Maintenance & Repair Services

Wood Flooring Maintenance & Repair

Expert Wood Floor Care and Restoration in Leicester and Across the UK

Keep your wooden floors looking beautiful and performing at their best with Martin Allen Flooring & French Polishing’s comprehensive wood flooring maintenance and repair services. Our skilled technicians provide expert care for all types of wood flooring, from traditional hardwood to engineered planks, ensuring longevity and preserving the natural beauty of your floors.

Whether you need routine maintenance, minor repairs, or complete restoration of damaged flooring, our team has the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver outstanding results. We serve residential and commercial clients in Leicester and throughout the UK, offering tailored solutions to meet your needs and budget.

What Are Wood Flooring Maintenance & Repair Services?

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Wood flooring maintenance and repair services encompass a range of specialised treatments and techniques designed to preserve, protect, and restore wooden floors. These services are essential for maintaining the appearance, durability, and value of wood flooring in residential and commercial settings.

Our comprehensive wood floor care services include:

  • Regular maintenance and deep cleaning
  • Scratch and dent repair
  • Board replacement
  • Sanding and refinishing
  • Stain removal and colour matching
  • Gap filling and board stabilisation
  • Subfloor repair and levelling
  • Protective coating application and renewal

Martin Allen uses environmentally friendly products where possible and cutting-edge techniques to ensure your wood floors receive the best possible care. Our expert team can address issues ranging from everyday wear and tear to more significant damage, helping to extend the life of your flooring and maintain its natural beauty.

Whether you have a cherished hardwood floor in a period Leicester home or a modern engineered wood floor in a busy London office, our maintenance and repair services are tailored to meet the unique needs of your space and flooring type—Trust Martin Allen Flooring to keep your wood floors looking their best for years.

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Benefits of Wood Flooring Maintenance & Repair Services



Prevents premature wear and degradation of wood surfaces
Addresses minor issues before they become major problems
Maintains structural integrity of flooring and subfloor
Reduces the need for costly full floor replacements


Restores the natural beauty of wood grain and color
Eliminates unsightly scratches, dents, and stains
Ensures consistent finish across the entire floor
Allows for updates to match current interior design trends


Removes built-up dirt, dust, and allergens from floor crevices
Helps maintain better indoor air quality
Reduces the risk of mould and mildew growth under floorboards
Creates a more hygienic surface, especially important for homes and businesses


Saves money compared to full floor replacement
Increases property value with well-maintained flooring
Prevents expensive structural damage to subfloors
Offers affordable options for floor restoration and repair

Revitalise Your Wood Floors with Expert Care

Don’t let worn or damaged wood flooring diminish the beauty of your space. Contact Martin Allen Flooring today for professional maintenance and repair services that will breathe new life into your wooden floors.

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Why Choose Martin Allen Flooring?

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With over three decades of experience, Martin Allen Flooring has established itself as Leicester’s premier wood flooring specialist. Our team of skilled technicians combines time-honoured techniques with cutting-edge repair methods to deliver exceptional results for every project, from minor touch-ups to complete floor restorations.


At Martin Allen Flooring, we’re dedicated to exceeding client expectations. We use only the finest materials and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure long-lasting, beautiful results. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence have earned us a reputation as the go-to wood flooring experts in Leicester and beyond.


We offer a complete range of wood flooring maintenance and repair services, eliminating the need for multiple contractors. From routine cleaning and minor repairs to full sand and refinish projects, Martin Allen Flooring & French Polishing provides end-to-end solutions for both residential and commercial clients. Our local knowledge, combined with nationwide capabilities, ensures we can meet all your wood flooring needs.

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Our Process

Our process ensures that whether we're maintaining hardwood floors in a Leicester home or repairing engineered wood flooring in a London office, every project receives the same level of dedication and expertise from Martin Allen Flooring.

Our process begins with a thorough evaluation of your wood flooring. We visit your location to assess the condition of the floor, identify any issues, and discuss your maintenance or repair needs.

  • On-site inspection of wood flooring
  • Identification of problem areas and potential causes
  • Discussion of your goals and expectations
  • Detailed quote and project timeline provided

Based on our assessment, we develop a tailored maintenance or repair plan to address your wood flooring needs.

  • Selection of appropriate repair techniques
  • Choice of suitable cleaning and finishing products
  • Consideration of wood type and existing finish
  • Recommendations for long-term floor care

Our skilled technicians carry out the maintenance or repair work with precision and care, ensuring minimal disruption to your home or business.

  • Careful preparation of the work area
  • Application of industry-leading repair techniques
  • Meticulous attention to detail in every step
  • Use of high-quality, environmentally friendly products

We thoroughly inspect our work and guide you on maintaining your newly restored wood flooring.

  • Final quality assurance check
  • Walk-through with the client for approval
  • Provision of aftercare instructions and maintenance tips
  • Follow-up support for any questions or concerns

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

Q: Can engineered parquet flooring be installed over underfloor heating systems?

