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    Floorboard transition between rooms

    Hello everyone. Happy friday. I am looking for advice on how to finish this strip between two exposed floorboard rooms… There used to be a raised tradition strip that was a trip hazard. I would ideally like to keep the new transition level with the floor. I was thinking to trim the edges of...
  2. S

    Laying flooring over concrete

    I have recently purchased a house with an old extension, leading up to the extension the floor is suspended and the back 2 metre of the house is concrete. The concrete seems dry with no signs of damp and previously they had T&G chipboard screwed directly to the the concrete with laminate on top...
  3. G

    Drying out after burst pipe - condensation on DPM

    The day after I stopped to "relax" for Xmas , our converted outhouse/office water pipe burst :confused: Thus, xmas was a chaos of ripping up the flooring and borrowing heaters and dehumidifers and running to and fro to the tip. The chipboard floor was sodden, and the mineral wool insulation...
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    Carpet Queries

    Hi all, I’m looking to get my carpets changed as cheaply as possible. This is purely because where I’m staying is a short term solution however the carpets desperately need to be changed because firstly they STINK and secondly it’s a very old fashioned and busy pattern. Anyway, my max budget is...
  5. J

    Laying solid wood flooring around base of stairs

    Hi there, I'm laying a solid herringbone floor and have reached a tricky area - the base of the stairs. We are thinking about undercutting the stair stringers, newel post and riser by 6-8mm to allow for an expansion gap, so that when completed, the wood floor will look like it neatly touches...
  6. K

    stopping chipboard creaking

    Hi all I recently moved in to a new house. Before laying carpets i tried very hard to stop the chipboard flooring from creacking when you walk over it. Itspretty load everywhere! First I pulled up all the nails (long process) and replace with flooring screws, this stopped some of the really...
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    Karndean over underlay?

    Hello, I'm planning to lay Karndean Korlok in my flat. I've removed my old engineered wood floor. Underneath that I have a 6mm black rubber Tredaire underlay for acoustic insulation. Do I have to remove it before laying the Karndean? Their instructions say their flooring needs no underlay, but...
  8. J

    Advice on loft flooring

    Hi I'm looking into flooring my loft and looking for a bit of advice on how people with a bit more knowledge think I should go with it. I did some measurements and drew up a plan of what's there already. It's an old style house, built around 1969. The dark grey part is the hatch. The...
  9. W

    Thinking or refurbishing the stairs.

    Hello fellow DIYer's. I'm thinking of refurbishing my stairs by painting them completely and adding either a runner or stair mats. I also have a half landing that currently has floor boards. The idea is to paint all of the stairs and the bullnoses of the half landing and replace the floorboards...
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    How to fill gaps in parquet flooring

    I have put a small amount of parquet flooring down for the first time. It looks really nice, but annoyingly has a few small gaps around where the border and other pieces meet. What is the best way to fill these gaps so it is not noticable? I am reading that mixing sawdust with PVA is a big...
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    Flooring on Overboard UFH Advice Req

    Hi we are having our house renovated and installing an overboard underfloor heating system (wet). we wanted to install an engineered wood herringbone system however getting massively conflicting advice on it all - from the suppliers of the underfloor heating & the floor suppliers/installers...
  12. W

    Engineered flooring on concrete

    I need to lay engineered board on top of concrete which is over old foundations. It's a strip about 500mm wide, then a step to one side and the original timber flooring on the other. The majority of it is very old concrete, some more recent where a wall was recently demolished and levelled...
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    Single skin detached garage insulation & flooring

    I'd like to insulate my (concrete) garage floor. It's single skinned so I will seal the concrete (1st coat sealant, 2nd coat sealant + SBR). I will then use tanking slurry on the walls (1st coat slurry + SBR, 2nd coat just slurry). I expect a little slurry left over so I will use that to re-coat...
  14. W

    Plywood Overlay on Cement

    Hi I'm about to start laying 6mm ply over existing floorboards, fixing with 20mm screws. As its in 1 half ofa new extension there's smallish areas where cement or concrete has been used to level where the old external wall used to be. I dont think it's screed as the new built floor is still due...
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    Finishing a solid wood floor that has a step down to the kitchen

    Hello, I am going to lay a solid wood floor in a living room but there is a step down into the kitchen, how can i finish an exposed edge (it will be the groove not tongue) or is there a 90 degree bend i can buy to continue the floorboards vertically over the step? As you can see, it's a tiny...
  16. Danny Hardy

    How to lay laminate on uneven asbestos floor tiles

    Hey all, I and my partner recently moved into a new house and when we ripped up the carpets found asbestos floor tiles below, they are all in great condition so we just want to cover them up, I've gone around the first room we want to lay the laminate flooring in to make sure it's flat, which...
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    How to safely screw down chipboard subfloor?

    So my chipboard hallway subfloor is dipped by 7mm and I want to level it and I’ve been advised its easiest to use a self levelling compound. Problem is the boards aren’t secured too well, they move a bit and don’t have enough screws, and the screws are only 50mm and are coming loose. So I need...
  18. W

    Replacing floorboards

    I need to replace the odd floorboard of the base timber flooring in my Victorian house. What specs should I look for in the board? I will measure the width and thickness. It's not tongue and groove. Thanks
  19. W

    Engineered Timber Flooring fitting and finish

    Hi I about to install engineered timber flooring and was wondering what happens at a step edge that we have which intersects the space in terms of expension. The flooring laid up to the edge will be about 3.5m wide and the edge is about 5m long. The flooring down the step will be tile. I was...
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    Beading alternative for kitchen units?

    Hi, We’ve just had a new kitchen installed, but aren’t sure the best route forward in terms of beading. This has been our first project so we have unfortunately learnt a lot of things too late. We ended up getting the flooring (laminate) put in after the kitchen was fitted, but the fitter has...
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