floating floor

  1. L

    Floating floor repair..

    Hello, I have a floating floor in my downstairs toilet area which due to a small water leak that remained undetected has damaged a section of the floor to the point i now have a hole that is about 2ft x 3 ft wide. Underneath the flooring is polystyrene blocks so there is no joists in which to...
  2. U

    Wood floor installation in garden studio

    We've had a big garden studio built, and in an effort to save money on the escalating costs of having it done out (and because we didn't like any of the laminate options available to us), we opted to finish the flooring ourselves. We want to keep costs down, so are looking to install simple...
  3. B

    Floating floor bounce

    I've recently installed a floating floor over a concrete slab in a garden workshop. Due to height concerns (door threshold/plug sockets) I went for 25mm PIR under 18mm T&G OSB (with DPM and slip layers). I've got a lot more floor deflection than expected, would 3.6mm plywood laid perpendicular...
  4. M

    Floating a Solid Oak Floor with No Glue

    Hi there, We have already bought our 18mm thick tongue and groove Solid Oak Flooring, that is pre oiled. It's also very heavy and weighs approx 700kg across 50 sq metres. It is currently being acclimatised for 7 days. The concrete sub floor has has been self levelled and is mostly very level...
  5. P

    What type of flooring do i need

    We have lifted up the flooring under our stairs, via 150mm ecotherme covered with 22mm caber deck. We will be using as a washroom with a washing machine sat on top. What would be the best flooring where there may be moister or water if we every get a leak. Had tiles with flexible adhesive on...
  6. B

    Failed Floating Floor - Tips & Advice?

    Hello! Just looking for a bit of advice on where to start as we're new to all this! The vinyl kitchen floor in our new house was sagging so today we decided to investigate. We have uncovered several layers of board resting on uneven, randomly spaced planks of various types of wood. Some of the...
  7. M

    Is a batten needed at doorway under floating floor?

    Part converting garage to 2.4m x 2.4m utility. Have levelled concrete floor, 1200dpm, fitted 100mm then 50mm (90 degrees) solid insulation. Vapour barrier then tongue and groove 18mm MR chipboard, glued. Was quite pleased. Have recently read on some insulation websites that there should be...
  8. Andrewaes17

    Raise floor of conservatory

    Hi I'm looking to transfer my conservatory to a proper room with a solid roof and new glazing frames. And want it to adhere to building regs so I can remove the French doors. It has electric sockets, a small radiator and electric underfloor heating under a tiled ceramic floor already so I'm...
  9. T

    building a floating floor, the floor actually floats too much, how to push it down

    Hi all, for our kitchen floor the plan has been to make a floating floor, as follows from bottom up: concrete, self leveling compound, DPM, two layers of insulation (the old kitchen was split in half, so the first layer is 20mm in the front half and 90mm in the rear half, and then a second...
  10. T

    Gas pipe / tracpipe under newly built floating kitchen floor

    Hi all Having kitchen re-done by a builder (tearing down a wall.and new higher roof at the end) Also the kitchen is currently a concrete paved area, floor level 18cm below the rest of the (Victorian) house, which is suspended timber. I'm planning to do the floor myself to save a bit on costs...
  11. P

    New floor with insulation

    Hi I'm renovating a 1930s property. All ground floor floors are suspended timber except the kitchen which is (was) concrete. I have just dug this floor up to lay a new insulated floor (I will be insulating under the suspended floors too). My initial thought was to put down a damp proof membrane...
  12. J

    Wooden floor over celotex, with battens or without???

    I know this sounds familiar, but have read the posts and find the info I need, so any advice appreciated. So from top to bottom I was thinking (for garden studio); - 225mm x 38mm wooden floor boards - (maybe VCL or foil tape joins in celotex sheets) - celotex - concrete floor Will the floor...
  13. P

    Self-adhesive Underlay OR tongue and groove glue. or neither?

    Hi, thanks in advance for your help and advice, I am planning to lay solid oak floor boards in our hallway and lounge (floorboards= 175mm wide and 1200mm long, 16mm thick), and I need to lay them as a floating floor. The pack information says "this flooring can only be floated using a self...
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