Specialist Flooring

Specialist Wood Flooring

Experience the Ultimate in Specialist Wood Flooring with Martin Allen Flooring

Discover the perfect fusion of timeless elegance and cutting-edge innovation with Martin Allen Flooring’s premium specialist wood flooring services. Our expert craftsmen combine classic patterns with state-of-the-art techniques to create stunning, durable floors that stand the test of time. Featuring genuine hardwood top layers supported by high-density cores, our engineered floors are designed to withstand environmental fluctuations while maintaining long-lasting beauty and resilience. Seamlessly integrating with modern heating systems, our versatile designs suit contemporary and traditional interiors, ensuring your space looks beautiful and functions efficiently.

With decades of experience in specialist wood floor fitting and installation, Martin Allen Flooring offers tailored solutions to meet unique needs across commercial, domestic, and specialised environments. Our comprehensive services extend to high-traffic areas like sports halls, gyms, and dance studios, ensuring durability and performance in every setting. From engineered hardwood and intricate parquet patterns to bespoke hardwood creations, we are committed to delivering excellence in every project. Our team works closely with clients to understand their requirements, providing expert advice and guidance.

Transform your space with Martin Allen Flooring’s specialist wood flooring solutions. Our dedication to premium materials, expert installation techniques, and close collaboration with clients ensures that we bring your vision to life with unparalleled craftsmanship. Whether you want to enhance your home, upgrade your commercial space, or create a unique flooring design, our team is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation and experience the difference that true expertise can make in your flooring project. Let Martin Allen Flooring elevate your space with our exceptional wood flooring services.

What is Specialist Wood Flooring?

Wood Flooring

Specialist wood flooring refers to custom-designed and expertly installed wood floors tailored to unique spaces, from homes to commercial establishments. It combines natural beauty with modern engineering for both aesthetic appeal and functionality.

At Martin Allen Flooring, we offer:

  1. Hardwood Flooring: Classic, durable, and refinishable.
  2. Engineered Wood Flooring: Stable and moisture-resistant, ideal for underfloor heating.
  3. Parquet and Herringbone Patterns: Intricate designs for sophistication.
  4. Bespoke Hardwood Creations: Customised solutions for unique preferences.

Our specialist flooring suits various applications, including residential homes, commercial spaces, sports facilities, and luxury vehicles, ensuring durability and style in every environment.

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


Benefits of Specialist Wood Flooring



Bespoke designs tailored to your unique aesthetic preferences
Wide range of wood species, finishes, and patterns available
Custom inlays and borders for truly one-of-a-kind floors
Ability to match existing décor or create a stunning focal point


Engineered for high-traffic areas in both commercial and residential spaces
Enhanced resistance to moisture, temperature fluctuations, and wear
Compatibility with underfloor heating systems for added comfort
Long-lasting beauty that withstands the test of time


FSC-certified wood sourced from responsibly managed forests
Reclaimed wood options for a unique look with minimal environmental impact
Low-VOC finishes for improved indoor air quality
Energy-efficient properties that can reduce heating and cooling costs



High-end flooring that enhances the overall value of your property
Timeless elegance that appeals to potential buyers or tenants
Versatile designs suitable for both modern and traditional interiors
Professional installation that ensures a flawless finish and longevity

Transform Your Space with Specialist Wood Flooring

Experience the perfect blend of craftsmanship and innovation with our bespoke flooring solutions.

Our Work

Our Expertise

Why Choose Martin Allen Flooring?

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With over three decades of experience in specialist wood flooring, Martin Allen Flooring brings unparalleled knowledge to every project. Our team of expert wood craftsmen has successfully completed a wide range of installations, from intricate domestic parquet designs to large-scale commercial projects. This wealth of experience ensures that we can handle any challenge, delivering superior results tailored to your specific needs.


Whether you’re a homeowner looking to enhance your living space or a commercial contractor seeking a reliable flooring partner, Martin Allen Flooring has you covered. We excel in both residential and commercial environments, including offices, retail spaces, hotels, and even luxury yachts. Our ability to adapt to diverse project requirements makes us the go-to choice for specialist wood flooring across all sectors.


At Martin Allen Flooring, we combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to deliver flooring solutions that stand the test of time. We use only the highest quality materials and stay abreast of the latest industry innovations. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond installation – we offer comprehensive aftercare services and guarantees, ensuring your satisfaction long after the project is completed.

What Our Customers Say


Our Process

At Martin Allen Flooring, we follow a meticulous process to ensure your specialist wood flooring installation meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Our expert flooring consultants will meet with you to understand your vision, assess the space, and discuss your requirements. We consider subfloor conditions, moisture levels, and environmental considerations to recommend the most suitable specialist wood flooring solutions.

