Laying Vinyl on uneven floorboards

25 May 2004
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United Kingdom

I need to lay some vinyl flooring in the Kitchen & Bathroom. The floorboards are slightly uneven and have gaps between them. I thought about using Hardboard as has been discussed before. What about 6mm MDF? This is stronger than hardboard and would give a better finish. Is there any problem gluing this down to the floor rather than screwing or pinning? If not, what would you suggest - PVA perhaps :?:
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If there's any prospect of having to access the floorboards in the future I'd not recommend using glue.

Hardboard should be OK but if you do use MDF then I'd suggest screwing it rather than pinning as the MDF is probably stiff enough to pull the pins loose.

I had vinyl laid in my kitchen. This was put onto chipboard however the guy doing the job also put down a light screed (only 1 or 2 mm) to fill any gaps. I don't know what it was called but it came ready mixed in a tub. This made the surface perfectly smooth. Vinyl is unforgiving when it comes to revealing irregularities in the underlying surface!
MDF and damp don't mix.

People use hardboard because it is suitable for the job!

Also will cause less problems with thresholds, doors etc.

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