wood floor

  1. C

    Yikes this wood floor is worse than anticipated!!

    Recently moved into a flat and the owner had warned me that the wood floor wasn't too great so he put carpet over it. I've since removed the carpet as my spouse is adamant on having me restore the wood but I don't know how to make this look good. I've tried using a belt sander and it makes it...
  2. S

    Hallway wood floor maintenance

    I've got a 1930's house with the original (I assume) wooden floor through the hallway. It clearly hasn't had any maintenance for years before we bought it and needs some tlc, so am keen to look after it better to keep it in the best condition it can be. I want to avoid sanding it back as I like...
  3. M

    Laying wood floor on top of chipboard

    We're planning to put a new wood floor in the dining room, which at the moment is just some old painted chipboard. I've read that although chipboard isn't the ideal base, it can work OK and it would save having to take it all up. Should I put plywood down first or use paper felt (or both)? I...
  4. V

    sloping wooden floor in upstairds bedroom - best way to correct?

    Hi all, We were hoping to get some advice about a sloping floor. We're planning to re-do the floor in our bedroom on the first floor of our terraced house. We will remove the carpet and we want to lay a wooden floor, on top of the existing wooden planks which are screwed into the joist below...
  5. robodelfy

    Best way to freshen up 'ok quality' floorboards?

    Hi, I have floor boards throughout my victorian terraced house. The ones downstairs seem more modern and have no gaps like the old ones upstairs. As you can see from the photos, the entrance is looking quite worn and black in places, will I be able to sand this out or is it likely very deep...
  6. janieJones123

    What is the pilot hole size for 12mm screw?

    I am going to be starting building a half stud wall this weekend. I have a suspended timber floor with a solid oak flooring on top. I have been given great advice on what materials and hardware to use. I will be fixing the sole plate to the floor with 12mm coach screws, and was wondering what...
  7. M

    Can I re-lay my engineered wood floor?

    First time post, folks, so go easy on me! I need to pull up an existing wood floor (engineered wood) that covers two rooms and a hallway in our Victorian terrace flat to gain access to the floorboards and pipes underneath. I'll also be reorganising the partition walls to re-size the two rooms...
  8. S

    Suggestions for most natural finish possible for oak floor?

    I've just sanded the oak floor in our lounge/hallway, it having been caked in a horrible thick, dark brown stain the past 30 years. I love how its come up, and have been testing with some finishes to protect it. I purchased some Ronseal clear, satin water-based varnish in the hope it would keep...
  9. M

    Line plywood board upstairs on bedroom floorboards.

    Hi Guys, Currently wanting to relay a new laminate flooring on the upstairs bedrooms, have stripped the old laminate flooring to the floorboards which I have fixed, some were creaking which I have now screwed back into the joint timber, however I would like surface to be flat and level which I...
  10. J

    Drying Damp floorboards

    I have purchased new scaffold boards which I intended to lay as floorboards in a garden studio, but when they arrived I noticed they seemed quite damp and some heavy. Obviously rained on for a while. I’ve stored them stacked with ventilated gaps, but now it’s not summer they don’t seem to be...
  11. G

    Glue-down Parquet onto quarry tiles

    Hi, I have some quarry tiles which are very firmly cement bonded, good condition and dont seem damp. I want to law some glue down solid oak Parquet over them. My plan is to level the floor using Sika self levelling compound (floor is level but to give me as perfect a surface as possible) and...
  12. J

    What coating is in use and how to renovate wood flooring

    Hi, We have wood flooring that has become quite badly worn / damaged in and around the baloncy door area. Presumably due to a mix of sunlight and condensation over time. A couple of photos are attached. We'd like to know what we can do to try and spruce up this area a bit, to at least get...
  13. S

    Which filler for gaps in engineered wood floor

    Hi, Due to flooding our engineered wood floor has become wet. Now that it's dried out again it's got some wider gaps in some places. At the largest spots up to about 5mm wide. What filler do I best fill this with? The flooring is varnished and surface looks good, so it should not be something...
  14. ryberg

    how do i attach wooden floor to my hatch (moved from Projects)

    I have this hatch in my floor and i am about to apply wooden floor. The floor is 1,1 cm/11 mm tall and i want to find a solution so the gap between the hatch and the flooring wont be that big. The hatch opens over halfway - over 90° which also means that the gap gets even bigger. But it seems...
  15. R

    Engineered wood over parqet

    Hello all, I have some engineered wood floor to put down over a 1960's parquet floor. Not sure on if I need a DPM or not? The parquet is stuck down with Bitumen so my thought is that would provide a barrier? The parquet is solid but just showing its age and as much as I would like to...
  16. tjhdexter

    Building Suspended Floor Frame

    Not really done a lot of DIY before but I've been clearing out the shed (outhouse) and am looking to turn it into a bar/reception area. First thing I want to do is build a suspended floor so I can insulate underneath as the existing floor is concrete. Would also be useful for putting...
  17. J

    Wood Floor Finish Which Can Be Painted Over?

    I have some sanded victorian pine flooring which I need to apply a finish to. I was going to paint it white, but now I am not so sure. Ideally, I would like to live with it for a while, before possibly painting it white. Are there any natural floor finishes that I could apply to it in the...
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