  • Comprehensive site evaluation
  • Detailed discussion of design preferences
  • Analysis of traffic patterns and usage requirements
  • Moisture testing and subfloor assessment

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

  • Selection of wood species (e.g., oak, walnut, maple)
  • Choice of flooring patterns (herringbone, chevron, parquet)
  • Custom inlays and border design
  • Finish selection (oil, lacquer, colour treatments)

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 domestic and commercial specialist 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 tools and techniques to ensure a flawless finish, whether a residential parquet floor or a large-scale commercial wood flooring project.

  • Subfloor preparation and levelling
  • Moisture barrier installation (if required)
  • Precise cutting and fitting of wood planks or blocks
  • Expert application of 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 specialist 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 specialist 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 property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

Q: How does specialist wood flooring differ from standard wood flooring?

A: Specialist wood flooring offers customised designs, premium materials, and expert installation techniques. It’s tailored to specific aesthetic and functional requirements, often incorporating unique patterns, inlays, or finishes not available in standard options.

Q: What are the long-term benefits of investing in specialist wood flooring?

A: Long-term benefits include increased property value, superior durability, timeless aesthetic appeal, and the ability to refinish multiple times. Specialist wood flooring often outlasts standard options, providing better value over time.

Q: Can specialist wood flooring improve indoor air quality?

A: Yes, many specialist wood flooring options use low-VOC finishes and natural materials, contributing to better indoor air quality compared to synthetic flooring options.

Q: Can specialist wood flooring withstand commercial use?

A: Absolutely. Martin Allen Flooring offers specialist wood flooring solutions engineered for high-traffic commercial environments. These wooden floors are designed to maintain their beauty and integrity even under heavy use.

Q: What maintenance is required to ensure longevity in busy areas?

A: Regular cleaning with appropriate products, prompt spill clean-up, and periodic professional maintenance is key. We provide detailed care instructions tailored to your specific flooring type and usage patterns.

Q: How often does specialist wood flooring need to be refinished in high-traffic areas?

A: This varies depending on the specific product and level of traffic, but typically, our specialist wood flooring in high-traffic areas may need refinishing every 5-7 years. Some of our most durable options can last even longer with proper care.

Q: Does Martin Allen provide custom-designed wood flooring? A: Yes, we specialise in creating bespoke wood flooring designs tailored to your specific vision and requirements. This includes custom patterns, inlays, borders, and unique combinations of wood species.

Q: Are eco-friendly options available in your specialist wood flooring range?

A: Absolutely. We offer a range of sustainable options, including FSC-certified woods, reclaimed timber, and flooring with low-VOC finishes. These options combine environmental responsibility with high-end aesthetics.

Q: Can Martin Allen create specialist wood flooring for unique environments like yachts or historical buildings?

A: Yes, we have extensive experience creating specialist wood flooring for unique environments. Our team is skilled in meeting the specific challenges of yacht interiors, listed buildings, and other specialised spaces.

Q: What preparation is needed before installing specialist wood flooring?

A: Preparation typically includes assessing and preparing the subfloor, ensuring proper moisture levels, and acclimatising the wood to the installation environment. Our team handles all aspects of preparation to ensure optimal results.

Q: How long does a typical specialist wood flooring installation take?

A: Installation time varies depending on the project’s complexity and scale. A standard room might take 2-3 days, while larger or more intricate projects could take a week or more. We will provide a detailed timeline during the consultation phase.

Q: Can specialist wood flooring be installed over underfloor heating systems?

A: Many of our specialist wood flooring options are compatible with underfloor heating systems. We carefully select materials and use installation techniques to ensure these systems’ stability and performance.

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer on specialist wood flooring?

A: We offer comprehensive warranties on our specialist wood flooring, typically covering structural integrity and finish quality. Specific terms vary by product; we provide detailed warranty information for every installation.

Q: How do I maintain my specialist wood flooring to ensure it stays in top condition?

A: We provide tailored care instructions for each installation. Generally, this includes regular cleaning with appropriate products, avoiding excess moisture, and scheduling periodic professional maintenance.

Q: Does Martin Allen offer repair services for damaged specialist wood flooring?

A: Yes, we provide expert repair services for our specialist wood flooring. Our skilled technicians can address issues from minor scratches to more significant damage, often restoring the floor to its original beauty.

Q: What wood flooring options does Martin Allen recommend for high-traffic retail spaces in Leicester city centre?

