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FAQs

If you are looking to install new wooden floors into your home, or want to find out if your existing wood floors can be sanded and restored, then you likely have some questions.

These are some of the frequently asked questions that we get asked.

If you have any further questions about wood floors then please get in touch.

Where is Bishops Flooring based?

Bishops Flooring Ltd is based in Crowborough, East Sussex.

Our experienced craftsmen are available to fit our range of quality hardwood floors throughout Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Sevenoaks, Uckfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey and across the South East.

If you have any wood floor related questions or if you would like to get a quote then contact us

Common floor laying questions

Engineered flooring tends to be more of a stable and consistent product. This ensures that the flooring adapts well to varying room conditions.

No, the top wear layer tends to be similar in both products. And whilst floors can be sanded and restored, as soon as you reach the tongue and the groove fitting through sanding, the floor would need replacing.

This depends on several factors. Mainly where the floor is being laid and the amount of traffic that will pass over it.
Lacquer tends to be harder wearing thus making it ideal for Kitchens and hallways.
Oil finished tends to offer more of a natural look and you have greater colour/product ranges available.

Yes, its exactly what it is designed for. We do not recommend putting a solid wooden floor over underfloor heating.

Engineered floors can be stuck, floated or nailed to existing sub floor. The only option for solid wood is to nail down to joists or existing wood/ply.

It is essential when “floating” the engineered flooring that a dpm underlay is incorporated.

If installation is on to a newly laid screed then this is essential. We will always conduct a damp meter test prior to fitting flooring.

We would recommend that they are re-oiled periodically depending on use.

We always give instructions on how to maintain your newly laid flooring after the completion of our work.

Common floor sanding questions

You can either send us in pictures or we would be happy to undertake a site survey to assess the condition and let you know our expert advice.

This depends on several factors. Mainly where the floor is being laid and the amount of traffic that will pass over it.
Lacquer tends to be harder wearing thus making it ideal for Kitchens and hallways.
Oil finished tends to offer more of a natural look and you have greater colour/product ranges available.

Peoples perception is often worse than the reality. The nature of the sanding dictates that there will be a small amount of dust but our machinery ensures this is kept to a minimum. This enables us to achieve a good finish with minimal disruption to your home.

We can repair most floors prior to sanding. This puts them in the best position to be restored to the highest standard.

No, we are more than happy to remove existing floor coverings prior to floor sanding unless agreed otherwise.

We normally suggest that all furniture is left off a newly finished floor for a minimum of 24 hours after the final coat of lacquer or oil has been applied.

It is ideal that the room is clear of furniture prior to the sanding work starting.