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The Benefits of Click Fitting Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is available with two different fitting systems: Click fitting and tongue and groove fitting. Click fitting hardwood floors are becoming more and more popular.  

To find out more about tongue and groove fitting hardwood, have a look at our article: Quick Guide to Tongue and Groove Hardwood Flooring.

What is click fitting hardwood flooring?

Click fitting hardwood is simply wooden flooring planks that have a specially designed click and lock fitting system.  The edges of your planks with have interlocking joints, which you can simply click together.  The planks of flooring have been specifically manufactured to provide you with a simple and straight forward installation process.  They beauty is that there is no mess from glue or nails!

Engineered Hickory with Click Fitting System

How to install click fitting hardwood?

The easiest and most common way to install click fitting hardwood is to float it over an underlay.  The planks of flooring simply click together and lock into place over the underlay.  There is no need to fix the floor to the underlay, it just sits on top.  The click fitting system provides and tight and secure fit, so that your floor will look beautiful and gap free. Alternatively, you can also glue the flooring down directly to your subfloor if you prefer not to use an underlay.  Please note that you should never install click fitting hardwood flooring over joists as it is not strong and stable enough to withstand the pressure; it must have a solid base underneath it.

Before installing any type of hardwood floor it is essential that your subfloor has been fully checked and prepared.  Have a look at our information on preparing your subfloor.  

For further information about installing any type of hardwood floor, please have a look at our Installation & Fitting Guide.

Fitting click wood flooring over and underlay (floating)


What are the main benefits of click fitting hardwood?

You will find many benefits with using click fitting flooring.  Here are a few of the important ones:

  • Quick and easy to install.
  • You don’t need to use glue, nails or screws.
  • Available in a range of species of woods with different grain patterns.
  • Different planks sizes (widths, lengths and thicknesses) can be found.
  • A range of different surface finishes to choose from, such as, brushed, lacquered or oiled.
  • Once the flooring is installed you will find is easy to look after and care for.
  • The floor is durable and can easily withstand daily wear and tear.
  • You will have a great investment that will look beautiful and elegant for years to come.


Engineered Oak Click Flooring
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