring laid oak wood flooring in our new conservatory nearly 30 years ago. They have maintained the flooring in pristine condition over the years and recently sanded it down, treated it and resealed it. As always the floor looks as good as new. I can recommend them highly and both Craig and Dan were more than helpful while they were on site. My advice is 'don't go to anyone else'.
Spencer Drake
Spencer Drake
A pleasure to deal with Craig, Dan and Mark. Professional throughout with the work completed to a very high standard. Super service. Thank you.
Highly recommend Bishops Flooring. Oak flooring fitted in hall through to study. Mark was excellent when he came round to measure and discuss options. Craig and Dan fitted the floors with great care and used the boards to best effect. We are so happy with the result. The floor looks fantastic and we have no hesitation in recommending them. Just book them early as they are so busy!
John Thompson
John Thompson
We want to take this opportunity of thanking Mark, Craig and Dan for the tremendous work they did over the past week. Our new floors look fantastic and our recently sanded older floors match perfectly. Their attention to detail and the quality of their work was amazing Nothing was too much trouble. We have already recommended Bishops Flooring to our neighbours and friends.
Jo White
Jo White
I booked well in advance for all our floors to be restored to their former glory! Craig and Dan are excellent: polite, professional, friendly and very helpful and considerate. Thanks very much guys. Would highly recommend!

Wood flooring installation and supply

At Bishops we pride ourselves on our solid wood flooring and engineered flooring installations. We have 45+ years of experience supplying and laying the finest, luxury hardwood floors.

Solid wood floors are full of character. The difference between oak, parquet, pine boards, mahogany, teak, maple and beech wood floors (to name but a few) provides variety beyond your imagination. With such variety we can install beautiful floors to suite every taste and purpose.

Engineered oak flooring is versatile and can be laid on top of most sub floors. Engineered flooring is also recommended for fitting on top of under floor heating.

We fit and refinish many types of wooden floors to the highest of standards at very competitive prices. Whether you are a home owner who wants to improve the look of your living room, a site manager wanting to update a well-worn school hall, or a commercial firm wanting new floors for a range of new properties, we can help. We are big enough to cope with your job but small enough to care.

As a result you can see some of the Google 5 star reviews that we have had here – Reviews.

We only use carefully selected timber from leading manufacturers, such as Kahrs, Original Timber and Junkers flooring, and sustainable sources because we care about our environmental impact.

By choosing our local wood flooring company you will receive a personalised service tailored to your needs.


At our showroom in Crowborough, we have an extensive range of samples ready for you to look at. We will explain the differences between products and prices per square meter. We are certain that we will be able to help you achieve your desired flooring look within your budget.

Our range of flooring includes:

  • Solid woods
  • Engineered flooring
  • click and lock system flooring
  • traditional tongue and groove
  • solid and engineered parquet flooring
  • and more

Whether you are after a natural look floor or a more interesting grain or colour we can help you with your project.

If you would like help with any projects, no matter how big or small, or to see the samples we have in our showroom, please get in touch and book an appointment.

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Image below of a young Craig Bishop starting his apprenticeship early.

Fully Trained Staff

All our staff are employed and trained by us to undertake your flooring projects. From laying Strip Floor, to traditional Parquet Block and intricate Versailles Panels. As well as laying the latest additions to our engineered range of modern flooring. Our experienced craftsmen will share the benefit of their experience to ensure your new floor will be a lasting treasure.

parquet flooring being glued

Associated services

We are experienced in removing existing floor coverings, leveling sub floors and laying over a variety of surfaces. This includes working with underfloor heating.

We can supply materials and accessories needed to complete your flooring vision.

We are able to supply and fit a broad range of skirting boards in various mouldings. These include pencil rounded, chamfered, torus and ogee. Most of these are available in hardwood, softwood and mdf. All can be painted to a primer finish, and all come in a range of sizes to best suit your home.

We also have a range of thresholds, trims and scotia’s that can be colour matched to your new flooring or painted to suit your home and their environment.

The images on this site show that a Bishops bespoke wood floor installation speaks for itself. Because of the quality of our floors and services, the testimonials we receive from our customers are second to none.

Contact us for flooring installation advice or a quote.

Lounge with fireplace and beautiful oak flooring


Underlay plays an important role during the installation of new solid wood flooring. Whether we decide to nail down or float your flooring, an underlay offers a range of benefits during and after installation.

Underlay not only acts as a cushion for the flooring but it also provides a vapour barrier and a Dpm ( damp proof membrane ). This prevents moisture penetrating the wood from the  back of the boards.

An underlayment is therefore necessary for multiple reasons. Floating floors will expand and contract, moving ever so slightly as a whole unit. The smooth surface of the underlay allows the flooring on top of it to move slightly during seasonal humidity changes. Underlays are also are used under floating floors to act as a cushion, allowing for a bit of a softer feel when walking upon them.

Types of wood flooring

Hardwood flooring is a great way to add value to your home. And we have options to suit every homeowners taste and style. We are an authorized dealer of all the hardwood flooring brands you see on our site and will help you choose the perfect floor for your needs.

Click lock engineered wood flooring

As well as your more traditional tongue and groove flooring you can also get click lock engineered flooring. Click lock uses modern flooring technology that is offered by all the top flooring manufacturers in the industry today. From domestic hardwood flooring species, such as Oak or Beech to exotic hardwood floors like Walnut, Bamboo flooring or Cherry, homeowners can now find most types of wood species in an easy click lock system.

Click lock flooring installs quickly over an underlay and can be installed over most hard surfaced flooring or sub floors; including concrete without the need for staples/nails or adhesive.