Woolton Carpets

Wooden Flooring in Liverpool

We stock a wide range of wooden floors in our Liverpool showroom that is well suited to a range of homes. With over 60 years of experience in the business, we’re one of the longest established flooring retailers and fitters in the Liverpool area. 

Visit our showroom to take a look at our selection of wooden flooring, or browse the images below to get inspiration for your own home. Our flooring experts have the experience and knowledge to help you make the right decision.

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Our Premier Fitting Service

Our fitters can provide a premier service that takes all the hassle out of the flooring process. For an additional charge, we’ll take care of everything including: 

  • Moving all furniture. Leave your room as it is, our team will move furniture before fitting the floor and put it back where it belongs once the flooring is down. 
  • Uplifting of old flooring. Let our team do the heavy lifting and uplift any pre-existing flooring that you have in place including carpets, vinyl, or wooden flooring. 
  • Waste disposal. We’ll ensure that all waste flooring is disposed of responsibly at a waste removal center – so you can get on with enjoying your new floor.
  • Cleaning finished rooms. All newly floored rooms will be meticulously cleaned, so that the room is in a pristine state, with your new flooring and furniture intact.

Types of Wooden Flooring

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a more affordable and, for many, practical alternative to solid wood flooring. Whereas solid wood flooring will consist of a single piece of wood, engineered wood flooring features a top layer of solid wood which is bonded to a core layer composed of wood from a different source. This gives you the freedom of choosing from a range of desirable styles and looks, without having to pay a premium for it. 

Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring is an instantly recognisable style of wooden flooring that has remained fashionable since it was introduced in France in the 16th Century. The parquet style of flooring can be easily emulated with either engineered wood or laminate flooring. Fitting can be easily accomplished using a tongue and groove locking mechanism, and once it’s in you can relax knowing that floor requires very little maintenance – if any!

Herringbone Flooring

Herringbone flooring is another highly prized style that has its roots in classic French design ideas. The intricate design is characterised by an elegant ‘zig-zag’ design created by planks being cut in such a way that the end of each one meets the side of the other. Alternatively, a chevron pattern has the ends of each plank meeting one another, creating a symmetrical look. This pattern is available in laminate or engineered wood. 

Wooden Laminate Flooring

The unique quality of wooden flooring can be hard to beat, however laminate alternatives have come a long way in replicating them. Whilst you may sacrifice the organic feel of the real thing by choosing laminate, what you do get is a visually stunning floor that is easy to fit and is much more affordable. Faux-wood laminate flooring is available in a wide array of styles and requires zero maintenance once it’s been fitted – which means no oiling or refinishing once it’s been fitted!

FAQs

How much does it cost to put wood floors in the UK?

The cost of wooden floor installation starts at £15 per square metre, however, in some cases, fitters may charge a day rate instead. Costs will vary depending on the type of wooden flooring and the size of the space being floored. The installer may also need to take into account the time needed to remove the existing flooring.

What are the pros and cons of hardwood?

Wooden flooring is a long-term investment that costs more than other flooring options in the short term but can last up to 5 times longer than even the hardiest of carpets. If well looked after, wooden floors can last over 100 years, they’re also more likely to increase the market value of your home. Wooden floors are a perennially desirable feature in homes that have never gone out of fashion. 

The biggest drawback of having wooden flooring is the cost, but besides this, it’s also worth bearing in mind that wooden floors can be susceptible to environmental damage over the years which can impact the overall appearance of your floor. Moisture is the biggest threat to your wooden flooring, with mould, cupping, and crowning being the worst outcome.

Are wood floors high maintenance?

Wood floors are not high maintenance. In fact, they are one of the easiest floors to maintain, requiring a simple sweep and wipe with a dry cloth in order to keep clean. A hardwood floor can go for decades without needing any serious maintenance, however, you may find that it needs to be refinished at some point during its long lifespan. This could involve a reapplication of varnish or a complete stripping, sanding, and application of top-coat.

Is wood flooring cheaper than tile?

Wooden flooring is not typically cheaper than tiling, however, as such, they are more desirable, which means they tend to add more value to a home.

How long does a wood floor last?

A solid wood floor can last 25-30 years when treated properly. Whilst carpets may need to be replaced after 15-20 years, depending on the style and look, wooden flooring can last longer, providing great value over the years – even after you take refinishing and general maintenance into consideration.

Can I install hardwood floors myself?

You may be able to install your hardwood floors yourself, however, this will depend on the type of flooring that you’re fitting, as well as your own experience of working with wood. This isn’t a task that you should undertake lightly, especially considering the cost of materials and tools involved.

How long does it take to install hardwood floors?

The time it takes to install hardwood floors will depend on the total space that is being covered, the type of flooring being used, and the number of fitters working on the job. With this in mind, hardwood flooring installations typically take between 1-5 days. 

Wooden-style laminate flooring can take as little as 1 day, however complex styles, such as parquet, can take up to 7 days. We have fifteen teams of fitters so installation can work around your timescales and schedule.

Can you tell the difference between hardwood and laminate?

Whilst wooden-style laminate flooring is getting increasingly convincing, it’s still possible to tell the difference between artificial wood floors and the real thing. A tell-tale sign of laminate wood flooring is repeating patterns in the wood grain. Meanwhile, genuine wooden floors will have completely unique patterned grain with no repeating patterns.

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Get in touch with us today using the form below to let us know what type of wooden flooring you’re interested in looking at and we can advise you on how best to proceed. Alternatively, visit us in our store to take a close-up look at our products.

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