Installing a new solid wood floor in your home can be an exciting task, but also challenging. Although it takes a lot of hard work and knowledge if you decide to do it yourself, the end result will leave you satisfied, as it will turn your home into a beautiful and warm place for long time. One of the most tricky tasks you will face, would be to fit solid wood flooring through doorway and this is what we will try to teach you through this DIY video tutorial.

Tools required for fitting solid wood flooring through doorway:

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With these simple tools you can fit the new floor through a doorway in just a few minutes.

  • Jam saw
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Stanley knife
  • Chop saw
  • Ruler


Adjust your jam saw to the height of your wood flooring and tighten for accuracy.

Once your saw is secure at the correct height, slowly undercut your architrave. This is the most important part of the procedure, as it allows the floor to slip underneath the door frame. Try not to cut higher, as there will be a big gap between the flooring and the jamb. If you want to find out more regarding how to cut architrave, click here.

Then, put your board in place and mark with a pencil the width and the length of the architrave. Once this is done, join the lines together using your right angled ruler and clearly mark the piece you will be cutting.

After you have cut the board, fit in place and carry on fitting through the doorway.

Once you reach the other side, repeat the process measuring the height and width as shown on the video. Now that you have cut the other board, fit it in place.

If you have any further questions regarding how to fit solid wood flooring through a doorway, send us an email or give us a call and one of our experienced team members will be happy to help you.