Domestic Flooring


Domestic Wood Flooring

Transform Your Home with Premium Domestic Wood Flooring Solutions

Experience the warmth, beauty, and durability of premium domestic wood flooring with Martin Allen Flooring. Our expert craftsmen combine traditional woodworking techniques with cutting-edge technology to craft stunning floors that stand the test of time.

Our domestic wood flooring solutions feature a wide range of high-quality wood species, seamlessly integrating with various interior styles. Whether you prefer classic oak and maple or exotic teak and walnut, our versatile designs suit contemporary and traditional homes, ensuring a beautiful and comfortable living space.

With decades of experience in domestic wood flooring installation, we offer bespoke solutions for every unique need across various residential environments. Our comprehensive services cover different room types, ensuring durability and performance in every setting. From solid hardwood and engineered wood options to intricate parquet patterns and wide-plank designs, we deliver excellence in every project.

We work closely with homeowners to understand their lifestyle, preferences, and maintenance requirements, providing expert advice throughout the selection and installation process. Let us help you add warmth to your living room, create a statement floor in your entryway, or upgrade your home with consistent, high-quality wood flooring.

Contact us for a free consultation and experience the difference that true expertise can make in your domestic wood flooring project. Let Martin Allen Flooring elevate your living spaces with our exceptional wood flooring services.

What is Domestic Wood Flooring?

Wood Flooring

Domestic wood flooring refers to the installation of high-quality wood floors in residential settings. This flooring option combines natural beauty with durability to enhance the comfort and value of homes. It offers timeless appeal and can be tailored to suit various interior design styles.

At Martin Allen Flooring, we offer a range of domestic wood flooring solutions:

  1. Solid Hardwood: Classic, durable, and refinishable, ideal for traditional and modern homes alike.
  2. Engineered Wood: Stable and versatile, perfect for areas with varying humidity levels or over underfloor heating.
  3. Parquet and Herringbone: Intricate patterns that add sophistication and visual interest to any room.
  4. Wide Plank Flooring: Showcases the natural beauty of wood grain, creating a spacious feel.

Our domestic wood flooring services cater to various residential needs, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and home offices. This versatile flooring option ensures enhanced aesthetics, improved indoor air quality, and increased property value in every home environment.

For more information on wood types and their properties, visit the Wood Database.


Benefits of Domestic Wood Flooring



Enhances the aesthetic appeal of any room
Adds warmth and character to your living spaces
Complements various interior design styles
Increases the overall value of your property


Withstands heavy foot traffic and daily wear
Resistant to scratches and dents when properly maintained
Can be refinished multiple times, extending its lifespan
Ideal for busy households and long-term investment


Natural material that doesn’t trap allergens or dust
Low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Hypoallergenic option for those with sensitivities
Creates a healthier living environment for your family


Wide range of wood species to choose from
Various finishes and stains available to suit your preferences
Can be installed in different patterns (e.g., herringbone, chevron)
Adaptable to different room types and functions

Transform Your Home with Timeless Wood Flooring

Experience the warmth and elegance of premium wood floors, expertly crafted and installed by Martin Allen Flooring.

Our Work

Our Expertise

Why Choose Martin Allen Flooring?

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With over 30 years of expertise in the flooring industry, our skilled wood craftsmen deliver superior results tailored to your unique home environment and personal style.


We source only the highest quality wood materials from sustainable forests, ensuring a perfect match for your home’s aesthetic. Our custom solutions include staining, finishing, and installation patterns to create a truly unique floor.


Your satisfaction is our top priority. We maintain open communication and transparency throughout the project, ensuring minimal disruption during installation. Our warranties and ongoing support ensure the beauty of your new wood floors for years to come.

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Our Process

By following this process, Martin Allen Flooring ensures a seamless and satisfying experience, from the initial consultation to the final installation and beyond

Our expert flooring consultants will meet with you to understand your vision, assess your space, and discuss your requirements. We consider subfloor conditions, room usage, and your interior design preferences to recommend the most suitable wood flooring options.

  • Comprehensive site evaluation
  • Detailed discussion of wood species and finishes
  • Analysis of traffic patterns and lifestyle needs
  • Subfloor assessment and moisture testing

We create a bespoke flooring design based on your preferences and site conditions. Our range of premium hardwoods and engineered wood options allows for customised solutions.

  • Selection of wood species (e.g., oak, walnut, maple)
  • Choice of flooring patterns (herringbone, chevron, wide plank)
  • Custom stain and finish selection
  • Sample presentations for your approval

We provide a detailed quotation outlining all aspects of the project, including materials, labour, and additional services. Our transparent pricing ensures no hidden costs, and we offer competitive rates for our premium domestic wood flooring installations.

  • Itemised cost breakdown
  • Project timeline with key milestones
  • Material procurement schedule
  • Installation team allocation

Our skilled wood flooring installers execute the project with precision and care. We use state-of-the-art carpentry tools and techniques to ensure a flawless finish, whether a classic hardwood installation or an intricate parquet design.

