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replacing squeaking floor boards - 130mm wide and 18mm depth

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by bineet, 15 May 2021.

  1. bineet

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    Hello Forum members
    I hope you are able to help.

    I have a house built in 1930's and have old floorboards squeaking which I need to replace before new carpets are fitted.

    The approx size of the current floor boards are 5" (130mm) wide and 18-20mm in depth.

    I have been looking all around but cannot find these sizes any where. I was wondering if anyone is aware of any builders merchants or specialist places that I can order the floorboards.

    Many thanks
    LK
     
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  3. blup

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    A random search shows wickes do them in 119mm width, that may suffice if it's a first floor non t&g board, the gaps either side being only 5mm. Or rip or plane down a larger board.

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    18 to 20mm thick is a pretty standard thickness, so if you are looking for square edged boards a timber merchant who offers a cutting or machining service should be able to assist. If, on the other hand, you need t & g boards, you need to consider changing to whatever width you can obtain
     
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    Hi blup thank you for your help. If I lay the carpets would it not show a line as the size is small in width?

    Thanks jobandknock. I will have to explore timber merchants and see what have they got. I am not fussed about t&g as in long run if I need to lift them up it's just more hassle

    Thanks lk
     
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    Wooden slivers.

    wickes also do them in 137mm width, you could clamp a number together vertically and plane off the excess, if you are concerned about the carpet dropping.

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    I think that's the bes idea. I will pop in today to wickes and see what is available.

    Thank you so much
     
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