When to Order Your Oak Flooring

The Naked Floors range of Oak Floors are designed and crafted to meet all budgets.

The Naked Oak Floors range of pre-finished oiled or lacquered oak flooring are available for despatch from stock.

The Naked Oak Floors unique collection of hand finished oak flooring is available to order and to be finished on site after the installation process by the team at Naked Floors.

At Naked Floors we listen carefully to your desires and then we share our knowledge and put forward suggestions. There is no pressure for you to make a decision.

When you are ready to go ahead with your Wood Flooring project, it is as simple as a phone call or email.

We take deadlines seriously, our reputation is our future. From the purchasing process through to despatch, delivery and installation, at Naked Floors we will endeavour to make sure that things go smoothly and that you receive exactly the floor you want.

Click here for details on How to Choose a Naked Oak Floor.

Click here for details on When to order from the Naked Floors Range of Prefinished Oak Floors.

Click here for details on When to order from the Naked Floors Range of Unfinished Oak Floors.

Click here for details on When to order from the Naked Floors Range of Hand Finished Oak Floors.

When to Order

When to order a oak floor will depend on whether you are simply replacing an existing floor or completely renovating a property or involved in the construction of a new development.

When to order from The Naked Floors Range of Prefinished Oak Floors

  • In the case of replacing a floor and installing a floor on top of an existing floor, if no other renovation works are in progress in your property Oak Flooring from our range of prefinished floors can be ordered and delivered from stock as and when required.
  • In the case of ordering a floor as a part of a major renovation or new construction / development project, all other works should be completed, with the exception of fitting skirting boards and hanging doors and radiators.

    Plaster work should be thoroughly dry and in the case of laying a wood floor directly onto a concrete slab, the concrete substrate should have a moisture content of no more than 2%. A new concrete substrate usually takes one month per inch of depth to reach a level 2.5% moisture content. For older concrete substrates it may be necessary to apply a liquid Damp Proof Membrane (DPM). Tests should be carried out using moisture reading equipment to determine the moisture content.
  • The golden rule in the wood flooring trade is to install a prefinished floor after the walls have been primed and the final coat of paint on the ceilings applied.

    After your oak floor has been installed cover it with cardboard, fibreboard or commercially available heavy duty plastic sheeting rolls. Skirting boards can then be fitted and doors and radiators hung and the final coat of paint applied to walls.

    Existing skirting boards are a major consideration to be taken into account when installing a "floor on floor".

    Click here to view our guidelines on skirting boards.

When to order from The Naked Floors Range of Unfinished Oak Floors

  • In the case of replacing a floor and installing a floor on top of an existing floor, if no other renovation works are in progress in your property unfinished Oak Floors can be ordered and delivered from stock as and when required.
  • In the case of ordering a floor as a part of a major renovation or new construction / development project, all other works should be completed, with the exception of fitting skirting boards and hanging doors and radiators.

    Plaster work should be thoroughly dry and in the case of laying a wood floor directly onto a concrete substrate, the concrete screed should have a moisture content of no more than 2%. A new concrete substrate usually takes one month per inch of depth to reach a level 2.5% moisture content. For older concrete substrates it may be necessary to apply a liquid Damp Proof Membrane (DPM). Tests should be carried out using moisture reading equipment to determine the moisture content.
  • The golden rule in the wood flooring trade is to install an unfinished floor after the walls have been primed and the final coat of paint on the ceilings applied. The new floor can then be installed and finished on site with your choice of wood floor stains and protective coats of Hardwax Oil or Lacquer.

    After your oak floor has been finished cover it with cardboard, fibreboard or commercially available heavy duty plastic sheeting rolls. Skirting boards can then be fitted and doors and radiators hung and the final coat of paint applied to walls.

    Existing skirting boards are a major consideration to be taken into account when installing a "floor on floor".

    Click here to view our guidelines on skirting boards.

When to order from the The Naked Floors Range of Hand Finished Oak Floors

Make contact with us to arrange an appointment to view The Naked Floors range of Hand Finished Oak Floors sample boards.

Talk to us or your building contractor or project manager about how to best schedule delivery of your oak flooring. Take into consideration our two to eight week waiting period from the date of booking and our availability to commence the finishing process for your floors.

The following should be taken into consideration prior delivery and installation of your oak floor:

  • In the case of replacing a floor and installing a floor on top of an existing floor, if no other renovation works are in progress in your property unfinished Oak Floors can be ordered and delivered from stock as and when required.
  • In the case of ordering a floor as a part of a major renovation or new construction / development project, all other works should be completed, with the exception of fitting skirting boards and hanging doors and radiators.

    Plaster work should be thoroughly dry and in the case of laying a wood floor directly onto a concrete substrate, the concrete screed should have a moisture content of no more than 2%. A new concrete substrate usually takes one month per inch of depth to reach a level 2.5% moisture content. For older concrete substrates it may be necessary to apply a liquid Damp Proof Membrane (DPM). Tests should be carried out using moisture reading equipment to determine the moisture content.
  • The golden rule in the wood flooring trade is to install an unfinished floor after the walls have been primed and the final coat of paint on the ceilings applied. The new floor can then be installed and finished on site with your choice of wood floor stains and protective coats of Hardwax Oil or Lacquer.

    After your oak floor has been finished cover it with cardboard, fibreboard or commercially available heavy duty plastic sheeting rolls. Skirting boards can then be fitted and doors and radiators hung and the final coat of paint applied to walls.

    Existing skirting boards are a major consideration to be taken into account when installing a "floor on floor".

    Click here to view our guidelines on skirting boards.