A: For busy retail environments in Leicester, we often recommend engineered oak or maple flooring with a durable UV-cured finish. These options offer excellent wear resistance and withstand the heavy foot traffic typically found in city centre locations.

Q: Are there specialist wood flooring solutions suitable for London’s high-end office spaces?

A: Absolutely. We frequently install bespoke parquet or herringbone patterns for prestigious London offices using premium hardwoods like walnut or exotic species. These designs create a sophisticated atmosphere while ensuring durability for busy professional environments.

Q: Can you provide eco-friendly wood flooring options for environmentally conscious businesses in the Midlands?

A: Yes, we offer a range of sustainable options, including FSC-certified woods and reclaimed timber flooring. These are popular choices for eco-conscious businesses in Leicester, Birmingham, and Midlands.

Q: What type of wood flooring is best for sports halls in Leicester schools?

A: For Leicester school sports halls, we typically recommend engineered hardwood flooring systems specifically designed for sports use. These floors offer optimal shock absorption, ball bounce, and slip resistance and meet all required safety standards.

Q: Can you install specialist wood flooring in gym areas with heavy equipment?

A: Yes, we offer high-density hardwood flooring options that can withstand the weight and impact of gym equipment. For these applications, we often use thick, solid hardwood or engineered flooring with a robust wear layer.

Q: Do you provide anti-slip finishes for dance studios or yoga centres?

A: Absolutely. We offer specialist finishes that enhance grip without compromising the wood’s aesthetic appeal. These are ideal for dance studios, yoga centres, and similar facilities where safety and appearance are crucial.

Q: What wood flooring styles are popular in high-end Leicester neighbourhoods like Stoneygate?

A: In upscale areas like Stoneygate, we’re seeing a trend towards wide-plank oak flooring with natural oil finishes. Chevron patterns and mixed-width planks are also gaining popularity for their unique aesthetic.

Q: Can you create custom inlays or borders for luxury London apartments?

A: Absolutely. We specialise in creating bespoke inlays and borders for luxury properties. We’ve recently completed projects in London that feature intricate geometric inlays and laser-cut wood medallions.

Q: What are the most exclusive wood species requested for high-end residential projects?

A: For exclusive projects, we often work with rare species like Bolivian Rosewood, African Wenge, or figured Maple. These woods offer unique grains and colours, creating truly one-of-a-kind floors.

As a note, there have been no significant updates to the wood flooring styles popular in high-end Leicester neighbourhoods like Stoneygate or the services offered for luxury London apartments. However, some trends have continued since 2021:

  • Wide-plank oak flooring with natural oil finishes: This style continues to be popular for its elegance and natural look. Matte finishes that do not detract from the natural beauty of the wood are especially sought after for both its aesthetic and durability.
  • Custom inlays and borders: Bespoke designs featuring intricate geometric patterns and unique materials like mixed-width planks, marble, leather, or stainless steel continue to be in high demand for luxury properties.
  • Exotic wood species: Rare species like Bolivian Rosewood, African Wenge, or figured Maple are still highly requested for exclusive projects due to their unique grains and colours, ensuring that each floor is truly one-of-a-kind.

These styles and services remain at the forefront of high-end wood flooring design and craftsmanship.

  1. Q: What quality control measures do you have in place for commercial projects? A: We employ a rigorous quality control process that includes moisture testing, subfloor preparation checks, and multiple inspections during and after installation. We often create mock-up installations for large commercial projects for client approval before full-scale work begins.

    Q: How do you address acoustic requirements in multi-storey buildings?

  2. A: We offer specialist acoustic underlays and floating floor systems that significantly reduce sound transmission. These are particularly popular in London apartments and Leicester city centre office conversions.

    Q: What guarantees do you offer on your specialist wood flooring installations?

  3. A: We provide comprehensive guarantees covering both materials and workmanship. For commercial wood flooring projects, we typically offer a 5-year warranty, while some of our high-end residential installations come with guarantees of up to 25 years.

Q: What certifications do your sustainable wood products have?

A: Our eco-friendly wood flooring options are primarily Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or PEFC-certified, ensuring they come from responsibly managed forests. We also offer reclaimed wood options, which are popular for their sustainability and unique character.

Q: Can you source locally harvested wood for projects in the East Midlands?

A: Yes, we work with local suppliers to source English oak and other native species for projects where local provenance is important. This reduces transportation emissions and supports local forestry.

Q: How do your installation practices contribute to green building standards?

A: We use low-VOC adhesives and finishes, and our installation practices minimise waste. Our methods can contribute to BREEAM and LEED certifications for green buildings in Leicester and London wood flooring projects.

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