Wood Flooring Consultation

Expert Guidance for Your Perfect Hardwood Floor

Discover the allure of residential hardwood flooring and uncover its ability to transform your home or commercial space. Installing stunning hardwood floors can elevate your property’s value by as much as £10,484—a remarkable 75% return on investment. At Martin Allen Flooring, we not only harness the vastly superior aesthetic appeal of hardwood flooring but also expertly guide homeowners and project contractors towards long-lasting, budget-friendly solutions tailored to Leicester and the East Midlands’ unique architectural preferences.

Our consultants bring unparalleled expertise, providing comprehensive assessments of your space and existing floors, in-depth discussions of your vision and needs, and customised advice on wood species and finishes suited to the local climate. Along with offering insight into durability and maintenance, we also showcase a wide range of flooring options, from timeless English oak to sustainable bamboo and from traditional hand-scraped textures to modern wide-plank designs.

At Martin Allen Flooring, our wood flooring consultation service guarantees exceptional results and significant time and cost savings. Partner with us for unmatched quality craftsmanship, customer satisfaction, and bespoke installations that blend seamlessly into period properties and contemporary spaces. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and embark on the journey towards the floor of your dreams.

What is Wood Flooring Consultation?

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A wood flooring consultation is a professional service that provides expert guidance on selecting, installing, and maintaining hardwood floors. This personalised session helps homeowners and businesses make informed decisions about their wood flooring projects, ensuring optimal aesthetics, functionality, and longevity results.

At Martin Allen, our wood flooring consultation service includes:

  1. Space Assessment: We will evaluate your floor, subfloor condition, and room layout to determine the best wood flooring options.
  2. Material Selection: We will guide you through various wood species, grades, sustainability/eco, colours, blends and finishes, explaining each’s unique characteristics and suitability.
  3. Installation Method Advice: We recommend the most appropriate installation techniques for your specific situation, whether nail-down, glue-down, or floating installation.
  4. Maintenance Planning: We provide insights on care and maintenance routines to keep your wood floors looking beautiful for years.
  5. Budget Analysis: We will help you understand the costs involved and how to maximise value within your budget.

Our wood flooring consultation service caters to various needs, including residential homes, commercial spaces, historic renovations, and new constructions. This service ensures that you choose the perfect wood flooring solution that not only enhances the beauty of your space but also meets your practical requirements.

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


Benefits of a Wood Flooring Consultation



Access to professional knowledge and industry insights
Personalised advice tailored to your specific needs
Avoid common pitfalls in wood flooring selection and installation
Stay informed about the latest trends and technologies in wood flooring



Avoid expensive mistakes in material selection
Optimise your budget for the best quality and value
Understand long-term costs and benefits of different wood flooring options
Receive advice on cost-saving installation methods


Customised recommendations based on your lifestyle and preferences
Solutions that match your home’s architectural style
Advice on wood species and finishes that suit your specific environment
Personalised maintenance plans for long-lasting beauty


Ensure your wood flooring choice stands the test of time
Understand how to maintain the beauty of your floors for years to come
Choose flooring that adds long-term value to your property
Gain confidence in your wood flooring investment

Transform Your Space with Expert Wood Flooring Guidance

Experience the perfect blend of beauty and durability with our expert installation services.

Our Work

Our Expertise

Why Choose Martin Allen Flooring?

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Decades of wood flooring experience inform our expert consultations. Our team’s deep knowledge of wood species, finishes, and installation techniques ensures comprehensive, up-to-date advice for your project.



Every space and client is unique. We tailor our service to your needs, preferences, and budget. Through thorough assessment and discussion, we provide customised wood flooring solutions that align perfectly with your vision.



We’re committed to your complete satisfaction. Our consultations are thorough, our recommendations honest, and our follow-up support unmatched. We back our expertise with a satisfaction guarantee on all consultations.

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Our Process

At Martin Allen Flooring, we follow a meticulous process to ensure your wood flooring consultation provides comprehensive guidance and valuable insights. By choosing Martin Allen for your wood flooring consultation, you’re ensuring a comprehensive, expert-led process that guides you towards the perfect wood flooring solution for your space.

Our friendly team briefly discusses your project and arranges a convenient consultation time at your property or offices.

  • Brief overview of your wood flooring needs
  • Flexible scheduling options

We evaluate your space or discuss your project in detail on-site or at your offices, considering various factors influencing wood flooring choices.

  • Thorough examination of existing flooring and subfloors (for on-site visits)
  • Discuss your style preferences and practical requirements
  • Analysis of foot traffic, humidity, and other environmental factors

We introduce you to a range of suitable wood flooring options, explaining the characteristics and benefits of each.

  • Showcase of various wood species, grades, and finishes
  • Explanation of engineered vs solid wood flooring options
  • Presentation of samples for tactile experience

We provide tailored wood flooring recommendations based on our assessment and your preferences.

  • Suggestions for best-suited wood flooring types
  • Advice on installation methods
  • Maintenance and care recommendations

We will provide a detailed cost estimate and project timeline for your chosen wood flooring solution.

  • Transparent pricing breakdown
  • Explanation of installation process and timeline
  • Discussion of any additional services required (e.g., subfloor preparation)

After consultation, we remain available to answer questions and assist with the next steps.

