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Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by whyme!, 7 Aug 2008.

  1. whyme!

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    Can't decide wether to go for quick step perspective laminate or get an engineered oiled wood floor.
    Are there benefits in either choice or is it a case of preference?
     
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    Engineered is real wood, laminated not.
    Real wood adds value to you property. Laminated not.
     
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    depends on the amount of use it gets also it does not always add value to your house laminate is very hard wearing engineered is not scratches very easily
     
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    damage to real wood is repairable - damage to laminate is permanent.

    i agree with WYL on this one, laminate is poor mans floor covering. 'tis easy to find, easy to fit, cheap to buy - flooring for the masses.

    it suits a purpose perfectly.

    i used it through my lounge and dining room whilst the sprogs were young, till i could afford a better product.
     
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    On your web site it says cut ply under floor to small strips? can i not just cover floor in 8x4 sheets and swcrew to floor boards and leave loose over concrete section? Also does dpm go under ply on concrete section?
     
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    ok,
    Ordered my ply.
    This is how i plan to tackle it.
    Lay6mm fibre board over concrete section, then ply over floorboards of 6mm
    Then run a 2mm underlay over it all.
    Oh and put a sheet of DPM on concrete first. I assume any DPM from builders merchant will do rather than one from the flooring place.
     
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    whyme, you know how I think about this (emails to and fro) - we would still prefer one type of subfloor in this case. But you're 'the client' ;)
     
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    But your the pro(if you get my drift)
    OK where can i buy the glue to glue the boards down?
     
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    would wood tile adhesive work, ive got loads of that here
     
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    Ply - wood tiles? You decide
     
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    no, i mean tile adhesive that sticks tiles to wood.
     
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    out of interest. Why is no DPM needed when ply is glued to concrete?
     
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    Plywood is a different product was what I meant and so is tile adhesive.
    Use adhesive that sticks wood to concrete!
     
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