A: Yes, engineered parquet flooring is suitable for installation over underfloor heating systems. The layered construction provides stability and resistance to temperature changes, offering better heat transfer than solid wood. Follow manufacturer guidelines for temperature limits and acclimatisation, and we recommend professional installation for optimal performance.

Q: What are the advantages of engineered parquet over solid wood for heated floors?

A: Engineered parquet offers superior stability, improved heat transfer efficiency, better resistance to temperature fluctuations, and a wider range of wood species options.

Q: Are there any special installation considerations?

A: Important factors include proper acclimatisation of flooring materials, adherence to manufacturer-specified temperature limits, use of appropriate adhesives and installation methods, and professional installation by experienced flooring specialists. For detailed guidelines, consult our installation manual or schedule a consultation with our experts.

Q: How does engineered parquet compare to solid wood in terms of cost?

A: Engineered parquet is generally more cost-effective upfront due to their layered construction, using less expensive materials beneath a high-quality wood veneer. Solid wood flooring may have higher initial costs but offers longevity and the potential for multiple refinishes, potentially offsetting savings over time. Cost comparison depends on installation requirements, durability, aesthetic preferences, and long-term maintenance expectations.

Q: What are the advantages of engineered parquet flooring?

A: Engineered parquet offers several benefits: greater stability in varying humidity levels, suitability for installation over radiant heating systems, availability in a wide range of wood species and finishes, and often easier and quicker installation than solid wood.

Q: Can engineered parquet be refinished?

A: Yes, but with limitations. The number of times an engineered parquet can be refinished depends on the thickness of its top wood layer. High-quality engineered parquets with a thicker wear layer (3mm or more) can typically be refinished 1-3 times.

Q: Is engineered parquet suitable for all rooms?

A: Engineered parquet is versatile and can be used in most home areas, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens (with proper sealing), and basements (due to its stability in varying humidity). However, it’s not recommended for areas with excessive moisture, such as bathrooms or outdoor spaces.

Q: What types of subfloors are suitable for engineered parquet installation?

A: Suitable subfloors include:

  • Concrete: Must be dry, level, and free from contaminants
  • Plywood: At least 3/4 inch thick and securely fastened
  • Existing hardwood floors: In good condition and free from moisture issues

Not recommended: OSB and particleboard due to susceptibility to moisture. Proper subfloor preparation is essential for a stable, long-lasting installation.

Q: Is engineered parquet flooring resistant to moisture and temperature fluctuations?

A: Yes, engineered parquet flooring offers superior resistance to moisture and temperature fluctuations compared to solid wood alternatives. Its layered construction, featuring a stable core and cross-ply design, minimises expansion and contraction, allowing for better dimensional stability in varying environmental conditions.

Q: How does engineered parquet flooring perform in humid areas?

A: While not completely impervious to extreme moisture, engineered parquet performs well in areas with moderate humidity changes. Proper installation and maintenance further enhances its resilience.

Q: What makes engineered parquet flooring a good choice for homeowners?

A: Engineered parquet flooring is an excellent choice for homeowners seeking a durable, attractive wood flooring solution that withstands everyday challenges. Its ability to resist moisture and temperature fluctuations and its aesthetic appeal makes it a practical and stylish option.

Q: How can I ensure the best performance of my engineered parquet flooring?

A: Proper wood flooring installation and regular maintenance are crucial to ensuring optimal performance. Contact Martin Allen Flooring at 0116 216 5107 for professional installation services and maintenance tips.

Q: Can damaged sections of the engineered parquet be replaced without replacing the entire floor?

A: Yes, damaged sections of the engineered parquet can be replaced without overhauling the entire floor. This targeted repair is a key benefit of engineered parquet flooring.

Q: How is the repair process carried out?

A: The repair process involves carefully removing affected planks, ensuring precise matching of new pieces, and seamlessly integrating replacement planks into the existing pattern.

Q: Is this a cost-effective solution?

A: Yes, this approach is cost-effective as it allows for localised repairs without replacing the entire floor.

Q: Does repairing specific sections affect the floor’s overall integrity?

A: No, when done correctly, repairing specific sections preserves the floor’s integrity while efficiently addressing localised damage.

Q: Do I need professional help for this type of repair?

A: While some experienced DIYers may be able to perform this repair, it’s generally recommended to seek professional assistance to ensure proper matching and seamless integration of new pieces.

Absolutely! At Martin Allen Flooring, we specialise in providing tailored engineered parquet flooring solutions for homes across Leicester. Our team understands the area’s unique architectural styles and climate considerations, ensuring your wood flooring perfectly suits your local environment.

Martin Allen Flooring is renowned in Leicester for our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. With over 36 years of experience, our local expertise, high-quality materials, and meticulous wood flooring installation processes make us the preferred choice for engineered parquet flooring in the region.

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