  • Detailed consultation summary provided
  • Ongoing support for decision-making
  • Seamless transition to ordering and installation if desired

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

Q: Is a wood flooring consultation suitable for homeowners in Leicester?

A: Absolutely. Our consultations are perfect for Leicester homeowners looking to enhance their properties with quality wood flooring, whether for a single room or a whole-house renovation.

Q: Do you offer consultations for commercial wood flooring projects in the East Midlands?

A: Yes, we provide expert consultations for commercial projects throughout the East Midlands, including offices, retail spaces, restaurants, and hotels.

Q: Can contractors and builders in Leicestershire use your consultation services?

A: Certainly. Many contractors and builders in Leicestershire rely on our expertise for their wood flooring projects, ensuring they provide the best solutions for their clients.

Q: Do you provide consultations for engineered wood flooring installations?

A: Yes, we offer expert advice on engineered wood flooring, which is particularly suitable for areas with underfloor heating or where moisture might be a concern.

Q: Can you consult on wood flooring for gyms and sports halls in Leicester?

A: Absolutely. We have extensive experience recommending appropriate wood flooring solutions for high-traffic areas like gyms and sports halls, ensuring durability and performance.

Q: Do you advise on wood flooring for listed buildings or period properties?

A: We provide specialised consultations for historic and listed buildings, ensuring wood flooring complements the property’s character while meeting conservation requirements.

Q: Will you provide wood samples during the consultation?

A: Yes, we bring a wide range of wood samples to on-site consultations, allowing you to see and feel different options in your space.

Q: Can you advise on wood floor maintenance during the consultation?

A: Certainly. We provide comprehensive maintenance advice tailored to your chosen wood flooring, ensuring its longevity and continued beauty.

Q: Do you offer design advice for parquet and patterned wood floors?

A: Yes, our consultations include design advice for various wood flooring patterns, including herringbone, chevron, and custom parquet designs.

Q: What information should I have ready for my consultation?

A: It’s helpful to have room measurements, any existing floor plans, ideas of your preferred styles, and a budget range in mind. Photos of your current flooring can also be useful.

Q: Can I show you inspiration photos during the consultation?

A: Absolutely! We encourage clients to share inspiration photos or mood boards to help us understand their vision for their wood flooring.

Q: Should I clear the rooms before an on-site consultation?

A: While it’s unnecessary to clear rooms entirely, having clear access to the floors and moving some furniture can be helpful for a thorough assessment.

Q: Do you charge for initial wood flooring consultations in Leicester?

A: Contact us for current pricing information on our consultation services in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Q: Are there additional costs for commercial wood flooring consultations?

A: Depending on the project scope, commercial consultations may have different pricing structures. We provide transparent quotes after understanding your specific needs.

Q: Do you offer package deals for consultation and installation services?

A: Yes, we offer comprehensive packages that include consultation, wood flooring supply, and installation services. These can be more cost-effective for full-service projects.

Q: What are the advantages of wood flooring over carpet in Leicester homes?

A: Wood flooring offers better durability, easier maintenance, improved air quality, and often increases property value compared to carpet. It’s also a popular choice for Leicester’s period properties.

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

A: In many cases, yes. During our consultation, we can advise on installing wood flooring over existing surfaces, considering factors like floor height and subfloor condition specific to Leicester properties.

Q: How does wood flooring cost compare to other premium flooring options in the East Midlands?

A: While initial costs may be higher, wood flooring often proves more cost-effective in the long run due to its durability and ability to be refinished. We can provide a detailed cost comparison during our consultation.

Q: What wood floor colours are currently popular in Leicester homes?

A: In Leicester, we’re seeing a trend towards lighter wood tones and grey-tinted woods, though classic oak remains popular. Our consultation can help you choose a timeless look that suits your property.

Q: Are wide plank wood floors suitable for period properties in Leicester?

A: Wide plank floors can work beautifully in period properties, offering a contemporary twist on traditional flooring. We can advise you on incorporating this trend while respecting your property’s character.

Q: What are the most popular wood species for flooring in the East Midlands?

A: Oak remains a favourite, but we’re seeing increased interest in walnut, maple, and exotic species. Our consultation can help you explore options that suit your taste and budget.

Q: Can wood flooring be installed over underfloor heating in Leicester homes?

A: Yes, many wood flooring options are compatible with underfloor heating. We can advise you on the best types of wood and installation methods to ensure optimal performance for your heating system.

Q: What types of wood flooring work best with underfloor heating?

A: Engineered wood flooring is often the best choice due to its stability. During our consultation, we can recommend specific products and thicknesses.

Q: Are there any special maintenance considerations for wood floors with underfloor heating?

A: Yes, maintaining proper humidity levels and gradually changing heating temperatures are important. We provide detailed care instructions tailored to your specific flooring and heating system.

Unlock the Potential of Your Space with Expert Wood Flooring Guidance

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Ready to elevate your home or business with beautiful, durable wood flooring? Trust Martin Allen Flooring for expert consultation and tailored solutions.

  • Free on-site consultation
  • Personalised recommendations
  • Expert installation services
  • Serving Leicester and nationwide

Don’t wait to bring your vision to life. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation quote.

Serving residential and commercial clients in Leicester and across the UK.