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Can anyone recommend a wooden floor company in the Herts/Beds area?

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MuffinMclay · 11/07/2008 13:08

Don't really want to use one of the carpet chains. Would prefer an independent and local firm.

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GrapefruitMoon · 11/07/2008 13:15

Do you want them to fit it as well? I know someone who recently got a wooden floor from that Tile Depot on Hatfield Rd (St Albans) but I think they fitted it themselves. They said that place had the best prices though... don't know if they offer a fitting service

MuffinMclay · 11/07/2008 14:42

Yes, do want it fitted as well. Off to St A at the weekend, so I'll check them out. Perhaps they can recommend a fitter if they don't do it themselves.

Any others? Luton, Harpenden, Hitchin area would be better still.

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GrapefruitMoon · 11/07/2008 16:53

There's a place at the Quadrant in Marshalswick too which has a good reputation. Should be in the yellow pages...

MuffinMclay · 12/07/2008 12:23

Is that Marshalswick Furnishing? I've been looking on and could only find that one in Marshalswick (my yellow pages doesn't cover St Albans).

Any more in the Luton or Hitchin area? Has anyone used 'Love Your Floor' (or something like that) in Hitchin? Went in there this morning and they seemed friendly and knowledgeable.

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GrapefruitMoon · 13/07/2008 07:59

Yes that's the one Muffin - there is a furniture shop and then another branch a little further along which does carpet and flooring.

MrCSWS · 13/07/2008 08:11

Have you tried the one in Codicote? the floor store. they do wooden floors and fitting. We have used them in the past.

CantSleepWontSleep · 13/07/2008 09:18

And if you do go to them, tell Richard (guy who owns/runs it) that you know us.

MuffinMclay · 13/07/2008 19:18

Thank you CSWS and Mr CSWS. Will check them out.

You two might be able to answer my next question. What sort of finish should I go for (or avoid) if I wanted to get a Scooba (that is the hard floor one, isn't it)?

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CantSleepWontSleep · 13/07/2008 21:06

Ah, will ask dh when he reappears from kitchen/study. Not whatever finish we have, as the scooba strips the surface off it!

CantSleepWontSleep · 13/07/2008 21:09

Dh says you need a sealed floor (ie varnished rather than hard wax oil).

Amphibimum · 13/07/2008 21:14

on the contrary, i have hard wax oil and tis lovely darlink. [apologies, am on the mateus]

British Hardwoods, is who we sourced our oak from. fitted it ourselves though. v nice it is too.
and this lot, timber neutral do gorgeous woods, and when we visited them they said they had really wide plank solid oak at an even better price. grrr. we did get the mango wood for our bathroom from them, and its lovely.

Amphibimum · 13/07/2008 21:16

varnished, or laquered, is great inasmuch as the laquer is harder wearing. BUT, when it does go, you have to strip the whole lot to re-varnish. with waxoil, you can do spot repairs without having to strip the whole floor. AND you can still feel the grain of the wood, whereas a coated in varnish/laquer floor feels like it might as well be a veneer. to me.

CantSleepWontSleep · 13/07/2008 21:19

Amphibimum - MM was asking specifically what she could use a Scooba on. My answer is correct. It's got nothing to do with taste - we also have and love hard wax oil, but we can't use the Scooba to clean it.

Amphibimum · 13/07/2008 21:20

missed that bit
never mind!
as you were...

(ooh those scoobas look good, do you think they wont work on my waxed floors then?)

CantSleepWontSleep · 13/07/2008 21:31

I know they won't (we've tried it) unless you are prepared to re-wax it every time. Ours is still awaiting re-waxing after our attempt.

A robomop could at least dust yours for you though, which is better than nothing!

Amphibimum · 13/07/2008 23:45

ah! we have a robomop. and it does do a sterling job of dusting.
wont bother to upgrade, thanks for the tip.

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