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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 13:48

How to lay wooden floors?

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Here we give you some basic information of how to lay wooden floors. This short guide is appropriate for all sorts of wooden floors including hardwood, engineered, solid, parquets, etc.


Lay the boards in one direction and make sure that they match the direction of the light that comes in through the window. Always remember t leave the package with the flooring boards open for at least 24 hours - the wood has to acclimatise.



Before laying a new floor you need to remove skirting boards. It is best to use a crowbar to do so. Because you don't want to damage the wall you need to place a wooden block behind your bar.



Remember to vacuum the floor and also to do the underlay fitting. Remember to tape together the edges in order to reduce the moisture that can damage the floorboards.



Then you place spacers made of plastic along the wall that is the longest one. Leave up to 15mm expansion gap because the wood has to have some space to contract and expand. You remove the spacers when the floor is laid entirely.



You begin by laying the first row of floorboards. Always start from the corner. You may need to look to your manual for the best fixing solution for your boards. Always remember to leave the extension gap for the wood along the walls. If you need to cut the board to finish the row do that and use the cut off piece to begin a new row.



Starting with the cut off piece of the previous row you have to stagger joint ends. You may need to push them together as well. Push the row against the spacers made of plastic.



You need to be careful to mark the place of the pipes to detail. Remember that the holes for the pipes need to be drilled about 5mm larger than the pipe itself.



Measure carefully the board to be used to finish the last row you need to saw it right so that there is an extension gap between the floor board and the wall. You glue all the joints and cut the boards' ends to finish any corners, etc.



You may either refit your skirting boards or leave them. Then you provide floor fitting adding mouldings around all the edges to make the extension gaps invisible.


We invite you to contact us for further details as well as for any help that you may need - we can help you out with the installation, refitting, renovation, repairs, sanding, coating and many other flooring services.

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