Simple Scandinavian Flooring for Underfloor Heating
Simple Scandinavian Flooring for Underfloor Heating
Following considerable research, Pur Natur got the attention of Roger Hyde Limited. Their personal approach, together with the highest quality flooring makes for an excellent combination. “Scandinavian design is as popular as ever, and Pur Natur brings this to life”, says James Hyde, Managing Director of Roger Hyde Limited. With a number of projects now completed, Roger Hyde Limited is happy to recommend Pur Natur.
When assessing wide plank installations, Roger Hyde Limited recommends that the following Pur Natur attributes are considered:
Exceptional quality Black Forest Douglas Fir.
PEFC environmentally accredited.
Engineered planks with very little expansion and contraction.
Wide planks 450mm and long planks up to 9 metres.
Works over underfloor heating.
Personal approach from the manufacturer.
Both Commercial and Residential uses.
Supplied unfinished so a bespoke finish is applied on-site.
Watch the video of our Contracts Manager, Matt Knight, discussing how to achieve a successful wood floor installation with underfloor heating.
James Hyde says, “Installing a new wood floor over underfloor heating needn’t be difficult, but considerations must be made to ensure that you get the beautiful wood floor you want.” These include:
Good planning, design and timings
Appropriate design of the underfloor heating system and sub-floor build up, for example, you will need to take into account the surface thermometer probes, and suitability and quality of materials used, e.g. concrete and screed products.
Allow plenty of time for each stage of the works – especially when leaving enough time for concrete to dry
Finish floor details such as the finished height and floor expansion allowance, need to be considered, especially when new floor is adjoining existing floors. This is a common mistake when installing a new floor to an adjoining floor, not allowing enough depth for sub-floor build up or for board expansion.
Pre-installation site conditions
Moisture checks need to be undertaken to ensure sub-floors are dry and ready. We use specialist equipment and various methods to measure moisture in all different types of materials. Many factors can influence the drying process. This is something we can advise on when beginning the installation process with you.
Accurate measuring of air temperature and relative humidity are essential. This is to avoid a scenario where the wooden floor can twist, warp or cup, due to natural movement caused by an imbalance of the air temperature and moisture.
Ensure underfloor heating has been running for the appropriate amount of time. E.g. concrete should be a minimum of four weeks prior to installation of the finished wood floor. Plus the site conditions and moisture readings are still good
The underfloor heating should be turned off during the installation. This is often a requirement of adhesive and related products manufacturers, until the floor is fully installed, i.e. fixed or bonded, it can still be vulnerable to movement.
It is crucial that monitoring and controlling of the site conditions continues throughout the installation project
Post installation site conditions and protection
Once the floor is successfully installed and finished, it is important to use suitable products for any temporary floor protection. For example, these should be breathable products.
Many floor installations fail at this stage, so it is crucial to continue maintaining the site conditions
Follow underfloor heating guidelines
Lots of care and attention has led to this point, it is now vital to follow the manufacturers guidelines when re-introducing the heating
This must be done gradually to avoid unwanted contraction and warping of the boards you have just installed
This needs to be understood clearly for successful ongoing use
James continues, “installing Pur Natur over underfloor heating is made easier, because the engineered planks mean that there is very little expansion and contraction as the seasons change, ensuring you enjoy ‘living’ with your floor for many years to come.”
Since 1968, Roger Hyde Limited has provided maintenance advice and how end users can ensure that the life of their floor is prolonged.
To get in touch to discuss a Pur Natur installation and bespoke samples, call 01787 463348 or email [email protected]. With UK coverage.
Managed Maintenance Service
We are pleased to offer a Managed Maintenance Service, where we can tailor a service agreement to your requirements, giving you peace of mind that your floor will not only last longer but look good for longer. We would be delighted to discuss a tailored maintenance service with you.
We provide a 12 month workmanship guarantee on all our works for your peace of mind in knowing that our experienced technicians will work with you, not against you and we will honour that guarantee by offering 6-12 monthly courtesy calls after the works are completed.
We are happy to recommend a number of flooring manufacturers. Click on the links below to find out more about how we work with each of these manufacturers.
“Milestone Academy has worked with Roger Hyde for many years, from emergency work when a heating pipe damaged flooring, through routine maintenance and problem fixing when an area of flooring was no longer suitable, they have been there to help. As a small family company, it is obvious that they care and they are passionate about their business. You can tell from the excellent advice that they give and the gentle reminders about the maintenance (but never the hard sell). I would heartily recom…
“I had to write to say the floor looks absolutely fantastic – it has exceeded all our wildest hopes. The two guys who worked here were brilliant and have done a really first rate job. We do thank them very sincerely. I have been attending the church for the past 64 years and have never seen the floor look like it does now. There is a real “wow” factor and the congregation on Sunday were stunned.”
“Great results from the sand and seal of our main hall. The floor was looking tired and worn and not only has the sand given the floor a new lease of life but it has brightened up the hall and looks great. We are really pleased. We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Wheathampstead Memorial Hall
“Roger Hyde Limited provided an experienced maintenance service for our busy Mayfair saleroom to ensure our wooden floor was maintained to the highest standard. They also offered flexible appointments to fit our very busy schedule of sales and events. I would strongly recommend the company’s service.”
“The Church Council is very pleased with the result and the hall users have been extremely complimentary about the overall appearance of the refurbished floors. The two representatives of the company, in particular, were very professional with regard to the way they carried out the work.”