  • Subfloor preparation and levelling
  • Moisture barrier installation (if required)
  • Precise cutting and fitting of wood planks or blocks
  • Expert application for chosen finish

Upon completion, we will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure every detail meets our high standards and your expectations. We also provide comprehensive aftercare advice to maintain the beauty and longevity of your new wood flooring.

  • Final quality check and client walk-through
  • Detailed care and maintenance instructions
  • Warranty Registration
  • Follow-up service scheduling

Choosing Martin Allen Flooring for your domestic wood flooring needs ensures a seamless process from concept to completion. Our commitment to excellence at every step guarantees a stunning, durable, and valuable addition to your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

Q: What wood species work well in Leicester’s climate?

A: For Leicester’s climate, we recommend oak, maple, and walnut. These hardwoods are known for their durability and ability to withstand temperature fluctuations, which are common in the East Midlands. Oak, in particular, is a popular choice for its classic look and excellent wear resistance.

Q: Are there any local wood options available for domestic flooring?

A: Yes, we offer English Oak sourced from sustainable forests in the UK. This option supports local forestry and provides a beautiful, durable flooring solution with a reduced carbon footprint.

Q: What’s the best wood flooring for period properties in Leicester?

A: For period properties in Leicester, such as Victorian or Edwardian homes, we often recommend reclaimed wood or new wood treated to look aged. Oak and pine are excellent choices that can be finished to complement the character of older properties.

Q: How long does a typical wood flooring installation take in a Leicester home?

A: The duration depends on the area’s size and the installation’s complexity. For an average-sized room in a Leicester home, installation typically takes 2-3 days. This includes subfloor preparation, acclimatisation of the wood, and the actual installation.

Q: Can wood flooring be installed over existing floors in older Leicester properties?

A: In many cases, yes. We can often install engineered wood flooring over existing solid surfaces. However, for older Leicester properties, we always thoroughly assess the subfloor to ensure it’s suitable and stable enough for the new installation.

Q: Do you handle all necessary preparations for wood flooring installation?

A: Absolutely. Our team takes care of everything from removing old flooring (if necessary) to preparing the subfloor, ensuring proper moisture barriers are in place, and acclimatising the wood to your home’s environment before installation.

Q: How often should I clean my wood floors?

A: For day-to-day maintenance, sweep or vacuum your wood floors with a soft brush attachment. For deeper cleaning, use a slightly damp mop weekly. Avoid excess water, as it can damage the wood.

Q: Are there any special considerations for maintaining wood floors in Leicester’s climate?

A: Leicester’s climate can be quite humid at times. To protect your wood flooring, use dehumidifiers if necessary to maintain a consistent indoor environment. Also, be cautious about tracking in grit or moisture, especially during wet seasons.

Q: How often should wood floors be refinished?

A: With proper care, solid hardwood floors in a typical Leicester home may need refinishing every 7-10 years. However, this can vary based on foot traffic and maintenance. Engineered wood flooring may require refinishing less frequently.

Q: What’s the average cost of wood flooring installation in Leicester?

A: Costs vary widely based on wood type, room size, and installation complexity. On average, you can expect to pay between £30-£90 per square metre for supply and installation in the Leicester area. We provide detailed, transparent quotes for each project.

Q: Are there financing options available for larger domestic wood flooring projects?

A: Yes, we offer flexible financing options for our customers in Leicester and the surrounding areas. These options allow you to spread the cost of your new wood flooring over manageable monthly payments.

Q: How does the cost of wood flooring compare to other flooring options in Leicester?

A: While the initial cost of wood flooring may be higher than some alternatives, its longevity and ability to be refinished make it a cost-effective choice in the long run. Many Leicester homeowners find that wood flooring adds significant value to their properties.

Q: Can wood flooring increase the value of my Leicester home, and by how much, based on current property prices?

A: Yes, wood flooring can increase the value of your Leicester home. The extent of the increase depends on various factors, including the installation’s quality and the floors’ overall condition. Here are some estimates based on different sources:

1. A study by the National Wood Flooring Association suggests that wood flooring can increase a home’s value by 1% to 10%, with 80% of estate agents agreeing to this range.

2. For a home valued at £250,000, this could translate to an additional £2,500 to £25,000, depending on the specific circumstances of the property.

3. Another source notes that hardwood flooring could add 3% to 5% to the property value, which would be £7,500 to £12,500.

These estimates are based on the specific conditions of the installation and the home. Consult a local real estate expert or wood flooring professional for a more precise assessment of how wood flooring can impact your home’s value in Leicester.

Q: What types of wood flooring are most attractive to buyers in Leicester?

A: In Leicester, oak and walnut flooring are particularly popular among buyers. Engineered wood flooring is also highly sought after due to its stability and suitability for underfloor heating, which is becoming increasingly common in Leicester homes.

Q: How does the return on investment compare for wood flooring versus other home improvements in Leicester?

A: Wood flooring consistently ranks as one of the top home improvements for ROI in Leicester. While exact figures vary, many homeowners recoup a significant portion of their investment when selling their property.

Q: What wood floor colours are currently popular for UK homes?

A: Grey and light-coloured woods have been trending recently, offering a modern, airy feel. However, classic medium brown tones remain popular for their timeless appeal and ability to hide dirt and scratches.

