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Using floor laminate on conservatory walls

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Daftgeoff, 26 Feb 2019.

  1. Daftgeoff

    Daftgeoff

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    hi all
    Newbie here
    We no longer find bare brick in our conservatory attractive
    In b&q there are some flooring wood laminates. They look like parquet flooring and I am thinking of covering my walls with this. Putting foil insulation up first again they have these in stock. . Then 2 battens along the wall . And brad pinning the panels to these lat’s. Cutout the small points in the tongue and grooves. So they fit ok
    Do you think this will be ok or am I missing something.
    The effect will be square blocks along the wall . My walls are 900mm to windowsill.
    Also with using the foil insulation mats will this help warmth and cold variation extremes as well. I do use the conservatory as a room all year round.
    Any comments or advice please.
    Thanks
    Geoff
     
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    When laying laminate floor a gap has to be left round the room to allow the floor to expand and contract as temperatures and humidity levels change. I'd be wondering what will happen to it from being nailed to battens and restraining movement, given the big temperature differences it would experience in a conservatory it would expand and contract a fair bit.
     
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    Thanks for that didn’t think of that
    Geoff
     
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    If the area to be covered is rectangular how about fixing a framework, the same thickness as your laminate, to the wall around all the outer edges where you intend to board. Using the tongue & grooves on the board 'lay the flooring' on to the framework. Basically like tiling a wall with flooring, however, leave a 10mm gap at each side and 15mm along the top edge. Then fit a retaining strip all around the edges to keep the laminate in place. It may help to fit temporary pieces of lipping as you progress laying the boards then fit the final one when all the boards are in place.
     
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    Thanks for that. I have been looking at easipanel from homebase. But you have given me an alternative. Thanks
     
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