engineered floor

  1. J

    Glueing engineered wood to concrete floor

    Hello, I'm planning to replace the carpet in my living room with engineered wood. I've done this already on the stairs and the upstairs landing. Once carpet is removed I plan to use self leveling compound to make sure that everything is flat and level and then apply damp proof membrane. From...
  2. J

    Self levelling compound question

    Hello all. I am planning to lay engineered floor in our bedroom but I need to prepare the existing sub-floor first. This is an old victorian house and existing floor is made of old pine floor-boards, which seem in good shape from a structural pov but does need flattening/leveling in places. My...
  3. CrazeUK

    What type of flooring - Laminate / Engineered / Real wood

    Hi All. We are looking at re-doing the flooring over the next couple of weeks. Current We currently have a beige carpet which between crazy nephews and nieces that can't sit still with food and a cat that loves to pick at the carpet now needs to be changed after 4 years. What Hallway and Open...
  4. janieJones123

    Found dip in subfloor after installing engineered flooring

    I have just finished installing a new floating, click together, engineered wooden floor in my first floor bedroom. I had been pretty diligent to prepare the room before hand, remove any raised nails, splats of plaster etc, and check for any dips in the subfloor. I didn't notice any. The...
  5. R

    Engineered oak 3mm tolerance

    Chaps, A quickie that I'd rather was specific'y... I'm told that 3mm tolerance is ok for 14mm thick engineered oak flooring. Seems a bit 'bouncy' in places underfoot after my test lay of first couple rows. (Dip check off straight edge shows no more than 3mm) Should I be concerned or push on...
  6. janieJones123

    Which direction to lay flooring?

    I am laying some engineered oak flooring, and am deciding on which direction to lay the boards. It for my master bedroom, which has a small walk-in wardrobe which I will continue the flooring into. The room is east facing. Here are a couple of photos. This photo is the view from the door...
  7. P

    Help for L + R-handed engineered flooring fitment

    Hi, I'm looking at buying some surplus engineered flooring to do my hallway. Picture attached. Link to online product The person selling it has had it fitted in a herringbone pattern and the plank-boxes are marked Left and Right, which I assume means the tongues are something like Top+Right...
  8. janieJones123

    Engineered wood floor underlay and carpet transition

    I am laying an engineered wooden floor in my first floor bedroom. Transition The hallway outside the bedroom is carpeted, and so was the bedroom. So there is a brass grip strip along the door threshold. What is the best way to replace this strip so that the carpet is kept tacked down, but...
  9. janieJones123

    Glue for laying floating engineered flooring

    I am going to be laying a floating, tongue and grooved engineered flooring in my bedroom. It's on the first floor and suspended timber subfloor. I was wondering what glue people would recommend for the T&G joints, or is any good weatherproof PVA glue sufficient? I would rather use something I...
  10. T

    engineered T+G floor: seamless plywood vs many separate strips? + underlay

    Hi all, we ordered some numbers of samples from different shops of engineered t+G oak floor. All of the samples we received (bar one) have the ply substrate made out of thinner strips laid next to each other, as opposed to one unique piece of plywood. On the other hand, when I look online at...
  11. S

    Engineered or Solid Wood for Kitchen

    Hi we have just completed the kitchen renovation apart from the floor. My girlfriend would love solid wood flooring but I have heard they don't do well in moisture prone areas. I saw a guide saying that engineered wood might be a better option but I am still cautious of water warping the...
  12. P

    Creaking engineered flooring

    Hi All, A few months back with had a refurbishment done on our kitchen/dining,etc, new 18mm plywood subfloor and self leveling compound with underfloor heating and then 15mm floating click together engineered wood flooring ontop of a thin underlay (quicktherm 1.8mm). Over the time the floor has...
  13. H

    Freezing Concrete Floor

    I have removed the fugly laminate from the downstairs in my 1990's build house and whilst the concrete floor is dry - its freezing cold. What is the best insulation I can put down, onto the solid concrete floor, and float my engineered wood floor on top of? I know the thicker the insulation...
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