our approach to commercial flooring
Euro-Pean Flooring Solutions is fanatical in its professionalism, quality of service, workmanship and flexibility, from London through Croydon and Horsham, Surrey and Sussex. Out of hours or weekends is never a problem and we are capable of working to tight budgets and deadlines for demanding clients without compromising our standards.
Health and safety is priority for Euro-Pean Flooring in Horsham. All of our operatives are health and safety trained and all of our adhesives and levelling compounds are leading British Standards approved products that come with fully backed health and safety cosh data sheets and regulations. And we always use the best underlay manufacturers as a standard practice.
As a flooring company, we supply and fit a wide range of flooring products for our commercial customers, sourcing floor coverings from all over the UK and across the world. Over and above standard carpet tiles, broadloom carpets and luxurious Axminster and Wilton carpets, Euro-Pean Flooring also fit specialist industrial flooring plus luxury vinyl tiles (manufactured by Amtico and Karndean), safety vinyl flooring, linoleum flooring, cushion flooring, rubber sheet flooring and resin flooring – plus pump screeds, levelling compounds and any other kind of commercial floor covering.
The Euro-Pean Flooring range also includes any style of wood flooring, from solid wood to engineered wood and laminates. Should your architect or client not be able to find a suitable finish then contact us and we will attend a meeting with you, bringing with us a full specification service with suitable commercial floor finishes that are available from all of the UK and the worlds leading wood flooring manufactures.
flooring project management
If for example you are a London based building contractor that has landed a larger than normal project and you do not have a member of staff that you can assign solely to manage all of the flooring aspects of the project, Euro-Pean Flooring offers this project management service. We will:
- Conduct subfloor tests and make good any under floor problems, thus avoiding costly delays.
- Take accurate measurements and estimate all floor quantities required.
- Assist in the specification and selection of flooring products, and control all ordering and site deliveries.
- Manage and supervise all aspects of floor installations ensuring works are carried out on time to the highest standards, meeting all legal requirements and British Standards.
- Produce invoicing and handle all steps of the payment process including dealing with legal procedures in the event of non-payment.
If you do not have the time or the inclination to take off vast amounts of site measurements or data from drawings supplied by your client or architect, Euro-Pean Flooring can do this for you. At our offices in Horsham we have the facilities to take care of the estimating and quantifying process. We can take electronic copies or hard paper copies of drawings and provide you with an accurate site take off based on the floor measurements supplied, and even attend site and survey the existing floor to assist in the specification process.
independent flooring advice and assessment
Many companies are in dispute as to where the blame lies for a flooring failure. Is it the fault of the flooring manufacturer itself or the building developer for not conducting the proper subfloor surveys and tests in order to solve potential problems before the top floor finish is installed?
Euro-Pean Flooring offer a service whereby we conduct independent site surveys producing technical reports which identify exactly the cause of the floor failure, including whether or not any relevant British Standards have been either missed or not adhered to. We also provide remedies to problems and steps in order to make the floor failures good.
sub-floor surveys and testing
Euro-Pean Flooring Solutions provide free on-site subfloor surveys and testing accredited to BS8203 for all commercial clients as standard. Our subfloor surveys include checking for:
- Obvious damage.
- Loose subfloors or structural movement.
- Concrete latience, which is where water in the concrete brings with it to the surface concrete fats, forming a layer known as latience which is crunchy and friable (this leaves the floor weak and needs to be mechanically removed prior to top floor layer installation).
- Damp or residual humidity that may be in the slab, including testing to establish whether levels of damp are higher than the BS8203 recommended maximum.
- Levelling problems.
- Weak or rotted floor boards.
- Anything else that can cause the top floor layer to fail or under-perform.
Using our experience and technical know-how, we will, in most cases detect any sub floor problems immediately. But if the need arises we can run further expert tests using industry recognised independent experts to establish why the subfloor is failing, and provide reports on our findings together with our recommended solutions, all at little or no cost to the client.
Floors are far more susceptible to failing if the correct subfloor preparation has not been carried out properly. Using the latest technology Euro-Pean Flooring are able to offer environmentally friendly, effective solutions to almost any flooring problem encountered.
our commercial flooring experience
Managing Director of Euro-Pean Flooring John Pean brings a long career in flooring and an abundance of knowledge, skill and experience into the running of the company. His career includes holding a technical sales management position for one of the world’s largest floor adhesive and levelling screeding manufacturers. This in turn helped John become an expert on sub floor preparation, with an understanding as to why floors start failing through problems such as adhesive transfer and late placement. John Pean has also worked in key accounts management for the world’s largest rubber flooring manufacturers, and has held floor project management positions on various large scale commercial projects, including London airports Heathrow and Gatwick, and the London based Gherkin and Dome buildings.