Christ Church Coalville
“Roger Hyde Limited provided a 5’star service. They were engaged, precise and punctual. Excellent”
Knightsbridge Apartments Gym
“The process of booking in works to the completion of each project is very easy. Roger Hyde Limited is able to accommodate the office opening hours and complete the works over the weekend. The technicians always leave the office the way they find it and clear away all rubbish they create. We would recommend them for similar works.”
Office Building in London
“Harris Calnan and Roger Hyde Limited (RHL) have a great working relationship, with RHL contributing to many of our projects over the years. RHL have particular experience in Dinesen installations, in addition, they also maintain the Dinesen floors that they install and so have terrific insights into the whole-life cycle of these products. RHL provide good communication throughout any projects we carry together, from quotes to finishing to installation. Their experience and flexible approach e…
Contracts Manager, Harris Calnan
“Thanks for completing the job on time. We are delighted with the work you have done and it really has given the building a major lift.”
Brandeston Hall School
“We are very pleased with the works Roger Hyde Limited does for our school. We will use them again and would not hesitate in recommending them for similar works.”
High School, Suffolk
“I am fantastically pleased with the finished project. The kitchen gets a lot of traffic from people, wellies and cats, and especially living in the countryside, the floor will get a lot of use. I clean the floor once a week which keeps it looking brand new. I was told that Roger Hyde Limited would be happy to return each year to clean and re-oil the flooring; this is something I will absolutely be doing to give the flooring a longer life and to keep it looking new.”
Homeowner in Buckinghamshire
“One very satisfied customer! Just to say a very big Thank you for the revamped hall floor. It is quite magnificent!”
“Roger Hyde Ltd carried out the replacement of the Auditorium flooring at St Albans Arena within a tight timescale and within budget. I found them to be extremely professional in their approach to the entire contract and I am very happy with the finished job. I would recommend them without hesitation for similar works.”
“We are very happy with the finished floor, thank you, excellent job.”
Priors Field School
“Roger Hyde Limited provided an excellent proactive service from pre-installation through to completing the works under tight timescales. We have used Roger Hyde limited since with the same positive reaction. We recommend their services.”
Project Manager at Structuretone
“We are very happy with the finished floor, thank you, excellent job.”
“The floor was in desperate need of refreshing. It was old, cracked and dirty. It is only a small hall but the refreshed floor has brightened the room, as well as the other touch ups we were doing around the hall. The hall looks better than ever. We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Campsea Ashe Village Hall
‘The floor surface had received a lot of wear with many scratches and scarring. The scrub and seal we had completed by Roger Hyde Limited vastly improved the floor surface and removed the scratches and scarring. We are very pleased with the works and the flooring technician, and we would happily recommend them for similar works.’
The Mersea Centre
“The new floor has come through two of the most testing events of our year, the Scarecrow Festival and Village Show, with flying colours. It has received many compliments and looks wonderful!”
Flamstead Village Hall
“We were very pleased with Roger Hyde Limited. Their contractors were punctual, polite, hardworking, diligent and cooperative. They were conscious of safety issues and were happy to chat about any issues that came along. The floor has been transformed as it was badly scratched after four years of continuous use. We are very pleased with the result.”
The Trustees, New Green Centre, Thurston
Paul Hobbs, Facilities Manager at the Building Design Partnership says, “Roger Hyde Limited was recommended to us by Junckers. Roger Hyde Limited has shown great expertise in the treatment of our oiled floor. The level of service they provide is exemplary. We would not hesitate in recommending their service.”
“The church hall gets used very frequently and was very tired looking. We are so pleased with the transformation. The flooring technicians were brilliant and we have had great feedback from our staff and visitors. The floor looks like new! We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
St John's and St James Church
“Our sports hall desperately needed a sand and the court markings to be re-painted. We are happy with the great results that have been achieved and we would recommend them for similar works.”
Phoenix Fitness Centre
“Roger Hyde Limited led a highly professional team throughout all aspects of the works. Their dedication and involvement in the project ensured that the main contractor and I, the architect, were always informed. This helped with our communication with client. Maintenance advice and a comprehensive cleaning demo was also provided as part of the service. This was much appreciated by the FM team. An excellent service overall, I would not hesitate in recommending or using Roger Hyde Limited again.…
Architect we worked with on the project.
“Our sports hall needed to be sanded and the court markings re-painted. The sports hall was looking tired and the court markings were very worn and faded. We wanted to restore the hall for our customers who use the hall regularly. The results are fantastic. You can see the clear transformation of the floor and we couldn’t be happier. We would recommend Roger Hyde Limited for similar works.”
Willesden Sports Centre
“Great job! Thanks for getting your operative to come back and complete the work. I can confirm that we are happy with the floor and thank you for providing the additional solutions for maintaining the floor.”
“Our floor required treatment and Roger Hyde Limited provided an excellent service. We would thoroughly recommend James, Matt and his team for similar works. We will continue to use their services for our annual maintenance to ensure our floor remains beautiful.”
Residential Property, London
“I just wanted to say thank you for your quick response in getting Clydach Hall completed for me. I am so happy with the work that was carried out very professional job.”
“We are really pleased with the work that was carried out last week in the Windsor room. The standard is very good and the work carried out in a very professional manner. Many people have commented how good the flooring looks.”
College Sand Oak Hertfordshire Testimonial
“After gaining the funding to go ahead with the sand and sealing of the main hall, we chose Roger Hyde Limited to carry out the works and the results have been great. You could see the difference immediately. I will recommend them for similar works.”