Engineered oak 3mm tolerance

26 Oct 2020
Reaction score
United Kingdom

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 past the point of no return? (Glue, skirting, sofas, bottle of wine...)

I've never laid one of these before but I hear they are expected to have an element of 'floatiness' about them...pardon the pun...

(Laid atop 3mm underlay, 3mm hardboard, pine floorboards).

N.B. As always, thanks in advance to you all. I've never had a bad experience talking to you chaps and am grateful for all the sound advice I have received on my DIY journey so far.
Sponsored Links

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.

Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local