Q: Are wide plank wood floors a good choice for domestic settings?

A: Wide plank floors have gained popularity in recent years. They can make rooms appear larger and provide a contemporary look. They’re particularly effective in larger spaces but can also work well in smaller rooms to create a bold statement.

Q: How do hand-scraped and distressed wood floors compare to smooth finishes for homes?

A: Hand-scraped and distressed finishes offer a rustic, lived-in look that can add character to your home. They’re also effective at hiding scratches and dents. Smooth finishes provide a more formal, traditional appearance and are easier to clean but may show wear more readily.

Q: Are there eco-friendly options for wood flooring in homes?

A: Yes, there are several eco-friendly options, including FSC-certified woods, reclaimed timber, and rapidly renewable species like bamboo. These choices help reduce environmental impact while still providing beautiful, durable flooring.

Q: How does domestic wood flooring impact indoor air quality?

A: Quality wood flooring can improve indoor air quality by not harbouring allergens and dust mites like carpets. Choose low-VOC finishes to further enhance air quality in your home.

Q: What is the carbon footprint of wood flooring compared to other flooring types?

A: Wood flooring generally has a lower carbon footprint than synthetic options. Trees absorb CO2 as they grow, and wood products continue to store this carbon. Choosing locally sourced wood can further reduce the carbon footprint.

Q: What is the most recommended wood flooring for homes?

A: Oak is often the most recommended wood flooring due to its durability, versatility, and timeless appeal. However, the best choice depends on your specific needs, budget, and style preferences. At Martin Allen Flooring, we also highly recommend engineered wood flooring for its stability and versatility in various home environments.

Q: What type of wooden flooring is best for domestic use?

A: The best type depends on your specific requirements. Solid hardwood is excellent for its longevity and refinishing potential. Engineered wood is ideal for areas with moisture or temperature fluctuations. For high-traffic areas, consider harder species like oak or maple. We can help you choose the best option based on your home’s conditions and your lifestyle.

Q: What is the best wood flooring for the money?

A: The best wood flooring for money is typically engineered oak flooring. This option offers several benefits that make it an attractive choice for homeowners on a budget:

  1. Cost Efficiency: Engineered wood flooring is generally 20-50% less expensive than solid hardwood flooring. It also has lower installation costs due to its ease of installation, requiring less labour and preparation.
  2. Durability: Engineered oak flooring is durable and resistant to scratches, dents, fading, moisture, and humidity, making it suitable for high-traffic areas. Proper maintenance can extend its lifespan to between 10 and 30 years.
  3. Installation: Engineered hardwood is designed for click-and-lock installation, making it simpler and faster to install compared to nailing solid hardwood into the subfloor.
  4. Appearance: Engineered wood offers a similar look and feel to solid hardwood, with various finishes available.
  5. Added Value: Engineered wood floors, due to their beauty and longevity, can increase the resale value of your home.

While engineered oak flooring provides excellent value, it is essential to consider your specific needs and long-term goals for your home when deciding.

Q: What is the most popular wood flooring right now?

A: Right now, the most popular wood flooring is wide plank-engineered wood flooring in light to medium oak tones. Additionally, there is a growing interest in:

1. Grey and whitewashed wood for a modern look.
2. Reclaimed wood as an eco-friendly, character-rich option.
3. Herringbone and Chevron patterns for added visual interest.

Q: What colour hardwood never goes out of style?

A: Medium brown tones, particularly in oak, are considered timeless and versatile. These classic colours complement various décor styles and hide dirt and minor wear better than light or dark ones.

Q: Should hardwood floors be the same colour throughout the house?

A: While using the same colour throughout can create a cohesive look and make spaces appear larger, it’s not a strict rule. Some homeowners prefer to use different wood colours to define separate areas or add visual interest. We can help you choose a colour scheme that best suits your home’s layout and style preferences.

Q: What is the downside of wood flooring in homes?

A: While wood flooring offers many benefits, potential downsides include:

  • Vulnerability to scratches and dents (though this can often be repaired or prevented with quality wood)
  • Sensitivity to moisture, which can cause warping or cupping
  • Higher initial cost compared to some other flooring options
  • Potential for noise, especially in multi-story homes. However, proper care, quality underlay and maintenance can mitigate many of these issues.

Q: Do you need underlay for wood flooring?

A: In most cases, yes. Underlay provides several benefits:

  • Improves insulation
  • Reduces noise
  • Helps level out minor subfloor imperfections
  • Increases the longevity of your flooring

The specific type of underlay depends on your subfloor and the wood flooring you choose. We always recommend and install appropriate underlay as part of our wood flooring service.

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Ready to elevate your living spaces with premium wood flooring? Martin Allen Flooring brings timeless beauty and unmatched durability to every room.

  • Free in-home consultation
  • Expert installation by master craftsmen
  • Wide range of wood species and finishes
  • Tailored solutions for any style or budget

Don’t settle for ordinary floors. Contact us today to start your home transformation.

Serving homeowners in Leicester and across the UK with exceptional wood flooring solutions.