Laying Down Wood Flooring

December 14th, 2012
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Laying Engineered Wood Flooring

The most common fitting method for engineered flooring is the floating method. This is done by rolling out an underlay over the subfloor with the engineered flooring gluing the tongue and groove together. Engineered wood flooring can also be glued down directly to the subfloor with adhesive or can be nailed through the toungue directly to timber framed subfloors as they are structural boards. when nailing through the tounge this is whats called secret nailng as you ar hiding the nails in the joint.

Underlay For Wood Flooring

Underlay is used to support the floor for when it expands and contracts and to help prevent noise when there is a space between the subfloor and your new floor. Underlays vary depending on the thickness and quality. there are accoustic, warm, waterproof and all in ones, Low cost underlays are cheap but we recommend the better underlays on the market.

Laying Solid Wood Flooring

A solid wooden floor can be installed in a variety of ways. Fitting a solid wooden floor isn’t a difficult task but does require a little knowledge. Nailing a timber floor is the cheapest and preferred way to install. For years floors have been installed this way so its a tried and tested way of installing. If you have a timber framed floor this is the best way.

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